Matthew McConaughey is an American actor. He was born as Matthew David MacConaughey on November 4, 1969 to Kathleen Kay and James Donald McConaughey at Uvalde Texas. He was raised as a Methodist. Matthew shifted to Longview, Texas in year 1980 where he studied at Longview High School. Later, he moved to Warnervale, NSW in Australia for one year as an exchange student of the Rotary Foundation. He also went to University of Texas at Austin College of Communication. From there, he become a member of the Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. He took up a Radio-Television-Film degree in 1989 and graduated in 1993. Initially, he aims to study in a law school, but later, he realized that he is not interested anymore.

He initiated his career in acting in year 1991 after doing many television commercials like the Austin American-Statesmen. Later, he was cast in the 1993 comedy film, Dazed and Confused as David Wooderson. He has done small roles in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Unsolved Mysteries, Angels in the Outfield and Boys on the Side. He also bagged the male lead in the music video, Walkaway Joe by Trisha Yearwood. He got his breakthrough in the 1996 drama film, A Time to Kill as Jake Brigance. He was cast in the lead roles in late 1990’s through the movies’ U-571, Amistad, Contact, EDtv and a lot more.

In year 2000, he was regularly seen in romantic comedy films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner, which made it to the box-office success. During this time, Matthew was starred in a low-budget film, Tiptoes in 2003. He was also co-starred in the psychological film, Frailty in 2001 and in the drama-sports film, Two for the Money in year 2005. In the same year, he was featured in the action-comedy film, Sahara which also stars Penélope Cruz and Steve Zahn. He was considered as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People’s magazine in 2005. Later, he bagged the role of Tripp opposite with Sarah Jessica Parker in Failure to Launch. In 2006, he essayed the role of Jack Lengyel, a head coach in the historical drama film, We Are Marshall. He also voiced for the Peace Corps ad campaign in the same year. In the 2008 action comedy film, Tropic Thunder by Ben Stiller, he replaces Owen Wilson after his suicide attempt.

In 2012, he was starred in Steven Soderbergh’ comedy drama film, Magic Mike together with Channing Tatum. Matthew came back to East Texas and worked with Director Richard Linklater in 2011’s black comedy film, Bernie. In 2013, the brilliant actor loses 38-pounds to play the role of Ron Woodroof, a real-life AIDS patient in the biographical drama film, Dallas Buyers Club. This film was critically acclaimed and earned several awards. He won the Best Actor – Drama in the Golden Globe Awards and the Best Actor at the Academy Award.

Recently, he played as Rustin Spencer Cohle, a detective in the crime drama series, True Detective. He was also starred as Joseph Cooper, an astronaut in the box-office science fiction film, Interstellar along with Anne Hathaway which was released last November 7, 2014.

Matthew received the Best Actor award at the academy Award for Dallas Buyers Club. He also earned the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for bagging the role of Rustin Cohle. He got married to Brazilian model, Camila Alves on June 9, 2012 in Texas. The couple has three children namely, Levi Alves, Vida Alves and Livingston Alves McConaughey.
Rob Lowe English Actor

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is a renowned film and television actor. He was born as Robert Hepler ‘Rob’ Lowe on March 17, 1964 at Charlottesville in Virginia to Barbara Lynn and Charles Davis Lowe. His parents had a divorce when he was young. Due to a virus while he was still a baby, his right ear is deaf. He was baptized in a Episcopal church. Rob came from an English, Irish, Welsch and Scottish lineage and brought up in a conventional Midwestern backdrop in Ohio. From there, he studied at Oakwood Junior High School before shifting to Point Dume in Malibu, California. Rob also studied at Santa Monica High School.One of his primal roles is the 1983 television film, Thursday’s Child where he played as Sam Alden where he won his very first nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the Golden Globe Award. He was debuted in the big screen which also happens to be his breakthrough came from the 1983 drama film, The Outsiders. He played as Sodapop ‘Soda’ Curtis together with Emilio Estevez and C. Thomas Howell. He acted once again with Emilio Estevez in the coming-of-age film, St. Elmo’s Fire in 1985. He was starred as Danny in the romantic film, About Last Night opposite with Demi Moore. In 1987, he bagged the role of Rory, a 21-year old man with disability in the drama film, Square Dance.Rob is also popular for his role as Sam Seaborn in the serial political drama series, The West Wing from which he earned nominations at the Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama series. The actor bagged the role due to his passion for politics and his enduring relationship with his co-star, Martin Sheen, the father of Emilio Estevez. When the show started, he was considered as the main lead; however, the other casts were all big personalities so he was no longer the main lead. Later, he and the creator of the series, found themselves in an offbeat as the network started to interfere with the show and demand changes on his character. Later on, he left the series and returned in the final episodes of the show. He then played as John ‘Jack’ Turner in the 2003 television series, The Lyon’s Den, but the series failed to gain good ratings so after six aired episodes, the show was cancelled. Rob tried again in the 2004 drama series, Dr. Vegas but shortly after, the show was also cancelled. In 2005, Rob was starred in A Few Good Men as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee. He essayed the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd in the medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy.Even if he has two canceled television series and failed TV film like the Perfect Strangers, he still found success in the miniseries field. He appeared in the television miniseries, The Stand, which is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. In 2004, he was also starred as Ben Mears in the remake of the miniseries, Salem’s Lot. It became the highest-rated and highest rating TNT show at that time. In 2005, he was featured as Jack in Beach Girls on Lifetime. The show was considered as the highest rating show for a movie premiere in the history of Lifetime network. In 2006, he acted as a movie agent in the independent comedy-drama film, Thank You for Smoking. He has filmed TNT’s The Perfect Day in 2006 and took his pay cut to help support the hurricane victims in New Orleans. In 2007, he was starred in the television film, Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming; a sequel to the 1999’s Stir of Echoes. He played as Robert McCallister for a guest run in the drama series, Brothers & Sisters and later, he announced that he will return to the second season of the show. He continued his role in the series from 2009-2010.Rob also a guest host in an episode of the 3rd series of the comedy-variety show, The Sunday Night Project. He also appeared in an advertisement of ‘Visit California’ together with other personalities like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has done a supporting role as Brad Kessler in the romantic-comedy film, The Invention of Lying which stars Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner. He played the main lead in Too Late to Say Goodbye. Rob was also part of the Brat Packers’ Brat Pack: Where Are They Now? He also made a guest appearance in the late-night talk show, The tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He is also set to co-produce with 44 Blue Productions in the series, Potomac Fever which portrays the life of the adults who lives in Washington, D.C. He become a regular on NBC’s comedy series, Parks and Recreation in 2010. Later, he was a guest-star in the comedy drama series, Californication.This year, he will star in the Pocket Listing and he will also star as Ben Bertrahm in the pilot of The Pro. He also narrated the National Geographic’s ‘The 90’s: The Last Great Decade?’ broadcasted last July.Rob also wrote the book, ‘Stories I Only Tell My Friends and in 2014, he wrote his 2nd book entitled, Love Life. He met the actress, Melissa Gilbert when he was just 14 on CBS studio. At 17, when the two met again, they started dating. While filming the comedy drama film, The Hotel New Hampshire in 1984, he had an affair with German actress, Nastassja Kinski. Rob and Melissa parted ways when he started to date Princess Stephanie of Monaco. But when their relationship ends, Melissa and Rob reconciled, became engaged and will supposedly get married in 1987. But when Melissa told him that she was pregnant, they broke up for good. Melissa stated that she got miscarried after several days. He got married to Sheryl Berkoff in 1991 and they have two sons namely, Matthew Edward and John Owen Lowe.

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Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is an American activist and a popular film and television actor. He was born as Woodrow Tracy ‘Woody’ Harrelson on July 23, 1961 at Midland, Texas to Diane Lou and Charles Voyde Harrelson. His parents had a divorce in 1964. When his father died, Woody moved to his mother’s hometown in Lebanon, Ohio, where he grew up. He went to Lebanon High School and works as a woodcarver while studying. He also studied at Hanover College in Indiana where he participated in the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1983, Woody got a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English.One of the most notable role that he played was his character as Woody Boyd, a bartender in the television sitcom, Cheers which runs from year 1982-1993 on NBC. Woody joined the cast in year 1985 after replacing the late Nicholas Colasanto who played as Coach. His performance in the show gained him five Emmy Awards, winning only one award as the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989. Woody also appeared in the spin-off of Cheers and reprised the same role in Frasier in 1999, where he received another nomination at the Emmy Awards. In 2001, the actor appeared in many episodes of the American sitcom, Will & Grace and donned the role of Nathan. In 2009, in an episode of The Colbert Report, he was interviewed by Stephen Colbert in promoting the war drama film, The Messenger. In response to a question by Colbert, Woody agreed to let his head shave in front of the camera. He came back in television in 2014 through the first season of the crime drama series, True Detective which stars Matthew McConaughey.During the time that he works on Cheers, he is also reawakening his film career. In 1986, he did his first film, Wildcats which stars Wesley Snipes. He and Wesley became good friends and starred together in the box-office films, White Men Can’t Jump in 1992 and Money Train in 1995. He was also starred in another box-office hit film, Indecent Proposal together with Robert Redford and Demi Moore. The film grossed $265,000,000. In 1994, he was featured as Mickey Knox in the crime film, Natural Born Killers. Woody acted as Dr. Michael Reynolds in the 1996 film, Sunchaser. In the same year, he donned the role of Roy Munson in the comedy film, Kingpin which also stars Randy Quaid and Bill Murray.In the biographical drama film, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Woody bagged the main lead role as Larry Flynt of Hustler magazine. This film became a success and his performance gained him nominations for Best Actor at the Golden Globe and Academy Award. Later, he started to appear in more serious roles. In 1997, he was starred in the British war film, Welcome to Sarajevo and acted as Sgt. William Schumann in the black comedy film, Wag the Dog. He was also featured as Harry Barber in the 1998 neo-noir film, Palmetto followed by his role as Sgt. William Keck in the epic war film, The Thin Red Line, which received seven nominations at the Academy Awards.The actor also made other films like the Western drama film, The Hi-Lo Country. He essayed the role of Raymond Pekurny in the comedy film, EDtv in 1999 and in the same year, Woody acted was starred as Vince Boudreau in the sports comedy film, Play It to the Bone. He stopped on doing films until 2003. In his returned to the big screen, he was co-starred in the comedy film, Anger Management. He also appeared in the action-comedy film, After the Sunset in 2004 and acted as Leland Powell in the independent comedy film, She Hate Me. He was also seen in films like, The Big White and North Country in 2005. In the biographical film, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Woody acted as Leo ‘Kelly’ Ryan, the husband of Evelyn Ryan (played by Julianne Moore), who is obsessed in joining contests to support her family. In 2006, Woody voiced Roy Arnie’s character in the animated film, Free Jimmy. He also essayed the role of Ernie Luckman in the animated science fiction film, A Scanner Darkly.In year 2007, he played as Carson Wells, an arrogant bounty hunter in the neo-western thriller film, No Country for Old Men where he received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast. Woody was also part of the films, Battle in Seattle in 2007, Semi-Pro and Seven Pounds in 2008. Woody received praises for his role as Captain Tony Stone in the war drama film, The Messenger, which was considered as his best role according to the critics. He received nominations at the Satellite Award, Independent Spirit Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor. He received the Best supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review Award Ceremonies in 2009.Woody was also co-starred in the comedy film, Zombieland; followed by his role as Charlie Frost in the science fiction film, 2012. In year 2010, he was also starred in the martial arts film, Bunraku. Later, he played the role of Tommy in the romantic comedy film, Friends with Benefits. Woody was also one of the casts in the adventure film, The Hunger Games in 2012. He also played as Dave Brown in the drama film, Rampart.Woody was also part of the theatre and directed his own play. He got married to Nancy Simon in 1985. After a day, they decided to get a divorce but the divorce parlor was closed at that time. Their marriage lasted for ten months. In 2008, he got married again to Laura Louie, his girlfriend for 21 years. They have three daughters namely Deni Montana, Zoe Giordano and Makani Ravello.

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Woody Harrelson English Actor