LeBlanc in 2010
|Born||Matthew Steven LeBlanc
July 25, 1967
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
(2003-2006; divorced; 1 child)
Matthew Steven "Matt" LeBlanc (born July 25, 1967) is an American actor, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcom Friends and its spin-off Joey. In 2011, LeBlanc began starring as a fictional version of himself in Episodes, a BBC Two/Showtime television series created by Friends co-creator David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. LeBlanc won a Golden Globe award for his work on Episodes, after being nominated three times for his work as Joey Tribbiani on Friends.
Early life 
LeBlanc was born in Newton, Massachusetts. His mother, Patricia, was an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, was a mechanic. His mother was of Italian descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry.
In 1988, he landed his first regular TV role on the drama TV 101 which ran for one season. In 1990 he starred in Jon Bon Jovi's music video "Miracle," from Young Guns II sound track. In 1991 he starred in the music video for the Alanis Morissette single "Walk Away". He also appeared in the last seconds of the music video for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Into the Great Wide Open" in which he is seen playing the trumpet. In 1991, he went on to star in a spin-off of Married... with Children titled Top of the Heap. The Fox series lasted seven episodes airing in April and May 1991. In 1994, he starred in Bob Seger's "Night Moves" music video.
LeBlanc found success in the role of Joey Tribbiani on Friends, and went on to play this character for twelve years — ten seasons of Friends and two seasons of Joey. Friends was successful and LeBlanc, along with his co-stars, gained wide recognition among viewers.
Matt LeBlanc's production company, Fort Hill Productions, co-produced the made-for-TV movie, The Prince in 2006.
In 2011, LeBlanc began appearing as a fictional version of himself in Episodes, a BBC/Showtime television series about a British television series that is remade for an American audience. The series is written by Friends co-creator David Crane and his partner Jeffrey Klarik. LeBlanc won the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy for his performance. The second season of Episodes began airing on BBC Two on 11 May 2012.
In February 2012, LeBlanc appeared in the second episode of the eighteenth series of Top Gear, where he set the fastest time of 1:42.1 in the Kia Cee'd, narrowly beating previous holder Rowan Atkinson by 0.1 seconds.. He also appeared in Series 19 Episode 4 to race the New Kia Cee'd, and successfully beat the old car time.
Personal life 
In May 2003, LeBlanc married Melissa McKnight, a former model. McKnight and LeBlanc had been introduced in 1997 by her friend Kelly Phillips, wife of actor Lou Diamond Phillips, and LeBlanc proposed to her a year later. Their daughter Marina, born in 2004, began suffering seizures at age eight months, which affected her motor skills. By the time she was two years old, however, the condition, thought to be a form of dysplasia, had largely receded.
In June 2005, LeBlanc admitted to "careless and irresponsible" behavior with a stripper during a motorcycle trip to Canada. LeBlanc and McKnight separated on January 1, 2006. By that time, LeBlanc was involved in a relationship with actress Andrea Anders. In March of that year, LeBlanc filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce became final on October 6, 2006.
|1990||Anything to Survive||Billy Barton||Television film
as Matthew LeBlanc
|1993||Grey Knight||Terhune||US video title: Ghost Brigade
International title: The Killing Box
|1993||Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick||Kyle|
|1994||Reform School Girl||Vince||Television film|
|Lookin' Italian||Anthony Manetti||US video title: Showdown|
|1996||Ed||Jack 'Deuce' Cooper|
|1997||Red Shoe Diaries 7: Burning Up||Jed|
|1998||Lost in Space||Major Don West|
|2000||Charlie's Angels||Jason Gibbons|
|2001||All the Queen's Men||O'Rourke|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Jason Gibbons|
|2006||The Prince||Television film, producer|
|2010||Jonah Hex||Executive producer|
Awards and nominations 
|1995||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Friends||Won|
|2002||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor (comedy)||Friends||Nominated|
|2002||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by An Actor in a Musical or Comedy||Friends||Nominated|
|2002||Teen Choice Awards||TV Choice Actor||Friends||Won|
|2003||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor (comedy)||Friends||Nominated|
|2003||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by An Actor in a Musical or Comedy||Friends||Nominated|
|2004||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor (comedy)||Friends||Nominated|
|2004||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by An Actor in a Musical or Comedy||Joey||Nominated|
|2005||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Male Television Star||Joey||Won|
|2011||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor (comedy)||Episodes||Nominated|
|2012||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy||Episodes||Won|
|2013||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy||Episodes||Nominated|
- Matt LeBlanc Biography, FilmReference.com
- LeBlanc's mother came from Italy, though his father is French-Canadian
- "Episode 2". BBC. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- "Bon Jovi - Say It Isn' So". YouTube. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
- Rampton, James (January 6, 2011). "Episodes: The one where Matt LeBlanc plays himself...". The Independent. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- "Matt LeBlanc Spoofs Himself On Comedy ‘Episodes’". access hollywood. January 4, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- Parks, Tim (September 30, 2009). "LeBlanc to star as himself on 'Episodes'". Digital Spy. Retrieved September 30, 2009.
- "Nominations & Winners". Golden Globes website. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
- Wulff, Jennifer. "Matt Leblanc's Surprise Split", People, vol. 65, no. 15, April 17, 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Matt LeBlanc's Other Woman". People. April 6, 2006. Retrieved March 27, 2009.
- Matt LeBlanc Emmy Nominated
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