Matthew Carnahan

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Matthew Carnahan
Matthew McNair Carnahan

(1961-02-06) February 6, 1961 (age 57)
OccupationDirector, writer, producer
Years active2004-present
Known forHouse of Lies
Partner(s)Helen Hunt (2001–2017)

Matthew McNair Carnahan (born February 6, 1961) is an American producer, writer and director.

Carnahan studied at New York University, as well as the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.

He has a daughter with longtime girlfriend Helen Hunt, Måkena Lei Gordon Carnahan (born 2004). He also has a son, Emmett Carnahan (b. 1998).[1][2] In August 2017, the couple split after 16 years of dating.[3][4]


  • Ride (2014) (producer)
  • House of Lies (2012) TV Series (creator, executive producer, writer)
  • Dirt (2007–08) TV Series (creator, executive producer, writer, director)
  • Fastlane (2002) TV Series (writer, producer)
  • Thieves (2001) TV Series (writer, producer)
  • Rudyland (2001) (producer, director)
  • The Fugitive (2000) TV Series (consulting producer)
  • Trinity (1998) TV Series (creator, writer, producer)
  • Black Circle Boys (1997) (writer, director)
  • Mailman (director)


  • Serpent Girl (2005) (ISBN 1-4000-6270-5)


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