Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard Biography

Film Actor, Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor(1970–)
Matthew Lillard is an American actor who became popular in the 1990s. He starred in Wes Craven's Scream.

Synopsis

Matthew Lillard was born on January 24, 1970, in Lansing, Michigan. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena and hosted Nickelodeon’s SK8. In 1991, he moved to New York to attend the Circle in the Square Theatrical School and landed a small role in John Waters’ comedy Serial Mom. Lillard’s breakthrough came with a major role in 1996’s Scream. Lillard lives in Los Angeles.

Profile

Actor. Born Matthew Lynn Lillard on January 24, 1970, in Lansing, Michigan. Lillard is part of a cadre of young actors who found success in popular teen films of the 1990s.

During his childhood, Matthew Lillard?'s family relocated to Pittsburgh, Detroit, Brighton (Michigan) and finally Tustin, California, where he completed high school. He then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. In 1989, Lillard was chosen to host Nickelodeon?s short-lived SK8 TV program. In 1991, he moved to New York to attend the Circle in the Square Theatrical School. After a two-year stint at the prestigious school, he landed a small role in John Waters? dark suburban comedy Serial Mom (1994).

Lillard?s breakthrough came with a major role in 1996?s Scream. Playing a homicidal teen, his performance in the critically and commercially successful film led to a string of big-budget appearances, including Wing Commander (1999), She?s All That (1999) and Thir13en Ghosts (2001). Lillard also turned in a well-received performance as Stevo, a lovingly satirized rebel in all-too-straight Salt Lake City, in the indie film SLC Punk.

Lillard has founded several theater groups including Mean Streets Ensemble (1990-1991), Summoners Ensemble (1994-1997) and Blue Sphere Alliance (1997- present).

Lillard currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Heather Helm.

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