Matthew Broderick Actor

Matthew Broderick
Birth date: 21 March 1962

A two-time Tony Award-winning stage actor and instantly recognizable film presence, Matthew Broderick was recently seen in the feature films Wonderful World; Universal Pictures’ animated adventure The Tale of Despereaux,in which he voices the title character; and Diminished Capacity, opposite Alan Alda and Virginia Madsen.  In 2008, he was on the big screen in Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, Then She Found Me.  Broderick is now starring in Margaret, with Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo, and will return to Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It, in early 2012.

Broderick recently starred on Broadway in Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist and in Kenneth Lonergan’s off-Broadway production of Starry Messenger, opposite Catalina Sandino Moreno.  He previously starred in the blockbuster Broadway production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple and in the hit off-Broadway play The Foreigner, at the Roundabout Theatre Company.  In 2005, he starred in the feature-film version of The Producers, reprising the Tony-nominated performance he gave on Broadway in this smash-hit musical.  

Broderick starred in the critically acclaimed You Can Count on Me, opposite Laura Linney.  He also earned considerable acclaim for his starring role opposite Reese Witherspoon in the critically lauded and Independent Spirit Award-winning political satire Election, directed by Alexander Payne

A New York native, he made his professional stage debut opposite his father, James Broderick, at age 17 in a production of On Valentine’s Day.  His performance in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy won him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.  Broderick won his first Tony Award for Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and starred in the play’s sequel, Biloxi Blues.  He won his second Tony for his role as J. Pierrepont Finch in the 1995 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Broderick has starred in such blockbuster movies as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Glory, WarGames and Disney’s The Lion King, as the adult voice of Simba.  His additional credits include Bee Movie, Godzilla, Addicted to Love, The Cable Guy, Inspector Gadget, Deck the Halls, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Max Dugan Returns, Project X, Family Business, The Freshman, The Night We Never Met, The Last Shot and The Stepford Wives.

In addition to his stage, screen and Broadway credits, Broderick has also appeared in the Showtime film “Master Harold”…and the Boys and received an Emmy nomination for the TNT production of David Mamet’s A Life in the Theater, in which he starred opposite Jack Lemmon.

Broderick resides in New York with his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, and their three children.


Tower Heist
by Brett Ratner 2011)
Margaret - Kenneth Lonergan (2009)
Wonderful World - de Joshua Goldin (2009)
The Tale of Despereaux -  Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen (2008)
Finding Amanda - Peter Tolan (2008)
Diminished Capacity (2008)
Bee Movie - de Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner (2007)
Then She Found Me - Helen Hunt (2007)
Deck the Halls (2006)
The Producers -  Susan Stroman (2005)
Strangers with Candy - Paul Dinello (2005)
The Last Shot -  Jeff Nathanson (2004)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
The Lion King 1½ -  Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff (2004)
Marie and Bruce -  Tom Cairns (2004)
Good Boy! -  John Hoffman (2003)
You Can Count on Me -  Kenneth Lonergan (2000)
Inspector Gadget -  David Kellogg (1999)
Election -  Alexander Payne (1999)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
Walking to the Waterline (1998)
Godzilla -  Roland Emmerich (1998)
Addicted to Love -  Griffin Dunne (1997)
Infinity (1996)
The Cable Guy -  Ben Stiller (1996)
The Road to Wellville (1994)
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle -  Alan Rudolph (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
The Night We Never Met (1993)
The Princess and the Cobbler (1993)
Out on a -  Francis Veber (1992)
The Freshman - de Andrew Bergman (1990)
Glory - de Edward Zwick (1989)
Family Business -  Sidney Lumet (1989)
Torch Song Trilogy -  Paul Bogart (1988)
Biloxi Blues -  Mike Nichols(1988)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Project X (1987)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off -  John Hughes (1986)
On Valentine's Day -  Ken Harrison (1986)
1918 -  Ken Harrison (1985)
Ladyhawke -  Richard Donner (1985)
WarGames -  John Badham (1983)
Max Dugan Returns - Herbert Ross (1983)