Ten fun facts about Matthew Broderick

Fact 1
Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. His parents the actor James Broderick and his wife, Patricia.

Fact 2
After he suffered a knee injury while in school, he decided to pursue acting instead of playing football and soccer.

Fact 3
He played in a number of Broadway productions and theater roles prior to landing a film role.

Fact 4
Matthew’s first film success was with “WarGames” in 1983.

Fact 5
He was the first choice for the role of Alex P Keaton on “Family Ties” but he did not want the long term commitment that was needed for the series so the role ultimately went to Michael J Fox instead.

Fact 6
He has acted in a number of films that went on to become hugely popular including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Project X,” “Addicted to Love,” and “Inspector Gadget.”

Fact 7
While he was dating Jennifer Grey he was in a deadly car crash while they were on vacation in Ireland where the passengers in the other car were killed.

Fact 8
Matthew has two older sisters, one of whom is a minister and the other who is a therapist.

Fact 9
He married Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997 and they have three children. Their son, James Wilke Broderick was born in Manhattan in 2002. The couple has two daughters that were born via a surrogate in 2009.

Fact 10
Matthew is a known family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

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Short about Matthew Broderick
Is a well known American stage, film and voice actor.

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