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Biography #2 (for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle)

Matt LeBlanc was recently nominated for an Emmy Award as Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Joey Tribbiani in the hugely popular NBC weekly sitcom Friends. The critically acclaimed ensemble cast, composed of LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry has proved itself to be one of the best in comedy television history, winning a SAG Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series in 1996. The show itself has garnered accolades from the Screen Actors Guild, the Emmy Awards, the American Comedy Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards. Individually, LeBlanc has won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Joey and has been described by Entertainment Weekly as 'a rarity, a hunk with a gift for deadpan comedy.'

LeBlanc was last seen in the war comedy All the Queen's Men as O'Rourke, the American leader of a British special services team charged with infiltrating the all-female Enigma factory in Berlin and retrieving the famed coding device. Prior to that, LeBlanc appeared on the big screen in Charlie's Angels. In 1998, LeBlanc appeared opposite Gary Oldman as Major Don West in Lost in Space. The Stephen Hawkins-directed film retells the story of the Robinson's family quest to find their way back to Earth after a mission in space goes awry. Previously, LeBlanc starred in the 1996 baseball comedy Ed, and in 1993's The Killing Box opposite Martin Sheen and Corbin Bernsen.

A native of Newton, Massachusetts, LeBlanc graduated from Newton North High School, before moving to Hollywood in pursuit of a modeling and acting career. LeBlanc currently resides in LA with his wife, model Melissa McNight.

He returns as Alex's boyfriend Jason Gibbons in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (24-Oct-2003)


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