Broderick starred in the critically acclaimed You Can Count on Me opposite Laura Linney. He also earned considerable acclaim starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in the critically lauded and Independent Spirit Award-winning political satire Election, directed by Alexander Payne.
Broderick starred in the smash hit Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day). He also starred opposite Meg Ryan in the hit romantic comedy Addicted to Love, directed by Griffin Dunne, and in the darkly comic The Cable Guy, opposite Jim Carrey. He also starred in the smash hit Inspector Gadget.
A New York native, Broderick 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 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also appeared opposite Ellen Burstyn, Hallie Foote and Polly Holliday in Death of a Papa.
Broderick has starred in such blockbuster movies as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory, War Games and Disney's The Lion King, as the adult voice of Simba. Additional credits include Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Biloxi Blues, Max Dugan Returns, Project X, On Valentines Day, Torch Song Trilogy, Family Business, The Freshman, The Night We Never Met, The Stepford Wives and The Last Shot.
In addition to his stage, screen and Broadway credits, he has appeared in the Showtime film Master Haroldand 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 son, James Wilke Broderick.
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Matthew Broderick Facts
|Birthday||March 21, 1962 (56)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Matthew Broderick compared to you?|
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