Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
Birthday: July 25
Matt LeBlanc has had the distinction of being one of the only actors working on three shows simultaneously: “Episodes,” “Man With a Plan” and “Top Gear.”
In SHOWTIME’s multi-award nominated show “Episodes,” which aired its final season in 2017, LeBlanc portrayed a twisted version of himself. The show has been nominated for two Golden Globes for Best Television Series- Comedy and four Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. LeBlanc himself won a Golden Globe for his performance, which also garnered two other Golden Globe Nominations and four Emmy nominations. The show aired for five seasons.
As co-host of BBC’s “Top Gear,” one of the most iconic shows internationally, LeBlanc is the first-ever American to host the show, which airs in over 200 countries. He has co-hosted three seasons of the show, the last two alongside Rory Reid and Chris Harris.
LeBlanc is perhaps best known for his role as the beloved Joey Tribbiani on the iconic NBC series “Friends.” The show aired for a decade and garnered LeBlanc accolades including three consecutive Emmy nominations, three Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild Award, among others. He continued portraying the character in the spin-off series “Joey” for two years following the show’s end.
LeBlanc’s feature film credits include the independent feature “Lovesick,” in which he starred alongside Ali Larter and Chevy Chase. The film follows a man who has everything but love because every time he gets close to someone, he goes clinically insane. In the end, he must overcome his psychosis to claim his chance at true love with the perfect girl. Other feature film credits include: “Charlie’s Angels” and its sequel, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, directed by McG; “Lost In Space,” produced by Irwin Allen; and “All the Queen’s Men.” LeBlanc’s producing credits include “Jonah Hex,” the 2006 Warner Bros. pilot “The Prince,” and the New Line Cinema feature “The Watch.”
Born in Newton, Mass., LeBlanc currently lives in Los Angeles. His birthday is July 25. Follow him on Twitter @matt_leblanc and on Instagram @mleblanc.