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Matthew Rhys Biography – Early Life, Family, Fortune & Love Life

Matthew Rhys Biography

Matthew Rhys is best known for his performances in projects such as The Americans, Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love, A Beautiful Day in Neighborhood, and Perry Mason. He has worked on over 60 movies and television shows to date, many of which were immensely successful. Rhys has also received much critical acclaim for his work on many of the aforementioned projects.

Well, thanks to his immense popularity, people are very much interested in knowing more about the talented actor. So, today we will take a look at Rhys’ biography and take a deeper look at his early life, family, career, fortune, and love life.

Where Did Matthew Rhys Grow Up?

The Perry Mason star was born Matthew Rhys Evans in Cardiff Wales on November 8, 1974. He grew up speaking Welsh as his first language and was raised alongside his sister, Rachel Evans. Matthew Rhys’ parents, Helen Evans, and Glyn Evans are from Pembrokeshire and Machynlleth respectively. And as a child, Rhys spent equal amounts of time at both places.

As for his education, Matthew was enrolled in Welsh-medium schools, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, both in Cardiff. And when he was 17, Rhys played Elvis Presley in a school musical. Following this he applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was accepted. He trained at RADA and found opportunities to star in numerous projects while still there.

When Did Matthew Rhys Start His Acting Career?

As stated above, the Welsh star had already found professional work when he was studying at the prestigious RADA. His acting debut came in 1997 when he played Boyo in House of American. He also worked on the BBC series Backup the same year. Then in 1999, Matthew Rhys starred in numerous projects such as Heart, Greenstone, Titus, and Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?

In the following few years, Matthew continued to book significant parts in many movies and television series. Listed below are a few of the projects that Rhys worked on between 2000 and 2005:

  • Metropolis
  • Sorted
  • Taliesin Jones
  • Shooters
  • The Abduction Club
  • Y Mabinogi
  • Columbo
  • P.O.W.
  • Fakers
  • Deathwatch

Then Matthew Rhys played the character Kevin Walker in the ABC family drama, Brothers & Sisters from 2006 to 2011. He was one of the main characters in the show and made history playing the gay character in network television, In between playing Kevin Walker, Rhys also made appearances in The Edge of Love, Patagonia, Luster, Love, and Other Disasters, and a few other projects.

Following the end of Brothers & Sisters in 2011, the Welsh actor made appearances in TV shows such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Death Comes to Pemberley, The Bastard Executioner, and Death and Nightingales. But it was his performance as Philip Jennings in the period spy drama, The Americans, that not only earned Matthew an Emmy Award but also much recognition. He has continued his television journey with appearances in The Two Princes, Infinity Train, The Owl House, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Tuca & Bertie, and Perry Mason.

Additionally, Matthew Rhys has also starred in many successful feature films over the years. He worked on The Scapegoat, Burnt, Come What May, The Post, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, The Report, and Seal Team among many others. It is evident that he has not only gained recognition from his TV career but also from his movie career.

How Rich Is Matthew Rhys?

Having worked in the entertainment business since the late 1990s, the Welsh actor has amassed a fortune from his career. Matthew Rhys’ net worth is estimated to be around $12 million which looking at his successful career seems plausible.

Moreover, Celebrity Net Worth has stated that his salary is $100K per episode which has undoubtedly helped Rhys earn a massive fortune. His total wealth also includes his earnings as a stage actor.

Who Is Matthew Rhys Dating Now?

Talking about his love life, Matthew Rhys is in a happy relationship with Keri Russell, his The Americans co-star. The pair had first met at a party in 2002 and Rhys reportedly asked for Russell’s number drunkenly. However, Keri did not remember the encounter until the duo reconnected at the set of The Americans.

After a year of working together, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell started dating in 2014. The couple has since been together and has also welcomed a child. Matthew Thys’ girlfriend gave birth to their only son, Sam Evans in 2016.

The couple has kept much of their lives away from the spotlight. We wish the lovely pair and their family all the happiness in the world.