About Matt Leblanc
Matthew Steven LeBlanc is an American actor, who gained international fame by portraying Joey Tribbiani in popular comedy series Friends and a spin-off show Joey. Since 2011 Matt has been staring in Jeffrey Klarik’s and David Crane’s series Episodes. During the period 1994-2004, when Leblanc appeared on Friends, he was nominated for Golden Globe Award three times. He finally won this accolade for his work on Episodes. Matt Leblanc net worth is currently estimated at $60 million dollars.
Matt was born in Massachusetts, in a family of office manager Patricia and mechanic Paul Leblanc. As his character in the popular TV series, Matt has some Italian blood through his maternal relatives. His father’s ancestors came from French part of Canada. Matt was good at acting and loved attention since he was a little kid. His professional career, which eventually boosted Matt Leblanc net worth to tens of millions, started in 1988. This year he was cast for the television drama TV 101, which only ran for one year. In 1990 Leblanc appeared on Bon Jovi’s video for the song “Miracle”.
The following year Alanis Morissette chose him for the role in her music video “Walk Away”.
For those few who have not heard about Alanis: she is an award winning Canadian-American singer, with a fortune comparable to Matt Leblanc net worth. Morissette currently holds assets worth $45 million. During the following three years Matthew’s career continued to move quite slowly. He appeared in a couple more music videos (Tom Patty’s “Into the Great Wide Open” and “Night Moves” by Bob Sager”) and landed a regular role in TV series Top of the Heap, but the show was canceled after 7 episodes.
Leblanc’s career took off in 1994, when he was cast as Joey Tribbiani in television comedy series Friends. Although the show received mixed critical evaluations, the audience’s reaction was unambiguously positive. The series garnered GLAAD Media Award, Golden Globe Award, American Comedy Award, 3 Logie Awards, Satellite Award, 6 People’s Choice Awards and even Screen Actors Guild Award. It was aired for ten seasons and never fell below top 9 in the ranks of most popular television programs. During its first season Friends’ average audience was close to 15 million. The show’s popularity peaked in season 2001-2002: this year Friends attracted an average audience of 25 million and was named the most popular television program of the year. At some point the six stars of the show were paid around one million dollars per episode. The salary for this show is responsible for the bigger part of Matt Leblanc net worth. Following the show’s last episode in 2004 Matthew went on to appear in a spin-off series Joey. Although this show did not repeat the success of Friends, it was fairly popular.