In a press release, he said:
“Much has been written about me in the past. I thought it was time people heard from me. The highs were high, the lows were low. But I’ve lived to tell the tale, though sometimes it seemed like I wouldn’t. And everything is here. I apologize, it’s not a pop-up book.”
Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, producer, and comedian. In addition to being a Friends star, Matthew also appeared in many movies like 17 Again, almost heroes, fools rush, The whole nine yardsand the short TV series ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He also did some voiceover work when he voiced Benny in the video game ‘Fallout New Vegas.’ Perry was the star, co-creator, executive producer and co-writer of the ABC sitcom ‘mr sun‘, he also starred in other comedies such as Follow, and The odd couple.
Perry and his co-stars became international celebrities after Friends. In 2002, he also earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. the Business Insider reported Perry’s net worth to be around $80 million in 2018. Before the Friends: the reunion Special, Perry also released Friends– inspired merchandise.
On August 1, 2021, seventeen years after the show, Matthew Perry and his former co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow were last seen together at HBO Max’s long-awaited FRIENDS reunion. The co-stars reminisced about the past and also revealed some moments from the show that the audience hadn’t seen before. Matthew did not appear on his social media after the meeting and kept a low profile. He made a comeback on social media in November 2021, showing off his Friends Reunion Cast Collection posting a selfie with a t-shirt from the collection.
Matthew is best known for playing Chandler Bing on Friends. The famous show ran for 10 seasons and was broadcast on NBC from 1994 to 2004. Chandler Bing is one of the six main characters on FRIENDS. The character is popular for his witty sense of humor and his fluid sarcasm. On the show, Chandler is also afraid of physical exercise and afraid of commitment.
During 1995-1996, Perry dated Yasmine Bleeth and Julia Roberts. Reportedly, Perry had to write and submit a paper on quantum physics to Julia Roberts for her to appear on Friends. He later also dated Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012. In June 2021, Perry called off his engagement to Molly Hurwitz, whom he got engaged to in November 2020, saying People magazine that sometimes things just don’t work out and that he wishes Molly well.
Last year, the actor spoke to People magazine about his book, saying:
“Others have written a lot about me in the past. I thought it was time people heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. In this case, the horse’s mouth is me”.
Perry has suffered from drug and alcohol addiction. In 1997, he had to complete a 28-day Vicodin addiction program. Over the next few years, his weight fluctuated drastically and he once even dropped to 66 kg. Due to pancreatitis, he lost 9.1 kg in the year 2000.
Perry once revealed that he doesn’t remember three years of his time on Friendsdue to his addiction problems, “somewhere between the third and sixth seasons”. He has been sober since 2001. As a celebrity spokesperson for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, in 2011, Perry went to Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress in support of drug court funding.
In May 2013, Perry received a Champion of Recovery Award from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for opening a sober living house located in his former mansion in Malibu, California, known as Perry. House, Perry later sold the house and closed. the rehabilitation center in 2015.
He has been nominated for several awards as an actor. He won the Gold Derby Awards for Leading Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries for The Ron Clark Story in 2007, Guest Drama Actor for The good wife in 2012; the Huading Awards for Best Overall Actor in a Television Series for Continues in 2013; the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Friends in 1997; the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Friends in 1996.