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Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is an actor cut from the proverbial leading-man cloth, carrying himself with strong charisma and a powerful presence.

Fox can be seen starring in the Emmy Award winning ABC adventure/drama Lost, from Alias creator J.J. Abrams. The story follows the battered survivors of a plane that crashed on a large, forbidding island somewhere in the South Pacific. Fox plays a doctor and the de facto leader of the group, striving to keep them together as stress and fear pull them apart. In 2006, Fox shared the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award and was nominated for Golden Globe Television Critics Association Awards for achievement in dramatic acting.

Fox was recently seen in the Warner Bros. feature We are Marshall for director McG. We are Marshall centers around the events following the 1970 plane crash that killed members of the West Virginia based Marshall football team along with most of the coaching staff, sports commentators and many of the local boosters. Fox plays ‘Red Dawson' the assistant coach who does not take the flight.

He will next be seen in October 2007 in the Sony thriller Vantage Point for director Pete Travis. The film depicts the attempted assassination of the president from five different points of view. He and his co-stars Dennis Quaid and Forest Whitaker play the secret service agents.

He is best known for starring in FOX Network's hugely successful series Party of Five, winner of the 1996 Golden Globe for Best Drama. Fox has numerous credits, which include his starring role in the critically acclaimed series Haunted and the made for television movie Behind the Mask, in which he starred opposite Donald Sutherland.

Hailing from a ranch in Wyoming where his family raised horses and barley, Fox enjoyed the all-American upbringing that led him to play football at Columbia University where he also studied Economics. With every intent of being a successful Wall Street broker, Fox was instead swayed to modeling, leading to some commercial spots and he has been sold on acting ever since.

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Matthew Fox Facts

BirthdayJuly 14, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceCrowheart, Wyoming, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Matthew Fox compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Desert
Bone Tomahawk
Speed Racer
Knight and Day
World War Z
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
We Are Marshall
Lady Jane
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