Matthew Perry is a comedian and an American actor and a popular dramatist who is well-known for playing the role of Chandler Bing on the long-running NBC television sitcom Friends. He was starred in a number of sitcoms series and earned multiple awards and nominations for his work in television and films. He has the talent in making people laugh and was recognized as one of the best comic actors. To know more about the net worth of Matthew Perry in 2018, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Matthew Langford Perry was born on August 19, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts to his parents John Bennett Perry and Suzanne Marie Morrison. His parents got separated before his first birthday, and his mother remarried to a broadcast journalist.
Perry was raised by his mother in Ottawa, Ontario and completed his high school studies from Rockcliffe Park Public School. He got graduated from Ashbury College. Perry had a close interest in lawn tennis while growing up and named his as a top-ranked junior player. He pursued his improved comedy at the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks during his high school.
Perry has been in a relationship with Julia Roberts from 1995 to 1996, and he also dated Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012. Matthew Perry remained single even though his Friends character Chandler got married to Monica. Currently, he is dating a fashion student named Rachel Dunn. Since childhood, Perry holds both the Canadian and American citizenship.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Perry moved from Ottawa to Los Angeles at the age of 15 with his father to pursue his acting career. He attended The Buckley School which is located in Sherman Oaks and completed his graduation in 1987, and quickly he became a featured performer.
He earned the role of Chazz Russell in the Second Chance TV series and soon became noticed on the acting scene. He made his first screen debut in the 1988 movie named A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon. In the late 1980’s he made a few guest appearances on the television.
Due to the previously involved in a TV drama called LAX 2194, Perry was not initially enrolled for the audition for Friends. But he was able to do the audition as the show was slow to take off and he played the role of Chandler Bing. This role made him earn Emmy nomination in 2002 and 7 Screen Actors Guild award nominations. He also acted in several films like Almost Heroes, Three to Tango, Whole Nine Yards, and The Fools Rush In while working in the series of Friends.
In 2006, he starred in a movie named The Ron Clark Story for which he got nominated for another Emmy as well as Golden Globe. In 2007, Perry earned his first Golden Globe Award for the Best Lead Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries Award and Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.
Net Worth & Earnings:
And now we finally get into the actual calculation of Matthew Perry net worth. The estimated net worth of Perry is more than $100 million, and his salary per episode is around $150,000. He made all this fortune by playing the role of Chandler Bing. When he was working on the Friends seasons, Perry earned $1 million per episode, and in the final season, he earned $1.6 million per episode.
Perry had worked as an executive producer, co-writer, co-creator and star of the ABC sitcom which was entitled as Mr. Sunshine. There have been rumours circulating around on Perry that he has an eating disorder and he was admitted to suffering from pancreatitis, which is a painful illness and can be triggered either prescription drugs or alcohol abuse.