Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in Manhattan, New York. He attended Walden School in New York, which was a high school that had a very prominent drama program compared to other schools in the area. He started in an off-Broadway production called Torch Song Trilogy, and from there he got noticed and gained more roles and more opportunities.

He is most well known for his role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), which got him a nomination at the Golden Globes. He is also credited for being the voice of Simba in the popular children’s series, The Lion King, which ran from 1994 to 2004. He has worked with several big names, including starring in The Cable Guy alongside Jim Carrey and Election with Reese Witherspoon.  

Broderick was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2002 for his work on The Producers; however, he lost to a co-star. He had previously won Tony awards for his work in 1983’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and 1995’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. To this day, he is still the youngest winner to win the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

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