Birth Name: Matthew Perry
Birth Place: Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Matthew Perry was born Aug. 19, 1969, in Williamstown, MA, but spent his formative years in Ottawa, Canada where his divorced mother served as press secretary to then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. An accomplished tennis player, he nearly pursued a career as a professional athlete, but after moving to Los Angeles to live with his father, actor John Bennett Perry, he embarked on an acting career instead. Perry had regional stage work and a couple of guest appearances under his belt when he was "discovered" by director William Richert at a restaurant. Richert offered the teenager a role opposite River Phoenix in "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon," which he filmed in 1986. However, by the t...
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