Matt LeBlanc
American actor
Matt LeBlanc
Matthew Steven "Matt" LeBlanc is an American actor, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcoms Friends and its spin-off Joey. In 2011, LeBlanc began starring as a fictional version of himself in Episodes, a BBC Two/Showtime television series created by Friends co-creator David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. LeBlanc won a Golden Globe award for his work on Episodes, after being nominated three times for his work as Joey Tribbiani on Friends.
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Matt LeBlanc's personal information overview.
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Matt LeBlanc answers age-old 'Friends' question: Rachel, or Monica?
Fox News - 4 months
Matt LeBlanc has finally answered the age old question: Rachel or Monica?
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New CBS Sitcom: Just Hiring Matt LeBlanc Isn't Enough of a Plan
Huffington Post - 4 months
CBS's new Matt LeBlanc sitcom Man With a Plan needs a Plan B. Debuting at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Man With a Plan seems to hope that if it blends enough time-tested comedy elements - impossible but lovable kids, quirky parents and LeBlanc - they will add up to a winning combination. They don't. They add up to a serviceable sitcom, one that's relatively painless to watch without offering anything fresh or compelling. As with too many sitcoms, it feels like the writing sets up a series of unremarkable jokes rather than, say, developing characters. LeBlanc plays Adam, a contractor who is happily married to Andi (Liza Snyder). They have three kids: Kate (Grace Kaufman), who is just becoming a teenager; Teddy (Matthew McCann); and Emme (Hala Finley), who has just started kindergarten. Because all three (above) are now in school, Andi is returning to her job as a nurse. That means Adam has to take over supervision of the home front, which he soon realizes is a very d ...
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Review: ‘Man With a Plan’ Dusts Off a Dated Premise
NYTimes - 4 months
Matt LeBlanc plays a dad who assumes a more hands-on role in taking care of his three children when his wife returns to work.
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Matt LeBlanc to return to British car series 'Top Gear'
LATimes - 5 months
Matt LeBlanc plans to be back in the driver’s seat on “Top Gear” when the long-running British car series returns in 2017.  BBC Two announced news of LeBlanc’s return Monday morning, saying that the actor had been signed to a two-series deal.  “I am thrilled that Matt LeBlanc is returning to Top...
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This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 1996
Huffington Post - 5 months
Oh, the ‘90s. What a time it was for TV. Shows like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The X-Files” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” ― starring a young, long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt ― were just a few of the classics ruling primetime.  To get ready for this year’s awards, which are set to air Sunday, we’re taking a virtual trip back to 1996, aka a year of spaghetti straps, tinted sunglasses (we see you, Ellen DeGeneres) and Matt LeBlanc’s leather arm cast. It was also the year when “Frasier” and “E.R.” earned top honors at the awards show, and John Lithgow, Helen Hunt Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker took home golden trophies for their outstanding acting talents.  Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 1996
Huffington Post - 5 months
Oh, the ‘90s. What a time it was for TV. Shows like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The X-Files” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” ― starring a young, long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt ― were just a few of the classics ruling primetime.  To get ready for this year’s awards, which are set to air Sunday, we’re taking a virtual trip back to 1996, aka a year of spaghetti straps, tinted sunglasses (we see you, Ellen DeGeneres) and Matt LeBlanc’s leather arm cast. It was also the year when “Frasier” and “E.R.” earned top honors at the awards show, and John Lithgow, Helen Hunt Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker took home golden trophies for their outstanding acting talents.  Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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'Lethal Weapon,' 'The Exorcist,' 'MacGyver': Why fall TV is all about reboots
LATimes - 6 months
Do not adjust your set: What’s on television may look more familiar than usual this fall. The roster of recognizable names for the 2016-17 season goes beyond longtime TV fixtures Matt LeBlanc and Kiefer Sutherland and includes roughly a dozen shows based on already existing series and films, some...
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2016 Might Be A Hellscape, But At Least Joey And Chandler From 'Friends' Still Love Each Other
Huffington Post - 6 months
Amid the unrelenting nightmare that is 2016, it’s comforting to know there’s one thing that’s managed to remain the same in the face of the Trumpocalypse, the slow, painful death of network television and Ross Geller playing a Kardashian.  That’s right, there’s never been a love as pure as Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing’s and it’s only grown stronger since “Friends” made us laugh for the last time 12 years ago.  During the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Matt LeBlanc, who played Tribbiani on “Friends” for 10 seasons, was in attendance to promote his new series on CBS, “Man With A Plan,” about the perils of being a stay at home dad. Coincidentally, Matthew Perry also has a series on the same network, so naturally reporters inquired if the two ever run into each other on the CBS lot.  “I saw him yesterday,” LeBlanc told the room, according to Us Weekly.  “I could not see him for five years, and then put me in a ...
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Six new CBS series, six white male leads. With prime-time diversity growing, how did the network fall behind?
LATimes - 7 months
When CBS presents its fall programs at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour this week, its lineup will include three new comedies built around TV veterans Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale; a tech-infused medical drama with Dermot Mulroney, a legal drama with Michael Weatherly and...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matt LeBlanc
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    In September 2016, LeBlanc signed a new two-year deal to continue hosting Top Gear.
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    In February 2016, the BBC announced LeBlanc is to be one of the new presenters of Top Gear.
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    In February 2012, LeBlanc appeared in the second episode of the eighteenth series of Top Gear, where he set the fastest time of 1:42.1 in the Kia Cee'd, narrowly beating previous holder Rowan Atkinson by .1 seconds.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in Series 19 Episode 4 to race the New Kia Cee'd, and beat the old car time.
    LeBlanc won the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy for his performance, and was nominated for an additional four Primetime Emmy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The latest season of Episodes, its fifth, is scheduled to begin filming in 2016.
  • 2011
    Age 43
    In 2011, LeBlanc began appearing as a fictional version of himself in Episodes, a BBC/Showtime television series about a British television series that is remade for an American audience.
    More Details Hide Details The series is written by Friends co-creator David Crane and his partner Jeffrey Klarik.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 38
    The divorce became final on October 6, 2006.
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    His production company, Fort Hill Productions, co-produced the made-for-TV movie, The Prince, in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Following the cancellation of Joey, LeBlanc announced that he would be taking a one-year hiatus from acting, which later turned into a five-year hiatus from acting. His next role would be as a fictionalized version of himself on Episodes.
  • 2003
    Age 35
    LeBlanc married Melissa McKnight, a former model, in May 2003.
    More Details Hide Details McKnight and LeBlanc had been introduced in 1997 by her friend Kelly Phillips, wife of actor Lou Diamond Phillips, and LeBlanc proposed to her a year later. Their daughter Marina Pearl, born in 2004, began suffering seizures when she was eight months old. By the time she was two years old, however, the condition, thought to be a form of dysplasia, had mostly subsided. LeBlanc and McKnight separated on January 1, 2006. In March of that year, LeBlanc filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 17
    He attended Newton North High School and graduated in 1985 along with comedian Louis CK, with whom he would later be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards multiple times.
    More Details Hide Details LeBlanc found success in the role of Joey Tribbiani on Friends, and went on to play this character for 12 years — 10 seasons of Friends and two seasons of Joey. Friends was successful and LeBlanc, along with his co-stars, gained wide recognition among viewers. For his performance, LeBlanc received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe award nominations, and one Screen Actors Guild Award. During this time, he has appeared in the films Lookin' Italian (1994), Ed (1996), Lost in Space (1998), Charlie's Angels (2000), and its sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1967.
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