Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Emmy Award nominee Matthew Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada. However, after moving to Los Angeles at the age of fifteen to live with his father (actor John Bennett Perry), he became more interested in acting. In addition to performing in several high school stage productions, he remained an avid tennis player and was ranked 17th nationally in the junior singles category and third in the doubles category.
Upon graduating from high school, Perry intended to enroll at the University of Southern California. But when he was offered a leading role on the television series Boys Will Be Boys, he seized the opportunity to begin his acting career.
Perry’s film credits include Serving Sara, The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, Fools Rush In, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, She’s Out of Control, Parallel Lives, Almost Heroes and Three to Tango.
Onstage, he recently finished his run in London’s West End in David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago, alongside Minnie Driver and Hank Azaria.
Perry resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys playing ice hockey and softball in his spare time.