Mathew Perry is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated work as Chandler Bing on NBC's long-running series Friends. He has also earned praise for his work in a broad range of film and television projects.
Perry most recently completed an upcoming pilot for Showtime entitled The End of Steve, in which he stars in the title role as an egomaniacal local talk show host on a reluctant path to redemption. Perry also co-wrote the script, with Peter Tolan, and serves as a co-executive producer on the project.
A four-time Emmy nominee, he received his latest Emmy nod, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for his work in the title role of the 2006 true-life TNT telefilm The Ron Clark Story. In addition, Perry was honored with Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award(R) nominations for his portrayal of the dedicated teacher who left his home in North Carolina to teach in one of New York City's worst schools and went on to win the coveted Disney Teacher of the Year Award in 2002.
In 2006, Perry returned to series television to star in Aaron Sorkin's NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in a role that was written for him. He had previously worked with Sorkin when Perry played the recurring role of Joe Quincy on the series The West Wing, garnering back-to-back Emmy nominations in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, in 2003 and 2004, for his work on the show.
Perry received his first Emmy nomination in 2002 for his starring role on Friends. During his ten seasons on the show, he also shared in a SAG Award(R) and six more SAG Award(R) nominations for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
On the big screen, Perry starred in the independent feature Birds of America, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Craig Lucas, the film also stars Hilary Swank, Lauren Graham, Ben Foster and Ginnifer Goodwin. The year before, Perry starred in the indie feature Numb, directed by Harris Goldberg and also starring Mary Steenburgen, Kevin Pollak and Lynn Collins. Perry also executive produced the film, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.