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Matthew Broderick
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Broderick in 2009
Born March 21, 1962 (1962-03-21) (age 57)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s)
Children 3
Parent(s) James Broderick
Patricia Broderick
Relatives Milton H. Biow (grandfather)

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American actor, stage actor and singer. His roles include the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the adult voice of Simba in Disney's The Lion King trilogy (1994–2004), David Lightman in the Cold War thriller WarGames (1983), and Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of The Producers (2005).

Broderick has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), and one for Best Actor in a Musical for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1995). As of 2018, Broderick remains the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

In 2006, for his contributions to the film industry, Matthew Broderick was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. Eleven years later, Broderick earned induction into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Broderick married Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997. Parker and Broderick have a son, James Wilkie Broderick, born October, 2002. In April 2009, it was confirmed that Broderick and Parker were expecting twin girls through surrogacy. Broderick and Parker's surrogate delivered their twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, in June 2009.

Broderick is a New York Mets fan, while Parker supports the New York Yankees, and their son the Boston Red Sox.

Although the couple lives in Manhattan, Broderick and Parker spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home near Kilcar, a village in County Donegal, Ireland, where Broderick spent his summers as a child. They also have a house in The Hamptons.

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