Matt Lasky - Biography

Matt was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he found himself getting in trouble frequently throughout his early years. After dozens of fights, multiple arrests, one stint in state prison, a high speed chase that led to his friend being shot and the subsequent murder trial, Matt broke free of that lifestyle and found himself gravitating towards a career as an actor/filmmaker. This interest began when his older sister, an actress, introduced him to the world of acting by getting him his first professional role on stage in Shakespeare's, "As you Like It" at age 17. By age 23, this 6'5" unflinching exhibitionist took to Hollywood armed only with a unique look, a Mensa card, and an unyielding resolve. After a few years on an inflatable bed in the living room of a Korea Town apartment, Matt received a degree in theater from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, spent a year as a member of their theater company (2006), and objectively joined the rank and file of starving artists shortly thereafter. Matt supported his early years by working with autistic children, a position that he still regularly volunteers in. He can now be found in many films, television shows, and video games, with his appearances in Jonah Hex and No Ordinary Family having garnered him the most attention so far. Matt can be seen next in John Carter (2012), in which Willem Dafoe plays Tars Tarkas, a famous literary character that Matt originated for the screen in Princess of Mars (2009).