• Pat McConaughey is the brother of the famous Oscar-awarded actor Matthew McConaughey.
• Pat was adopted by Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey when he was two years old.
• Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, has mixed ethnicity and attended the University of Texas, Austin.
• Matthew has had many successful roles in movies such as "Killer Joe", "Mud", "Magic Mike", and "Dallas Buyers Club" which won him an Oscar Award.
• Matthew has founded the 'justkeeplivin’ foundation, is a professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication, and is married with three children.
Who is Pat McConaughey?
Pat McConaughey was born in 1962, in the USA – he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is White; he’s probably only known as the brother of the famous Oscar-awarded actor Matthew McConaughey.
Early life and education
Pat was adopted by Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey when he was two years old, and was raised in Uvalde, Texas, alongside his brothers Michael and Matthew.
He attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1980, enrolled at the Southwest Texas Junior College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1984.
Pat prefers to keep his life a secret, so there’s no information about his career and his earnings, which is the reason why his net worth stays unrevealed. However, as of late 2021, the net worth of his brother Matthew has been estimated at $140 million.
Who is his brother Matthew McConaughey?
Matthew David McConaughey was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 4 November 1969, in Uvalde, Texas USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed Irish, German, English, Scottish and Swedish descent. He’s an actor with nearly 75 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles in movies such as “Killer Joe”, “Mud”, “Magic Mike”, and “Dallas Buyers Club” which in 2014 brought him the Oscar Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Matthew was raised in Uvalde by his parents, who had an interesting love life as they married three times with each other. His mother was a kindergarten teacher, and his father was the owner of an oil pipe supply business. He is the youngest in the family, and as he said he was a surprise since his mother supposedly couldn’t conceive after she gave birth Michael, so adopted Pat, but five years later Matthew was born, and they gave him this name which means ‘gift from God’.
Speaking about Matthew’s education background, he attended Longview High School, and he spent a year as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia. Upon matriculating in 1989, he enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science in Radio-Television-Films, in 1993.
Matthew planned to become a lawyer, however, his family couldn’t support him financially at college, so since he had experience with acting in some music videos, he pursued an acting career.
He made his acting debut on the big screen in the 1993 movie “Dazed and Confused”, alongside Jason Landon and Wiley Wiggins, followed by appearances in movies such as “Boys on the Side”, “Scorpion Spring”, and “Glory Daze”, among others, before he was cast to star alongside Sandra Bullock and Samuel L. Jackson in the 1996 movie “A Time to Kill”. For his portrayal of Jake Tyler Brigance, Matthew won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award – Most Promising Actor, and MTV Movie + TV Award – Best Breakthrough Performance.
In the following years, he made appearances in numerous movies, such as “Larger than Life”, “Amistad” and “The Newton Boys”, and was then cast to play Ed in “Edtv” which brought him a nomination for Teen Choice Award Film- Sexiest Love Scene, shared with Elizabeth Hurley.
In the early 2000s, he was recognized as the most likeable romantic comedy actor, starring in “The Wedding Planner”, “Thirteen Conversation About One Thing”, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, among others.
At one moment in his career, Matthew wanted to change how his career was going, so he asked his agent to find him roles in movies which differed from romantic comedies.
In 2012, he was cast to play Mud in the eponymous movie, acting alongside Jacob Lofland and Tye Sheridan – the movie had 39 nominations and won 15, Matthew winning the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA) Award – Actor of the Year.
This role was followed by many of his notable roles, such as Dallas in “Magic Mike”, as Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyers Club”, and as Mark Hanna in “The Wolf of Wall Street”, among others.
He portrayed Cooper in the Oscar-awarded movie “Interstellar”, starring alongside Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain; the movie had 148 award nominations and won 44, including Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Matthew has acted in innumerable movies, and we will mention the most popular, such as “The Sea of Trees”, “Free State of Trees”, “Gold”, “The Dark Tower”, and “The Gentlemen”, and has been heard as a voice actor in animated movies such as “Sing”, “Kubo and the Two Strings”, “Sing 2”, and “Come Home”.
During his career, Matthew has been in relationships with several celebrity women, such as Janet Jackson, Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Cassandra Hepburn, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, however, he is nowadays in marriage with Camila Alves, since 2011.
The two met in 2006, and after a couple of years of dating became engaged on 25 December 2011, and their wedding was on 9 June 2012, in Austin, Texas, in a private Catholic ceremony in the presence of their families and close friends.
Camila gave birth to their first son Levi in July 2008, and in January 2010 their daughter Vida was born, then younger son Livingston in December 2012.
As of December 2021, Matthew is still in a marriage, and has three children.
Matthew’s fans can follow his work on his Instagram account, which is today popular with nearly six million people.
He has also launched his self-titled YouTube channel, on which he has gained over 650,000 subscribers, and his official Facebook page has nearly 10 million fans.
Matthew is the founder of the ‘justkeeplivin’ foundation, which helps teenagers to lead active lives and make good choices; for his philanthropy work, he received a unite4: humanity award.
Since 2019, Matthew has officially become a professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication, for the Department of Radio- Television- Film.
Matthew is 52 years old, with light brown hair and blue eyes; he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.82m) tall.