Who is Matthew Davis?
Matthew W. Davis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah USA, on 8 May 1978 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor who has appeared in over 30 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of one of the lead characters, Warner, in the 2001 romantic comedy movie “Legally Blonde”; it was directed by Robert Luketic, and also starred Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson. It follows Elle Woods who has been dumped by her boyfriend, and has decided to enroll at the same law school which he’s attending; the movie won six of the 20 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Matthew was raised in Salt Lake City by his parents, about whom nothing’s known, as he respects their privacy; because he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe that he’s an only child.
Matthew became interested in acting while attending Woods Cross High School; he was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in various plays performed there. Matthew was interested in various other activities during his four years there, including playing soccer and football.
Upon matriculating in 1996, he enrolled at the University of Utah, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2000.
Prior to launching his acting career, Matthew worked as a pizza delivery boy, and once delivered to the famous American actor and film director Andy Garcia.
Roles in movies
Matthew made his debut film appearance in 2000, with his portrayal of Private Jim Paxton in the popular war drama “Tigerland”, and the same year saw him appear in the horror mystery “Urban Legends: Final Cut”.
He gained recognition in 2001, when cast to play Warner in the hit historical action drama “Pearl Harbor”, directed by Michael Bay, and which starred Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett. It follows two friends who fought at Pearl Harbor, and the movie won 15 awards, including an Oscar, while it was nominated for 51 other award. The year 2002 then saw Matthew appear in three popular films: the crime comedy “Lone Star State of Mind”, the romantic sports drama “Blue Crush” and the action horror mystery “Below”.
In 2004, he was cast to play Donald in the romantic comedy “Seeing Other People”, directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, and which starred Joy Mohr, Julianne Nicholson and Andy Richter. It follows two people who are to marry in two months, and have agreed to let the other have one last fling; the movie won two awards. Some of Matthew’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2005 action thriller “Into the Sun”, the 2006 romantic comedy “Bottoms Up”, and the 2009 romantic comedy “Finding Bliss”.
In 2010, we saw him play Aaron in the romantic comedy drama “Waiting for Forever”, directed by James Keach, and which starred Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge and Richard Jenkins. It follows a man who’s ready to quit his job to stay with the young actress with whom he’s fallen in love, and the movie won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.
Matthew has since been focused on appearing in TV series, and has appeared in only a single movie: the 2019 romantic family drama “Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses”.
Roles in TV series
Matthew made his debut TV series appearance in 2006, when cast to play Adam Hillman, the lead character in the romantic comedy drama “What About Brian”, created by Dana Stevens, and which also starred Barry Watson and Rick Gomez. It follows the lives of several friends in Los Angeles, California.
The following years saw Matthew make a guest appearance in an episode of several series, including the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and the mystery drama “In Plain Sight”. In 2009, he portrayed the supporting character Josh Reston in the mystery crime drama “Damages”, and in 2013, he starred as Jeff Sefton in the mystery horror drama “Cult”.
Between 2009 and 2017, Matthew played Alaric Saltzman, one of the lead characters in the hit fantasy horror drama “The Vampire Diaries”, created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, and which also starred Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. It follows a girl who’s living in Mystic Falls in Virginia, and has fallen in love with two vampire brothers; the series won 37 of the 104 awards for which it was nominated.
Since 2018, Matthew has been playing Alaric Saltzman in the fantasy drama “Legacies”.
Matthew has been featured in a couple of short documentary movies, such as the 2001 “Inside ‘Legally Blonde’”, the 2007 “What About 3: The Season That Never Was” and the 2007 “Calling All Friends: The Story of ‘What About Brian’”.
Matthew received special thanks for the 2017 TV special “The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours”.
He has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, including “The Megan Mullally Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Entertainment Tonight Canada”.
Love life and wife Kiley Casciano
Matthew is quite open when it comes to talking about his love life, and there are several women whom he has been with, that the public knows about. In 2000 and 2001, he was in a relationship with the famous American actress and model Zooey Claire Deschanel, who has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, and won seven of the 44 awards for which she’s been nominated.
In 2008, he was in a relationship with Leelee Sobieski, an American retired actress and an artist, and the two were together for over a year prior to breaking-up for unknown reasons.
In 2013, Matthew became engaged to Brittany Sharp, a non-celebrity American woman, but the two called the engagement off in 2016.
Since 23 December 2018, he has been married to the actress Kiley Casciano, who has appeared in close to 10 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for her portrayal of Yoga Teacher Alexis in the 2021 action adventure movie “The Tomorrow War”. In 2020, she gave birth to their daughter, Ripley Nightingale.
As of November 2021, Matthew’s married to Kiley Casciano, and has a daughter with her.
Hobbies and other interests
Matthew is quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by more than a million people. He had uploaded many pictures onto the network, but deleted them just recently.
He’s physically quite active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it’s important for his acting career to stay in shape. Matthew’s also into playing various sports, including soccer and golf.
He’s passionate about travelling, and his acting career has taken him to various US states, as well as to a couple of European countries, including Norway and Iceland. His dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
Late at night, he enjoys watching movies starring his favorite actor and actress, Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, such as “Good Will Hunting”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Martian”.
Age, height and net worth
Matthew’s age is 43. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.