Who is Matthew Settle?
Jeffrey Matthew Settle was born on 17 September 1969 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Hickory, North Carolina USA. He is a 51-year-old actor and producer, probably still best recognized for landing the role of Ronald C. Speirs in the HBO war drama miniseries “Band of Brothers” (2001), playing Jacob Wheeler in the TNT historical drama miniseries “Into The West” (2005), and featuring as Rufus Humphrey in the CW teen drama series “Gossip Girl” (2007-2012).
How rich is he, as of now? Matthew Settle Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Matthew Settle’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, earned through his successful involvement in the world of entertainment.
He has worked on 40 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 1996.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Matthew Settle spent his early years in his hometown of Hickory, where he was raised by his father, Robert Settle who was a Baptist minister and a Doctor of Theology from Temple Seminar, and his mother Joan Settle, who was a concert organist. He is the youngest of six children, with three brothers and two sisters, but their names are unknown. He holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian.
Matthew hasn’t shared details about his education, however, it’s known that he attended a New York acting school.
Matthew Settle didn’t start his professional acting career until 1996, when he made his debut in the lead role of Tommy Shaughnessy in the made-for-TV Western film “Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal”, alongside Bo Hopkins and Stuart Whitman. The film is based on the novel of the same title by Louis L’Amour and was broadcast on CBS. It was followed by his portrayals of Tom Stahl in the made-for-TV drama film “What Happened To Bobby Earl?”, and Detective. Max Seagle in the made-for-TV mystery thriller film “A Deadly Vision”, both in 1997.
His next major role came later that year, when he was selected to play Guy Gardner – a.k.a Green Lantern – in the CBS superhero film “Justice League Of America”. He then featured as Will Benson in the 1998 slasher film “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”, directed by Danny Cannon.
Rise to Prominence
In 1999, Matthew Settle landed the title role in the made-for-TV drama film “The Return Of Alex Kelly”, alongside Cassidy Rae and Barry Flatman. He ended the decade with appearances as Matthew in the romantic thriller film “Attraction”, and Larson in the Academy Award-winning submarine film “U-571” which was a huge commercial success ,grossing over $127 million on a $62 million budget, both released in 2000.
He then was cast as Captain Ronald C. Speirs in the HBO war drama miniseries “Band Of Brothers” (2001); created by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, it’s based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s book of the same title. The series received critical acclaim, and won both Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for best miniseries.
It was followed by his appearances as Brian Westlake in the NBC medical drama “ER”, and as Lt. Jack Whitman in the comedy-drama film “Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood”, both in 2002. He then took the supporting role of Russell Bakey in the ABC legal drama series “The Practice” (2003), after which he played Warren Beatty in the made-for-TV biographical film “The Mystery Of Natalie Wood”, portrayed Michael in the drama film “Until The Night”, next to Norman Reedus, and featured as James Hayson in the thriller film “Rancid”, all in 2004.
In the next year, he starred in the role of Jacob Wheeler in the TNT historical drama miniseries “Into The West”, and was afterwards cast as Jonathan Sellers in the ABC family drama series “Brothers & Sisters”, and played John in the adventure drama film “The Celestine Prophecy”, both in 2006.
In 2007, Matthew Settle took the part of Bo Goodnight in the made-for-TV romantic drama film “Blue Smoke”, aired on Lifetime, and appeared as John in the thriller-horror film “Beneath”. His next significant role came when he joined the main cast of the CW teen drama series “Gossip Girl”, in which he portrayed Rufus Humphrey for six seasons from 2007 to 2012, sharing the screen with such actors as Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick, among others; the series was a major success.
Concurrently with filming it, he continued to work on other projects, and in 2008, he played President John F. Kennedy in the sports film “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story”, directed by Gary Fleder – although it received positive reviews from critics, the film was a box office flop. He then featured as Dan in the black comedy film “ExTerminators”, next to Amber Heard and Heather Graham.
He finally made his Broadway debut in 2010, performing as Billy Flynn in “Chicago: The Musical”.
Following the finale of “Gossip Girl”, Matthew Settle landed the roles of Norman in the thriller film “Love Sick Love”, and as Professor Talloway in the action comedy film “So Undercover”, alongside Miley Cyrus and Jeremy Piven, both in 2012.
Thereafter, he played Phil in the 2013 made-for-TV mystery thriller film “A Sister’s Nightmare”, which was followed by his portrayals of Anthony Morris in the supernatural horror film “Ouija”, and as Kevin Morrell in the made-for-TV drama film “Paper Angels”, both in 2014. He then featured as Doc Henry in the 2015 family drama film “Marshall’s Miracle”, and as Sam Harris in the 2016 horror film “The Faith Of Anna Waters”. Later that year, he also guest-starred as Daniel Wolf in an episode of the CBS police procedural series “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”. His most recent role came in 2017, when he portrayed Bono in the action film “Valentine”.
Since then, he hasn’t made another appearance, and has disappeared from social media too.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Matthew Settle has short dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). His chest size is 42, his waist is 31, and his biceps size is 15. His shoe size isn’t available.
Matthew Settle was married to actress and model Naama Nativ. The couple tied the knot in July 2006, but after five years of marriage, they went their separate ways, and divorced in 2011. They share custody of their daughter, born on 5 March 2009 and named Aven Angelica Settle.
Following their split, Matthew went on to date a woman named Maria Alfonsin, and they eventually welcomed their daughter, named Nalu Settle, in the summer of 2015. His residence is in New York City.