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Matthew William Lawrence (born February 11, 1980) is an American actor known for his leading role in the movie Cheats with Trevor Fehrman and his role of Jack Hunter on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World from 1997 to 2000 and its spin-off Girl Meets World, as well as his roles in movies such as The Hot Chick, The Comebacks, and Mrs. Doubtfire. He also played a TV sitcom, "Brotherly Love" where he played along with his real-life brothers, and played Matt/Matthew Roman.

Early life


Matthew Lawrence

Lawrence was born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, the son of Donna Lynn (née Shaw), a personnel manager, and Joseph Lawrence, Sr., an insurance broker. His family's surname was changed to Lawrence from Mignogna before he was born. He is of half Italian descent. He is the middle-born of three boys; with two brothers, Joey and Andrew, both of whom are also actors. Lawrence attended classes at Abington Friends School.

Career



Lawrence began acting in the mid-1980s, his first role being that of Danny Carrington in Dynasty. He continued as a child actor through the early 1990s, appearing in many television and feature film roles, including the 1993 Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire and the mid-1990s television series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. In addition, he maintained starring roles in Brotherly Love, which starred his real life brothers, and Boy Meets World where he played the character Jack. Lawrence also appeared alongside Rob Schneider in The Hot Chick.

Lawrence's singing debut was in 1986, when he and Joey performed at the 1986 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Matt sang at the 1991 Macy's Parade as well). Other musical Matt rarities can be found on two Gimme A Break episodes (Nell's Secret Admirer; Johnny B. Goode & The Window; Part 1; Rock & Roll Music), two Brotherly Love episodes (A Roman Holiday; Silent Night, Art Attack; Pigeon On Your Car) and his last musical moment on Boy Meets World (As Time Goes By; This Dame). Except for Silent Night and This Dame, Matt also played guitar on the remaining three.

In 2011, Lawrence guest-starred on his brother's sitcom ABC Family's Melissa & Joey.

Personal life


Matthew Lawrence

He was previously engaged to Heidi Mueller from 2004 to 2006. He dated dancer Cheryl Burke from 2007 to 2008. He is currently in a long term relationship with model, Laura Jayne New.

Filmography


Matthew Lawrence

References


Matthew Lawrence

External links



  • Matthew Lawrence at the Internet Movie Database

Matthew Lawrence

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