The 2-time Tony Awards winner Matthew Broderick, an American actor, comedian & singer is famous for his roles in Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Godzilla (1998), and The Producers (2005).
The Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee also voiced Simba in The Lion King trilogy (1994- 2004). Professional since 1981, Broderick records 77 acting credits so far & has garnered a multi-million dollar fortune over the years.
How Much Is Matthew Broderick’s Net Worth In 2020?
With over 38 years in the acting industry, Matthew Broderick’s career has blessed him with huge success & a hefty sum of money. According to online sources, 57-year-old Broderick has a net worth of $45 million as of March 2020.
The Celebrity Net Worth reports his combined net worth with wife Sarah Jessie Parker to be around $150 million. Indeed, the Manhattan-born actor’s on-screen career as well theater venture is the major source of his income.
Ever since Matthew Broderick made the feature film debut in 1983 through Max Dugan Returns, the actor has worked in 55 movies (including voice-over) so far. Moreover, the American TV figure also made notable appearances in A Life in the Theatre (1993, TV film), Saturday Night Live (1988, 1998; in 2 episodes), The Conners (2018- 2019), and Daybreak (2019).
Furthermore, for his theater contribution in Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) & How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (1995), Matthew won 2 Tony Awards.
Even though, Broderick is yet to reveal the actual figure of his payroll, as an established name in Hollywood, he collects a sum of the 6-digit figures with ease.
Reportedly, from December 2003 to April 2004, his work in The Producers, he was paid $100,000 a week.
On average, an actor in the United States can earn $56,741 per year while a theater/stage actor can pocket $28,000 annually.
Professional Career Journey: From Off-Broadway To On-Screen & Voice-Over
Trained at HB Studio, Matthew made his acting debut in 1981 through off-Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy, and in TV series Lou Grant, the same year.
Thereafter, in 1983, Broderick made his feature film debut from Max Dugan Returns & also, won his first Tony Award through Broadway play Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Also, his film WarGames (1983) alongside Dabney Coleman and John Wood, received critical acclaim & was rated 7.63/10. Made on a budget of $12 million, the movie collected $79.6 million in the box office. For his work in teen comedy film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Matthew was nominated for Golden Globe Award.
After ventures in Torch Song Trilogy (1988), The Freshman (1990), and The Road to Wellville (1994), Matthew made his first $100 million-grossing- film appearance in The Cable Guy (1996) starring Jim Carrey, Leslie Mann, and George Segal.
Later, he portrayed Dr. Niko “Nick” Tatopoulos in the 1998 monster movie Godzilla, sharing the screen with Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo & Kevin Dunn.
In the 2000s, Matthew barely made commercially hit-film appearances & later appeared in Tower Heist (2011) alongside Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and Casey Affleck.
In 2016, the movie Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck & Michelle Williams, where Matt Damon was one of the producers, made $79 million over $9 million budget.
Aside from screen appearances, the American actor also gained wide acclaims for his voice-over as adult Simba in the direct-to-DVD film The Lion King (1994).
Later, he would work on the other 2 films of the trilogy: The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½ (2004).
Matthew has voiced Adam Flayman in the 2007 animated comedy film Bee Movie, where Jerry Seinfeld & Renée Zellweger also worked. The film was made on a $150 million budget & grossed $287.6 million.
Box Office Collection Of Movies
|WarGames (1983)||$12 million||$79.6 million|
|Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)||$5.8 million||$70.1 million|
|Biloxi Blues (1988)||$20 million||$51.7 million|
|The Cable Guy (1996)||$47 million||$102.8 million|
|Godzilla (1998)||$130-$150 million||$379 million|
|Inspector Gadget (1999)||$90 million||$134.4 million|
|Bee Movie (2007, in voice-over)||$150 million||$287.6 million|
|Tower Heist (2011)||$75- $85 million||$152.9 million|
|Manchester by the Sea (2016)||$9 million||$79 million|
Did you know? Matthew was considered for the role of Joel Goodson in ‘Risky Business (1983)’ that went to Tom Cruise & reportedly, turned down the role Johnny Utah in Point Break (1991), which Keanu Reeves portrayed.
What Is Matthew Broderick Currently Doing?
After his latest appearance in independent film Love Is Blind (2019), the 5 ft. 7.5 inches tall actor is set to appear in the 2020 film Lazy Susan- release date is April 3.
Moreover, he will be the narrator in the documentary The Gettysburg Address, which is currently under post-production.
Shares Multi-Million Dollars Worth Residence With Wife
Currently, Matthew lives in New York with his wife of 22 years Sarah Jessica Parker, where they own several other properties.
In January 2020, the duo reportedly kept their West Village townhouse, where they were living, for sale asking $19 million. The property which Matthew & Sarah bought for $2.99 million in 2000, is not publicly listed that has barred its feature disclose.
Formerly, they owned a Greek Revival-style townhouse in Greenwich Village, purchased in March 2011 for $18.995 million & subsequently spent additional millions of renovation. In 2012, the 6-bedroom and 5 full & 3 half bath house was in the market with an asking price of $24.99 million but slashed to $22 million after being unable to find a buyer.
In July 2015, the property was sold for $18. 25 million- taking a loss of $745,000 of the original purchase price.
At the moment, together with Sarah, Matthew owns a renovated New York townhouses at 273 and 275 W. 11th St., spanning 13,900 sq. ft., that they bought in 2016 for $34.5 million.
The duo’s other 2 houses in The Hamptons, a neighborhood of Amagansett cost them a combined $6.6 million in 2006. As per Virtual Globetrotting, Matthew maintains a vacation home in Kilcar, Ireland, to spend summer.
Faced A Car Crash In 1987
Matthew Broderick may own a collection of luxury cars, though, still has a scar of a fatal car accident in 1987 that killed 2 & left him with fractured leg and ribs, concussion & collapsed lung.
Reportedly, he went on the wrong lane while driving a rented BMW in Northern Ireland on August 5, 1987, & collided with Volvo- the car driver Anna Gallagher & her mother Margaret Doherty died instantly.
Later, Matthew was charged with careless driving & was fined $175.
Did you know? At the time of the accident, Broderick was traveling with then-girlfriend Jennifer Grey (had a minor injury in the accident), whom he was dating semi-publicly since their meeting on the set of ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ & in the aftermath, their relationship became public.
Is Father Of 3 Children: Family & Relationship
Matthew born Matthew John Broderick (on March 21, 1962) is married with Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker, who won Emmy twice.
IMDB reports, the actor met Sarah through her brother Timothy Britten Parker & later married on May 19, 1997, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
As for a fact, Matthew & Sarah are both left-handed & even more, had their respective movie releases on the same day on December 6, 2005; Matthew’s film was The Producers, and Sarah’s film was The Family Stone.
Together, they share 3 children together, a son: James Wilke Broderick (October 28, 2002) & twin daughters: Matilda Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge via surrogacy on June 22, 2009.
Matthew’s Family Background
Matthew’s father James Broderick (1927- 1982) was an actor and a World War II veteran while mother Patricia (1922- 2003) was a playwright & actress.
Broderick has 2 elder sisters: Martha Broderick, a therapist & Janet, a minister who officiated Matthew’s wedding to Sarah. An American by nationality, The Producers actor has Irish ancestry from father & has German and Polish on mother’s side.