Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry is an American actor. He first gained recognition in 1987 on the series Boys Will Be Boys. Perry is also known for portraying Chandler Bing on the sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004, which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2002. His most famous films include Fools Rush In (1997), Almost Heroes (1998), The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and 17 Again (2009). Perry has also starred on other TV series such as Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Good Wife, Go On, The Odd Couple and The Good Fight. 
Matthew Perry
Full Name
Matthew Langford Perry
Williamstown, Mass.
Notable Projects


Is Matthew Perry married?

Matthew Perry has never been married. He became engaged to literary manager Molly Hurwitz in November 2020 but revealed to PEOPLE in June 2021 that he called off the engagement.

What was Matthew Perry's addiction?

Matthew Perry revealed in a 2013 interview with PEOPLE that during the production of 'Friends' he was addicted to alcohol and pills, including Vicodin. Perry attended rehab in 2001.

How old was Matthew Perry when 'Friends' started?

Matthew Perry was 25 years old when 'Friends' started. The first episode aired on Sept. 22, 1994.

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Friends Director on the Time He Loaned the Stars $200 — and Eventually Helped Them Make Millions
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Friends Director's First Impressions of the Cast: Who Was 'Not the Funniest'? Who Became 'Most Improved'?
The director reflects on his time with the iconic cast in his upcoming memoir Directed by James Burrows
Matthew Perry Calls Whole Nine Yards Costar Bruce Willis 'the Coolest Man I've Met'
"You will remain in my prayers for a long long time," Matthew Perry wrote on Twitter after Bruce Willis' family revealed that the actor has been diagnosed with aphasia
Lisa Kudrow Says She'd 'Like to See' a Friends Reboot Only if They Recast the Original Characters
While Lisa Kudrow may not be up for reprising her role as Phoebe Buffay, she said she'd be interested to see a new generation of actors take on Friends
Courteney Cox Says Matthew Perry Put 'a Lot of Pressure on Himself' During Friends
"I think he's doing great now," Courteney Cox said of Friends costar Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry Unveils Cover and Title for His Upcoming Autobiography: 'I Have Lived to Tell the Tale'
PEOPLE exclusively shares the cover photo of Matthew Perry's upcoming memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing

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Amazing Throwback Photos from the 1996 Premiere of Scream
Before the new Scream drops this weekend, walk down memory lane with a young Courteney Cox, the Friends cast, a baby-faced Patrick Dempsey and more hot attendees at the first film's 1996 L.A. premiere
Maggie Wheeler Riffs on Why Janice and Chandler Were Actually Endgame on Friends
The Friends alum made a cameo in a recent TikTok video about how her character was the one who should’ve ended up with Chandler
Matthew Perry Enjoys Some 'Happy Days' in Candid Instagram Photo

During the Friends reunion special on HBO Max that aired in May, Perry made a candid confession to his former costars about his mental health while filming