Matt Smith Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Girlfriend, Lily James, Doctor Who, Movies, Net Worth
Matt Smith Biography
Matt Smith is a British actor. He is well known for his roles as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who and Prince Philip in the Netflix series The Crown. His appearance in both series earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Matt Smith Age, Birthday
Smith is 38 years old as of 2021. He was born on 28th October 1982, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. He celebrates his birthday every 28th of October. His birth sign is Libra.
- Date of Birth; 28th October 1982
- Age: 38 years
- Birth sign: Libra
Matt Smith Height, Weight
Smith stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall with a moderate weight.
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Weight: N/A
Matt Smith Family, Parents
Smith was born in Northampton on the 28th of October 1982. He is the son of Lynne and David Smith. He has a sister whose name is Laura Jayne. Jayne was among the dancers who featured in the famous music video of Eric Prydz’s 2004 song, “Call on Me”
Smith’s grandfather played for Notts County based in Northampton, England. Smith also had plans to play football since he had played and even became the captain of youth teams for Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest, and Leicester City. He came across a serious back injury that resulted in spondylolysis that stopped permanently his footballing career.
Matt Smith Wife
Smith is in a relationship with Caroline Brady. They began dating in 2021 months after he broke up with his on and off girlfriend Lilly James. Brady is the sister of actress Millie Brady known for The Queen’s Gambit, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and The Last Kingdom.
Smith had an affair with Brazilian singer and actress Mayana Moura from 2008 to 2009. He also had an irregular relationship with model Daisy Lowe from 2010 to 2014. Between 2014 and 2019, Smith was in a romantic relationship with actress Lily James.
Matt Smith Lily James
Smith and Lily James dated from 2014 to 2019. During the 5 years, they had broken up a few times but called it quits for good in 2019. Lily is an actress known for Downton Abbey, Cinderella, and The Dig.
Matt Smith Education
Smith joined the University of East Anglia where he studied drama and creative writing at the National Youth Theatre. He was ushered into acting by his drama teacher in that, his teacher signed him up for theatrical productions without his permission.
Smith failed to participate on the first two occasions. His teacher then planned for him to play the tenth juror in an adaptation of Twelve Angry Men. He played his part but later refused to attend a drama festival that was assigned to him by his teacher because he was determined to take football as a career and believed that taking the path of acting would destroy his career. His drama teacher pushed him and convinced him to join the National Youth Theatre based in London.
Matt Smith Actor
Smith’s first-ever TV role was in the year 2006. He starred as Jim Taylor in the BBC adaptations of Philip Pullman’s The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North. His major role in TV came as Danny in the 2007 BBC series Party Animals.
Smith was interviewed in 2007 and talked about his character’s motivation. In June 2015, Smith starred as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh for two seasons in the Netflix royal drama The Crown. He was nominated in Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2018 for his performance.
At first, Smith wanted to play some professional football, but spondylolysis forced him out of the sport. Spondylolysis is a weakness that occurs in the facet joint area of the backbone. The weakness can cause the bones to slip forward out of normal position causing excess pain. This leaves young athletes at increased risk, especially when involved in repetitive hyperextension and rotation across the lumbar spine. Besides that, Smith is an atheist.
Matt Smith Doctor Who
Smith starred in the Doctor Who series playing the role of the Doctor from 2010 to 2014. Smith was revealed as the eleventh Doctor in the show Doctor Who in January 2009, making him the youngest person to play the character. At the end of the 2013 Christmas Day special, ‘The Time of the Doctor,’ he left the series.
Matt Smith Movies and TV Shows
- House of the Dragon
- The Forgiven
- Last Night in Soho
- This Time with Alan Partridge
- His House
- Official Secrets
- Charlie Says
- Patient Zero
- The Crown
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
- Doctor Who
- The Science of Doctor Who
- An Adventure in Space and Time
Matt Smith Net Worth
Smith has an estimated net worth of $9 million.