Matt McGorry is an American actor, social activist, fitness expert, and co-founder of We Inspire Justice. He is also best known for his roles in ‘Netflix’s comedy-drama series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘ABC's legal drama ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’
Before Matt his acting debut, he was a personal trainer and competitive bodybuilder and admittedly trained ‘Victoria's Secret’ models and actors. He also became a contributing writer for the men’s lifestyle magazine ‘Men's Journal.’
In addition, McGorry is outspoken and persistent about his political views and activism. He is a self-described feminist and a police and prison abolitionist.
Wiki On Matt McGorry
- Matt was born on 12th April 1986 as Matthew David McGorry. He was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City.
- He was already performing street magic shows when he was only 11. He also attended birthday parties to show his tricks. Later he went to a magic camp and was the youngest member of the New York International Brotherhood of Magicians.
- For education, he attended the ‘Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School,’ a famous public school in New York. Later, he graduated from ‘Emerson College’ in Boston, Massachusetts in 2008.
- Thereafter, he began his career as a personal trainer, fitness writer for Men's Journal, and competitive bodybuilder.
Debuted As An actor
Matt McGorry first made his acting debut between 2006 and 2010 in a few nondescript indie projects and short films like ‘The Triboro’ (2008,‘Thursday’ (2006), and ‘Afghan Hound’ (2010).
In 2010, he was also cast in the comedy series ‘CollegeHumor Originals’ and appeared in 12 episodes.
Later he made his television debut in 2011 on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live followed by guest roles in series such as ‘Person of Interest,’ ‘Gossip Girl,’ and ‘Royal Pains.’
In 2013, Matt appeared in the ‘Emmy’-nominated ‘Sherlock Holmes’ adaptation ‘Elementary.’ However, he only got his breakthrough role in the ‘Netflix’ comedy-drama series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ where he was portrayed as a corrections officer.
Moreover, in 2014, Matt earned another defining role in Shonda Rhimes's legal drama ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’
Thereafter, he made an appearance in the indie romantic drama ‘How He Fell in Love’ (2015) and the horror–thriller ‘Ratter’ (2015). And was also seen in supporting roles in comedies such as ‘Loserville’ (2016) and ‘Step Sisters’ (2018).
Currently, McGorry is making his appearance on the TV series Archive 81 as Mark Higgins.
Matt who is doing great in every field he is involved has made an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Is Matt Married?
Talking about Matt’s married status, he is not married. Moreover, he has also not shared anything related to his dating life.
As he describes himself as a feminist he seems to have a limited choice of ladies by his side. He was once seen together with a Gossip Girl star, Michelle Trachtenberg. They were spotted attending many events like red carpet or decorating cookies for St. Jude’s Research Hospital together.
However, once Matt confessed that he was not great with girls. Matt and Michelle seem to be just friends as Matt has not dropped a single sugar on his possible girlfriend.
Matt McGorry is a feminist, a huge activist, and a great fighter against racism. The second thing Matt fully supports is gay rights and the concept of same-sex marriage.
The actor often shared tweets supporting gays. Due to his support and ways of showing his feminism, people often wondered if he is gay or not.
Once he posted a shirtless picture of himself photoshopping it with two famously taken down female nipples of Miley Cyrus and Chrissy Teigen pointing out the double standard of IG’s censorship policy.
The fact that Matt is a feminist and has showered him if questions on him being gay. Well, he has not talked once about his sexuality but he once revealed that he had experimented with boys when he was young.
Back then, Matt also clarified that he was straight and just wanted to try things.