Some Lesser Known Facts About Matt LeBlanc
- Matt LeBlanc and Louis CK graduated together.
- He first appeared for an advertisement for Heinz Tomato Ketchup in 1987.
- Matt has been nominated three times each for Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Guild Award for his role Joey Tribbiani in FRIENDS.
- He owns a production company Fort Hill Productions.
- After cancellation of Joey, Matt took a one year hiatus from acting which turned into a five year one.
- He has appeared in the show Top Gear since 2011.
- He received a Golden Globe in 2012 in a comedy for his performance in Episodes and was also nominated for four Prime time Emmy Awards.
- LeBlanc appeared in the eighteenth series of Top Gear. It was the second episode of that season in which he broke the record of the previous record holder Rowan Atkinson by as close as 0.1 sec
- Matt was down to his last $11 when he got the role of FRIENDS. He could finally have a hot meal to celebrate after he got his first pay check.
- LeBlanc is not in talking terms with his father because he sold his stories to a lot of tabloids.
- Before he could get all the success in FRIENDS, he appeared in music videos. He was in Jon Bon Jovi’s “Miracle” in 1990 , Alanis Morrisette’s “Walk Away” in 1991 and Tom Petty and Heartbreakers’ “Onto the Great Wide Open”.
- He is wise in real life, as opposed to his character Joey in FRIENDS.
- He was listed as the “50 Most Beautiful people” by the People magazine in 2000.
- He has played roles in the films Lookin’ Italian (1994), Ed (1996), Lost in Space (1998), Charlie’s Angels (2000), and All the Queen’s Men (2001).
- BBC announced in Feb 2016 that he will be one of the new presenters of the show Top Gear.
- His daughter started having seizures when she was eight, however, she was alright by the age of two. It was just dysplasia that got subsided as she grew.
- His divorce with McKnight took place because of “irreconcilable differences”.
- He love bikes! So much that he had his own show that shows 5 specialities of each bike that is shown on the show.
- He is the only one out of the FRIENDS cast who hasn’t appeared in the show “Saturday Night Live”.
- Loves dogs and has three – Shady, Jay and Love.
- After his divorce, Matt sold his house just over $9 million dollars which he bought $9 million and an apartment for $7.9 million.
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