Born in the year 1978 on 8th May, in Salt Lake City which is situated in Utah in the United States of America, Matthew W. Davis spent the better half of his early life in Utah. The details about his parents are not disclosed and the particulars about his childhood days are also not known. It cannot be said that whether he had any siblings or not as this particular information is not disclosed.

He was enrolled as a student at the Woods Cross High School which is situated in Davis County in Utah, United States of America. After passing out from his high school he decides to complete his further education from the University of Utah situated in his hometown Salt Lake City in Utah, United States of America. The detail about his choice of major and his year of graduation is also not known. There is no particular detail available about how he became interested in acting and what inspired him to choose the career path which he is following currently.

He began his career as an actor in 2000 when he got the opportunity to play the character of Private Jim Paxton in the movie Tigerland. The roles for which he gained a lot of popularity was in the movie Legally Blonde in 2001 where he played the character of Warner Huntington III and Pearl Harbor in 2001 where he played the character of Joe. He has been a part of a large number of films and gained immense popularity for all his roles which includes Urban Legends: Final Cut as Travis Stark in 2000, Lone Star State of Mind as Jimbo in 2002, Blue Crush as Matt Tollman in 2002, Below as Odell in 2002, Seeing Other People as Donald in 2004, Shadow of Fear as Harrison French in 2004, Heights as Mark in 2004, Into the Sun as Sean Mack in 2005, BloodRayne as Sebastian in 2005, Mentor as Carter in 2006, Bottoms Up as Johnny Cocktail in 2006, Wasting Away as Mike in 2007, Finding Bliss as Jeff Drake in 2009, S. Darko as Pastor John Wayne in 2009 and Waiting for Forever as Aaron in 2010.

The turning point in his career came when he got the chance to make his television debut in the show What About Brian where he was cast for the regular role of Ada Hillman in 2006. Another show which helped him gain a lot of attention was The Vampire Diaries in which he was seen as playing the character of Alaric Saltzman in 2009. He has done a large number of television shows in his career. Talking about the personal aspect of his life, he was married to Leelee Sobieski. Davis and his wife hot married in 2008 but got divorced after one year of their marriage. He is currently engaged to Brittany Sharp who was crowned Miss Georgia in 2013. His biography states that his net worth is very high and he is available on several social media sites.