Matthew Willliam Goode, is an actor who is known for his roles in movies as well as in TV shows. He was born on 3rd April 1978 in Exeter, Devon, London. He had his big break with the 2004 romantic comedy‘Chasing liberty’ starring opposite Mandy Moore. He received a nomination at Teen Choice Awards for this role.He starred in the thriller film ‘Match Point; opposite Johnathan Rhys Meyers . In 2008, Goode was seen as Charles Ryder, in the drama film ‘Brideshead Revisited’. He also worked opposite Malin Akerman in the superhero film Watchmen as Ozymandias. In 2010, he was seen opposite Amy Adams in the romantic comedy ‘Leap Year’.Goode was working on the psychological thriller ‘stoker’ in 2013 co-starred by Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman. He was nominated for his role as Hugh Alexander, a Second World War, British cryptanalyst and chess champion in the 2014-movie ‘The Imitation game’. Other notable films include ’Burning man’ ,’A Single Man’ , ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘The Lookout’ and ‘Self/less’.
He was seen in the ‘Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance’ (a BBC production ) as the brother of inspector Lynley, Peter. He has also starred in numerous other TV shows such as ‘The Good Wife’, ’Roots’ and ‘Bounty Hamster’ .He was much acclaimed for his role in ‘Downtown Abbey‘which was given an 8.7/10 rating by IMDb. Goode played the lead role-Stanley Mitchell, in ‘Dancing on the edge’ as a magazine columnist for which he was nominated as ‘Best Actor in a miniseries or a TV film’ at the satellite Awards. In May 2015, Goode left ‘The Good Wife’ after completing six seasons a ‘Finely Finn’ Polmar, a State prosecutor.
He was born in a small village, Clyst St. Mary, in Exeter, Devon. He completed his schooling in Exeter school and University of Birmingham, following which he took a course from the Webber Doughlas Academy of Dramatic Art. His father is a geologist and his mother, Jennifer, is a nurse and a theatre director. He is the youngest among the five siblings with one brother, two half-brothers and one half-sister, ex TV weather girl Sally Meen, from his mother’s previous marriage.
The 6’2” actor is a sensation on Instagram with more than 13.6k followers.He met his long-time partner, Sophie Dymoke, at his doorstep and fell in love instantly.She was a friend of his neighbour. They have been dating since 2007. They have been blessed with 3 children–eldest daughter Matilda Eve who was born in March 2009, second daughter Teddie Rose Goode who was born on September 2013 and a son named Ralph Goode who was born in August 2015. All three of them were born before marriage. They tied the knot recently.
The 39 year old actor has topped the list of ‘people with money’s ‘top highest-paid actors for 2017. Matthew Goode has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million as of 2017.