Matthew Lawrence - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 15, 2022

Matthew Lawrence
Profession: Actor, Singer
Best Known For: Boy Meets World (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 11, 1980 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Matthew William Lawrence
Birth Place: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Joseph Lawrence
Mother's Name: Donna Lynn Lawrence
Siblings: 2

Joey Lawrence (older brother)
Andy Lawrence (younger brother)

High School: Abington Friends School
University: University of South Carolina
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, British)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Cheryl Burke (2019-2022)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 70 kg (154.32 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Matthew Lawrence?

Matthew Lawrence is an actor, singer by profession, and American by nationality. He is best known for his work in Mrs. Doubtfire, Boy Meets World and Brotherly Love.

Matthew Lawrence – Age, Parents, Siblings

Matthew Lawrence’s birth took place on February 11, 1980, in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA. He was born Matthew William Lawrence to his mother Donna Lynn (née Shaw), a personnel manager, and his father Joseph Lawrence, Sr., an insurance broker.

He is the not only child of his parents and two siblings- older brother Joey Lawrence and younger brother Andy Lawrence. Both of his brothers are actors.

young Matthew Lawrence with his mother (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Matthew Lawrence was educated at Abington Friends School and later enrolled at the University of South Carolina where he studied biology. He also studied acting at HBO Studio in New York City. His ethnicity includes Italian, and British.

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Matthew Lawrence – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Lawrence was in a relationship with actress Heidi Mueller and was even engaged to her from December 2004 to March 2006. The same year in 2006, he started to date professional dancer Cheryl Burke. This affair too ended a year later in 2007. He also had a fling with Laura Jayne New from 2013 to 2015.

Around 11 years later, Matthew Lawrence reconciled with Cheryl Burke in February 2017. He proposed to Burke on May 3, 2018, which was also her birthday. The couple married on May 23, 2019, in San Diego, California.

He has not shared his future prospects with the public. However, his wife has revealed that she does want to have children in the near future. In January 2022, it was confirmed that they had separated and had filed for divorce.

He is currently believed to be single.

‘Dancing with the stars’ star Cheryl Burke marries actor Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence, Cheryl Burke (People)

Matthew Lawrence – Career

Before Fame

Lawrence began his professional career as an actor in 1984. He was only 4 years old but had booked  2 national commercials. His debut role was Danny Carrington in TVs series Dynasty for a total of 3 episodes.

Throughout the 1990s he continued to keep his name as a child actor, appearing in TV series Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1990), Angels in the Endzone (1997), Gimme a Break! (1986-1987), Walter & Emily (1991-1992) and in the films Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), The Hairy Bird (1998), etc.

Breakthrough role

Finally, in 1994 he landed his breakthrough role in Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad as Sam Collins / Servo and played the character until 1995.

He played the character until 1997. Soon after Matthew Lawrence landed the main role of Matt Roman in Brotherly Love (1995-1997) and as Jack Hunter in Boy Meets World  (1997-2000).

Recent Works

In recent years, Matthew Lawrence has had roles in films The Hot Chick (2002), Trucker (2008), and My Santa (2013). His roles in TV series include CSI: Miami (2003), Melissa & Joey (2011-2014), Girl Meets World (2015), and Hawaii Five-0 (2019), to name a few.

Matthew Lawrence, Ben Savage, Will Friedle in Boy Meets World (Today Show)

Music Career

Matthew Lawrence began his singing performance in 1986. He and his brother Joey performed at the 1986 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and has also sung in a few TV series episodes.

Again with his brother Joey, he started a band called Still Three in 2017. They also have released their debut single titled Lose Myself.

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Matthew Lawrence – Net Worth, Salary

Lawrence’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million but his salary has not been estimated. 

Matthew Lawrence – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, he is active on Instagram but is inactive on Twitter, and Facebook.

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