Griffin Matthews is an American actor famous for portraying the character Shane in Flight Attendant, and D’Unte in Dear White People. Other than that, Griffin is also the founder of UgandaProject, a nonprofit organization that sponsors the educations of orphans living in Uganda.
Quick Facts and Information on Griffin Matthews
|Born||December 25, 1981|
|Home Town||Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Mother||Linda Cawthon Griffin|
|Grand Father||Bob Griffin|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches/ 1.88m|
|Husband / Spouse||Matt Gould|
|Married On||June 10, 2017|
|Education||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Television Series||Numb3rs, Love Monkey, Cashmere Mafia, 90210, Law & Order: LA, Weeds, Torchwood, Ballers, Dear White People, Arranged, The Carrie Diaries, The Mentalist and Suburgatory|
Griffin Matthews Career, Tv-Series, Movies
As of November 2020, Griffin has appeared in several Television Series such as Numb3rs, Love Monkey, Cashmere Mafia, 90210, Law & Order: LA, Weeds, Torchwood, Ballers, Dear White People, Arranged, The Carrie Diaries, The Mentalist, and Suburgatory.
In 2020, Griffin has appeared in the short film “Girl Callin” as Ronald. In the same year, He appeared in HBO Max’s Series “The Flight Attendant” as Shane
Founder of Uganda Project, a nonprofit organization that sponsors the educations of orphans living in Uganda. He has also co-written a documentary musical, ‘Witness Uganda’ and the stage musical ‘Invisible Thread’ which details the founding of the organization. Appears in the television show ‘Dear White People’. Partner is composer Matt Gould.
He is a writer, director, actor, and philanthropist splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles. Griffin co-wrote and directed numerous staged readings of Witness Uganda (Richard Rodgers Award, Harold Adamson Award, and Dean Kay Award) and directed several readings of the new musical Lupica for Yale Rep and New Dramatists. As a writer, Griffin has been commissioned by Center Theatre Group to write a new musical (The Family Project) about the ever-changing face of the American family. Acting credits include Off-Broadway: Best of Both Worlds.
Griffin Matthews Husband / Married / Gay
Griffin Matthews, 38, and Matt Gould, 40, are, first and foremost, good writers—Griffin of complex characters caught up in nuanced situations and Matt of infectious melodies set to imaginative harmonies, muscular folk-inflected rhythms, and some of the best vocal arrangings you’ll ever hear.
They are gay writers too, life partners whose work has integrity and honesty about gay characters and relationships without it being the dominant theme of their writing. They write human beings, some of whom happen to be gay.
MATTHEWS: Griffin is not just a gay man with a best friend; he’s a gay man who has and wants to give out love. It’s truer to my experience. It’s really about humanity. When you are getting to know somebody, sexuality becomes so small. Griffin’s sexuality is not the thing that defines him. And the students’ culture or religion is not something that defines them.
MATTHEWS: Matt and I also have very different perspectives of the world. Matt’s Jewish; I’m Christian. I’m black; he’s white. I like sweet melodies; Matt likes pounding, heart-pumping rhythms. You can hear the tension in our professional and personal relationship inside of the music, but I’ve spent enough time with his Jewish New York family to know there is a comedy in tension.
Matthews and Gould push boundaries both outward and inward. It’s clear that these young theatre artists give the promise of adventurous and insightful work we will be enjoying for years to come.
Griffin Matthews Social Media
Matthew has an Instagram account with more than 15,000 followers. He regularly shares his work on social media and also is an activist online and hence has amassed a decent following. Additionally, he is also popular on Twitter where he has more than 3100 followers.
Griffin Matthews Age, Birthday, Family
Born on December 25 1981 Griffin is now38 years of age. Grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his mother, father, and two brothers. He now lives in LA and NYC and is the founder of the Uganda Project, a nonprofit organization that sponsors the educations of orphans living in Uganda.
Griffin’s parents took him to see Sesame Street Live at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. He couldn’t believe the characters that he watched every morning were now in front of him. Griffins went home and stood on top of the coffee table. The rest is history!
Griffin and Matt got a pandemic surprise. Their social worker called them with an emergency placement of a little 4-month-old girl. Sadly, her foster parents lost both of their parents in a single day and had to travel to Mexico for the funerals. While they quarantine for two weeks, Griffin and Matt get to play their favorite role: daddies!! And even though this baby girl was temporary, they both loved her like she’s permanent. There is a long invisible thread.
Griffin Matthews Net worth, Salary
Griffin started his acting career more than 15 years ago in 2005. Since then he has amassed a decent fan following as well as a handsome income. Currently, Griffin Matthews is estimated to have a net worth of around $500,000. With his recent projects, his net worth is likely to grow in the future. Griffin’s salary is yet to be disclosed.