Matthew Perry will forever be recognized as Chandler Bing from the long-running NBC hit series Friends. He’s done his best to break the mold and tried out many other short-lived sitcom series and appeared in a few films, but he’s never once again reached the status he once had while co-starring on Friends. Today, Perry has evolved in his career and seems to be doing quite well! Fans of his have watched him move on from his tumultuous past to become a successful writer and actor. Now he’s more often seen as an advocate working toward bettering the lives of addicts, writing scripts, producing and starring on a revival sitcom called The Odd Couple and most recently taking on the lead role in his new play production called The End of Longing at the Playhouse Theatre in London. Perry has definitely been keeping busy with his career! In honor of his upcoming birthday, we’ve decided to take a look at 8 things fans might not have known about Matthew Perry!
8. Dual Citizenship
Matthew Langford Perry attended a private school in Ottawa, Canada where he was raised. His mother, Suzanne Morrison, was the press agent for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the ’70s and ’80s and his father, John Bennett Perry, was an American actor and model. His father actually appeared in an episode of Friends. He was the father of one of Rachel’s boyfriend, Josh, in the episode titled, “The One with Rachel’s New Dress.” Despite being raised in Canada, he was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, but his parents divorced before he even turned 1-years-old. His mother remarried Keith Morrison, a broadcast journalist, and moved to Canada. He had four younger sisters and one younger brother. He lived in Canada with his family and step family until he was 15.Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com