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By many standards, Matt Dillon is a highly successful actor. His star shone brightly in the 1980s, a time when he quickly became a teenage heartthrob starring in comedic and dramatic roles. When the new millennium came, it looked like Dillon had dropped off his horse but like a superhero, he reemerged in glory in the mid-2000s, proving to movie lovers that he never really lost his mojo. He has had at least one Oscar nod and won a handful of other coveted awards.
Matt Dillon Bio (Age)
Dillon was born Matthew Raymond Dillon on the 18th of February 1984 in New Rochelle, New York. He was born as the second of 6 children to Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter who also worked for Union Camp as a sales manager. Dillon spent the most of his childhood in Mamaroneck, New York where he was raised as a Roman Catholic. His ethnicity is primarily Irish with traces of German and Scottish.
In the most unusual of fashions, Dillon was discovered by the casting directors of teen drama, Over the Edge while he was cutting class at Hommocks Middle School. He scored a part in the film which became his debut. Dillon’s performance earned critical acclaim and with no further proof, Dillon made up his mind to pursue an acting career.
A somewhat stubborn teen IRL, Dillon would go on to draw from personal experiences to play tough characters most notably in the adaptation of S E Hinton novels – Tex (1982), Rumble Fish (1983) and The Outsiders (1983). He shined into the 90s with roles in To Die For (1995) and There’s Something About Mary (1998). Dillon would add directing and screenwriting to his repertoire releasing his film, City of Ghosts (2002). His career broke into a new level thanks to his role in Crash (2004) which earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination. The actor continues to make unmatched contributions to the entertainment industry.
With a resume long enough to give many actors a run for their money, Matt Dillon has been very successful at his acting career. His net worth has been estimated at $40 million.
The other Dillon, Kevin Dillon making waves in Hollywood is in fact, Matt’s younger brother. Kevin who was born on the 19th of August 1965 is younger than Matt with just a year. Like his brother, Kevin began his Hollywood career as a teenager and has gone on to build an enviable resume.
He has appeared in a string of films and TV shows but is best known for his role as Johnny “Drama” Chase on the HBO comedy series Entourage which earned him 3 Primetime Emmy nominations. Kevin Dillon’s other notable works include parts in the 1986 British-American war film, Platoon and the role of John Densmore in the musical biopic, The Doors (1991). Some of his recent efforts include recurring roles in How to Be a Gentleman, TripTank, and Blue Bloods.
Kevin Dillon was married to model and actress, Jane Stuart from 2006 to 2017. Their union produced a child, daughter, Ava who was born in May 2006, in Los Angeles. Kevin has another child, a daughter named Amy from a previous relationship.
Girlfriend/Wife, Is Matt Gay or Married?
As far as we can tell, Matt Dillon’s sexual orientation is straight and not gay. His relationship with multiple women over the years is the greatest attestation to the fact that the actor is not gay.
As of this writing, Dillon is in a relationship with Roberta Mastromichele. The two have been a couple since 2014 and were first spotted out together in February 2015 in Italy and then France. Since then, the couple has made frequent trips to the Italian capital. Mark and Roberta have remained largely mum about the details of their romantic life, posting only occasionally on Instagram photos of their many trips. They appear to share a common passion for photography.
Though Dillon has never been married to any of the women he’s been with, speculations are that Roberta would be his first Mrs. The couple sparked engagement rumors when in one of their usual trips to the Italian Capital in June 2017, paparazzi photographed Roberta sporting what looked like an engagement ring on her wedding ring finger.
When their reps were contacted about the engagement ring, they left no replies. Roberta Mastromichele works as a film choreographer and is best known for her work in the 2010 film, The Tourist.
Before Roberta came along his way, Matt Dillon had been linked with a lot of other women, most notably whom he dated for three years from 1995 to 1998. The other women include; Hallie Eisenberg, Eliza Dushku, Heather Graham, Brooke Shields, Carole Mallory, and Ellen Barkin.