Matthew Cowles - American Actor

BY SMRITI Updated on 14 May, 2020

The talented American actor Matthew Cowles was born in 1944. Image Source: National Post.

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Birth Name Matthew Chandler Cowles
Birth Day 09/28/1944
Birth place New York City, New York, USA
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Parents Chandler Cowles, Katherine Drexel Henry
Husband/Wife Christine Branski
Net Worth $10 million
Died On 05/22/2014
Children Lily Cowles, Isabel Cowles
Height 5' 10"
Eye color Blue
Hair Color Blonde

Matthew Chandler Cowles was an actor and playwright born on the 28th of September, 1944. He had worked in many movies and TV series and was mostly known for works such as All My Children, Shutter Island, Life on Mars, The Big Easy, and many more. Matthew Cowles' net worth was estimated to be $10 million. 

Born in New York, USA, Matthew Cowles was born to Chandler Cowles and Katherine Drexel Henry. He was married to Christine Baranski and has two daughters with her named Lily Cowles and Isabel Murphy. He was also the grandfather of Max Francis Murphy. Sadly, he passed away in May 22, 2014. 

Net Worth and Career

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Matthew Cowles' net worth stood at a whopping amount of $10 million. He had amassed most of his fortune through his career as an actor and playwright. Born to Chandler Cowles, who was also a stage actor and producer, Matthew Cowles was exposed to the film industry at a young age. He first starred in the movie Me, Natalie and TV series N.Y.P.D in 1969.

Matthew Cowles' net worth

Throughout his career, Matthew Cowles had worked in more than 50 movies and TV series. He was mostly known for his roles in Shutter Island, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, American Loser, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, Oz, All My Children, and many more. He also acted in the play "Dirty Jokes" with Maurice Copeland at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago. He had been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for his work in the TV series All My Children. He was also nominated for the Soap Opera Digest Award for All My Children (1970) and Loving (1983).

Matthew Cowles had also played roles in various theaters. His Broadway debut was in 1966, where he starred in Edward Albee's "Malcolm". Matthew joined The Mirror Theater Ltd's Mirror Repertory Company in 1983 and performed in Rain, Paradise Lost, The Hasty Heart, and Inheritors. In 1968, he also appeared in Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants The Box. He was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award in 1976 for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Dirty Jokes."

The late Matthew Cowles was able to amass all his fortune from his different endeavors. 

Family, Wife & Children

Matthew Cowles' wife Christine Baranski is also a well-known actress. She has acted in movies and series such as Mamma Mia!, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, and many more. A renowned actress, she has been nominated for two Golden Globes Awards, 13 Primetime Emmys, and is the winner of one Primetime Emmy Award for her role in Cybill. 

Matthew Cowles' family

Matthew Cowles and his wife Christine Baranski were married on October 15, 1983. They had been married for 30 years until Matthew's unfortunate demise. As mentioned above, they have two daughters, Lily Cowles and Isabel Murphy. Lily Cowles has also played many roles in various TV series such as BrainDead.

Christine Baranski's husband Matthew Cowles also has a grandson named Max Francis Murphy born to Isabel Murphy. He was previously married to actress Kathleen Dezina but the couple divorced shortly after their marriage.

Matthew Cowles' Funeral

The talented actor Matthew Cowles passed away on 22nd May of 2014, at the age of 69. The cause of death was stated to be congestive heart failure. He died at home in the presence of his family in New York City.

Matthew Cowles' death

His funeral was held at Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA. His friends and family, as well as his fans, were saddened by the news of his demise. Although he has passed away, his memory lives on with those who knew him and all of the works that he has left behind. 

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Published on 15 November, 2019

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