Matt Ross (actor)
Matthew Brandon Ross (born January 3, 1970) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the feature film Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen, for which he won Un Certain Regard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Ross in September 2016
Matthew Brandon Ross
January 3, 1970
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, editor, cinematographer|
|Spouse(s)||Phyllis Grant (?–present)|
Before that, Ross made seven short films, including The Language of Love, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
As an actor, Ross's roles have included Gavin Belson in the HBO series Silicon Valley, Alby Grant in the HBO series Big Love, Glenn Odekirk in The Aviator, and Luis Carruthers in American Psycho. He was also Eddie Scott in the 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He also directed the feature film 28 Hotel Rooms, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011 and 2015, he played Charles Montgomery in the first and fifth seasons of FX's anthology series American Horror Story.
He is married to the writer Phyllis Grant, with whom he has two children: Isabel "Bella" and Dashiell "Dash" Ross.
|1997||The Language of Love||Yes||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2009||Human Resources||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2012||28 Hotel Rooms||Yes||Yes|
|1993||Little Cory Gory||Larry|
|1996||Ed's Next Move||Eddie Brodsky|
|1997||Buffalo Soldiers||Captain Calhoun|
|1998||You Are Here||Kid in Grocery Store|
|1998||The Last Days of Disco||Dan Powers|
|1999||Pushing Tin||Ron Hewitt|
|2000||American Psycho||Luis Carruthers|
|2001||Just Visiting||Hunter Cassidy|
|2003||Down with Love||J.B.|
|2004||The Aviator||Glenn Odekirk|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck||Eddie Scott||Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|2006||Last Holiday||Mr. Adamian|
|2007||Turn the River||David Sullivan|
|1997||Party of Five||Aaron Hughes||Episode: "Life's Too Short"|
|1997||Oz||Officer Anthony Nowakowski||Episode: "A Game of Checkers"|
|1997||A Deadly Vision||The Killer||Television film|
|1999||Third Watch||Leonard||Episode: "History of the World"|
|2002||Stephen King's Rose Red||Emery Waterman||3 episodes|
|2003||Touched by an Angel||Pete||Episode: "The Root of All Evil"|
|2003||Six Feet Under||Daniel Showalter||Episode: "You Never Know"|
|2003||Just Shoot Me||Adam||Episode: "My Fair Finchy"|
|2005||Bones||Neil Meredith||Episode: "The Girl in the Fridge"|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Paul Burton||Episode: "Silencer"|
|2006||Invasion||Vince||Episode: "The Fittest"|
|2006–11||Big Love||Alby Grant||49 episodes|
|2006||Numb3rs||Joel Hellman||Episode: "Provenance"|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Charlie DeMasa||Episode: "Meat Jekyll"|
|2011||American Horror Story: Murder House||Charles Montgomery||6 episodes|
|2012–13||Magic City||Jack Klein||14 episodes|
|2013||Revolution||Titus Andover||4 episodes|
|2013||Ring of Fire||Johnny Cash||Television film|
|2014–present||Silicon Valley||Gavin Belson||37 episodes|
|2015||American Horror Story: Hotel||Charles Montgomery||Episode: "Room 33"|
Awards and honorsEdit
|2016||Captain Fantastic||Deauville American Film Festival Jury Prize||Won|
|Deauville American Film Festival Audience Award||Won|
|Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Best Director||Won|
|Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Audience Award – Best Film||Won|
|Variety's "Ten Directors to Watch 2016"||Honor|
|Nantucket Film Festival Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature||2nd Place|
|Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Pravo Audience Award||Won|
|Rome Film Festival People's Choice Award||Won|
- Riley, Jenelle (June 22, 2016). "'Silicon Valley' Actor Matt Ross Hopes to Make a Directorial Splash With 'Captain Fantastic'". Variety.
- Debruge, Peter; Keslassy, Elsa (April 14, 2016). "Cannes 2016: Film Festival Unveils Official Selection Lineup". Variety.
- Henry, Sarah (March 15, 2012). "Couple thrive on creativity, cooking and family". San Francisco Chronicle.
- Debruge, Peter (November 13, 2015). "Variety Unveils 10 Directors to Watch for 2016". Variety.