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Matt McGorry          

Actor Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "How to Get Away with Murder"; Feminist & Social Change Advocate

Matt is best known for his role of “John Bennett” on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. He portrayed the character for the first three seasons of the series. He earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He also stars on the drama How to get Away With Murder, the first season was the #1 new drama on ABC in the 2014-2015 season.

Matt starred in How He Fell In Love, directed by Marc Meyers, the film was an Official Selection for the LA Film Festival 2015, premiered in June 2015, and revolves around Matt’s character, a struggling musician who finds unexpected chemistry and vulnerability with a married woman.

Matt is a passionate advocate for women’s equal rights. After reading Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In" and listening to Emma Watson's speech at the United Nations HeForShe campaign, Matt decided he was a feminist. He has been a strong supporter of the "It's On Us" campaign and invites all genders to do their part in shifting the culture.

Matt is a regular global traveler, and is an expert in physical fitness, having been a certified trainer. Matt is also well known for his humorous social media presence and carries an incredibly engaged audience.

Matt was born and raised in Manhattan and began performing at age 9. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York, then Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Matt has been featured in numerous media outlets including: August Man, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Variety, Just Jared and Entertainment Tonight. Matt was selected as the 2015 SAG Social Media Ambassador and the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet Fan Ambassador.


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