The celebrated actor Matthew Underwood is famous for several reasons; the multi-talented dude is an accomplished model, an educator, a Philanthropist and a sports enthusiast. His acting career commenced on the set of Go For It in 2002 but his big break came with his role of Logan Reese in the famous Nickelodeon show titled Zoey 101. Matthew started modeling even before he was out of the diapers with his acting career coming before he hit one-year-old. During his formative years, the young talent developed a passionate interest in water sports and worked dexterously to excel in sports like; wake boarding, kite surfing, barefoot water skiing, skate boarding, surfing as well as para-sailing”,
It was only after he relocated to Los Angeles that his professional acting career commenced. Till date, the star of Zoey 101 has had several roles in several television series and movies. Notable among his TV series are: the 2004 Method and Red where he arrived as Bully in a single episode, Mathew was on the set of E – Venture the next year in 2005 portraying the character of Matt and he also had a cameo appearance in an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. His movie credit include; Reality Horror Night in 2009 playing the role of Matthew, He was part of the cast of Casper’s Scare School as Thatch and Web Journey both of which were released the same year in 2006. Others are The Marionette which cast him as a child in 2004 and The Wishing in 2002. Mathew leverages on his popularity to benefit the society by serving as an educator to the youth, he has also done so many charity projects all over the world.
His given name is Mathew Dillon Underwood, he was born in Fort Pierce, Florida, Unite States of America on the 23rd of April 1990, his zodiac sign is Taurus and he is an American national as indicated by his country of birth but his ethnicity is not public knowledge. Although the profession of his parents are not known, they have been identified as Jerry Wayne Underwood (father) and Patricia Underwood (mother). The young actor spent his formative years in his place of birth alongside three siblings – a sister named Rebecca Underwood and a couple of brothers called Joshua and Jacob Underwood.
His educational background and qualification has never come under the spotlight of the press but his career history has been given a wide publicity, especially with his modeling career which commenced as early as six months old. Mathew has functioned as an educator at a youth theater program staged at Rose Alley Theater and has educated a good number of youth on subjects like art, eco-friendly programs as well as culture. He is also part of the American Tennis Youth League and his passion about lending a helping hand to the less privileged has taken him to different parts of the globe as he assists in building accommodations for the under privileged. Matthew also works as a guide to young talents as he often functions as an acting teacher, assisting them in keeping an open mind and using their never-ending imaginations to attain great heights.
Is he Related to Carrie Underwood
Yes Mathew Underwood and Career Underwood are blood relatives, they happen to be first cousins with both their fathers Steve and Wayne Underwood coming from the same family. On her own part, Carrie is a renowned country singer, songwriter as well as actress with a total of seven Grammy awards to her credit. The first three albums she released went multi-Platinum following her success as the winner of the 2005 American Idol.
Why was he Arrested
Mathew cultivated a lot of bad press in April 2012 when he was arrested for being in possession of hard drugs, especially cannabis and its paraphernalia. Charges were also brought against him for being a contributor to the delinquency of a minor. When the cops stormed his residence. They discovered hard drugs and a young girl aged 17. According the actor, he spent the night with the girl in the master’s bedroom and he supplies the her with cannabis.
From what is obvious, Matthew did not learn from his first experience because he was arrested for the second time in November 2012 but this time, he was caught outside his hookah lounge for defying trial for the possession of cannabis