What is Matthew Perry from Friends doing now? Is he still acting?

Last Modified Dec 02, 2022 09:02 GMT

According to his latest Instagram post, Matthew Perry was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on his book tour. He recently published a memoir titled 'Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing' and is busy on its book tour. Talking about his acting career, Matthew has last seen in Friends: The Reunion in 2021. Before that, he appeared on TV last in 2017.

Matthew Langford Perry is an American-Canadian actor who was born on August 19, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. His mom, Suzanne Marie Morrison is a Canadian journalist and former press secretary to former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his dad John Bennett Perry is an American actor and former model.

Matthew was brought up in Ottawa, Ontario, and studied alongside Canada's current prime minister Justin Trudeau at Ashbury College. He holds Canadian as well as American citizenship. Perry is well known for his role as Chandler Bing in the NBC sitcom Friends. The show aired from 22 September 1994 to May 6, 2004. His role as Chandler was highly praised by the audience and he gained a massive fan following for being the 'funny one' in the show.

His sarcasm-filled dialogue in the show is what got him all the love and praise. Other than Friends, Matthew is also known for starring in movies and shows like Fools Rush In, 17 Again, The Whole Nine Yards, Birds of America, Growing Pains, Call Me Anna, Ally McBeal, Mr. Sunshine, The Odd Couple, and many more.

Who is Chandler Bing in Friends?


Beautifully portrayed by Matthew Perry, Chandler Bing is known for his sarcastic sense of humor and horrible luck when it comes to relationships. He is seen hating his job as an executive in statistical analysis and data reconfiguration in an MNC and tries to quit many times but ends up sticking with it due to its well-paid salary and higher position. However, later in the season he quits his job and joins as a junior copywriter in an advertisement agency.

Chandler is also known for his tumultuous relationship with Janice Litman-Goralnik. He broke up with her multiple times and later he ended up with one of his best friends Monica Geller (Courtney Cox). After marrying her, they had twins at the end of the series via surrogacy. Chandler and Monica's relationship and married life have won the hearts of many fans.

What is Matthew Perry's book 'Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing' about?


Matthew was last seen on screen in 2017 after starring in The Kennedys: After Camelot. Since then it looks like he has taken a hiatus from acting. The actor then got busy as he began working on his memoir and titled it 'Friends, Lover and the Big Terrible Thing'. The memoir began selling on 1st November 2022. In the book, Matthew takes us on a ride right from his childhood to his career rise, his addiction to the road of recovery, and a life-threatening health scare.

The book was an instant bestseller in the market and was critically acclaimed by many critics and fans for being so intimate and eye-opening on topics that many people struggle with. Matthew is busy traveling on his book tour while he interacts with fans. He has been super active on Instagram posting about his book tour.

Matthew Perry's addiction and recovery


The man who has given us endless laughter pangs through Friends has suffered a lot due to addiction in real life. His addiction to Vicodin began after a jet ski accident in 1997. This led to alcohol abuse. This addiction then led to him being hospitalized with pancreatitis in 2000. Perry revealed that he used to shake and sweat on the set while going through detox due to which fans began noticing the weight fluctuations he was going through in the show.

Even though Matthew took help in 1997 for his addiction, he got sober for a short period before once returning to his addiction. Later, in February 2001 he finally decided to put a full stop to the addiction and seek help. After serving two and a half months in rehab, Matthew returned to acting. Later in 2013, Matthew opened up the Perry House, a sober living home for men in Malibu with the beautiful intention of helping others who suffer from addiction.

In 2018, Matthew was rushed to the hospital and spent 3 months there due to gastrointestinal perforation. In 2022 he announced that he was embarking on a new journey by writing a memoir named, 'Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing. Before the release, the actor opened up on the near-death experience he faced after experiencing a colon burst from opioid overuse.

During an interview with People, Matthew revealed that "The doctors told my family that I had a 2 percent chance to live," "I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that's called a Hail Mary. No one survives that."

Matthew continued and said, "My therapist said, 'The next time you think about taking Oxycontin, just think about having a colostomy bag for the rest of your life,'" he added, "And a little window opened, and I crawled through it and I no longer want Oxycontin anymore."

Perry revealed that he had 14 stomach surgeries and the scars from the server act as a motivation to stay sober.

Matthew Perry's relationships

Matthew first dated Yasmine Bleeth in 1995. He later dated American actress Julia Roberts from 1995 to 1996. Then he dated Lizzy Caplan in 2006; however, things didn't work out with her and they both broke up in 2012.

Matthew then dated Molly Hurwitz and got engaged to her in November 2020, but in the following year, he announced that he had called off the engagement with Molly and wished her the best.


Q. What is Matthew Perry's age?

A. Born on 19th August 1969, Matthew Perry is 53 years old.

Q. Is Matthew Perry married?

A. Matthew Perry is not married. The actor was engaged to Molly Hurwitz back in November 2020 but had to call it off in June 2021.

Q. What is Matthew Perry's net worth?

A. As per many sources as well as Celebrity Net Worth, Matthew Perry's net worth stands at around $120 million.

Q. What is the name of Matthew Perry's book?

A. Matthew Perry recently released his memoir titled "Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing. The book was released on 1st November 2022.