Matthew Underwood is an American actor who came into the spotlight after his role in the Nickelodeon comedy-drama television series Zoey 101. He began his career in showbiz as a child, modeling and acting even before he became a child. As an adult, he became passionate about various types of extreme sports such as wakeboarding, barefoot water skiing, and many others.
To begin his professional career as an entertainer, Matthew moved to Los Angeles and has since then appeared in several television programs and movies. Here you can find more facts about the talented American, especially his actual relationship with Carrie Underwood.
Matthew Underwood Bio
He was born on 23 April 1990 in the east coast city of Fort Pierce, Florida, USA. The actor is the son of Patricia and Jerry Wayne Underwood, who called him Matthew Dillon Underwood at birth. He has three siblings – a sister named Rebecca and two brothers, Joshua and Jacob.
At the age of six months, Matthew Underwood was introduced to the world of showbiz as a child model. Because he has the natural ability to excel as an entertainer, he began his career at the age of 8 and trained for competition in Orlando, Florida, where he showed his talent to thousands of spectators. After this time he turned to his agents at The Green Agency to build his acting career in Miami, Florida.
Matthew Underwood has shown his talent in a number of commercials and television pilots, such as Kids Line, a news program designed for today’s youth, and E-Venture Kids, an educational television program for prepubescent children focused on introducing children to the culture of other societies outside of America.
In addition to his passion for entertainment, Matthew Underwood was also passionate about extreme sports in his early years. This led him to push his limits through several intense and completely crazy sports such as skateboarding, surfing, barefoot water skiing, kitesurfing, parasailing, and wakeboarding. As he grew older, Matthew never shied away from this lifestyle and continues to pursue it through base jumping, windsurfing, climbing, and skydiving.
In an attempt to launch his acting career on a larger stage, Matthew Underwood moved to the center of the American film and television industry, Los Angeles, California, and was soon cast in the children’s show Zoey 101 (2005). He eventually became popular because his role in the show won the hearts of millions of people around the world. Matthew uses his popularity for the good of society and takes it upon himself to educate young people about various topics such as art programs in schools and environmentally friendly programs.
In an effort to use his quota to help improve lives for others, he has traveled to various countries around the world and has helped build homes for homeless people.
Movies and TV Shows
Soon after moving to Los Angeles, Matthew Underwood was cast in his groundbreaking role in the comedy-drama television series Zoey 101, where he played the character of Logan Reese in the Nickelodeon hit parade from January 9, 2005, to May 2, 2008. Also in 2005, the actor sang the character of the violent firebender Hide in Avatar: The Last Airbender (also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang in some regions), a multiple award-winning animated television series by Nickelodeon that ran three seasons from February 2005 to July 2008.
The following year, in 2006, Matthew Underwood pronounced the character of the vampire Thatch in the American-French-Indian computer-animated television movie Casper’s Scare School, based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost. He also appeared in 2009 in the horror-comedy Reality Horror Night, in which he played the role of Matthew, an unknowing but persistent candidate for a reality show. With this role, Underwood fulfilled his childhood dream of dying in a movie.
He continues to travel around the world, sharing his passion for acting as an acting teacher with other younger actors and helping them to use their imagination.
Is Matthew Underwood Related To Carrie Underwood?
When two people in the same industry share the same last name, it always raises questions about their relationship, but unlike actors Brad Pitt and Matthew Pitt, who are not related in any way, Matthew Underwood and Carrie Underwood are blood relatives. In fact, Matthew and Carie’s fathers, Jerry Wayne and Steve Underwood are brothers, which makes the entertainer’s first cousins.
For those of you who don’t know: Carrie Underwood is a very popular, Grammy-winning country singer, songwriter and actress who quickly became famous by winning American Idol in 2005.