He has 3 sisters Kirsten, Lindsay and Katelyn.
His first name is Matthew but he uses his middle name and last name in the entertainement industry.
He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was also the yearbook editor in his senior year of high school.
A casting agent discovered him in a barbershop.
He first appeared in the soap opera One Life To Life and was the first gay teenager in a daily soap opera, causing a stir.
He and his long time friends run a production company called Lucid Films.
He met his wife at a party given for her 21st birthday in 1997. He was mesmerized and spent all night talking to the young actress who told him "I think you're my birthday present." They were married 2 years later. Last year they filed for divorce.
He has two children Ava Elizabeth (7) and Deacon Reese (3).
He has appeared in numerous teen movies including In Know What You Did Last Summer, and Cruel Intentions.
Recently he received rave reviews for his supporting role in Crash and for his starring role in Flags Of Our Father's
This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ Ryan Phillippe