Interesting Biography Facts
Matthew Mackendree Lanter
April 1, 1983
Massillon, Ohio, United States
Collins Hill High School, University of Georgia
Matt Lanter family members
Kara Day Lanter (older sister)
Is Matt Lanter a gay/bisexual?
What is Matt Lanter marital status?
Who is Matt Lanter wife?
When did get married?
How many children does he have?
1 (daughter MacKenlee Faire Lanter)
Matt Lanter is a romantic man. In 2013 he wedded Angela Stacy, the woman, with whom he had cohabited for three years before he proposed to her in Paris. His wedding vow was too personal and fragile and he confessed that his beloved woman is whole life for him. In they welcomed a very beautiful little daughter MacKenzie. To read in detail about Matt’s wife and daughter check “Angela Lanter Family”. And now let’s focus our mind on the family he was brought up in.
Who are Matt Lanter parents?
Joe Lanter (father)
Date of birth:
Matt’s parents are divorced, and he has a stepfather. Nevertheless, his biological dad Joseph Hayes Lanter is present in his son’s life.
Joe resides in Franklin, Tennessee. He was busy in the insurance business. Nowadays he owns the house painting company “Lanter Enterprises”. Joe seems to be single as of 2020. He spends a lot of time with his kids – Matt and Kara, the actor’s older sister.
Mr. Lanter was raised in Georgia in the family of Kenley MacKendree Lanter and his first wife Jessie F. Lanter. He has a brother and two sisters. Joe is a family-oriented person. He likes to spend time not just with his siblings, but also with his grandchildren. He has three of them.
Jana Jans (mother)
Date of birth: 1954
Matt’s mother is a creative personality. She sings in the church choir and likes the beauty products, which her daughter-in-law Angela Lanter offers to her.
She is married to her second husband Bennis Jans. She is a mother of two and grandmother of three. Previously, she worked as a school secretary.
The famous actor Matt Lanter is mama’s boy. He never gets tired to thank his gorgeous mother for everything she did for him.
Matt Lanter siblings
Kara Day Lanter (older sister)
Date of birth: 1980
Kara Elizabeth Lanter, who changed her surname to “Day” after she got married to Andrew Day, is Matt’s beloved older sister.
Kara was born in Akron, Ohio, then she moved with her parents and younger brother to Atlanta, Georgia. After 12 years there, her mom returned to Akron. But Kara didn’t. She tied a knot with Andrew and they settled in. Both are the parents of twin boys, who maintain warm relationships with their joyful Uncle Matt and his wife Angela.
Mrs. Day works as a librarian at a high school. She is a devoured Christian.
Mr. Lanter felt the first taste of enormous international fame after the release of the series “Commander in Chief”, where he portrayed Horace Calloway. His screen hero won the hearts of many fans and made Matt’s face recognizable.
Matthew MacKendree Lanter was born in Massillon, Ohio, but after his 8th birthday, his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There he was raised. During the school years, he was very athletic, practiced baseball, golf, and football. After graduation from school, he studied drama art at the University of Georgia and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor.
He started from a small role in the series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and then joined Kaley Cuoco and John Ritter at the set of the sitcom “8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter”. In 2008-2013 he cemented his initial success in the film industry, having played one of the leading roles in the series “90210”.
Lanter works very hard and refines his gift of an entertainer thoroughly. That’s why every year he participates in new movies and TV series, and his projects become more and more complicated from year to year. In 2016 he portrayed Bama in the thriller “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage”. During his work on the film, he crossed his way with Hollywood A-listers Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore.
Among his recent projects the participation in the TV show “The Mandalorian” and voicing Anakin Skywalker in the animation film “Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 2”, created by the company “Lucasfilm Animation”. By the way, Matt is a huge Star Wars fan.
Interesting and fun facts
- Matt is actively involved in charity. He works with the fund “Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation”, which deals with children affected by HIV.
- “Modern Family” is one of his most favorite TV shows. He is a big fan of Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, and other actors, who are busy on the show.
- During his university years, he started a career as a model. Matt briefly worked in the fashion industry and then quit it to become a professional actor.
- One of Matt’s groomsmen at his wedding to Angela Lanter was Justin Gaston, the actor, and singer, who previously dated Miley Cyrus.
- His height is 5 ft 10 in and his weight is 165 pounds.