Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Matthew William Lawrence


TV actor, movie actor

Birth Date

February 11, 1980


41 years

Zodiac Sign



Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States


Abington Friends School, University of South Carolina



Matthew Lawrence family members

Father's Name

Joseph Lawrence Sr.

Mother's Name

Donna Lynn

Siblings names

Joey Lawrence (older brother), Andrew Lawrence (younger brother)

Is Matthew Lawrence a gay/bisexual?


What is Matthew Lawrence marital status?


Who is Matthew Lawrence wife?

Cheryl Burke

When did get married?

May 23, 2019

Matthew Lawrence wife

Cheryl Burke (wife)

Matthew Lawrence wife


Date of birth: May 3, 1984

Who are Matthew Lawrence parents?

Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Sr. (father)

Date of birth: circa 1960

Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Sr deserved the right to be called a successful person. He is a happy father, husband, and businessman – the man served as an insurance broker for years.

Currently, Joseph lives in Burbank, CA. He is happily married to Donna Mignogna. His sons adore him. 

Donna Mignogna (mother)

Donna Mignogna


Date of birth: circa 1963

Matthew’s mother is that person, who stays behind the successful career of Matthew and his brothers. She discovered Matthew’s talent at an early age and never regretted her time to take him to auditions and acting classes.

By the way, the actor got an excellent upbringing. His mother, a former elementary school teacher, taught her sons to avoid anything that would be detrimental for them. Later Donna left teaching and turned into a personnel manager. She lives with her family in California. 

Matthew Lawrence siblings

Joey Lawrence (older brother)

Joey Lawrence

Date of birth: April 20, 1976

Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr., widely known as Joey Lawrence, is Matthew’s older brother and colleague. He was the first among Mignogna brothers, who chose acting as his main activity. He was born in Philadelphia and is the oldest son in the family of Donna and Joseph Mignogna. And yes, he was named after his daddy. 

As his mother told in her interview, she had noticed her son’s acting gift in his kindergarten age. Then he was watching Saturday Night Live episodes and copied the movements and remarks of his favorite actor John Travolta.

Joey rose to fame after the release of the third season of series “Gimme a Break!” where he portrayed Joey Donovan, Nell Carter’s screen son. 

His other prominent screen works include the science fiction film “Pulse” (one of his first screen projects), the horror movie “Urban Legends: Final Cut” and the comedy “Killer Pad” (among more recent ones). In 2006 he added some kudos to his name, having participated in the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars.” His partner on the show was elegant Edyta Śliwińska.

Joey is married to Chandie Yawn-Nelson and has two children with her. Previously he was married to Michelle Vella.

Andrew Lawrence (younger brother)

Andrew Lawrence


Date of birth: January 12, 1988

The youngest boy from Lawrence-Mignogna family was just 3, when he joined his brothers and started acting, too. He appeared in three episodes of the series “Blossom”, where his brother Joey was the main cast. Then Andrew appeared in the films “Fingerprints”, “Bones” and the series “When Duty Calls”. 

Andy has cordial terms with his older brothers. He joined his siblings to form a music band “Still Three”. They have already released several singles, including the famous “Lose Myself”. 


The famous actor, he is known for many interesting screen projects, which became massive commercially successful hits. One of his most famous screen characters is Chris Hillard in “Mrs. Doubtfire” and Servo in “Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad”.

Matthew William Lawrence entered this world in Abington Township, PA. He is one of three sons in the family of Joseph Lawrence Mignogna and his wife Donna. He was a pupil of Abington Friends School. After graduation from there, he entered the University of Southern California.

At an early age, he has already understood that acting was his destiny. Supported by his parents, Matthew made a great start in the movie industry – he won the role of Danny Carrington Jr in the cult TV series “Dynasty”. Although the actor appeared just in several series of the 5th season, his cute smile became recognizable. 

Since then acting has been an inseparable part of Matthew’s life. He appeared in the comedy “Cheats” as Victor Barone, one of four friends, who decided to cheat at school tests because of the interesting theory that school knowledge is not necessary and is just a way to control pupils’ minds.

After that, he appeared in four episodes of “Melissa & Joey” alongside his older brother Joseph Lawrence. His other prominent screen work is in “Boy Meets World”, where he portrayed the leading male character, Jack Hunter. Later he represented this role in “Girl Meets World”.

Besides acting, Matthew Lawrence is also great at singing. In 1986 he demonstrated his music skills in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where he was honored to participate.

Now Matthew is a busy actor with a massive fan base. His fans like to hear news from his personal life. Recently, they were happy for their idol, who got married to the TV star and professional dancer Cheryl Burke. The couple dreams to become parents as soon as possible. 

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Previously to the meeting with Cheryl Burke he was engaged to an actress Heidi Mueller, known by the reality series “Who Wants to Marry My Dad?” They canceled the engagement after two years together. His other love interest was an Australian entertainer Laura New.
  2. His favorite food is the fried chicken, which his grandmother cooked when he was a kid.
  3. He is a sensitive person, who can understand the beauty of nature. His favorite childhood memory was the exchange of seasons in his hometown. 
  4. He is an animal lover, and he would devote his life to caring about them if he were not an actor.
  5. His height is 5 ft 8 in and his weight is 155 pounds.


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