Why Famous: LeBlanc gained worldwide fame for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the sitcom Friends (1994-2004), which became one of the most popular television shows of all time.
After its conclusion he starred in the spinoff, Joey (2004-6). Following this he took a six-year hiatus from acting, before returning in the hit series Episodes (2011-17), which won him a Golden Globe Award.
Since 2016 he has replaced Jeremy Clarkson as the host of Top Gear, and returned to sitcoms with his role in Man with a Plan (2016-present).
- 2003-05-03 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (35) weds former model Melissa McKnight (38) at a private estate overlooking Anini Beach in Kilauea, Hawaii
- 2006-10-06 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
- 1994-09-22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
- 2005-01-09 31st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)