Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Timeline of Matthew Perry, a talented actor who was known for his iconic role as Chandler Bing on the hit television show Friends, where his sarcastic wit and comedic timing charmed audiences worldwide. Despite his talent and success, his life was marked by personal struggles, and his untimely death in 2023 brought attention to the importance of mental health awareness and addiction support.


August 19, 1969


October 28, 2023


Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States




Ashbury College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where he completed his high school education


19 August 1969

Birth of Matthew Perry

Matthew Langford Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (née Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor and former model.


22 September 1994

Rise to fame with 'Friends'

Perry rose to stardom for his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom 'Friends', which premiered on this date and won him international recognition.


21 September 2002

Emmy Nomination for 'Friends'

Matthew Perry received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on 'Friends' during the 2002 Primetime Emmy Awards.


15 December 2004

Directing Debut  in an Episode of 'Scrubs'

Perry made his directorial debut in an episode of the 4th season of 'Scrubs' in which he also guest starred as Murray Marks, an operator of a small airport's traffic control team.


19 February 2015

Release of 'The Odd Couple'

Perry starred as Oscar Madison in a television revival of Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple', which he also co-created and served as executive producer.


11 November 2020

Engaged to his girlfriend Molly Hurwitz

Perry got engaged to his girlfriend Molly Hurwitz, a literary manager, marking a personal milestone; however, the engagement was later called off in 2021.


27 May 2021

Friends: The Reunion

Perry reunited with his 'Friends' co-stars for a special reunion episode on HBO Max titled 'Friends: The Reunion', where they reminisced about the show's legacy and shared behind-the-scenes insights.


28 October 2023

Matthew Perry died at his Home in Los Angeles

Matthew Perry died on October 28, 2023. He was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles and was pronounced dead at 4:17 pm that day.

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