Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor and former model.
Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. His mother, Loretta B. (née Iacono), was a teacher, and his father, Francis G. Fox, raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer. Fox's mother was of Italian descent and his father was of English descent; he is a descendant of Union General George Meade. When Fox was very young, his parents and siblings, Francis Jr. (b. 1961) and Bayard (b. 1969), moved to Wyoming, where they lived on and were caretakers of the remote "Bitterroot Ranch" outside Dubois for Bayard Fox and Louise "Wendy" Fox. After a few harsh winters, Fox's family purchased the ranch in Crowheart, Wyoming, and he was raised there.
Fox graduated from High School in Wyoming and attended Deerfield Academy for a Post-Graduate year. Following Deerfield, Fox attended Columbia University where he majored in Economics and was a brother of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Fox interviewed for a job to sell stocks at Prudential-Bache. "I didn't have a suit, so I had to borrow Gordon Gekko's. There was just so much testosterone flying around, in all the wrong directions ... I'll never forget the moment as long as I live: We're saying goodbye, and they were like, 'Well, y'know, you're gonna come here and kick ***, and it's all gonna be great!' and then one of 'em says, 'But he's gonna have to do something about those shoes!' They all had exactly the same pair of Oxford shoes on. In that moment, I [said], 'There's no way I can do this.'"
Fox met his future wife, Margherita Ronchi, at university and they married shortly after in 1992. Their children are Kyle (b. May 9, 1997) and Byron (b. April 10, 2002). In early 2010, rumors began about Fox's infidelity, and that the two were splitting. In July, he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! not wearing his wedding ring.
He is also a keen photographer, as on the bonus disc of Lost The Complete First Series, a chapter named "The Art of Matthew Fox" shows all the pictures he took on set of the cast and crew with Fox documenting it.
played Jack Shepard in Lost.