Matthew Broderick, star of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, will be speaking.
* 9/30/09 8:00 PM at the 92nd Street Y – Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.
Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Nick in Godzilla and David Lightman in WarGames. He voiced Simba (adult) in The Lion King and The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride. He also voiced Tack the Cobbler in The Thief and the Cobbler. He also played Leo Bloom in the film and Broadway productions of The Producers, and played Colonel Robert Shaw in the Civil War drama Glory.
Broderick met actress Jennifer Grey on the set of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and in 1986 was briefly engaged to her.
Broderick and his wife Sarah Jessica Parker in 2009.
Broderick met actress Sarah Jessica Parker through her brother. The couple married on May 19, 1997 in a civil ceremony in an historic deconsecrated synagogue on the Lower East Side; and although Broderick considers himself culturally Jewish, the ceremony was performed by his sister, Janet Broderick Kraft, an Episcopal priest. Parker and Broderick have a son, James Wilke Broderick, born on October 28, 2002. On April 28, 2009, it was confirmed that Broderick and Parker were expecting twin girls through surrogacy. Broderick and Parker’s surrogate delivered their twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, on June 22, 2009. Marion Loretta Elwell weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, while Tabitha Hodge was 6 pounds.
Although they live in New York City, they spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home in County Donegal, Ireland, where Broderick spent his summers as a child.
He is left-handed, a fact made evident in his first movie, Max Dugan Returns, in which he plays baseball.
Broderick is an avid baseball fan. His favorite team is the New York Mets. He narrated the DVD “Shea Goodbye: 45 Years of Amazin”, which chronicled the life of Shea Stadium.
Broderick is good friends with actor and co-star Nathan Lane.