Matt Ross

Although most comfortable when portraying complex baddies like Alby Grant in the HBO hit "Big Love," Matt Ross could take up the other side of the camera just as easily. Discovering his love of directing when he helmed ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1970 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Big Love 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 1997 - 1998, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1995 - 1998, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Silicon Valley 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Horror Story 2011, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Magic City 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revolution 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ring of Fire 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn the River 2008 (Movie)

David (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Invasion 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Adamian (Actor)

Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

Eddie Scott (Actor)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

Glenn Odekirk (Actor)

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

JB (Actor)

Dust 2003 (Movie)

Stitch (Actor)

Just Shoot Me 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Rose Red 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Visitors 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Company Man 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

Hunter (Actor)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

Luis Carruthers (Actor)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

Ron Hewitt (Actor)

Third Watch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Homegrown 1998 (Movie)

Ben Hickson (Actor)

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Face/Off 1997 (Movie)

Loomis (Actor)

Ed's Next Move 1996 (Movie)

Eddie Brodsky (Actor)

12 Monkeys 1995 (Movie)

Bee (Actor)

PCU 1994 (Movie)

Raji (Actor)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

Malseed (Actor)

A Deadly Vision (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Captain Fantastic 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

28 Hotel Rooms 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Captain Fantastic 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

28 Hotel Rooms 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Although most comfortable when portraying complex baddies like Alby Grant in the HBO hit "Big Love," Matt Ross could take up the other side of the camera just as easily. Discovering his love of directing when he helmed the critically successful black and white short film "Language of Love" in 1997, he would continue to dabble in directing along with his penchant for acting in both television and film. Even with the chance to act under the direction of such legendary directors as Martin Scorsese in "The Aviator" (2004) and George Clooney in "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2005), Ross would return to television as his first and most successful medium again and again. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1970, he found his calling as an actor when he attended the Julliard School of New York in the late 1980s. He met his wife, food writer Phyllis Grant, while at the school and was in his first film, "Desperation Rising" (1989) before he graduated. His first television role was on the family hit "Life Goes On" (ABC 1989-1993). Throughout the 1990s he bounced between small film roles and the occasional guest star role on such television series as "Party of Five" (Fox 1994-2000) and "Oz" (HBO 1997-2003). With the turn of the 21st century, Ross began to get a bit more notice in unlikeable roles in such films as "American Psycho" (2000) as well as his excellent turn as Eddie Scott in the award-winning "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2005). But it was his role as Alby Grant, complicated son of The Prophet in "Big Love" (HBO 2006-2011), which finally made people sit up and take notice. He was connected with the show for all five seasons and moved directly to "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ), an anthology series where he was featured for a six-episode story arc. Ross then returned to his familiar role as the heavy in "Magic City" (Starz 2012-13), an organized crime story set in Miami in the 1950s. Not content to just be an actor, Ross ventured into film again when he wrote and directed his first feature film, "28 Hotel Rooms" (2012) and even had the buzz of seeing it featured at the Sundance Film Festival. His role of nerd boss Gavin Belson in Mike Judge's sitcom "Silicon Valley" (HBO 2014- ) proved that he remained a versatile actor who moved beyond the stereotypical bad guys of television.

EDUCATION

Juilliard School

Milestones

2012

Wrote and directed <i>28 Hotel Rooms</i>, which played at the Sundance Film Festival

2006

First major TV role in <i>Big Love</i> as Alby Grant

2005

<i>Good Night, and Good Luck</i>

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