Matthew Foster initially studied acting at Australia’s renowned National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He also completed training at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York before permanently relocating to the United States. After living on the East Coast for five years, he recently moved to Los Angeles.
Matthew's television credits include House of Cards, Shameless, Law & Order: SVU, the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce, as well as Australian shows Home and Away, All Saints, and White Collar Blue.
On film, he will appear in the upcoming Mike Mills film, 20th Century Women, starring Annette Bening. Matthew has also starred in numerous short films, including Homesick, Intervention and Clicked, all of which he also wrote and directed.
His many theatre credits in Sydney include Lend Me A Tenor, Noises Off, Twelve Angry Men, True West, and Miss Julie. Since moving to the United States, he has appeared in The 39 Steps, My Fair Lady, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and The Jew of Malta. He also co-founded Australian Made Entertainment, a theatre company dedicated to producing Australian plays in the US, for which he has produced and starred in Così, Speaking In Tongues, and The Club.
A seasoned improv performer, Matthew has won the coveted Cranston Cup and represented Australia at the World Domination TheatreSports tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also appeared on the Las Vegas Strip performing nightly at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Aussie Improv Comedy Explosion.