Matthew Foster

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November 12, 2022

On the film festival circuit, Matthew's short film Reductio, which he wrote, directed and starred in, has played successfully to audiences at the Short+Sweet Film Festival in Sydney and the Mojo Italia Festival in Rome.

Matthew Foster is an accomplished character actor with extensive experience on stage and screen in both Australia and the United States. He studied acting in Sydney and New York City, then spent a decade living and working in the US. Currently, he splits his time between Sydney and Los Angeles. Matthew's US television credits include The Good Place, The Orville, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sneaky Pete, House of Cards, Shameless, Law & Order: SVU, and the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce. He has also appeared on Australian TV screens in Home and Away, All Saints, and White Collar Blue.

On film, he can be seen in Miranda July's Kajillionaire, alongside Evan Rachel Wood, as well as the 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 Noises Off, Twelve Angry Men, True West, and Miss Julie. In 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 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.