Matthew Rhys Biography

Matthew Rhys
Matthew Rhys
  • Born Nov. 8, 1974

Matthew Rhys Evans (born 8 November 1974), known professionally as Matthew Rhys (/riːs/), is a Welsh actor. He is known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Philip Jennings on the FX drama series The Americans. He also starred as Kevin Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love.\n', '

Rhys was born in Cardiff, Wales, the son of Glyn, a headmaster, and Helen Evans, a teacher. He grew up in Cardiff and attended Welsh-medium schools, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd (in Whitchurch, Cardiff) and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf (in Llandaff North, Cardiff). In 1993, he was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Scholarship.\n', '

At age 17, after playing Elvis Presley in a school musical, he applied to and was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. His older sister Rachel, now a BBC broadcast journalist, also attended.\n', '


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