• Matthew Settle is an actor best known for his work in the HBO miniseries entitled “Band of Brothers”
• His net worth is estimated to be over $4 million, earned through his successful acting career
• He had a role in the series “Gossip Girl”, playing Rufus Humphrey
• He became the host of the television show “Decisive Battles” in 2004
• He has an inactive Twitter and Instagram account since 2016 and has not taken any new acting projects since then

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1969
SpouseNaama Nativ Settle
FactMatthew and Kelly Rutherford, who played husband and wife in Gossip Girl (2007), once dated in real life.

Who is Matthew Settle?

Matthew Settle was born on 17 September 1969, in Hickory, North Carolina, USA, and is an actor, best known for his work in the HBO miniseries entitled “Band of Brothers”, in which he portrayed Captain Ronald Speirs. He also had a role in the series “Gossip Girl”, playing Rufus Humphrey.

The Wealth of Matthew Settle

How rich is Matthew Settle? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $4 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 1996 and has worked on numerous films during his career.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Matthew was raised by his parents in Hickory, where her father worked as a Baptist minister. He grew up as the youngest among six children with three brothers and two sisters. At a young age, he developed a strong interest towards pursuing a career in acting. After a string of television movies, he appeared in 1997’s “Justice League of America” which was intended to be a pilot for a CBS series that was unsuccessful.

The following year, he had his first film role in “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” playing Will Benson. The slasher film is a sequel to “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with many of the main cast members of the previous film reprising their roles. The film follows the story of a stalker who follows one of the previous film’s survivors to the Bahamas with the intent of killing them. After this project, he worked on movies such as “Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelley”, and “The In Crowd”.

Matthew Settle

Band of Brothers and Rise to Fame

In 2001, Settle got one of his most prominent roles in the miniseries “Band of Brothers”, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Stephen E. Ambrose, produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. It follows the history of Easy Company which was a part of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. The group participated in numerous major actions in Europe until the end of World War II. Some of the identities of the men they portrayed were later shown. The show was successful in winning Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for best miniseries.

Following this success, he had multiple episodic roles in both “The Practice” and “CSI: Miami”. He was also cast in “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”, and had numerous film projects over the next few years. In 2004, he became the host of the television show “Decisive Battles”, which depicted several historic conflicts using the game engine of “Rome: Total War”. He also had a role in “Until the Night”, a drama starring Norman Reedus.

Gossip Girl and Recent Projects

After roles in “Brothers and Sisters” and “Wedding Bells”, Matthew then became a main cast member of “Gossip Girl” in 2007, a role which got him a Teen Choice Award. The show is based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar, and ran for a total of six seasons. It follows the story of upper class adolescents living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Other stars of the show include Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Kelly Rutherford and Peen Badgley. He stayed with the show for its entire run, doing a few film projects in the process. The show proved highly successful, leading to adaptations outside the US.

After the show, he was cast in the horror film “Ouija” which was the directorial debut of Stiles Whitem and starring Olivia Cooke and Daren Kagasoff; the film was a commercial success. He also had roles in “Marshall the Miracle Dog” and “The Faith of Anna Waters”, which is another horror film starring him alongside Elizabeth Rice. It was billed as the first supernatural feature of Hollywood set in Singapore. One of his latest projects is a guest appearance in “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, marking a return to television after “Gossip Girl”. The show aired on CBS, and is a part of the “Criminal Minds” franchise.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, it is known that Settle eloped with actress and model Naama Nativ, marrying in 2006. The have a child together, but their marriage only lasted until 2011 when they divorced. He also has a child with another woman, though details about her and the child have not been specified. Since his first marriage, there have not been any new reports about romances coming the public’s way. He also once had a relationship with actress Kelly Rutherford, who was his on-screen wife during “Gossip Girl”. One of the reasons he got into acting school was on the recommendation of lawyer Jay Julien.

One of the reasons there is very limited information about any of his past and present personal endeavors is due to the lack of any strong online presence. He has an account on Twitter with almost 50,000 followers, but he has not been active on site since 2016. The same can be said for his Instagram account, with over 150,000 followers, on which he became inactive at around the same time. He hasn’t taken any new acting projects since that year, and it is not known if he is taking a break, or has stepped away from acting all together. With no confirmation, he is still slated as active.

General Info

Full NameMatthew Settle
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1969
Height1.78 m


SpouseNaama Nativ Settle
ChildrenAven Angelica Settle
ParentsJoan Settle, Robert Settle


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Film - Choice Sleazebag, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Parental Unit
MoviesThe Faith of Anna Waters, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, So Undercover, Ouija, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, U-571, The In Crowd, The Celestine Prophecy, Beneath, Justice League of America, Until the Night, Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly, Blue Smoke, Marshall's Mirac...
TV ShowsGossip Girl, Into the West, Band of Brothers, Decisive Battles

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1Women are to be loved, not understood.


1Matthew and Kelly Rutherford, who played husband and wife in Gossip Girl (2007), once dated in real life.
2Daughter born March 5, 2009. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz.
3Plays the father of Penn Badgley on Gossip Girl (2007), although he's only 15 years older than Badgley.
4Expecting first child with wife, Naama Nativ [September 2008].
5When asked by an interviewer what his two sisters taught him about women he answered; "That women are to be loved, not understood.".
6Lived with Band of Brothers (2001) cast-mate, Eion Bailey.
7His father is a doctor of theology from Temple Seminar. He once sold records in Dollywood. Jay Julien, a lawyer who also represented Robert De Niro, got him into a New York acting school.




Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016TV SeriesDaniel Wolf
The Offering2016/ISam Harris
Marshall's Miracle2015Doc Henry
Paper Angels2014TV MovieKevin Morrell
Ouija2014/IIMr. Morris
A Sister's Nightmare2013TV MoviePhil
Gossip Girl2007-2012TV SeriesRufus Humphrey
So Undercover2012Professor Talloway
Love Sick Love2012Norman
The Express2008President Kennedy
The Wedding Bells2007TV SeriesMichael Madison
Blue Smoke2007TV MovieBo Goodnight
Brothers & Sisters2006TV SeriesJonathan Sellers
The Celestine Prophecy2006John
Secrets of a Small Town2006TV SeriesNash
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2005TV SeriesJackson Zane
Mutig in die neuen Zeiten - Im Reich der Reblaus2005TV MovieHal Morris
Into the West2005TV Mini-SeriesJacob Wheeler
Rancid2004James Hayson
Until the Night2004Michael
A Place Called Home2004TV MovieHank Ford
The Mystery of Natalie Wood2004TV MovieWarren Beatty
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesArt Pickering
The Practice2003TV SeriesRussell Bakey
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood2002Jack
ER2002TV SeriesBrian Westlake
Band of Brothers2001TV Mini-SeriesRonald C. Speirs
The In Crowd2000Matt
U-5712000Ens. Keith Larson
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly1999TV MovieAlex Kelly
Lansky1999TV MovieBugsy Siegel Ages 17-26
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer1998Will Benson
A Deadly Vision1997TV MovieDet. Max Seagle
What Happened to Bobby Earl?1997TV MovieTom Stahl
Justice League of America1997TV MovieGuy Gardner Green Lantern
Shaughnessy1996TV MovieTommy Shaughnessy


Gossip Girl2008TV Series performer - 1 episode


Gossip Girl: XO XO2012TV Movie documentary special thanks


A Big Farewell to Our Upper East Siders2013Video shortHimself
Gossip Girl: Series Retrospective2012TV MovieHimself
Gossip Girl: XO XO2012TV Movie documentaryRufus Humphrey / Himself
5 Years of Iconic Style2012Video shortHimself
Gossip Girl: Gossip Girl Turns 1002012Video shortHimself
Exposing Gossip Girl: Making Episode 4182011Video shortHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Fifth Avenue Meets Gossip Girl2009Video shortHimself
Gossip Girl: Faces Behind the Design2009Video shortHimself
Stylish Confessions: The Fashion of 'Gossip Girl'2009Video shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
Gossip Girl Revealed2008TV MovieHimself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: The Celestine Prophecy Live2006Himself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Decisive Battles2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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