Who is Perry Mattfeld? Wiki Bio
Perry Mattfeld was born in Long Beach, California USA, on 29 March 1994, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. Perry is an actress, who rose to prominence after she was recently cast to appear in the “In the Dark” TV series.
Early life and education
Perry spent her early life in Long Beach, raised by Shelley Garcia and Kenneth Mattfeld who has been working for the Port of Los Angeles as their deputy city attorney since 2003, while he was working in Los Angeles law firms before that and eventually received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.
Her father also studied at the University of Michigan, from which he received his Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering.
Perry attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School, and was at the same time practicing acting at Constance Tillotson studio. After matriculation, she enrolled at the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting, and a bachelor’s degree in film theory.
She was a huge fan of Meryl Streep and Emma Watson as she was growing up, but still wanted to complete her education before launching her acting career, stating ‘The more educated you are and the more life experience you have, the more you can contribute to your characters’.
While at the university, Perry was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and was also part of the Song Girls team, in 2014 featuring in “Sports Illustrated” magazine as their cheerleader of the week.
Career as an actress and a dancer
Perry launched her dancing career before becoming an actress, as she began singing and dancing at the age of three, while she also learned how to play the piano at high school. She started off with ballet at the age of four, and practiced it for nine years before she began learning a variety of styles under the tutoring of Debbie Allen, a famous American choreographer.
Perry’s dancing career helped her become an actress, as she won her role as a dancer in the “Alex in Wonderland” musical.
She continued her work in local theatre and joined the Mattel’s American Girl Theatre in Los Angeles where she was a member of their original singing cast, playing Kirsten Larson and Kit Kittrege from 2005 to 2007.
At around the same time, Perry began working as a model, after meeting Kelly Gray, a fashion legend who is the founder of the St. John international knit fashion brand. The two subsequently founded their own Grayse luxury fashion brand, with headquarters located in Irvine, California.
Her acting career was officially launched in 2006, but she didn’t gain recognition until she won roles in Disney movies and TV series in 2009. She was cast to portray Franken-Girl in the “Wizards of Waverly Place” adventure comedy drama TV series, and starred alongside Selena Gomez – Perry’s role required a tall cheerleader girl, and Perry was a perfect fit. She gained additional recognition after she was cast to portray Mel in the “Shameless” comedy drama TV series in its ninth and tenth seasons.
Perry became more popular after she was cast to play the lead role as Murphy Mason in the “In the Dark” comedy drama TV series which began airing on 4 April 2019.
The series follows Murphy who is a blind woman and who, after witnessing her friend’s murder, tries to solve it with the help of her friend Jess, played by Brooke Markham, and her dog named Pretzel.
Love life and relationships
Perry is in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend Andrew Wright who is an ex-baseball pitcher. The two met while studying together at university, but didn’t start dating until the final year of their studies in 2016. They are living in Los Angeles but not together, as Perry is still living with her parents and their dog. Perry often uploads pictures of them together onto her Instagram account, in which you can see the two travelling, drinking coffee, or taking Perry’s dog for a walk.
— Perry Mattfeld (@perrymattfeld) May 26, 2014
Before Andrew, Perry was rumored to be dating an actor whom she met on the set of a movie she was cast to appear in, reportedly from 2010 to 2014, while rumor also has it that they were engaged, but eventually called it off.
Hobbies and other interests
Perry is a huge lover of animals, and is said to have created a strong bond with the golden retriever dog which is starring in the “In the Dark” TV series alongside her. She is a fan of the film industry, and her favorite actresses and actors are Emma Watson, Nicole Kidman, and Al Pacino, while some of her favorite movies include the “Harry Potter” franchise, “Eyes Wide Shut”, and “Scarface”.
Although her net worth is not as big as other actors and actresses, Perry is a philanthropist and has donated money to several charity organizations over the course of years, most of which have the goal of helping underprivileged children.
Perry’s main hobby is travelling and she has been to several European countries in 2018 with her dream travel destinations being Paris in France and Barcelona in Spain. She enjoys listening to rap, pop, and blues music.
Appearance and net worth
Perry is 25 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). Her net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million, as of early 2020.