Who is Luciana Barroso?
Luciana Bozan Barroso was born in Salta, Argentina in 1976, but hasn’t disclosed her exact date of birth – her zodiac sign is said to be Scorpio, and she holds Argentinian nationality. She’s a TV personality, but who’s probably known best for being the wife of famous American actor Matt Damon.
Early life and education
She was raised in Salta by her mother who was a housewife, and her father who was an insurance agent – as she hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, she’s believed to be an only child. Luciana’s parents divorced when she was still very young, and she was then raised by her grandparents who were originally from Italy.
She hasn’t shared much regarding her education, but it’s known that she attended a local high school in Salta, at which she practiced acting and singing.
Luciana was also a skilled painter, and was encouraged by her teachers to practice and further develop her skills. Upon matriculating in 1994, she enrolled at a college from which she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998.
Luciana hasn’t shared any details concerning her career with the public, but there are rumors circulating the internet that she was once an air hostess. As of April 2021, she seems to be focused on staying at home and raising her and Matt’s children.
Appearances in TV shows
In 2007, Luciana appeared in the episode “Matt Damon” of the news talk-show “Inside the Actors Studio”, and in 2008, she was featured in the TV special “Empire Movie Awards 2008”. She was invited to make a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Extra with Billy Bush” in both 2015 and 2017, while she also appeared in the “21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” in 2016.
In 2017, she appeared in an episode of the talk-show “E! Live from the Red Carpet”, and between 2015 and 2020, Luciana made an appearance in nine episodes of the talk-show “Entertainment Tonight”.
In 2019, she received special thanks for the biographical action drama movie “Ford v Ferrari”.
Love life and marriage with Matt Damon
Before meeting Matt Damon, Luciana was married to an unknown man, and gave birth to their daughter Alexia Barroso in 1998. They divorced after a couple of years of being together, for unknown reasons.
She and Matt met in April 2003, while he was shooting for the comedy movie “Stuck on You” in Miami, Florida. It was announced in September 2005 that the two had become engaged, and on 9 December 2005, they exchanged vows in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family members.
In June 2006, Luciana gave birth to their first daughter, their second daughter followed in August 2008, and in October 2010, their third daughter arrived. As of April 2021, the family of five seems to be leading a happy life together in the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, while they have also lived in New York City and Miami.
Hobbies and other interests
Luciana’s a very secretive person when it comes to her private matters, and doesn’t even have an Instagram account.
She seems to be enjoying leading an apparently lavish lifestyle, and loves to travel, which is one of the reasons why she has kept Matt company during most of his red carpet events. The two have been all around the US together, and have also visited various European countries, including Italy and France.
Luciana’s physically very active, and has several training sessions at the gym each week, while she occasionally works out with Matt.
In her spare time, she likes to watch movies starring her favorite actors and actresses Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino and Angelina Jolie – a couple of her favorite films are “Titanic”, “Scent of a Woman” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.
Age, height and net worth
Luciana’s age is either 44 or 45. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of April 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while Matt’s net worth is reputedly over $170 million.
Who is Matt Damon?
Matthew Paige ‘Matt’ Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, on 8 October 1970 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film producer and screenwriter, who has appeared in many popular movies and won numerous awards and accolades, including two Golden Globes and an Oscar (Academy Award).
He was raised in Cambridge alongside his brother Kyle by their mother Nancy Carlsson-Paige who was an education professor at Lesley University, and their father Kent Telfer Damon who was a stockbroker. Matt was two years old when his parents divorced, and he then lived with his mother. His brother is an artist and a sculptor. Matt studied at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and became interested in acting during his early teenage years, appearing in plays performed both at his school and at a local theatre. Upon matriculating in 1988, he enrolled at Harvard University, but dropped out before graduation to focus on his acting career.
He was 18 years old when he made his debut movie appearance, with his portrayal of a supporting character in the romantic comedy “Mystic Pizza”, while he gained recognition in 1997 when he and the famous American actor Ben Affleck wrote the drama movie “Good Will Hunting”, which follows a mathematics genius who’s working as a janitor at a local college. The movie starred Matt and Ben as well as the famous late actor Robin Williams, and has been ranked amongst the best 100 movies of all time – it won 24 awards including two Oscars, while it was nominated for 61 other awards. In 1997 as well, he starred in the hit legal drama movie “The Rainmaker”, which also starred Danny DeVito and Danny Glover.
In 1998, he appeared in the evergreen war movie “Saving Private Ryan”, which starred Tom Hanks and was a huge hit, and Matt then played lead characters in various critically acclaimed movies such as the 1999 psychological thriller “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, the 2000 romantic western “All the Pretty Horses”, and the 2001 heist comedy “Ocean’s Eleven”.
In 2002, he was cast to star as the main character Jason Bourne in the action thriller movie “The Bourne Identity”, and later in “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum”. Also in 2002, he voiced the horse Spirit in the animated movie “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”. Matt starred alongside Heath Ledger in the 2005 adventure fantasy movie “The Brothers Grimm”, while the following year saw him star alongside Robert De Niro in the spy movie “The Good Shephard”.
Matt then played main characters in various popular movies, such as the 2011 family comedy “We Bought a Zoo”, the 2013 science fiction action “Elysium”, and the 2015 science fiction “The Martian”.
Matt has been acting to this day and has around 90 acting credits, 25 producing credits and has won 35 awards of the 182 for which he has been nominated. He also received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 25 July 2007.
He’s a philanthropist and one of the founders of the now-defunct non-governmental organization H2O Africa Foundation which merged with WaterPartners in July 2009 to create Water.org. He has also co-founded the humanitarian aid and international relief organization Not on Our Watch together with many other actors including Brad Pitt and George Clooney. He’s today Feeding America’s spokesperson, and is a board member of Tonic Mailstopper.