Matthew "Matt" W. Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor who portrays Alaric Saltzman on The Vampire Diaries. He's best known for his roles on TV show What About Brian and movies Blue Crush and Legally Blonde. He has also done a lot other movies.
Davis was born on May 8, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Woods Cross High School in Woods Cross, Utah where he was raised. Matt first became interested in acting while attending the University of Utah. Post-college, Davis moved to New York to further his studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first starring role came in 2000, when he was only 22, with Colin Farrell in Tigerland. In March 2008, Matt began dating actress Leelee Sobieski. In September of the same year, they got married, but filed for divorce just two months later - The divorce was finalised in February 2009. In August 2012, Matt began dating Afghan-American actress, Azita Ghanizada.
|2000||Tigerland||Pvt. Jim Paxton|
|Urban Legends: Final Cut||Travis Stark/Trevor Stark|
|Legally Blonde||Warner Huntington III|
|2002||Lone Star of Mind||Jimbo|
|Blue Crush||Matt Tollman|
|2004||Seeing Other People||Donald|
|Shadow of Fear||Harrison French|
|Into the Sun||Sean Mack|
|Bottoms Up||Johnny Cocktail|
|What About Brian||Adam Hillman|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||PJ Bartlett|
|Finding Bliss||Jeff Drake|
|In Plain Sight||Lewis Folwer|
|S. Darko||Pastor John Wayne|
|The Vampire Diaries||Alaric Saltzman|
|Waiting for Forever||Aaron|
- He likes the colours red and blue.
- Matt's Twitter alter-ego is Ernesto Riley.
- He first went for the role of Logan but he got the role of Alaric who killed Logan (his first vampire kill).
- He, Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are the only cast members that played 3 different characters (Matt played Alaric, Klaus and Silas).