The son of Loretta and Francis Fox, Matthew Fox was born as the middle of three brothers on his family's horse ranch in Crowheart, Wyoming. He was educated at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Columbia University and also attended the School for Film and Television in New York City. After graduating in 1988, he began acting with the Atlantic Theater Company. Fox married Margherita Ronchi in 1992. They have two children, Kyle (pronounced "Kyleigh") and Byron. Fox is also a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the Toronto Blue Jays.
1992 Early TV appearance on Wings
1992 TV series debut in a regular role, Freshman Dorm
1993 Feature film debut, My Boyfriend's Back
1994 Had regular role of older sibling Charlie Salinger in the weekly drama series, Party of Five
1999 Received rave reviews for his portrayal of a disturbed young man in the CBS movie Behind the Mask, opposite Donald Sutherland
2002 Co-starred in the UPN series Haunted
2004-present Portrays Dr. Jack Shephard on the ABC drama Lost
2006 Co-starring in the Warner Bros film "We Are... Marshall", about the 1970 plane crash that took the lives of almost the entire Marshall University football team. He is playing the role of coach Red Dawson, opposite Matthew McConaughey. It is currently filming. Release date slated for early December 2006.