Perry Mattfeld is a Hollywood celebrity that began her life as a ballet dancer before finding her way into the film industry as a performer and later as an actress. She is noteworthy for her performances in original musical theatre productions and later in “Shameless” and “In The Dark” TV shows as well.
In this article, we will provide facts about the actress that many people do not know about. We will also answer many of the questions about her such as “Is Perry Mattfeld is blind”, “How tall is Perry Mattfeld”, “Who are Perry Mattfeld parents”, and more. To get started, we summarise the top facts about the actress in the next section.
Top 10 Perry Mattfeld facts
- Perry Mattfeld was born on 29 March 1994 in Long Beach, California, and she will turn 27 years old on her2021 birthday. Her parents are Kenneth Mattfeld and Shelley Garcia.
- At the age of five, Perry’s parents enrolled her in ballet classes. By the time she turned nine, she was already a great ballet dancer. Her parents then placed her under the tutelage of Debbie Allen to learn other dance techniques.
- Young Mattfeld learned to speak English and French and took piano and singing lessons to prepare her for a life of stage performer.
- She started her acting career at the age of 12 as part of the original musical theatre cast at Mattel’s American Girl Theater that portrayed American Girl Dolls, Kirsten Larson, and Kit Kittredge. She performed over 164 shows for American Girl at the Grove in Los Angeles.
- The actress completed her high school education from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, California. She then went on to graduate with honours from the School of Dramatic Arts, a department at the University of Southern California (USC).
- The actress made her television debut as the character of the American Girl in episode #1.44 of “The Megan Mullally Show” in 2006 before appearing as FrankenGirl in the third episode of Disney’s “The Wizards of Waverly Place” in 2009. She then took on some other minor roles.
- Her first major TV role came in 2017. She landed the role of Mel in Shameless TV show and she appeared in seven episodes. The TV show gave rise to the Perry Mattfeld nude photo rumours.
- In 2018, Perry Mattfeld landed her first major role in an American television series. She was selected to play the main character of blind Murphy Mason on the In The Dark TV show.
- She was so good at playing the blind character of Murphy Mason that people started asking, “Is Perry Mattfeld really blind?”. It is common to see “Perry Mattfeld blind” on Google searches. While Perry Mattfeld is not blind, the actress had worked with Laurie Bernstein, the blind consultant and writer for InThe Dark TV show.
- Perry Mattfeld is not married but she has a boyfriend. She is currently dating Andrew Wright, an ex-baseball player.
Perry Mattfeld: Parents and early life
The Hollywood actress was born on 29 March 1994 as Perry Frances Garcia Mattfeld in Long Beach, California. According to sources online, Perry Mattfeld’s parents are Kenneth Mattfeld and Shelley Garcia.
Her father Kenneth Mattfeld worked as a naval architect before passing his law degree and getting a job as a deputy city attorney for the port of Los Angeles. He is a well-known attorney in the city. Meanwhile, we could not find out what her mother did, although she is Hispanic.
“… there’s a grandma, or some great uncle or great aunt or someone who was an opera singer, but I don’t have any immediate family in the industry,” Mattfeld said about having anyone in her family that is into entertainment.
Perry Mattfeld: Education
Perry Mattfeld completed her high school education at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, California. She then went on to graduate with honours from the School of Dramatic Arts, a department at the University of Southern California (USC).
She majored in acting and minored in cinema arts. Additionally, during her time at USC, Mattfeld had been a cheerleader. Also, she was a member of The University of Southern California World Famous USC Song Girls.
The actress speaks both English and French fluently.
Early dancing career
At the age of five, Perry Mattfeld’s parents enrolled her in ballet classes. By the time she turned nine, she was already a great ballet dancer. It was her singular activity during her formative years. To help become a better dancer, her parents placed her under the tutelage of Debbie Allen.
Debbie Allen is a popular American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director, and producer. She has won three Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991. Her passion is teaching dance to young people and despite her fame in the film industry, she still teaches dancing.
Thus, Debbie Allen taught Mattfeld other dancing techniques beyond ballet. Perry also learned to play the piano and took singing classes, equipping her for life on stage. She also featured in Ms Allen’s World Premiere Musical, Alex in Wonderland. From then on, she gradually found her feet in stage and theatre performance.
Perry Mattfeld already had long years of dancing experience under her belt and she had no trouble navigating the world of theatre. Debbie Allen’s impact in her formation also set her up for success.
She started her acting career at the age of 12 as part of the original musical theatre cast at Mattel’s American Girl Theater that portrayed American Girl Dolls, Kirsten Larson and Kit Kittredge.
According to IMDb Perry Mattfeld biography, she performed in over 164 shows for American Girl at the Grove in Los Angeles. It was during this period that she decided to take acting more seriously.
In 2006, Perry Mattfeld made her television debut as the character of the American Girl in episode #1.44 of “The Megan Mullally Show”. Then, she appeared as FrankenGirl in the third episode of Disney’s “The Wizards of Waverly Place” in 2009.
Mattfeld played the role of Suzie in one episode of the “Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader” in 2012. In 2016, she acted as one of Deon Cole’s girlfriends on a Conan TV show and was in one episode of “Stitchers” as Monica Chamberlain in 2017.
Perry Mattfeld Shameless
Many who came to know the actress years later ask this question, “Who was Perry Mattfeld in Shameless TV show?” Likely, they do not recognise her or they want to be sure. Well, Mattfeld was Mel on Shameless TV show.
She has appeared in seven episodes of Shameless TV show between 2017 and 2018. Shameless is an American comedy-drama television series that John Wells developed. It has been airing since 9 January 2011. It is an adaptation of Paul Abbott’s British series of the same name.
After Shameless, Mattfeld featured in one episode of Homecoming in 2018 as a makeover associate and then in an episode of Carrier in 2019. Speaking at a Golden Globe Awards, the actress revealed that she had wanted to play the lead role in Homecoming but had been picked to be the female reader at the table read. She hit her career-high later in 2019.
Perry Mattfeld In The Dark TV show
In 2018, Perry Mattfeld landed her first major role in an American television series. She was cast to play the main character, Murphy Mason, in the show.
According to the online premise, Murphy Mason is an irreverent blind woman in her twenties. In The Dark TV show centres around her and her two friends – Jess, her understanding roommate, and Tyson, a teenage drug-dealer who saved her from a violent mugging. The character also has a guide dog named Pretzel.
Perry Mattfeld’s character in In The Dark went blind at the age of 14 from retinitis pigmentosa. Since then, she developed an introverted and self-destructive lifestyle, which made her unwelcoming to most people.
While the TV show in itself is quite interesting, what has raised many people’s interest has been how well Mattfeld played Mason. It led many people to start asking, “Is Perry Mattfeld blind in real life?” We shall shortly address the issues relating to this query.
Perry Mattfeld also played minor roles in 2008 film The Norton Avenue All-Stars and 2013 Escape from Polygamy. Additionally, she starred in some short films as well, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (2011) is one of the most popular ones.
Is Perry Mattfeld blind?
No. Perry Mattfeld is not blind. However, she talentedly played the character of a blind person – Murphy Mason – in In The Dark TV show following her training with Laurie Bernstein. Bernstein was the blind consultant for In The Dark TV show. Mattfeld studied her down to her mannerisms to play Murphy Mason perfectly.
Speaking about Laurie in an interview in 2020, Mattfeld said: “Laurie not only became our blind consultant for the show but one of our staff writers. We have a multitude of staff writers from the blind community on the show as well.”
She explained further: “I spent a long time with her before the pilot. I videotaped everything. I watched her get ready for bed, make up her bed, make food in the kitchen, she explained to me the way her whole closet is organized.
“I watched her watch TV, I learned how she uses her phone with the audio settings, I watched her do her makeup, I really just obsessed over the physicality.
“I followed her while she used her guide dog. Murphy is so much more than physical but I wanted to at least try to understand the physical so that when we got on set and tried to tackle the emotional, I felt a little prepared. And she was on set, too, which helped.”
Thus, that was how Perry Mattfeld was able to interpret the blind Murphy Mason character in In The Dark TV show.
Is Perry Mattfeld related to Jennifer Aniston?
This is another popular question that people ask about Mattfeld. Likely because of the close resemblance between her and Jennifer Aniston. However, Mattfeld and Jennifer Aniston are not related in any way except through the entertainment industry.
Perry Mattfeld husband rumours – Is she married?
Lately, there have been some Perry Mattfeld husband rumours circulating online. Many think that the 27-year-old actress is married but this is not true. The Perry Mattfeld husband rumours are false, as she is not yet married. However, she has a boyfriend named Andrew Wright who she is currently dating.
Perry Mattfeld nude, topless photo rumours
There are several reports that Perry Mattfeld nude photos started to surface sometime in 2017. This was around the time that she was playing the character of Mel in the Shameless TV show Shameless. Shameless TV Show has strong adult content.
On IMDb, the show’s Sex & Nudity rating is ‘severe’ meaning that there are several scenes not appropriate for children. Perry Mattfeld nude and topless scenes are not limited to Shameless.
On “In The Dark TV show”, there are also some Perry Mattfeld nude scenes. The actress mostly wears underwears in these scenes and she was not topless as clickbait headlines may describe.
Perry Mattfeld Wiki
Perry Mattfeld Wiki page information is not yet up and this is the next best thing you can get concerning details about this actress. Also, if you are looking for Perry Mattfeld Wiki, you may need to go to the In The Dark Wikipedia page.
Perry Mattfeld’s boyfriend is Andrew Wright, an ex-baseball player. Before Mattfeld started dating Wright, she had been in a relationship in the past. Sadly, it had not ended well. The In The Dark TV show actress said that she had gone through a breakup around 2017/2018 that rocked her “pretty bad.”
We have no details about Perry Mattfeld’s former boyfriend but she is currently dating Andrew Wright and they appear to be going steady. The actress lives with her family in Southern California and she has a pet dog named Rowmeoh. Mattfeld says she has always been a dog person and is obsessed with them.
Perry Mattfeld height and physical features
She is about 5 ft 11 inches (178cm) tall with a slender build and long legs. In fact, she joked about her femurs being “extremely disproportionate” and said she is gangly looking. Perry Mattfeld weighs about 56 kilograms (123.5 pounds).
Other physical features of Mattfeld include light brown coloured hair and blue eyes with a hint of green.
Perry Mattfeld Instagram
The actress is verified on Instagram. Her handle @perrymattfeld has a relatively modest following of about 118K people as of January 2021.
Perry Mattfeld Twitter
She is also on Twitter but her handle @perrymattfeld is not yet verified and she has about 6K followers on the social media platform.
Additional Mattfeld information
Perry Mattfeld television shows
- The Megan Mullally Show (2006)
- Wizards of Waverly Place (2009)
- Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader (2012)
- Conan (2016)
- Stitchers (2017)
- Shameless (2017/2018)
- Homecoming (2018)
- Carrier (2019)
- In The Dark (2019 – date)
Perry Mattfeld movies
- The Norton Avenue All-Stars (2008)
- Escape from Polygamy (2013)
Perry Mattfeld short films
- AmazoBoy! (2007)
- The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (2011)
- Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden (2011)
- My Mind the Love Story (2012)
- Cayucos (2012)