Matt McGorry

Actor and Activist

Matt McGorry

Actor and Activist

Biography

Matt McGorry stars as Asher Millstone in ABC’s hit series How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes and created by Peter Nowalk. He is also well known for playing the post-military newbie corrections officer John Bennett in the Emmy nominated Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Matt recently Matt starred in the film “How He Fell In Love,’ written and directed by Marc Meyers, which was released on June 11th of this year. The film was nominated for Best Dramatic Feature and Best Film at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Upcoming films include “Step Sisters” directed by Charles Stone III and “Loserville” directed by Lovell Holder. Other television appearances include TNT’s Public Morals produced by Steven Spielberg and Edward Burns, Emmy nominated crime drama Elementary, CW’s wellknown series Gossip Girl, the USA original series Royal Pains, CBS Emmy nominated crime dramaPerson of Interest, and Comedy Central’s Onion SportsDome. Off-screen, Matt spends his time advocating for gender and racial justice and equality. Notable collaborations include his work with the White House’s It’s On Us campaign against sexual assault on college campus; #CUT50 which aims to create a smart and safe reduction in the number of people behind bars by 50% over the next ten years; and NARAL which works to protect and expand reproductive freedom. Matt McGorry’s background in comedy began during college when he was a member of the well-known sketch group, “Emerson Comedy Workshop”. After graduating in 2008, Matt went on to appear in CollegeHumor.com videos and years of improv performance after graduating from the prestigious UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) Improv Theatre Program. Matt previously spent time as a fitness expert and has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Life & Style and NY1. McGorry was born and raised in New York City. He attended LaGuardia High School, the “Fame” school, as a drama major. Following LaGuardia H.S., he attended the Theater program at Emerson College in Boston, MA