Matt Groening

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Matt Groening
A man in glasses and a plaid shirt sits in front of a microphone.
Groening at Comic-Con, July 24, 2010
Born Matthew Abram Groening
February 15, 1954 (1954-02-15) (age 60)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Education Lincoln High School
Alma mater The Evergreen State College
Occupation Cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, voice actor
Years active 1977–present
Known for The Simpsons
Futurama
Life in Hell
Bongo Comics
Net worth Increase US$500 million[1]
Political party Democrat
Religion Agnostic
Spouse Deborah Caplan (1986–99, divorced)
Agustina Picasso (2011–present)
Children Homer ("Will") Groening
Abe Groening
Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening
Camille (stepdaughter)
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Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening (born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell, as well as two successful television series, The Simpsons and Futurama.

Groening has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and two for Futurama as well as a British Comedy Award for "outstanding contribution to comedy" in 2004. In 2002, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his work on Life in Hell. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 14, 2012.

Early life[change | change source]

He was born on February 15, 1954 in Portland, Oregon, the middle of five children. His mother Margaret Ruth was once a teacher. His father Homer Philip Groening was a filmmaker, advertiser, writer and cartoonist. Groening has Norwegian and German ancestry.

Groening grew up in Portland, and attended Ainsworth Elementary School, Lincoln High School and also The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Personal life[change | change source]

Groening identifies himself as agnostic[2][3] and liberal.[4] He has often made campaign contributions to Democratic Party candidates.[5] His first cousin, Laurie Monnes Anderson, is a member of the Oregon State Senate representing eastern Multnomah County.[6]

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