• Matthew Vincent Lattanzi is a former actor and dancer, best known as the first husband of actress and singer Olivia Newton-John.
• Matt became interested in acting when he went to grade school and practiced acting with his friend at Benson Polytechnic High School.
• Matt made his screen debut in the 1980 musical “Xanadu” and his breakthrough musical comedy film “Grease 2” in 1982.
• Matt was married to Olivia from 1984 to 1995 and they have a daughter.
• Matt is an avid dancer, traveler, philanthropist, and as of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $400,000.
Known from movies
|Date of birth||February 1, 1959|
|Husband||Olivia Newton-John, Cindy Jessup|
|Fact||Father of Chloe Lattanzi|
Who is Matt Lattanzi and what happened to him?
Matthew Vincent Lattanzi was born in Portland, Oregon USA, on February 1, 1959 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he is an American national. He is a former actor and a dancerbut who is perhaps best known as the first husband of Dame Olivia Newton-John, a famous British-Australian singer, actress and dancer.
Youth and education
Matt was raised in Portland as an only child by his father Charles Paul Lattanzi, a maintenance foreman from Italy, and his mother Jeanette Slowikowski, a homemaker originally from Poland.
Matt got interested in acting when he went to grade school because he and his friends loved watching black and white movies together – him and his best friend later practiced acting at Benson Polytechnic High Schooland often attended plays performed at a local theater.
Matt was also physically active at Benson Polytechnic, playing football and basketball with his friends. After his entrance examination in 1977, he decided not to enroll in university, but to concentrate on a career as an actor and dancer.
Career as an actor
Matt made his film debut in 1980 when he was cast to play Young Danny McGuire (dancer) in the romantic fantasy musical “Xanadu”, starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck, and which is about a performer who lives in Los Angeles meeting the girl of his dreams – the film won one award and was nominated for 10 others.
In 1981, he played The Boy Jim in the drama film “Rich and Famous”, while the following year he appeared in the musical “Olivia Newton-John: Let’s Get Physical”, written and directed by Brian Grant.
Matt’s breakthrough came in 1982, when he was cast to play Brad the musical comedy film “Grease 2”starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield and Lorna Luft, and is about a British student who must prove his worth to a girl gang as its members only date ‘greasers’.
In 1983 he played Bobby Chrystal in the comedy “My Tutor”, and in 1984 Matt made his debut in the TV series, playing a dancer in the pilot episode of the drama “Rituals”. He appeared uncredited in the short musical “Olivia: Soul Kiss” in 1985, while the following year he appeared as Larry Bartlet in the comedy film “That’s Life”, both written and directed by Blake Edward. Two of his next roles were in the critically acclaimed 1987 romantic comedy “Roxanne”, starring Steven Martin and Daryl Hannah, and the 1988 drama film “Blueberry Hill”, starring Carrie Snodgress and Margaret Avery.
Three of Matt’s last roles before he retired from acting were in the action comedy “Catch Me If You Can” in 1989, the sports comedy “Diving In” in 1990, and the drama series “Paradise Beach” in 1993.
Love life and wife
Matt met Olivia Newton-John while they were shooting together for “Xanadu”, and they were married on December 15, 1984 in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. On January 17, 1986, Olivia gave birth to their daughter Chloe Lattanzi, who has since become an actress and is known for her roles in films “The Wilde Girls”, “Dirty Step Upstage” and “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming”. Matt’s acting career ended in 1993 and he became a construction worker, eventually leading to his and Olivia’s divorce in 1995.
In 1997 he started dating the actress Cindy Jessup, who is perhaps best known for her roles in the movies “Superheroine Double Feature” and “Tied Up All Night Again”; they dated for 10 years before breaking up for unknown reasons.
Matt hasn’t talked about any women he might have yet
I have been with since his divorce from Cindy, and as of September 2020 he is single, married once and has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Matt has been dancing since he was a teenager and can dance a variety of styles – although he has worked as a dancer for over 20 years, he has always considered it a hobby.
He loves to travel and has been all over the world for both work and pleasure – two of his favorite cities to visit are London in England and Tokyo in Japan.
Matt is a philanthropist, who has donated money to various non-governmental organizations that aim to help underprivileged children and war veterans.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses including Matt Damon, Tom Hanks and Emma Watson while some of his favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “The Terminal” and the “Harry Potter” franchise.
Net worth today
Matt is 61 years old. He has medium length brown hair and brown eyes, is 6 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs about 180 pounds.
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $400,000 while Olivia’s net worth is said to be over $40 million.
Who is Olivia Newton-John?
Dame Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England on September 26, 1948 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she has both British and Australian nationality. She has won four Grammy awards and has had five songs top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Olivia was raised alongside her older brother Hugh, who died in 2019, and her older sister Rona, who died in 2013, by their Welsh father Brinley ‘Bryn’ Newton-John, who was an MI5 officer, and their mother Irene Helene, who was a housewife. . When Olivia was six years old, the family moved to Melbourne, Australia after her father was awarded a Master’s degree at Melbourne University’s Ormond College.
Olivia attended Christ Church Grammar School and continued her education at University High School, graduating in 1965.
She started her career as a musician at the age of 14 when she formed her band Sol Four with three of her best friends – she next appeared in the musical TV series “The Go!! Show” where she met Pat Caroll, an Australian singer with whom she would later find a duet. She released her debut single in 1966 titled “Till You Say You’ll Be Mine”. and then began performing with Pat as the duo Pat and Olivia – the two toured Europe together, but split in 1975 after Pat returned to Australia. In the late 1980s, Olivia joined the band Tomorrow, but they failed to chart with songs and so broke up.
Olivia rose to fame in the UK after the release of her debut album “If Not for You” in 1971, while her second album “Olivia” followed in 1972 – her single “Let Me Be There” won her a Grammy Award for Best Country Female in 1973, and it was included on her album of the same name. She represented the UK in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Long Live Love”, placing fourth. Olivia rose to worldwide fame after she starred as Sandy in the movie “Grease” alongside famous actor John Travolta.
She went on to release many albums and become even more popular, but Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 1992 – she beat the cancer in less than a year and then became an advocate for breast cancer research. Olivia continues to make music to this day and is still very popular.
Before her marriage to Matt, Olivia was engaged to British guitarist Bruce Welch, who attempted suicide after their split in 1972. She dated British businessman Lee Kramer, and after their split, Olivia met Matt — after their divorce, she began dating the cameraman Patrick McDermott in 1996, and they were together for the next nine years until 2005 when Patrick disappeared while fishing off the California coast – a private investigator later claimed that Patrick was alive and in Mexico, but no evidence was provided to support his claim. On June 21, 2008, Olivia married Amazon Herb Company president John Easterling, and they are together to this day.
Olivia revealed in May 2017 that her breast cancer had returned and it had also resurfaced in 2013, but she was fighting it without letting the media know. She revealed that her cancer has progressed to stage IV and how she uses cannabis oil to treat it – Olivia and Matt’s daughter, Chloe, owns her own cannabis plantation in Oregon.
|First and last name||Matt Latinzi|
|Date of birth||February 1, 1959|
|Husband||Olivia Newton-John, Cindy Jessup|
|Children||Chloe Rose Lattanzi|
|Parents||Jeanette Slowikowski Lattanzi, Charles Paul Lattanzi|
|Movies||Catch Me If You Can, Roxanne, That’s Life!, My Tutor, Grease 2, Rich and Famous, Xanadu, Blueberry Hill|
|TV shows||Paradise beach|
|1||His paternal grandparents were Italian immigrants. His mother had Polish ancestry.|
|2||Former brother-in-law of actress Rona Newton-John.|
|3||Father of Chloe Lattanzi|
|Paradise beach||1993||TV serials||Cooper Hart|
|Dive in||1990||Jerome Colter|
|Catch me if you can||1989||Dylan Malone|
|Blueberry Hill||1988||Dennis Logan|
|Olivia: Soul kiss||1986||Video briefly uncredited|
|That’s life!||1986||Larry Bartlett|
|My supervisor||1983||Bob Crystal|
|Olivia Newton-John: Let’s get physical||1982||TV movie|
|Rich and famous||1981||Jim, the boy|
|Xanadu||1980||Young Danny McGuire / Xanadu Dancer|
|The 61st Annual Academy Awards||1989||TV Special artist: “I want to be an Oscar winner”|
|Rock the crib||2008||TV serials||Himself|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2006||Documentary about the TV series||Himself|
|The 61st Annual Academy Awards||1989||TV special||Herself – Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)|
|Olivia Down Under||1988||TV movie||Herself (Music Video: “It’s Always Australia For Me”) (uncredited)|
|The 55th Annual Academy Awards||1983||TV special||Himself – Hearer|
|Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights||1980||TV special||Himself (audience) (uncredited)|