Matthew Lillard is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Matthew Lillard has earned his net worth from his roles such as Stu Macher in the 1996 American slasher film Scream written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. For his role of Stevo in SLC Punk he was awarded as Best Actor at the Mar del Plata Film Festival. Matthew was born on January 24, 1970 in Lansing, Michigan, he was raised in Tustin, California, and he has one younger sister named Amy. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts located in Pasadena, California; he went on to study theater in New York City at Circle in the Square. He married Heather Helm in 2000, and they have 3 children. Some of Lillard's other acting credits include his role as Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo film series; he also starred in the Animated reboot series. Most recently he appeared in the 2011 comedy drama The Descendants with fellow actor George Clooney, written by Alexander Payne. He made several guest appearances on numerous television shows such as; Nash Bridges, The Replacements, Gary Unmarried, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and House. Lillard produced and directed his first feature film, in Seattle, during July and August of 2011. Fat Kid Rules the World, was based on a book written by K.L. Going, the film is set to be released in 2012.
In May 2012, Matthew did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview on Reddit. A user asked him about his net worth and Lillard responded with the following:
"I have three kids and a moderate size house. I do what I love, I'm proud of my life, i wouldn't change it… but I'm not rich by any stretch of the imagination."
On the same Reddit thread Lillard stated that he was only paid $1600 for one week of work on The Descendants.