Matilda Szydagis

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Actress and Producer (1974)
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Matilda Szydagis is an award-winning American actress famous for her roles in various short movies such as Vinny Vino, The Hoosac and The Ruins.

Apart from her acting career, she has also established her name as a writer, director and producer in a very short time. 

Keep scrolling if you want to know more about the personal and professional life of Szydagis.

Is Matilda Szydagis Dating?

The Ruins actress Szydagis is currently living a single life after being separated from her ex-husband Kevin Downey Jr.  

Moreover, she speaks frankly about her personal life on her social media handle and occasionally makes media headlines.

Divorced Kevin Downey Jr.

As mentioned above, Szydagis married American actor and writer Kevin Downey Jr. They tied their knot on October 30, 2004.

The ex-couple stayed together for more than four. However, the relationship didn't go well as they expected.

Kevin Downey Jr. posing for a photo shoot.
Picture of Matilda Szydagis's ex-husband, Kevin Downey Jr. Image Source: Times Union

The former couple decided to get separated and filed for divorce at the end of 2008. 

The divorce was finalized on 23 June 2009. During their four years of marriage, they had no kids.

Net Worth - A Rich Actress

Matilda Szydagis has an estimated net worth of $2 million, like Leeanna Walsman. She has been active in the film industry for over a decade and has been involved in various movies and TV series.

Moreover, she also owns the  Your Team Productions/Your Team Films along with Ric Sechrest. The production house has produced three short movies till now.

How Tall Is Szydagis?

Vinny Vino actress Matilda Szydagis stands at a decent height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) while she weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs). She has blonde hair and beautiful dark brown eye.

Talking about her body measurement, she has a perfect body shape of 34-28-40 inches. 

The Early Life Of Szydagis 

Szydagis was born on January 26, 1974, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was born to Polish parents.

Photo of Matilda Szydagis during her childhood days.
Photo of Matilda Szydagis during her childhood days. Image Source: Instagram @matildaszy26

During her childhood, she was quite interested in sports, especially tennis. She was one of the best tennis players in her school. 

A catch over here is that, due to her incredible skills in tennis, she got a chance to play in the state championship.

Family Details

As mentioned above, Szydagis was born to Polish parents. Her father is Jakub “Kuba” Szydagis; however, detail regarding her mother is still a mystery.

Photo of Matilda Szydagis father, Jakub “Kuba” Szydagis and her mother.
Photo of Matilda Szydagis father, Jakub “Kuba” Szydagis and her mother. Image Source: Instagram @matildaszy26

Moreover, she also has a sister named Katarzyna “Kathy” Muller, who works as a playwright in Chicago.

How Did Szydagis Instagram Got Block?

According to Szydagis, her first Instagram account was mistakenly disabled by someone, and she couldn't get her previous account.

Moreover, she also stated that she would start her new Instagram account from scratch.

Szydagis's Father Died At 83

The Nanny Diaries actress Szydagis's father, Jakub “Kuba” Szydagis, left the world on March 5, 2021. Her father was eighty-three years old during his demise.

Photo of  Matilda Szydagis along with her late father, akub “Kuba” Szydagis.
Photo of  Matilda Szydagis along with her late father, akub “Kuba” Szydagis. Image Source: Instagram @matildaszy26

She shared the sad news through an Instagram post. In that post, she talked about her late father and the beautiful memory she had with her father.

Education Qualification

The First Wives Club actress Szydagis completed her early education and high school at Maria High School.

After completing high school, she went to the University of Chicago, where she completed her bachelor's degree in Anthropology.

Later, she joined American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City to learn acting.

Loves Drawing

Deconstructing Harry actress Szydagis is an art lover. She loves to paint various pictures.

One of  Matilda Szydagis's various art
One of  Matilda Szydagis's various art. Image Source: Instagram @matildaszy26

She often shares her hand-drawn portrait through her Instagram handle. Most of her drawings are related to nature.

Szydagis Adopted A Kitty

The Nanny Diaries actress Szydagis adopted a cute kitten from a local rescue group in mid-2020. 

She made a post on her Instagram handle captioning:

One year ago today I adopted this sweet pumpkin spice baby kitty. Looking for your own vampire kitty? Use local rescue group: @harlemkittiechick @carinaforcats2018

Photo of Matilda Szydagis's beautiful cat staring at the camera
Photo of Matilda Szydagis's beautiful cat staring at the camera. Image Source: Instagram @matildaszy26

Talking about the cat, it is slightly brown, and it belongs to the Tabby cat breed.

Career As A Writer & Producer

The Dam actress Szydagis is a multi-talented personality who has also worked as a screenwriter and producer in three short movies.

She was the executive producer and writer of The Hoosac, The Ruins and The Dam. The movies were released in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Social Media Presence

Matilda Szydagis is actively present on Instagram with the @matildaszy26 user id.

Matilda Szydagis posing for a photo shoot for her Instagram feeds.
Matilda Szydag posing for a photo shoot for her Instagram feeds. Image Source: Instagram @matildaszy26

Moreover, she is also present on Twitter, where she goes by the @matildaszy username. She joined Twitter in September 2015.

IMDb Profile

All My Children actress Szydagis has got a page on IMDb. Her IMDb profile consists of her short biography, awards & nomination, photos, filmography credits and some personal information.

Her filmography credits include her thirteen credits as an actress, two credits as a director, three recognition as a writer and producer and some other notable credits.

Career Overview

Matilda Szydagis started her acting career with an uncredited role in the 1996 comedy movie The First Wives Club. 

Following it, she appeared in two more movies, Private Parts and Deconstructing Harry in an uncredited role.

In 2004, she got her first credited role in a short movie, Ladies Room. After that short movie, she appeared in several short movies and TV series with a reassuring role and a lead role.

Some of her notable movies are Vinny Vino, The Dam and The Nanny Diaries.

Awards & Nominations

Matilda Szydagis has won several awards for her contribution to the film industry. 

Photo of Matilda Szydagis along with her cast member, holding an award.
Photo of Matilda Szydagis along with her cast member, holding an award. Image Source: Instagram @matildaszy26

Some of her awards, along with the category, are listed below,

  • In 2016, she won the ''Short Films Award'' in the Audience Choice Horror Short Film category.
  • In 2017, she won the ''Festival Award'', ''Diamond Award'' and ''Claw Award'' for her role in the short horror movie, The Ruins.
  • In 2018, she won the ''Honorable Mention'', ''Platinum Awards'' and ''October and December Awards'' at Top Shorts Film Festival.
  • In 2020, she won the ''Actor Award'' in Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She shared this honorable award with the cast member of the series.

 


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