Born: May 26, 1971
Date of Birth: May 26, 1971
Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Littleton, Colorado, Matt Stone was working towards a Math degree at the University of Colorado when he became more interested in filmmaking after meeting fellow student Trey Parker. The two would go on to produce comedic short films and later teamed up to create the award-winning animated series South Park.
Early in their careers, Parker and Stone met Brian Graden, a FoxLab executive, who commissioned them to create a Christmas video card that he could send to his friends. The five-minute short The Spirit of Christmas (1995) was the result, featuring Santa, Jesus and the South Park kids. It went on to win the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Animation.
South Park made its debut on Comedy Central in 1997 and won a CableACE award as well as being nominated for four primetime Emmys. Due to the success of the series, Parker and Stone released the full length film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999), which won an N.Y. Film Critics Award for Best Animated Film. In 2001, they created their second series, a sitcom entitled That's My Bush!, set in the White House. Shown on Comedy Central, it only survived for eight episodes. The two teamed up again to write, direct and provide voices for the quirky feature film Team America: World Police (2004), which features marionettes in the main roles.
Stone, who wore a pink gown to the 72nd Academy awards, lives in the Los Angeles area with his dogs, Mr. Yes and Rodney.