Matt Healy was born in Paisley in Scotland as David James Healy. He started acting he used the stage name 'Matt Healy' because they already was an actor named David Healy. When he was three years old he moved Lancashire, England, which was where he was brought up.…more
Matt's real name is David and only uses Matt as a stage name as there was already a David Healy.
Matt originally auditioned for the parts of Jimmy and Carl King, before getting the part of Matthew King on Emmerdale.
Matt: The right person would have to be very understanding and patient and trusting. I couldn't go out with somebody who's very clingy. She'd have to accept that I like my own space and doing my own thing. And that it doesn't mean I'm going to run off with another woman.
Matt: There were a lot of lean times before Emmerdale came along. Money was tight and I struggled to pay the rent.
Matt: I've seen so many marriages break up, I think you have to be absolutely certain before you do anything. I didn't want to take a risk then end up being divorced two years later, so I've chosen to wait in the hope that I'll bump into someone.
Matt: I think I'm very scared of commitment, I've had long-term relationships but I've never actually got down on one knee and said, 'Will you marry me'.