Matt Skollar was born in New York City to mom, Haydee, born and raised in Panama, and Stan, New York native of Russian/Jewish ancestry. Matt began acting, dancing and singing at a young age, which led him to his first professional job (age 10) playing a young prince in an 8-week run of "The King and I." Matt's passion for performing arts further grew as he aged, leading him to put higher education on hold to pursue his childhood dream. This move would take Matt back to New York, where he was admitted to the prestigious New Actors Workshop. Matt studied for two years, full time, with master teachers such as George Morrison, Paul Sills and the late Mike Nichols. The emphasis of his training, steeped in Stanislavski and improvisation, allowed him to quickly showcase his talents in several off-Broadway plays, eventually leading to a contract with the esteemed Abrams Artists Agency.
During his career, Matt has guest starred on numerous prime time shows such as Sex and the City (HBO), Law a