|Real Name:||Patrick McConaughey|
|Occupation:||Adopted Brother of Matthew McConaughey|
Very often, being a part of a celebrity family means that fame rubs off on you when you’re born. However, there are also cases of several individuals that were born into prominent families but have managed to maintain a low profile throughout their lives. Pat McConaughey is one of such individuals that, despite their close relationship with someone famous, still lives a normal life.
Pat is the adopted brother of Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. However, unlike his celebrity brother, Pat has not been associated with the entertainment business.
Although Pat has kept almost every detail about his life away from the public, we have been able to put together all the information available about Pat McConaughey. So stick with us to learn some more about the celebrity brother.
Early Life & Education
Pat McConaughey was born in 1962 in the United States of America. Although the identity of his birth parents is not known, Pat was adopted by James Donald McConaughey and Mary Kathlene McCabe sometime in 1964. Since he was adopted, he must have had a family that really loved and cared about him while he was growing up. Pat grew up alongside two brothers; Rooster McConaughey, who was born on August 2, 1954, and Matthew McConaughey, who was born on November 4, 1969. His adopted father, James Donald, had an oil pipe supply business. While his adopted mother, Mary Kathlene, worked as a kindergarten teacher, she also wrote several books.
In terms of education, Pat attended school up to the College level. However, it is not clear what schools he attended and what degrees he must have earned while there.
Pat has always never shared details about various aspects of his life, including his professional career. Actually, the only reason Pat McConaughey has attracted media attention is because of his superstar brother, Matthew. Pat is not known to be involved with any professional pursuit or business dealings as of yet.
On the other hand, his brother Matthew McConaughey has had a really successful career in Hollywood and has become recognized as an A-list actor worldwide. He first stepped into the spotlight through his supporting role in the 1993 coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused. His performance in the movie saw him earn other supporting roles in various movies such as ‘Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994). Matthew continued to deliver outstanding performances in all his supporting acts, and soon he was cast as the leading man in the legal drama A Time to Kill in 1996. From then till the early 2000s, he was cast as the lead actor in several movies, including Contact (1997), Amistad (1997),’ The Newton Boys (1998), EDtv (1999), U-571 (2000), and Frailty (2001).
Also, during the 2000s, Matthew McConaughey became more popular for his roles in romantic comedies, and it earned him sex symbol status. Some of such movies he starred in include, The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool’s Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).
Matthew decided to take two years away from acting, and on his return, he started to take on more dramatic roles in movies like The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). Throughout his career, he has been awarded some accolades for his supporting roles in films like Bernie (2011), Magic Mike (2012), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
The outstanding actor, Matthew, has been nominated for several awards and has won many of them. Some of his awards include an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Critics’ Choice Awards, an MTV Movie Award, and a People’s Choice Award. His other nominations include five Teen Choice Awards and two Emmys.
As for his older brother Rooster, he happens to be a businessman and also an actor. He took over their father’s oil pipes trade and oil field inventory business. There is no information available about his acting roles at the moment.
Pat McConaughey was adopted into the McConaughey family in 1964 after his older brother Rooster had been asking his parents for a brother. Their choice to adopt a made because the couple had some difficulties conceiving another child after they had learned that James McConaughey had a low sperm count.
However, seven years after Pat had found a home with the McConaughey’s, his mother Mary miraculously became pregnant with another child, and Matthew David McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969. Speaking about Matthew, their mother once said, “I mean, what a blessing he is. This child is a gift from God, and that’s what the word ‘Matthew’ means, ‘Gift of God.”
When she appeared on Today’s show ‘Through Mom’s Eyes’ series, Mary McConaughey disclosed to Sheinelle Jones that her habit of positive thinking had an important impact on the lives of her children. She said, “ I have always been a positive thinker. And that’s what I would say, the power of positive thinking. Use it, be it, do it, OK? When you start thinking negatively, you know, it pulls you down, just like being around negative people.”
Mary further disclosed that she kept a close watch on her sons when they were growing up. The boys could only watch tv for an hour each day. According to her, no one in the family had intentions of going into show business, and that Matthew, who later became a popular actor, had earlier intentions of becoming a lawyer.
Due to the lack of information about Pat McConaughey, it is hard to say how much he is worth. On the other hand, his celebrity brother Matthew has an estimated fortune of $140 million. He has amassed his wealth from a successful acting career. Also, according to several sources, Pat’s older brother Rooster has a wealth of $55 million.