Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer

Highest Rated: 61% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

Lowest Rated: 26% Land of the Lost (2009)

Birthday: Dec 30, 1957

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

As the charismatic and affable co-host of NBC's morning staple, "The Today Show" (1952- ), Matt Lauer became one of America's favorite morning show personalities in the late 1990s, only to watch his reputation crumble when he was fired from the show in November 2017 after an allegation of sexual misconduct. Known for his personable manner, Lauer developed a trusting, but direct interviewing technique which granted him a number of groundbreaking interviews with celebrity and political figures from Tom Cruise and Mark Zuckerberg to George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton. During his "Today" tenure, Lauer reported on stories from across the globe for his annual segment, "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?," logging more than 150,000 travel miles and reporting from more than 25 different locations around the world. Staying on as host of "Today" after Katie Couric departed the show in 2006, Lauer shared co-hosting duties with Meredith Vieira through 2011, while serving as the main anchor for the Olympic Games in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Following Vieira's departure, news anchor Ann Curry took over, but left in 2012 just months after Lauer signed a long-term contract that paid him $25 million annually. Despite controversy surrounding Curry's leave-taking, Lauer had already solidified his legacy long before as one of the most trusted and popular television personalities in the history of the medium, and he continued in his role as the host of "Today." He returned to his Olympic coverage as well, reporting on the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 and covering for Bob Costas, who was suffering from an eye infection. Lauer was also the reporter to whom Charlie Sheen turned when Sheen decided to disclose that he was living with HIV, and conducted interviews with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race. After what was described as a credible allegation of sexual misconduct, Lauer's firing was announced on the morning of November 29, 2017, in the midst of a nationwide re-examination of sexual harassment in the workplace and in popular culture.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
61% 31% Sharknado 2: The Second One Self - 2014
26% 32% Land of the Lost Self $49.4M 2009
No Score Yet 49% Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey Hark Hanson (Voice) - 2009

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Host,
Anchor
2012-2018 2007-2008 1996-2001 1994 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017 2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline: On Assignment Correspondent 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016 2014
29% 55% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Guest 2015
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2015
54% 82% American Odyssey Himself (Guest Star) 2015
96% 83% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Himself (Guest Star) 2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Anchor (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
70% 61% The Michael J. Fox Show Himself (Guest Star) 2013
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Correspondent 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2013 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline NBC Correspondent,
Host
2012 2008
78% 93% 30 Rock Matt Lauer (Guest Star) 2009-2012
No Score Yet 67% Up All Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
94% 74% Royal Pains Himself (Guest Star) 2011
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2006-2007
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Himself (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005
30% No Score Yet Father of the Pride Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004
95% No Score Yet NewsRadio Herself (Guest Star) 1998

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