Gaten Matarazzo - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 22, 2022

Gaten Matarazzo
Profession: Actor, Singer
Best Known For: Stranger Things (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 2, 2002 (age 21)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Gaten John Matarazzo III
Birth Place: Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Gaten Matarazzo Sr.
Mother's Name: Heather Matarazzo
Siblings: 2

Sabrina Matarazzo (older sister)
Carmen Matarazzo (younger brother)

High School: Pinelands Regional High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, English, Finnish, Scottish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Lizzy Yu

Body Measurements

Height: 1.62 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 59 kg (130.07 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Gaten Matarazzo?

Gaten Matarazzo is an actor, singer by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for starring as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Gavroche in Les Miserables, as Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things, and is a member of the Work In Progress band.

Gaten Matarazzo – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Gaten Matarazzo was born as Gaten John Matarazzo III to mother Heather Matarazzo and father Gaten Matarazzo Sr. His birth took place on September 8, 2002, in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA. 

He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings – older sister Sabrina Matarazzo and younger brother Carmen Matarazzo. Gaten Matarazzo has cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) and uses dentures as a result of his condition.

 11-year-old Gaten Matarazzo starred as Gavroche in Les Misérables (YouTube)

Education, Ethnicity

Currently, he is a student at Pinelands Regional High School. His ethnicity includes Italian, English, Finnish, and Scottish.

Gaten Matarazzo – Girlfriend, Relationship

He is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Lizzy Yu and has been dating since 2018. The couple went to prom together in 2019, which they shared on social media.

Gaten Matarazzo, Lizzy Yu (Instagram)

Gaten Matarazzo - Career

Early Days

Gaten Matarazzo began acting at a young age, first in theaters. He portrayed the role of Benjamin in the theater production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (2011), and Gavroche in Les Misérables (2014).

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Films, Series

In 2015 Gaten Matarazzo landed the role of Finn in The Blacklist (2015) followed by appearances in Ridiculousness (2017), and Lip Sync Battle (2017). But most of all he is known for starring in Stranger Things (2016-present) as Dustin Henderson.

Moreover, he has appeared in Katy Perry’s music video for Swish Swish. He is also a member of a six-piece New Jersey band called Work In Progress and tours with his band.

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Gaten Matarazzo’s Stranger Things co-stars include Sadie SinkMaya HawkeNatalia DyerDacre Montgomery, and Catherine Curtin.

Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things (TV Guide)

Gaten Matarazzo – Awards, Nominations

Matarazzo has been nominated for Young Artist Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, and has won Shorty Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Gaten Matarazzo – Net Worth, Salary

Gaten Matarazzo’s net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million. His salary for season 3 of Stranger Things was $250,000 per episode.

Gaten Matarazzo – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Gaten Matarazzo is active on Twitter with over 1.29 million followers, on Instagram with more than 9.3 million followers, and on Facebook with around 600k followers. He also has an official website for Work In Progress -

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