Perry Mattfeld

fans love
Perry Mattfeld - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Perry Mattfeld is an American actress and producer. She’s best recognized for her roles in Wizards of Waverly Place (2009), Shameless (2017–2018), and In the Dark (2019–2022).


Perry Mattfeld first appeared as an actress in the musical Alex In Wonderland at the Freud Theater at UCLA. Her stage performances helped her develop her love for acting.

In 2007, she finally made her on-screen acting debut in the short adventure movie AmazoBoy!, followed by another role in the action comedy The Norton Avenue All-Stars a year later.

After that, she won the role of Aimee in the short fantasy movie The Girl in the Flaming Skirt. Her big breakthrough came the following year with the movie Escape From Polygamy.

Besides being successful in the realm of movies, she also strived in the realm of TV series. In 2018, she made a guest-starring appearance in the thriller series Homecoming.

That very year, she was also cast in the popular crime TV series In the Dark, in which she featured in the role of lead character until 2020.

Her role in In the Dark (2018) has earned her a lot of accolades and at some point in time, she decided to take a part in the said series as the producer as well.

Read also: Sylvia Hoeks – Biography, Age, Trivia, Family & Life Story


  • Real Name: Perry Frances Garcia Mattfeld
  • Stage Names: Perry Mattfeld
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Perry
  • Birthday: March 29, 1994
  • Birthplace: California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Professions: Actress, Producer
  • Education: Massman Theatre (DRC) – USC School of Dramatic Arts, Long Beach Polytechnic High School
  • Hobby: Traveling
  • Facebook: Perry Mattfeld Official
  • Twitter: @perrymattfeld
  • Instagram: @perrymattfeld
  • TikTok: @perrymattfeld
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Blue/Green
  • Body Measurements: 34-27-35 (Bust -34, Waist -27, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 10 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4 (US)


  • Father: Kenneth Mattfeld
  • Mother: Shelley Garcia
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Shechinah Mattfeld

Boyfriend & Dating History

Andrew Wright

She’s involved in a romantic relationship with Andrew, who’s a professional MLB player, but it’s not really known when exactly they started to date.

Her oldest online post about him that can be traced was dated June 2016, where she congratulated him for being chosen in Dayton Dragons team.

In early 2017, she shared an adorable post on her Instagram page, suggesting that it’s been a year since they’ve been dating each other.

However, she has never made another post about him or them again since September 2017. It’s safe to assume they’ve been separated since then.

Net Worth

According to various sources online, she’s estimated to have built $2.5 million of net worth. Perry appeared to have collected her wealth primarily through her career as an actress.


  • Perry first dabbled in the entertainment industry as a ballet dancer when she was only five years old.
  • She was born, raised, and is now living in California.
  • Perry is best friends with actor Shaney Paul McGhie.
  • Her ex-boyfriend, Andrew Wright, was a professional baseball pitcher.
  • She used to have a side career as a model.
  • Her father, Kenneth Mattfeld, was a naval architect and is now a deputy city attorney.
  • She is well-educated.
  • Perry was a cheerleader at the university.
  • Her mother, Shelley Garcia, is Hispanic.
  • She can speak English and French fluently.
  • Perry has one younger sister.
  • Her acting career officially started in 2006.
  • Perry believes in the importance of education to support a career.
  • She has a pet dog named Romeo.
  • Perry picked up how to play the piano and sing as a kid.
  • She joined the drama club at school to advance her career.
  • Perry was trained in acting under the tutelage of American actress Debbie Allen.
  • She graduated from university with flying colors.
  • Perry idolizes actresses Meryl Streep and Emma Watson.
  • Her ideal type is…

Read also: Emma D’Arcy – Biography, Age, Trivia, Family & Life Story


  • Breeder (TBA), as Ainsley
  • Mending the Line (TBA), as Lucy
  • Shriver (2022), as Layla
  • Who Invited Them (2022), as Sasha
  • For Educational Purposes Only (2017), as a TV Host
  • Escape from Polygamy (2013), as Bonnielee
  • Cayucos (2012), as Shelly
  • My Mind the Love Story (2012), as Alex
  • Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden (2011), as Kate Hollander
  • The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (2011), as Aimee
  • Alex in Wonderland: Rehearsing Wonderland (2010), as Dancer
  • The Norton Avenue All-Stars (2008), as Amanda Hammerschmidt
  • AmazoBoy! (2007), as Samantha

TV Series

  • In the Dark (The CW | 2019), as Murphy Mason and the producer
  • Carrier (PBS | 2019), as Pam
  • Homecoming (Amazon Prime Video | 2018), as Makeover Associate
  • Shameless (Showtime | 2017), as Mel
  • Stitchers (ABC Family | 2017), as Monica Chamberlain
  • Conan (NBC | 2016), as Deon Cole’s Girlfriend
  • Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader (Cheer Channel | 2012), as Suzie
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel | 2009), as Frankengirl

TV Shows

  • TV Land Icon Awards 2016 (TV Land Network | 2016), as the host
  • 4th and Forever (Current TV | 2011), as a guest
  • Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2008 (Nickelodeon | 2008), as a guest
  • The Megan Mullally Show (Syndication | 2006), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • One Day (2011) – Charice
  • Stick Together (2011) – Mack Winston & the Reflections


“It was so fun to play something so different. I always think the most challenging scenes as an actor are when you’re acting as someone else who’s acting.”

“In The dark, obviously, I’ve had opportunities to tap into comedy on that show as well. It’s nothing like Who Invited Them. Who Invited Them is so different, and it’s hard to describe the film. I have a hard time explaining to people what it is, and I’m like, ‘just watch it.’”

“Not only was it an actor’s dream to incorporate the physical, mental and emotional aspects of creating a character, but it’s also rare to get to play a role for as long as I did. One that really allowed me to practice and experiment while being comforted and supported in an environment that set me up to explore and play.”

“There’s a saying in the theater that by closing night everyone feels ready to go and they’ve figured it out. It’s when their lines make sense, the story makes sense, and over four years I got to find Murphy; learn about her, make bold choices and push myself. I’m so grateful as an artist, and also as Perry, for that chance.”

“Murphy was written as a flawed woman, confident, bold, who speaks her mind. I barely wore makeup on the show, and before playing her, I rarely felt confident going to the grocery store without makeup. Playing that confidence, and finding my confidence as a woman, is something I have to thank Murphy for.”

“I have been in limbo my whole life! We joke all of the time, every actor thinks this job is their last because we don’t know when we are going to get an audition.”

“I realized that I am very motivated by other people and their deadlines and expectations. I am not as self-motivated as I would like to be, say to get up at 6 a.m. and go for a walk. If I didn’t already pay for a class at 7 a.m. then it’s hard for me to do it, just for me. It’s been a little bit of a challenge for me to stay excited, inspired and motivated.”

“I was always involved in artistic things but I don’t have family in the industry. I am from Long Beach, CA. I was raised as a normal kid and I went to public school.”

“I did some community theater but I never thought that I was going to try to pursue acting as a professional career until I randomly ended up at an open call for the American Girl tour on the West Coast when I was 12. I got cast and I became an employee of Mattel; I did 169 shows.”

“[Acting] can be so hard sometimes because you are never told why you don’t get something—there is never feedback. From my experience, I have just tried to trust that it is out of my control and it’s not because of me, it’s because of something else. I wonder if that was karma.”

“I guess I didn’t really know how over-stimulating being on set can be. If you think, you are being pumped with new script revisions, concealer is being put under your eyes, a wire is being shoved up your back, someone is putting lotion on your legs—there is so much going on.”

“The days I did have off, I’d be so overstimulated it was hard to even talk on the phone. I just needed my cat to sit on my chest.”

“I have always been interested in directing. I have gained a lot of insight especially on In the Dark, because I am there everyday—I am there from the first scene ti the last scene. […] I’d love to direct an episode. I also really want to do a limited series or a period piece, I love historical pieces based on a true story.”

Not only is Perry Mattfeld talented, but she is also smart. These two outstanding qualities have been what make her acting career advancement highly possible.