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Matthew Settle
Born Jeffrey Matthew Settle
September 17, 1969 (1969-09-17) (age 40)[1]
Hickory, North Carolina, U.S.[2]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Naama Nativ (2006–present)[3]

Jeffrey Matthew Settle (born September 17, 1969) is an American actor best known for playing Captain Ronald Speirs on the HBO show Band of Brothers and Rufus Humphrey on Gossip Girl'.



Settle currently plays Rufus Humphrey on the CW show Gossip Girl, in which he is the father of Dan and Jenny, the main characters. His well known past roles include his portrayal of Capt. Ronald Speirs in the award winning HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. He also played the part of John in the film Beneath.

Personal life

Settle was born in Hickory, North Carolina, the son of Joan and Dr. Robert Settle, who is a Baptist minister.[4] He is the youngest of six children, having two sisters and three brothers. In 2007, Settle revealed that in 2006, at age 37, he had eloped to marry Israeli Jewish actress/model Naama Nativ.[3] They had their first daughter in March 5th 2009, Aven Angelica Settle.


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Year Category Series Award Result
2009 Choice TV Parental Unit Gossip Girl Teen Choice Awards


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  3. ^ a b Terry Morrow (2007-01-19). "Insider: Sevier star announces he's married". Retrieved 2008-10-10. "Actor Matthew Settle, raised in Sevierville, has been keeping a secret, which has only recently been spilled to his family and a few select friends. The son of a Pigeon Forge preacher man got married six months ago..."I eloped," he says..."We got married quietly. She's from Israel"...He wasn't sure how his parents, conservative Baptists, would react to their son marrying a Jewish lady. "I was afraid they'd be angry about it, but they were delighted," he says."  
  4. ^ "Matthew Settle Biography (1969-)".  

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