Matthew George Reeves (born April 27, 1966 in Rockville Centre, New York) is an American film writer, director and producer.
Reeves was born in Rockville Centre, New York, and raised in Los Angeles. He began making movies at eight years old, directing friends with a wind-up camera. Reeves met J.J. Abrams when both were 13 years old, and both were having their short films aired on a cable access channel. Reeves and Abrams became friends and eventually co-created the TV series Felicity.
Reeves attended the University of Southern California. There, he produced an award-winning student film titled "Mr. Petrified Forest", which helped him acquire an agent, and also co-wrote a script that eventually became Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. After graduating, he co-wrote The Pallbearer, which also became his professional directorial debut.