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This article is about the television producer and author. For the screenwriter of The Kingdom and Lions for Lambs, see Matthew Michael Carnahan.
Matthew Carnahan
Born Matthew McNair Carnahan
(1961-02-06) February 6, 1961 (age 55)
Nationality American
Occupation Director, writer, producer
Years active 2004-present
Known for House of Lies
Partner(s) Helen Hunt (2001–present)
Children Måkena Lei Gordon (b. 2004)
Emmett Carnahan (b. 1998)[1][2]

Matthew McNair Carnahan (born February 6, 1961) is an American producer, writer and director.

Carnahan studied at New York University, as well as the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.

He has a daughter with longtime partner Helen Hunt, Måkena Lei Gordon Carnahan (born 2004). He also has a son, Emmett.


  • Ride (2014) (producer)
  • House of Lies (2012) TV Series (creator, executive producer, writer)
  • Dirt (2006) TV Series (creator, executive producer, writer, director)
  • Fastlane (2002) TV Series (writer, producer)
  • Thieves (2001) TV Series (writer, producer)
  • Rudyland (2001) (producer, director)
  • The Fugitive (2000) TV Series (consulting producer)
  • Trinity (1998) TV Series (creator, writer, producer)
  • Black Circle Boys (1997) (writer, director)
  • Mailman (director)



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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:07:37 -0700

"I got to go there and scout," creator Matthew Carnahan told me. "The actors only had the experience of the limited time we were shooting there, but I had unbelievable access to things that people don't get access to. There's really a thriving artistic ...

ABC News

ABC News
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:34:24 -0700

It's just you know it's great when you work with people again you know we're project black and Matthew Carnahan. You know and others more more than once but it Ethan it is just seemed to have work to how you know by. Hooker script grow is on the phone ...

Yes! Weekly

Yes! Weekly
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:44:32 -0700

... Bell are up to their old (dirty) tricks, in all 12 episodes from the 2015 season of the award-winning Showtime series created by Matthew Carnahan and based on Martin Kihn's non-fiction best-seller about the inner workings of the management consultancy.


Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:07:30 -0700

For the past four seasons, Showtime has traditionally located Matthew Carnahan's "House of Lies" starting around January, with increasingly diminishing returns. This year, by rescheduling, the series debuted in April, and, perhaps just by coincidence ...

UntitledTV (press release) (blog)

UntitledTV (press release) (blog)
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 07:47:15 -0700

There are two things I look forward to every January, the return of Shameless and House of Lies. So you can imagine how disappointed I was to learn that one of my favorite Showtime comedies had been put off until April. But that is all water under the ...

Curacao Chronicle

Curacao Chronicle
Sat, 09 Apr 2016 17:11:15 -0700

Based on the successful tell-all book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn, House of Lies is created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Don Cheadle and David ...


Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:03:35 -0700

I remember I met with [David] Nevins, who's the head of Showtime, Matthew Carnahan, Stephen Hopkins who was a producer at the time and Jessica Borsiczky. They talked about this character, Clyde, just being this deep and dark character, who had all ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:25:02 -0800

The 51-year-old actress was seen out and about with her partner of eleven years Matthew Carnahan and their daughter Makena, aged ten, in Brentwood, California. The Academy Award winner covered her eyes with a pair of sunglasses during the outing.

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