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Matthew Lillard Is 50 and Has Been Married for Two Decades — Facts about His Family

Manuela Cardiga
Sep 17, 2020
12:00 P.M.

"Good Girls" star Matthew Lillard isn't just an on-screen husband. He has been married for 20 years to Heather Helm, and they share three beautiful children.


In the hit Netflix series "Good Girls," Matthew Lillard plays Dean Boland, a cheating car salesman husband and father of 4 whose bad financial judgment ends up pushing his wife, Beth, into a life of crime.

In real life, Lillard is also a husband and father, but his real life is as far from Dean Boland's as you can get and still be on the same planet. Lillard is a devoted husband and has been married for 20 years to real estate agent Heather Helm Lillard, with whom he shares three gorgeous children.

Campbell has already signed on for the sequel, as have David Arquette and Courtney Cox, and Lillard has announced that he is more than willing to come back from the dead and be part of "Scream 5"

Matthew Lillard at the "Scream" Los Angeles premiere in 1996 | Source: Getty Images

Matthew Lillard at the "Scream" Los Angeles premiere in 1996 | Source: Getty Images


Lillard has been playing characters who are his polar opposite for decades, which goes to show what a great actor he is. One of these was the psychopathic killer Stu Macher in the iconic cult horror movie, "Scream," and another, a cheating husband in "Twin Peaks: The Return."


But Lillard is a good guy: a great husband and a doting dad to his kids, daughters Addison and Macey, and son, Liam. Lillard met Helm at a party and was so smitten that when she mentioned that she was going to a friend's wedding in Italy, he invited himself along.


In 2000, Lillard proposed, and the couple got married. They welcomed their daughter Addison in 2002. In 2004, they welcomed Macey, and son Liam was born in 2008. The star of "Scooby-Doo" is an adoring father, but he and his wife keep their children out of the limelight as much as possible.


On August 12, Lillard celebrated 20 years of marriage to Helm and shared a series of snaps of their life together, starting with the party at which they first met in the late 90s. Lillard captioned the post:

"The moment we met, the moment we said yes and now. 20yrs of marriage goes by so fast when you’re partnered with your best friend. I love you Heather Lillard."



Sadly, Lillard is going through a difficult moment in his life as his beloved father, Jeffrey Lillard, is suffering from dementia. In a moving post, Lillard shared a snap of himself with his father and wrote about the pain of seeing him draw further and further away from reality. He wrote in another post:

"He’s battling #dementia and it’s been a brutal journey. For everyone. I love this photo because I stand behind him, holding him down and helping him through."



Lillard has been acting for 30 years and has made over 60 movies, but one of his fans' favorites has got to be "Scream." Since the latest sequel in the "Scream" franchise - the 5th - was announced, fans have been clamoring for Lillard's return as the villain of the film, even though Stu Macher was "killed" when Neve Campbell dropped a TV on his head.


Lillard has expressed doubts about his character's demise in a recent Tweet that has fans in a frenzy of anticipation. He wrote:

"I mean... it was just a TV? Right? You’d think he’d SURVIVE?"


Campbell has already signed on for the sequel, as have David Arquette and Courtney Cox, and Lillard has announced that he is more than willing to come back from the dead and be part of "Scream 5."


Lillard's most recent project is the drama series, "Barkskins," which tells the story of two men who are sent to New France (French territory in North America) in 1693 as indentured servants for committing crimes.

Their back-breaking work is to clear farmland for the colonists. Lillard plays Gus Lafarge, one of their descendants, a ruthless man who stops at nothing to fulfill his ambitions.

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