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What Happened to Matthew Lillard after ‘Scream’? The Actor Married Heather Helm and Has a Successful Career

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 13, 2022
04:20 P.M.

Since his breakout role as Stuart "Stu" Macher in the 1996 smash thriller "Scream," fans have been curious about actor Matthew Lillard's whereabouts, particularly his marriage with Heather Helm.


Matthew Lillard recently made headlines for publicly supporting his "Scream" co-star Neve Campbell's choice not to appear in the film's sixth sequel. The actress claimed she received an "offer" that did not reflect her value on the franchise.

Lillard's support for Campbell demonstrates his admiration for women of all professions. Outside of the entertainment industry, Lillard is a supportive husband to his wife, Heather Helm. Learn about the actor's wife.

Matthew Lillard and his wife, Heather Helm attend the Voices for Five Acres "Swingin' On A Sta" gala on May 17, 2014, in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images

Matthew Lillard and his wife, Heather Helm attend the Voices for Five Acres "Swingin' On A Sta" gala on May 17, 2014, in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images


The former teen actor is happily married to Heather Helm, who works as a realtor for Ted Clark and Heather Lillard, a company that deals with housing properties in Southern California.


The 52-year-old actor met his future wife at a party in the late 1990s, and they immediately hit it off. Lillard and Helm ultimately tied the knot in 2000.


The couple has three children: daughters Addison, 20, Macey Lyn, 17, and a 14-year-old boy Liam. Lillard's family lives in Los Angeles, California, yet he keeps his personal life private.

Although he lives a private life, the "Scooby-Doo" actor occasionally posts photos of himself, his wife, his young daughters, and his only son on social media.



Lillard has had a lot of success in his career over the last 20 years. In the film "Scream," his performance as Stuart "Stu" Macher stunned spectators. The film spawned lucrative sequels.

Following his breakthrough as a horror film star, Lillard established himself as a voice actor for two successful "Scooby-Doo" animated features in 2002 and 2004. He played Shaggy, Scooby Doo's best friend.


Despite his film success, Lillard's career took an unexpected turn. He said someone offered him to compete in the "Dancing With The Stars," but he declined. Lillard shared why he refused the opportunity:

"My dream coming up was to be a great actor. If I take 'Dancing With the Stars,' I'm never coming back."

Lillard later learned that he has control over his future. Among the changes he made were selling his cars and the family's home and downsizing their lifestyle. Since then, he has devoted his time to acting, producing, and voice-over artist.



Lillard has stated that he will not appear in "Scream" 6. He did, however, joke that he might be lying. "I don't know. I mean, we'll see," he said in an interview with US Weekly.

He said no one had called him, and the film would begin production the following week, which meant he would not be in it. He added: "Unless, of course, I'm totally in it, and I'm lying to your face."

Lillard and "Riverdale" actor Skeet Ulrich played the original killers in 1996's "Scream." Ulrich reprised his role as Billy Loomis in 2022's "Scream" 5.

Stu appeared to die alongside Billy in the first film. However, a YouTube video titled "Did Stu Survive?" could be seen in the latest movie, giving fans fodder for discussion.

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