Mathews was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington, and is a graduate of the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. He was a communications major and a successful speech and debate competitor.
Mathews began as an intern behind the scenes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. From December 2001, he covered movie premieres, the Academy Awards, two different Winter Olympics Games and other events.
Mathews has contributed commentary to the E! networks various 101... specials, and appears as a weekly panelist on E's late night talk show Chelsea Lately.
He appeared on the fifth season of VH1's reality television show, Celebrity Fit Club. During the course of the show, which premiered in April 2007, Mathews lost more than 40 lbs. and helped his team win the grand prize.
Ross Mathews (born September 24, 1979) is an American television personality who first rose to fame with his role as an intern, and later, a correspondent, for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, for which he was known as "Ross the Intern". Mathews has since gone on to numerous subsequent TV appearances, including Celebrity Fit Club, The Insider and as a weekly regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. Since 2008 he has been in a relationship with his boyfriend, stylist Salvador Camarena.
Mathews was a guest host on The View (July 17, 2007), one of the very few men to sit on the panel. Former co-host Rosie O'Donnell is Mathews' mentor, according to the Celebrity Fit Club finale.
Mathews appeared as a celebrity mob member on seven episodes of NBC's prime time game show 1 vs. 100 in early 2008 with his winnings going to an animal adoption charity.
Since 2011, Mathews has appeared multiple times in a guest role on the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives as Chris.
In 2009, Mathews was a contributing correspondent on The Insider and hosted a web show with The Insider called Inside Dish With Ross Mathews, where he took his viewers behind the scenes, as an "outsider" in Hollywood. "Inside Dish" became the official online web-shows for CBS's Big Brother and The Amazing Race.
Also in 2009, Mathews co-hosted GSN's Big Saturday Night, a weekly three-hour live game show. His other 2009 appearances included The Howard Stern Show and the 2009 Game Show Awards with Diane Mizota.
In 2010, Mathews joined the E! Network's red carpet team, filling in for Ryan Seacrest as co-host alongside Giuliana Rancic for E! Live From the Red Carpet coverage of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 2010 Emmy Awards, the 2011 Golden Globe Awards and the 2011 Academy Awards.
In January 2011, Mathews starred in a pilot he also produced and co-wrote alongside fellow Chelsea Lately roundtable regular Heather McDonald, titled Love or Hate for the E! Network that was executive produced by Chelsea Handler and her company Borderline Amazing Productions.
Mathews appears in the E! Network's After Lately, a show about the behind the scenes of Chelsea Lately.
On September 9, 2011 it was mentioned by Jay Leno that Ross Mathews had moved on from The Tonight Show. However, since then, Mathews has appeared in various segments, such as the "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" skit on the December 14, 2011 episode.
Mathews appeared in the fourth episode of the Bravo series Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, in which Lewis redesigned his and his boyfriend's garage.
On May 7, 2013 Mathews released the book Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidance.
Mathews is hosting Hello Ross, an interactive talk show that premiered September 6, 2013 on E!.
Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence by Ross Mathews
Series: A Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing Publishing
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 25, 2014)
Amazon: Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence
As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did.
Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back. Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.
Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, MAN UP! is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). You just need to Man Up!
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