Skylar Satenstein

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Skylar Satenstein Ulrich
Born Skylar H Satenstein
(1971-06-23) June 23, 1971 (age 47)
New York, U.S.
Occupation Physician
Spouse(s) Lars Ulrich (1997-2004 divorced)
Children 2

Skylar Satenstein (born June 23, 1971)[1] is an American physician and cosmetic surgeon. She holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia University and is also known for her relationships with actor Matt Damon, football player O.J. Simpson, and her former husband, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.[2]

Life and career

She is the daughter of Celia (née Onkels) and Frank Satenstein (1924-1984), a television director and producer. She has a sister, Sloan Satenstein Klein, and a brother, Louis. Her father worked for CBS Television and was known for directing many episodes of The Honeymooners. Her parents divorced and her mother married James Hogan, a lawyer. Her grandfather, Louis Satenstein, was a Jewish immigrant that came to Manhattan and founded the American Book Bindery and Stratford Press.[3][4][5]

In the early 1990s, she dated actor Matt Damon while they were both students at Harvard. She was a medical student and he was an English major. They broke up and she moved to California. She is divorced from Danish musician Lars Ulrich, one of the founders of the rock band Metallica, whom she married in 1997. They have two children together, Miles b. 1998, and Layne b. 2001. They divorced in 2004.[6] Ulrich went on to have a child with actress Connie Nielsen. Satenstein briefly dated O.J. Simpson.[7][8]

Dr. Skylar Ulrich currently is a licensed plastic surgeon and operates out of Corte Madera, California. She primarily works with laser treatments. After years of working in hospitals in internal medicine, in 2009 she switched her focus to cosmetic enhancement. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology from Harvard University. She trained at Columbia University. She holds a master's degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley.[9]

Portrayal in media

Her former boyfriend, actor Matt Damon, wrote her into his Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. British actress Minnie Driver was cast and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a fictionalized version of Skylar. The film depicts her time studying medicine at Harvard while she was dating Damon. She is credited in the film with a 'Thank You' for allowing her name and persona to be used.[10]

She appeared in the 2004 Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster. She has also appeared on shows like The Howard Stern Show and E! True Hollywood Story.


  1. Satenstein public record accessed 12-17-2015
  2. Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica accessed 12-17-2015
  3. American Book Bindery History accessed 12-17-2015
  4. Satenstein-Klein wedding accessed 12-17-2015
  5. Frank Satenstein New York Times obituary accessed 12-17-2015
  6. Lars Ulrich talks accessed 12-17-2015
  7. Fox News, Roger Friedman accessed 12-17-2015
  8. The Best Mimic Scene accessed 12-17-2015
  9. Dr. Ulrich website accessed 12-17-2015
  10. Conversations with Rock Anti-Heroes accessed 12-17-2015

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