Matthew Staton " Matt" Bomer (born October 11, 1977) is an American actor. He made his television debut with in 2001, and gained recognition with his recurring role in the Guiding Light NBC television series as Chuck Bryce Larkin. He played the lead role of a con-artist in the USA Network series from 2009 to 2014. Bomer won a White Collar Golden Globe Award and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his supporting role as Felix Turner in the HBO television film (2014). The Normal Heart [3 ]
Bomer has also featured in supporting roles in such films as the 2005 thriller
, the 2011 science fiction thriller Flightplan , the 2012 comedy-drama In Time and the 2014 supernatural-drama Magic Mike . He starred in the Winter's Tale Dustin Lance Black play on Broadway and at the 8 Wilshire Ebell Theatre as Jeff Zarrillo, a plaintiff in the federal case that overturned California's Proposition 8. Bomer is married to the publicist Simon Halls with whom he has three children.
Early life [ edit ]
Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri,
one of three children born to [2 ] John Bomer, a former [4 ] Dallas Cowboys draft pick, and his wife, Sissi (née Staton). He grew up in [5 ] Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Bomer attended Klein High School in Spring, Texas, with fellow future actor Lee Pace. Pace and Bomer both acted at Houston's [6 ] Alley Theatre, a non-profit theatre company. In 2001, he graduated from [5 ] Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. [7 ]
Bomer during the June 7, 2011 production of "On the Fence", the ninth episode of the third season of the
After graduating, Bomer moved to
New York City, where he won the role of "Ian Kipling" on . From 2001 to 2003, he portrayed the role of Ben Reade on another daytime television soap opera, All My Children . Guiding Light He starred as Luc, Tru's ( [8 ] Eliza Dushku) ill-fated love interest, in (2003–04), a Tru Calling supernatural, science-fiction television series on the Fox television network. Bomer appeared on (2004–05), a North Shore primetime television soap opera, as well as in (2005), a Flightplan thriller film with Jodie Foster. In the slasher film (2006), Bomer portrayed Eric, a The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Vietnam War veteran who is driving across Texas to re-enlist after his brother is drafted. The brothers run afoul of Sheriff Hoyt and are taken captive by the Hewitt family. He co-starred in (2007), a short-lived Traveler midseason replacement television series which premiered on ABC on May 30, 2007. He had a recurring role, as Bryce Larkin, on . On October 23, 2009, Bomer began starring in Chuck , which chronicles the partnership between a White Collar con artist, Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and an FBI agent, Peter Burke (played by Tim DeKay). [9 ] BuddyTV ranked him first on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011" and third in 2012. [10 ] [11 ]
In September 2011, Bomer starred in the Broadway debut of
Dustin Lance Black's play, , a staged re-enactment of the 8 federal trial that overturned California's Proposition 8. In March 2012, he was featured in the [12 ] Wilshire Ebell Theatre production as well, portraying Jeff Zarrillo, one of the plaintiffs in the trial. [13 ] In October 2011, Bomer appeared in the science fiction thriller film [14 ] , in which he played a 105-year-old man, Henry Hamilton. In 2012, Bomer starred as Ken, a male stripper, in the feature film In Time . In 2014, he appeared in science-fiction black comedy film Magic Mike , directed by Space Station 76 Jack Plotnick. [15 ] He had a supporting role in the 2014 adaptation of [16 ] , directed by Winter's Tale Akiva Goldsman. [17 ] [18 ]
In June 2013, Bomer was ranked at no. 2 on
Logo 's Hot 100 list, which is based on the votes of readers of the AfterEllen.com and TheBacklot.com. Bomer was the list's highest ranked man, behind only Jennifer Lawrence. [19 ] In August 2013, it was announced that Bomer will provide his voice in the animated feature [20 ] for release in June 2015. B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations In September 2013, it was announced that Bomer will play [21 ] Montgomery Clift in a biopic about the Hollywood star. [22 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Bomer has been married to
publicist Simon Halls since 2011. [2 ] The couple have three sons, including a set of [23 ] twins, via surrogacy. [24 ] He first publicly acknowledged that he was [25 ] gay in 2012, when he thanked Halls and their children during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award. [25 ] Also in 2012, Bomer was given an Inspiration Award for his work at the [26 ] GLSEN Awards. [27 ] [28 ]
Bomer, a practitioner of
Transcendental Meditation since his early 20s, in 2013 stated his support for the work of the David Lynch Foundation. [29 ] [30 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Theatre [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ a b c Kahn, Howie (May 1, 2014). "Matt Bomer Is More Than Just a Pretty Face". Details . Retrieved . April 22, 2014
^ "Emmy Nominations 2014: Complete List". ABC News.
^ "Traveler cast". American Broadcasting Company . Retrieved . October 27, 2012
^ a b Dansby, Andrew (October 10, 2009). "Spring Native Matt Bomer Lands Lead Role on USA". Houston Chronicle . Retrieved . February 2, 2011
^ Silberman, Lindsay (February 15, 2012). "Check out Matt Bomer's High School Yearbook Photo". TV Guide.
^ "The Best of Primetime". Carnegie Mellon University . Retrieved . October 23, 2009
^ Katz, David (October 20, 2001). "Matt Bomer's Big Break: Movies + TV". Details . Retrieved . January 16, 2010
^ Eng, Joyce (October 22, 2008). "Chuck's Matthew Bomer Spies New Series". TV Guide . Retrieved . October 23, 2009
^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV . Retrieved . January 13, 2012
^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2012". BuddyTV . Retrieved . October 10, 2013
^ Kinser, Jeremy (August 31, 2011). "Matt Bomer Joins Black's Prop. 8 Play". The Advocate.
^ ". '8': A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality" YouTube . Retrieved . March 17, 2012
^ "YouTube to broadcast Proposition 8 play live". Pink News . Retrieved . March 15, 2012
^ Friedman, Roger (September 12, 2012). "Liv Tyler Heading Into Outer Space". Showbiz411 . Retrieved . October 2, 2012
^ The Deadline Team (March 7, 2014). "Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Nabs International Rights To Jack Plotnick's'Space Station 76. '" Deadline . Retrieved . March 8, 2014
^ Fleming, Mike (September 21, 2012). "Akiva Goldsman's 'Winter's Tale' Sets Matt Bomer, Lucy Griffiths, Eva Marie Saint". Deadline . Retrieved . October 7, 2012
^ McNary, Dave (August 16, 2013). "Colin Farrell's 'Winter's Tale' Set For Valentine's Day Release". Variety . Retrieved . August 17, 2013
^ "Logo's 2013 Hot 100". Logo Hot 100.
^ "About the Logo Hot 100". Logo 2013 Hot 100 . Retrieved . June 24, 2013
^ "Rashida Jones, Matt Bomer Join Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy in 'B.O.O.' (Exclusive)". The Wrap. August 5, 2013 . Retrieved . August 13, 2013
^ "Matt Bomer Set To Play Montgomery Clift In Indie Feature". Deadline. September 18, 2013 . Retrieved . September 18, 2013
^ "Matt Bomer's Big Reveal: I've Been Married to My Husband...for Three Years!". E! Online . Retrieved . 23 April 2014
^ Christine Lennon (February 2008). "Daddy's Little Helpers". W . Retrieved . March 15, 2012
^ a b Jeremy Kinser (February 13, 2012). "Matt Bomer Acknowledges Partner, Family". The Advocate . Retrieved . February 14, 2012
^ "Matt Bomer on coming out in Hollywood: I never hid the fact that I'm gay". The New York Daily News . Retrieved . February 25, 2013
^ Malkin, Marc (October 6, 2012). "Matt Bomer Opens Up About Growing Up Gay". E! Online.
^ ". 'White Collar's' Matt Bomer Officially Comes Out as Gay at Awards Show" The Hollywood Reporter. February 13, 2012.
^ "Celebrity Meditators". TM UK Blog. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015 . Retrieved . 16 May 2015 I like to meditate, Transcendental Meditation usually. I took it up in my early 20s and I learned the benefits. I try to do it every day.
^ "Red Carpet Interviews at David Lynch Foundation's "Meditation Creativity Peace" LA Premiere". YouTube. DavidLynchFoundation . Retrieved . 16 May 2015
^ "John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford and Matt Bomer Join Morgan Freeman and More in Starry Reading of 8". Broadway.com. August 31, 2011 . Retrieved . December 5, 2013
^ "Beautiful People 2010: Matt Bomer". Paper. March 29, 2010 . Retrieved . March 30, 2014
^ Lincoln, Ivan M. (July 10, 1998). "From Coward to 'Romeo and Juliet,' festival shines". Deseret News . Retrieved . December 16, 2013
^ Simonson, Robert (July 21, 2003). "Paul Weitz Play Roulette Added to NYS&F Line-Up at Vassar; Bierko Stars". Playbill . Retrieved . October 28, 2012
^ ". College Relations Vassar. August 1, 2003 'Roulette', a new play written by acclaimed film director and playwright Paul Weitz, to premiere as part of Powerhouse Theater’s special presentations" . Retrieved . December 5, 2013
^ "Villa America". Williamstown Theatre Festival . Retrieved . April 10, 2013
^ "Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer & John C. Reilly Join 8 in L.A.". Broadway.com. February 15, 2012.
^ "OFTA Television Awards 2012". Online Film & Television Association.
^ ". The Hollywood Reporter. February 13, 2012. 'White Collar's' Matt Bomer Officially Comes Out as Gay at Awards Show"
^ Malkin, Marc (October 6, 2012). "Matt Bomer Opens Up About Growing Up Gay". E! Online.
^ "OFTA Television Awards 2013". Online Film & Television Association.
^ Warner, Denise (April 14, 2013). "Check out the winners for the MTV Movie Awards!". EW.
^ "BTVA Awards 2013". Behind the Voice Actors.
^ "OFTA Awards 2013". Online Film & Television Association.
^ Ng, Philiana (May 28, 2014). "Critics' Choice TV Awards Nominations: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Good Wife' Lead". The Hollywood Reporter.
^ Ng, Philiana. "Emmy Nominations 2014". TV Line.
^ , PCA People's Choice Awards Nominees 2015
^ "2015 Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List of Nominees". ABC News.
^ "Satellite Award Nominees 2015". Press Academy.
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