Jeffery Self

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Jeffery Self
Born (1987-02-19) 19 February 1987 (age 32)
OccupationActor, writer, comedian
Augustus Prew (m. 2018)

Jeffery Self (born February 19, 1987) is an American actor, writer, and comedian.[1]

Early life[edit]

Self is a native of Georgia, who grew up in the South.[2] After attending middle school, Self persuaded his parents to let him be homeschooled to avoid dealing in high school with the fact that he was gay.[3]


Self has appeared in many television shows as a recurring, featured or guest actor. He and Cole Escola starred in the sketch comedy series Jeffery & Cole Casserole, which aired on Logo TV for two seasons. [4] He has appeared on a wide range of television shows, including Search Party, Desperate Housewives, 90210, Hot In Cleveland, Torchwood, Shameless, and as Liz Lemon's cousin Randy Lemon on NBC's 30 Rock.[5][2] He is the author of two humor books: Fifty Shades Of Gay and Straight People: A Spotters Guide, as well as the young adult novels A Very Very Bad Thing and Drag Teen.[6][3][7] He co-wrote, produced, and starred in the indie horror/comedy cult hit You're Killing Me.[8] He is represented by Avalon Entertainment and ICM. He was also the host of the MTV series, Scream: After Dark, a talk show devoted to deleted scenes and interviews with the cast of the popular MTV horror series Scream.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Self is openly gay.[11] He dated Patrick McDonald of Fire Island[12] for three years and publicly blogged about their breakup.[13][14] On January 8, 2017, Self and his boyfriend, Augustus Prew, announced their engagement via Instagram.[15][16] They were married on January 13, 2018 in Culver City, California.[17]


  1. ^ "Jeffery Self". Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  2. ^ a b O'Donnell, Carey (14 April 2016). "Catching Up With Comedian Jeffery Self On His New Young Adult Novel 'Drag Teen'". PAPERMAG. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b Ibrahim, Banu (May 3, 2016). "Author Jeffery Self's newest novel is this summer's must-read book". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Jeffery & Cole Casserole". Logo TV. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Rome actor Jeffery Self to appear on NBC's '30 Rock'". Northwest Georgia News. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ Nichols, James Michael (27 April 2016). "Jeffery Self Breaks Into The Young Adult Literary World With 'Drag Teen'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ OUT.COM Editors (16 October 2014). "Jeffery Self: Please Respect My Privacy". Retrieved 30 May 2017.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "OUT100: Cole Escola & Jeffery Self". 11 November 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ Yohannes, Alamin (June 14, 2016). "Jeffery Self Plans Facebook Live Event For LGBTQ Community". NBC News. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (25 May 2016). "MTV Sets 'Scream After Dark!' Aftershow Hosted By Jeffery Self". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  11. ^ "OUT100: Cole Escola & Jeffery Self". Out. November 11, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Self, Jeffery. "Fire Island Series Premiere Recap: The Boys of Summer". Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  13. ^ "WATCH: Jeffery Self and Patrick McDonald Are Big In Japan". 1 September 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Baby's First Break Up". Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Instagram photo by Jeffery Self • Jan 9, 2017 at 1:15am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  16. ^ Towle, Andy (9 January 2017). "Actor, Writer, and Facebook Talk Show Host Jeffery Self Got Engaged with the Help of a Trader Joe's Orange - Towleroad". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  17. ^ Lopez, David (15 January 2018). "Actors Jeffery Self and Augustus Prew Tied the Knot!". Instinct. Retrieved 21 February 2018.

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