Playing GLBTQ

Actors and Actresses who have played gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning characters.
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1.
Colin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ George Falconer in "A Single Man"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
2.
“ Emerson Thorsen in"Whole New Thing"
Bisexual ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
3.
“ Ludovic Fabre in "Ma Vie En Rose"
Transgendered ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
4.
“ Gil in "A Very Serious Person"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
5.
“ Maximo Oliveros in "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
6.
“ Arnold Bluhm in "The Constant Gardener"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
7.
“ Pedro in "Bear Cub"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
8.
“ Bree AKA Stanley in "Transamerica"
Transgendered ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
9.
Cillian Murphy
Actor, Inception
Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, the oldest child of Brendan Murphy, who works for the Irish Department of Education, and a mother who is a teacher of French. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law at University College Cork...
“ Patrick 'Kitten' Braden in "Breakfast on Pluto"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
10.
Ted Levine
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in May, 1957, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains ensemble...
“ Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb in "The Silence of the Lambs"
Transgendered (or maybe just a lunatic?) ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
11.
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Ned Kelly (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Casanova (2005), Candy (2006), I'm Not There (2007)...
“ Ennis Del Mar in "Brokeback Mountain"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
12.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko. His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English, and Swiss-German...
“ Jack Twist in "Brokeback Mountain"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
13.
Noomi Rapace
Actress, Prometheus
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is the daughter of fellow Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years. When she was eight, she was cast in a small role in the Icelandic film...
“ Lisabeth Salander in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire," and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"
Bisexual ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
14.
Morena Baccarin
Actress, Homeland
Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to actress Vera Setta and journalist Fernando Baccarin. Her uncle was actor Ivan Setta. Morena has Italian ancestry. She moved to New York at the age of 10, when her father was transferred there. She attended the LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts and then the Juilliard School...
“ Inara Serra in "Firefly" & "Serenity"
Bisexual ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
15.
“ Arthur Gopnik in "A Serious Man"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
16.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
Robert De Niro, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Captain Shakespeare in "Stardust"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
17.
John Barrowman
Actor, Torchwood
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "Matador," "Rope," and "Hair" at London's West End. Barrowman has homes in London and Cardiff, Wales.
“ Captain Jack Harkness in "Doctor Who"
Bisexual ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
18.
Daniel Franzese
Actor, Mean Girls
Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, actor Daniel Franzese is best known for his interesting and daring choices in breakthrough films: from his debut role in Larry Clark's Bully, to Tina Fey's hit comedy Mean Girls, to 2010's update of the highly controversial I Spit on Your Grave...
“ Damien in "Mean Girls"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
19.
Dan Byrd
Actor, Easy A
It was over a decade ago when Marietta, Georgia, resident Dan Byrd was first bitten by the acting bug. The then-8-year-old Byrd went to see a live performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway and was hooked. Now all grown up and living in Los Angeles, California, Byrd has seen his childhood dream through...
“ Brandon in "Easy A"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
20.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ Harvey Milk in "Milk"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
21.
Paddy Considine
Paddy (Patrick) Considine was born on September 5, 1974 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire in the U.K. As a teenager, Considine studied a drama course at Burton College where he met with now friend and director Shane Meadows, who cast Considine in his first role in a feature film as the disturbed character Morell in A Room for Romeo Brass...
“ Porter Nash in "Blitz"
Gay ” - dog_lover_twelve