Gay actors & singers in the closet

Some famous people (men and women) whom I think are in the closet. This list has gay & lesbian closet actors & actresses in Hollywood.

The list IS IN a particular ORDER - from most speculated & obvious to just fairly. Watch out for the celebrities in the top 10 - I guarantee that one or two of them are out within ten years or so.

NOTE: This list is not made to badmouth or disparage these people. I'm in no way poking fun or anything. This is just a speculation list. So please take it lightly. :)

Update: Victor Garber came out in 2012.

UPDATE 2: Wentworth Miller and Lucas Cruikshank just came out! *REMOVED*

UPDATE 3: Ellen Page just came out! (Feb 14, 2014)

UPDATE 4: Daniel Franzese (Damian from Mean Girls) made a 'quiet' coming out in April 2014.
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1.
Queen Latifah
Actress, Living Single
Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops...
“ "I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public. It’s just not gonna happen. I mean, I don’t have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life... I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway.” ” - BeefStroganoff
 
2.
Shawn Pyfrom
Shawn is originally from FL. but started coming out to LA when he was 7 years old, along with his brother, Chris and sister, Amber. He has a natural talent for acting and a real love for the entertainment business. He has two very supportive parents that have helped him fulfill his dream. His future plans are to go to continue with his incredible art paintings...
“ Like Latifah he is in a 'glass closet'. Everyone know that he's gay but he's just not admitting it. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
3.
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
 
4.
Michelle Rodriguez
Actress, Avatar
Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
 
6.
Lee Pace
In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl, an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award...
“ 'Accidentally' outed by fellow star Ian McKellen. Still no actual confirmation of Pace confirming it. It's highly likely that he could be gay - why would McKellen lie? ” - BeefStroganoff
 
7.
Kevin Spacey
As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person"...
“ "I just happen to believe that there’s a public life and there’s a private life. Everybody has a right to a private life no matter what their profession is. I chose for a long time not to answer these questions because of the manner in which they were asked, and because I was never talking to someone I trusted, so why should I? I’ve just never believed in pimping my personal life out for publicity. I’m not interested in doing it. Never will do it. They can gossip all they want; they can speculate all they want."

A classical way of saying I'm gay and it's just my own business. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
8.
Colton Haynes
Actor, Arrow
American actor and model Colton Lee Haynes was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Dana Denise (Mitchell) and William Clayton Haynes. He began modeling at age 15 and his first success came with an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. He also modeled for J.C. Penney, Kira Plastinina, and Ralph Lauren. He is best known for his role as Jackson Whittemore on MTV's Teen Wolf...
 
10.
Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born in Madrid, Spain, to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Spanish-Filipino socialite Isabel Preysler. In 1979, his parents' marriage was annulled. He was eight years old when he moved to the U.S., and at the age of 15, secretly began writing music. He studied...
“ Rarely seen with his tennis playing girlfriend. Still hasn't married her. Admits liking kissing men. Has a pretty-ish gay vibe in himself. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
11.
Kellan Lutz
Actor, Twilight
Actor and model Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Karla (Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. He has six brothers and a sister, and is of German, as well as smaller amounts of English, Swedish, and Dutch, descent. As a child, his family moved around, and he grew up in North Dakota, the Midwest and Arizona...
 
12.
Missy Elliott
Soundtrack, The Transporter
Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer...
“ There has been lots of rumours and allegations of her being a lesbian. She probably thinks that the 'afraid of giving birth' excuse to be a good reason for not being with a man. And she said she wants to adopt. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
13.
“ If One Direction has the one gay member (as do most boybands), it's him without a doubt. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
14.
Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed to the life of entertainment and stars at a very early age...
 
15.
Rodrigo Santoro
One of Brazil's most talented and famous actors, Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Maria José Junqueira dos Reis, an artist, and Francesco Santoro, an engineer. His father is Italian, while his mother, who is Brazilian, has Portuguese ancestry. Santoro is known for his performance in Warner Bros...
 
16.
Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas got his start as the frontman for the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling group, Jonas Brothers, which quickly grew into one of the highest-grossing bands in music history. Beyond his career in music, Joe has appeared in guest-starring roles on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" and The CW's "90210"...
 
17.
Ryan Kwanten
Actor, True Blood
An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to be a brief visit but decided to stay...
“ "It was Einstein who once said, 'The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.' We almost know too much about far too many actors in this day and age — to the point where it becomes harder and harder to see them as a character. So I’ve always tried to maintain somewhat of an air of mystery." ” - BeefStroganoff
 
18.
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work...
 
19.
John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
 
20.
Seann William Scott
Seann William Scott was born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, to Patricia Anne (Simons) and William Frank Scott, a factory worker. He was discovered at a talent competition in Los Angeles, and almost immediately was flown to New York by ABC to test for All My Children. His face has also been seen from his...
“ “I really have no desire to date a super hot actress because they’re all nuts anyway. Anyway, I’m a pretty private guy so if I was going out with Britney Spears you wouldn’t find out about it from me.” ” - BeefStroganoff
 
21.
“ He looks like those cutesy gay fashion designers. I could swear that he was one himself. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
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23.
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ "I am not gay. And I don't care if you're talking about things that are true, you're still talking about my personal life...It's none of your goddamn business." ” - BeefStroganoff
 
24.
Craig David
Soundtrack, About Time
“ Gay club visit: "It was a sick night. Some of the guys I was with were a bit weirded out by being chatted up by a guy. If you’re closed-minded, you never know what to do." Celebrity crush? "It’d have to be BRAD PITT. Or DAVID BECKHAM — they’re hot! You can’t deny it. Every guy in the world thinks so."

Not helping gay rumors... ” - BeefStroganoff
 
25.
“ The minute I first glanced at his face (in 2010) I was certain that he was gay until I didn't read any confirmation on this. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
26.
Justin Bieber
Canadian Justin Drew Bieber was born in London, Ontario, the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. Pattie became pregnant when she was 18 years old, and raised him as a single mother. Justin is of French-Canadian (mother) and German, Irish, Scottish, and English (father) descent. As a child, Bieber showed a strong interest in music...
“ He is not in this list because it's "cool" to call him gay. There is this 'vibe' that he gives. I don't know. I'm sure all the girls around him in hotels and bars are his BFF's. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
27.
Johnny Gill
Born in Washington, D.C., Johnny Gill was discovered by singer Stacy Lattisaw after singing in his family's group Wings of Faith from the age of five. His solo career began in 1983 with the Top 30 R&B single "Super Love." In 1988, he joined New Edition, replacing Bobby Brown. In 1989 he sang on two R&B hits: "Where Do We Go from Here," a #1 by Stacy Lattisaw...
 
28.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ “There's nothing positive that can come from paying attention to that kind of thing – not just wondering whether or not someone thinks you're gay but also worrying what people will think of who you're dating or what you drive. I just do my best to ignore all that *beep*

Another who-cares-about-my-personal-life motif. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
29.
Chace Crawford
Christopher Chace Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Dana (Plott), a teacher, and Chris Wayne Crawford, a dermatologist. He grew up in Plano, Texas, and has a younger sister, Candice Crawford, who studied broadcast journalism and won the Miss Missouri USA title in 2008. Chace played football and golf in high school...
“ In an article dealing with closeted sexuality in Hollywood, the paper talks about him enjoying the company of a man at a recent event, and noted the man stared them down when they passed by as if to say, “don’t you dare write about this.” ” - BeefStroganoff
 
30.
“ Plays a lesbian in The L Word - okay, that's fine, straight women play gay roles. But, while she seems similar to her character in real life (looks, mannerism, etc), she also never calls herself straight nor gay. She seems to back away from questions regarding her sexuality. Wonder why... ” - BeefStroganoff