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Date of Birth 11 October 1977Webster Groves, Missouri, USA
Birth NameMatthew Staton Bomer
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy "Sissi" (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Bomer then relocated to New York to forge a career in acting.

Theater work followed, but his television break came with a small part in All My Children (1970). This lead to a reoccurring role in Guiding Light (1952) as murderous Ben Reade. Further success in TV followed including parts in Tru Calling (2003), Chuck (2007) and the lead role in Traveler (2007) . Bomer also scored film roles in projects such as Flightplan (2005) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006). In 2009, he was cast in the lead role of criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey in Fox's White Collar (2009).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Simon Halls (2011 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Clear blue piercing beautiful eyes

Trivia (21)

Graduated from Klein High School class of 1996 in Spring, Texas.
Father is former Dallas Cowboy John Bomer. Mother is Sissi.
Has one brother Neill, and one sister Megan.
Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from Carnegie Mellon University Drama School.
After college, he moved to New York, where he worked on stage until he landed a brief stint on daytime soap All My Children (1970) in 2001.
Joined the cast of Guiding Light (1952) on October 23, 2001.
He was director Brett Ratner's running favorite choice to play Clark Kent / Superman in Ratner's remake of Superman (1978). When Ratner left the project, Bryan Singer signed on and the film became a sequel, instead, Superman Returns (2006), Bomer auditioned for the role of "Superman" for Singer but Brandon Routh was cast, instead.
Attended the same high school (Klein High School in Spring, Texas) as singer Lyle Lovett, actress Sherry Stringfield, Lynn Collins, Tom Vaughan, Laura Wilkinson and Lee Pace (star of Pushing Daisies (2007)).
Got his acting start in Houston's prestigious Alley Theater.
He is a talented singer, and he has demonstrated it professionally on different occasions. He was invited to sing with Kelli O'Hara in the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors. He also sang with Diahann Carroll on White Collar (2009) S2, Ep13: Countermeasures.
He has three children, Kit (born 2005), and twins Walker and Henry (born 2008), with husband Simon Halls.
On February 11, 2012, while giving an acceptance speech for the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS (at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards), Bomer publicly acknowledged for the first time that he is in a romantic relationship with Hollywood publicist Simon Halls. Bomer's homosexuality had previously been considered an "open secret" in Hollywood, and he had refused to comment one way or the other about his relationship or orientation.
Attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated the same year as fellow Magic Mike costar Joe Manganiello.
After missing out on the Superman role in 2004, he was got to portray Clark Kent/Superman in the animated film Superman: Unbound (2013).
Is often said to bear a resemblance to Henry Cavill. At one time, both were set to portray Superman before the role was recast. Later both got to essay the role years later, Cavill in Man of Steel (2013) and Bomer in Superman: Unbound (2013).
He has English, as well as Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, and German, ancestry.
Filming White Collar Season 3 in New York City. (April 2014) Filming White Collar Season 6 in New York City. [May 2011]
Ranked #13 in Glamour's list of "50 Sexiest Men" in 2013.
Distant cousin of Justin Timberlake. Both share common descent from an Edward Bomer, who was born in 1690.
In 2014, Bomer told Details Magazine that he and his longtime romantic partner, Simon Halls, had actually been married in 2011.
Bomer lost a great deal of weight--about 40 pounds--for his role in The Normal Heart. Filming on the project shut down between July and November 2013 to allow Bomer to lose the weight.

Personal Quotes (23)

[on working with R. Lee Ermey] "R. Lee's great. I've learned a lot from working with him. He's a tremendous actor, and he brings so much to the character and so much to the set. And we're very fortunate, 'cause he's one of those guys who actually, when he comes to the set in the morning, he just wants to make the scene the best it can possibly be, and he figures all that stuff out. And those are my favorite kind of people to work with. I've really enjoyed it. He's thoroughly entertaining and really does different stuff every take, and just really embodies the character".
[on auditioning for his role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)] "I'm a New York actor, so I heard about the project, and I put myself on tape twice from New York. And they said they were interested in me, so I flew myself out to L.A. to test for it with Michael Bay. And a great thing about this movie and, another way I think it's unique, is that there is more exposition. You really get to know the protagonists of this movie a lot more in the beginning and, hopefully, invest in them somehow so that, when bad things go happen to them, you really care. And I think that Michael Bay just wanted to make sure - there wasn't a lot of screaming and yelling. I think they could figure out from the scenes whether or not you could pull that off. I think he wanted to just see more of whether or not I understood the character's duality - how he could be a nice guy with his girlfriend, but how ultimately he is this military guy who has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders".
It was an amazing experience, I think the last time I sang on stage was 10 years ago.
I just do my work and live my life. There's always that volume knob of people's voices and speculation. But I found you can turn it as low as you want. I have a great family and people in my life. I don't focus on other parts of the business.
I'd inhabit a character until I saw another one. That accessed part of my imagination.
I wanted to go to Northwestern and become a serious journalist, but I think there was some divine hand leading another way.
So many things are zeitgeist dependent, it's how they're marketed, what kind of love they're given, who's in control.
Sometimes shows appear before their time. As an actor, all you can control is what you do.
I get to leave the nest and do things here and there.
That gives me some variety so I'm not pigeon-holed as con artists and swindlers.
They rightfully believe the trade-off is you and your show get publicity.
I'm a creature of comfort. When I'm around the house, it's jeans, T-shirts, old jackets.
I feel comfortable in old clothes, anything that has gotten me through a traumatic experience I hold on to.
I've never cared about how successful or how big I was going to be. I just wanted to be part of a story that affected people, made them laugh or cry. To me, that was more important than having my face on some billboard.
When you are singing Journey, you have to commit.
[on performing in 'Magic Mike'] It was like a stripper boot camp. We embarrassed ourselves in our own rehearsal room. But the best part of it was that it became this ensemble-building experience. We all knew we were terrified, but we manned up together to get it done.
[on playing 'Felix' in 'The Normal Heart'] It was a gift to get to play a gay role that was written in a three-dimensional human way. You read so many things that are these stereotypes that I find offensive.
[on the film version of 'The Normal Heart'] I think that this movie will be incredibly powerful and influential for many generations. I think it's gonna be therapeutic for one generation. I think it's going to be clarifying for my generation who came onto the scene going, 'What happened here?' This is like we're dealing with war widows, but nobody knew there was a war going on.
[on being introduced to the plays of Brech, Shaw and Miller in high school] I think growing up in the suburbs can be this safe haven where you're sheltered from a lot of things. Obviously there's a shadow that comes with that, but I wanted to know about my world and I don't think I would have had I not been able to read those plays. It certainly wasn't going to be from reading 'Jane Eyre' in English class.
[on The Normal Heart] There was a moment when Mark [Ruffalo] and I just held on to each other and sobbed for a good 15 minutes. Not because of anything we had done but because we were a part of this story that was so much bigger than us, and because we knew that this was how a generation of people had to say goodbye to each other. Taking in the gravity of that moment was really overwhelming. It was just one of those things you don't ever forget.
One thing I hope that the younger generation will take from watching [The Normal Heart] is how much we owe to these people who banded together when it was not an easy thing to do. I wouldn't be able to call Simon my husband if it weren't for these people... To get to tell the story is a gift, and something I feel that I owe to them.
[on his role in The Normal Heart] I don't want to let go of Felix. Usually by the time I'm done [with a role], I'm like, 'OK, let's close that chapter and move on,' but I don't want to let go of him because I think he changed me for the better. I grew from getting to play him.
I feel like I learn more from our kids than I could ever hope to teach them. I love the rare quiet moment of spoken or unspoken love at the end of a great day, and knowing that no matter what, you will always be there for each other.

Salary (1)

White Collar (2009) $100,000 per episode range

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