Matt Bomer is an American actor. He has accolades such as a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination to his credit.
Matt Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Missouri but was raised in Spring, Texas. He attended Klein High School. He made his professional stage debut as Young Collector in a production of Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire staged by the Alley Theatre in downtown Houston at age 17.
He also appeared in a 1998 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.
Matt Bomer attended Carnegie Mellon University with fellow actor Joe Manganiello and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001.
Matt Bomer moved to New York City, where he worked in theater and got his first role on television shortly after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University.
His screen debut occurred in the 2005 starring in the Robert Schwentke directed mystery thriller Flightplan, opposite Jodie Foster. Bomer’s character was a flight attendant.
Matt Bomer Wife
Bomer married publicist Simon Halls in 2011, but the marriage was only made public in 2014. Bomer claimed in an interview about his marriage to Halls that it was a very small ceremony in New York City: “It was intimate and relaxed, with only our closest friends and family there. There is a sense of security and reliability. I believe it’s just a feeling–something about exchanging vows in front of those who love and support you. I believe it was beneficial to our family.”
Kit Halls (b. 2005) and twin brothers Walker and Henry Halls are the couple’s three children created through surrogacy (b. 2008).
Bomer came out as gay in 2012 at an acceptance speech for the Steve Chase Humanitarian Award, where he honored Halls and their children.
Bomer received an Inspiration Award for his work at the GLSEN Awards in 2012. He is a proponent of LGBT rights.
In the 2018 U.S. Senate election in Texas, Bomer campaigned for Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke.