Matt Bomer –

Matt Bomer in White Collar.

About Matt Bomer (1977 – ____)

Matthew Staton "Matt" Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, one of three children of Elizabeth Macy (née Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. He grew up in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and attended its Klein High School, where he was a classmate of future actor Lee Pace. Pace and Bomer both acted at Houston's Alley Theatre, a non-profit theatre company. In 2001, he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

After graduating, Bomer moved to New York City, where he won the role of "Ian Kipling" on All My Children. From 2001 to 2003, he portrayed the role of Ben Reade on another daytime television soap opera, Guiding Light. He starred as Luc, Tru's (Eliza Dushku) ill-fated love interest, in Tru Calling (2003–04), a supernatural, science-fiction television series on the Fox television network. Bomer appeared on North Shore (2004–05), a primetime television soap opera, as well as in Flightplan (2005), a thriller film with Jodie Foster. In the slasher film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Bomer portrayed Eric, a Vietnam War veteran who is driving across Texas to re-enlist after his brother is drafted. The brothers run afoul of Sheriff Hoyt and are taken captive by the Hewitt family. He co-starred in Traveler (2007), a short-lived midseason replacement television series which premiered on ABC on May 30, 2007. He had a recurring role, as Bryce Larkin, on Chuck. On October 23, 2009, Bomer began starring in White Collar, which chronicles the partnership between a con artist, Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and an FBI agent, Peter Burke (played by Tim DeKay). BuddyTV ranked him first on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011" and third in 2012.

In September 2011, Bomer starred in the Broadway debut of Dustin Lance Black's play, 8, a staged re-enactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Proposition 8. In March 2012, he was featured in the Wilshire Ebell Theatre production as well, portraying Jeff Zarrillo, one of the plaintiffs in the trial. In October 2011, Bomer appeared in the science fiction thriller film In Time, in which he played a 105-year-old man, Henry Hamilton. In 2012, Bomer starred as Ken, a stripper, in the feature film Magic Mike. In 2014, he appeared in science-fiction black comedy film Space Station 76, directed by Jack Plotnick. He had a supporting role in the 2014 adaptation of Winter's Tale, directed by Akiva Goldsman.

In June 2013, Bomer was ranked at no. 2 on Logo's Hot 100 list, which is based on the votes of readers of the and Bomer was the list's highest ranked man and second only to Jennifer Lawrence. In August 2013, it was announced that Bomer will provide his voice in the animated feature B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations for release in June 2015. In September 2013, it was announced that Bomer will play Montgomery Clift in a biopic about the Hollywood star.

Bomer has been married to publicist Simon Halls since 2011. The couple have three sons, including a set of twins, via surrogacy. He first publicly acknowledged that he was gay in 2012, when he thanked Halls and their children during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award. Also in 2012, Bomer was given an Inspiration Award for his work at the GLSEN Awards.

Bomer, a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation since his early 20s, in 2013 stated his support for the work of the David Lynch Foundation.

Matt Bomer's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2006The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The BeginningEric Hill
2011In TimeHenry Hamilton
2012Magic MikeKen
2013Superman: UnboundSuperman/Clark Kent
2014Winter's TaleYoung Man
2014Space Station 76Ted
2014Hunted: The War Against Gays in RussiaNarrator
2015Magic Mike XXLKen
2016The Nice GuysJohn Boy
2016The Magnificent SevenMatthew Cullen
2016Walking OutCal

Matt Bomer's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2000All My ChildrenIan Kipling
Guiding LightBenjamin "Ben" Reade
2002Relic HunterDriver agent
Tru CallingLuc Johnston
2004North ShoreRoss
2007TravelerJay Burchell
ChuckBryce Larkin
White CollarNeal Caffrey
2012GleeCooper Anderson
2013The New NormalMonty
2014The Normal HeartFelix Turner
2014American Horror Story: Freak ShowAndy
American Horror Story: HotelDonovan
2016The Last TycoonMonroe Stahr
2016American Horror Story: Roanoke

Memorable Quotes by Matt Bomer

“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 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 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.”

“I'm a creature of comfort. When I'm around the house, it's jeans, T-shirts, old jackets.”

“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.”

“Sometimes shows appear before their time. As an actor, all you can control is what you do.”

Things You May Not Know About Matt Bomer

Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from Carnegie Mellon University Drama School.

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.

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.

Bomer is often said to bear a strong physical resemblance to British actor Henry Cavill. At one time, both were set to portray Superman before the role was recast. Both got to essay the role years later, in the same year, Cavill in Man of Steel (2013) and Bomer in Superman: Unbound (2013).

Distant cousin of Justin Timberlake. Both share common descent from an Edward Bomer, who was born in 1690.

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.

Matt Bomer, with Lily Collins, in The Last Tycoon (2016).
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Matt Bomer and Taylor Handley in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).
Bomer with Yvonne Strahovsky in Chuck (2007-2009).
Bomer, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlan, and Patrick Wilson in Space Station 76 (2014).
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With Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart (2014).
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Bomer in White Collar (2019-2014)... second picture with Diahanne Carroll,
third picture with Bridget Regan, fourth picture with Willie Garson.
In The Nice Guys (2016).
With Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, and Dick Richie in Magic Mike (2012).
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Bomer in Magic Mike XXL (2015)... bottom picture with Jada Pinkett-Smith, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, and Channing Tatum.
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In American Horror Story (2014-2016)... middle and bottom pictures with Lady Gaga.
Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins in Walking Out (2016).