Matt Bomer is a prominent American actor and director who is popular for his versatile performance in independent films and TV series. For his supporting role as Felix Turner in the HBO television film The Normal Heart (2014), Bomer received a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
His acting roles range from comedy to thriller and as a minor and lead actor. Bomer has featured in supporting roles including science fiction thriller In Time (2011); the comedy-drama Magic Mike (2012); as well as on the fourth season of American Horror Story.
Matt Bomer Biography
Matthew Staton Bomer was born on October 11, 1977, in Webster Groves, Missouri. He was one of three children of Elizabeth Macy and John O’Neill Bomer IV. His father was a Dallas Cowboys draft pick who played for the team from 1972 to 1974. Bomer has a sister named Megan Bomer, and a brother named Neill Bomer, who is an engineer. He is also a distant cousin to music artiste, Justin Timberlake.
Growing up in Spring, Texas, Bomer attended Klein High School and by age 17, he was performing on stage one of which was organized by Alley Theatre in downtown Houston. After high school, he decided to pursue a degree in Fine Art at the Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated in 2001.
Career & Net Worth
Fresh out of the university, Mat Bomer moved to New York City to pursue a career as an actor. While in the city, he worked in theatre and got his first role on television, followed by soap operas and the movie series, Mystery Fantasy (2002).
From 2002 – 2003 Bomer appeared in six-episodes of the soap opera series Guiding Light; where he played the role of a serial killer cum male prostitute. For his performance in the series, Bomer won a Gold Derby Awards for Younger Actor. With the extent of his success, he landed a role in the Supernatural drama series Tru Calling (2003 – 2004).
Matt Bomer made his screen debut as a flight attendant in the German American thriller, Flightplan. The film became his most lucrative film so far and grossed $223.3 million worldwide. This was followed by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), where Bomer acted the role of Eric, a Vietnam War veteran who was taken captive by serial killers. His other movies and television appearances include Amy Coyne (2006); His first leading role, Traveler (2007); Chuck (2007–2009); White Collar (2009) in which his performance received positive appraisal; and later won a People’s Choice Award at the 2015 ceremony. Bomer was the co-producer of the 19 episodes of White Collar.
The White Collar actor made a guest appearance in the third season of Glee, where his performance was critically acclaimed and dubbed absolutely fantastic by an entertainment critic.
As for Matt Bomer’s net worth, it’s not surprising that his consistency in Hollywood over the years paid off. He is reportedly earning $125,000 per episode of the White Collar movie series, thus he has amassed an estimated $9 million.
Is He Gay?
Matt Bomer has opened up about being gay in an interview. For one who was raised in a Christain conservative home, it wasn’t what the family expected of their son. According to him, telling them was a huge deal and as expected, it took several months for them to accept the life he chose. Bomer also said he was romantically involved with girls at the time he was clueless and in a different place in relation to his sexuality.
Matt Bomer is married to husband, Simon Halls; a Hollywood publicist who campaigns for celebrities such as Jude Law, Sarah Jessica Parker etc. Bomer’s husband is a co-owner of a company named Slate PR based in Los Angeles and New York.
The couple has been married since 2011 in a small ceremony in New York, but the marriage was kept very private until it became public to the media in 2014. They are parents to three children, Kit Halls, and the twins, Walker Halls and Henry Halls; all of whom were born via surrogates. Speaking about there family, Bommer said he wants their kids to have a normal childhood like he did; and be exposed to the spotlight.
Weight Loss, Height
To play the role of an AIDS patient in HBO’s film, The Normal Heart, Matt Bomer was placed on a near extreme weight loss regimen for 14 days losing over 35lbs. He was feeding mostly on liquid – juice and tea-based cleanse at the We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs. Bomer said at some point he almost had no energy to go to the bathroom, but he achieved his goal with the advice of a doctor. As per his height, Bomer is way up to 1.82 meters or 5 feet 9 inches; quite moderate to fit in well with his career.