Oct. 11th, 1977
Spring, Texas, USA
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Matthew Staton "Matt" Bomer (born October 11, 1977) is an American actor, known for his role on the USA Network series White Collar, which premiered in 2009.
Bomer was born in Spring, Texas, one of three children born to John Bomer, a former Dallas Cowboys draft pick, and his wife, Sissi.
Bomer attended Klein High School in Spring, Texas, with fellow 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 (2003–2004), a supernatural, science-fiction television series on the Fox television network.
Bomer appeared on North Shore (2004–2005), a prime-time 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 male stripper, in the feature film Magic Mike. In 2013, he will appear in Space Station 76, directed by Jack Plotnick. He signed to appear in the 2014 adaptation of Winter's Tale, directed by Akiva Goldsman.
In June 2013, Bomer was ranked at #2 on Logo's Hot 100 list, which is based on the votes of readers of the AfterEllen.com and TheBacklot.com. Bomer was the list's highest ranked man, behind only 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 is in a relationship with publicist Simon Halls. The couple has 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.
- Father is former Dallas Cowboy John Bomer. Mother is Sissi.
- Attended the same high school as singer Lyle Lovett and actress Sherry Stringfield.
- Went to high school with Lee Pace (star of "Pushing Daisies").
- Received a BFA degree from Carnegie Mellon University
- 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)
- Got his acting start in Houston's prestigious Alley Theater.
- He was director Brett Ratner's running favorite choice to play Clark Kent / Superman in Ratner's remake of Superman. When Ratner left the project, Bryan Singer signed on and the film became a sequel instead, Superman Returns, Bomer auditioned for the role of Superman for Singer but Brandon Routh was cast instead.
- Joined the cast of "Guiding Light" (1952) on October 23, 2001