For those who remember watching “Flightplan” or those whose memories are confined basically to the show, “White Collar”, you will agree that Matt Bomer is indeed a star. Famous for his versatility and successful performance in both Independent films and TV series, the actor has shown that he was born with some special qualities.
Since making his TV debut in 2000 and successfully transitioning to starring in films in 2005, he continues to pave the way for the new generation of gays in the industry. Among the most fascinating performances in his career are the roles in Traveler, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Walking Out, and hosts of others.
Age, Early Life, and Family Background
Matt was born on October 11, 1977, in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis Missouri. He comes from a family of multiple racial backgrounds. His parents Elizabeth Macy and John O’Neil Bomer IV descents include English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish, Swiss-German, French, and German. But the couple lived in Spring Texas where Matt alongside his sister Megan Bomer and his brother Neil Bomer spent their childhood.
At that time, John was Dallas Cowboys draft pick and he played for the team from 1972 to 1974. Matt has also mentioned that his family respects and accepts different behaviors and ideas. According to him, at his early age, his parents figured that he had an active imagination and was supportive of his personality. Since his early dream was not discouraged from the start, he was nudged to hone his talent quite early.
The actor attended Klein High School close to Houston and continued at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once he was handed his degree (Bachelor’s of Fine Arts) he relocated to New York to commence his career in acting. He began acting professionally on stage at age 17 with his first ever role being playing Young Collector in Desire, a production of Tennessee Williams. That single performance that took place in Alley Theatre in downtown Houston made his interest in acting become more intense and that began his trip to the limelight.
Despite being outstanding and starting quite early (in the mid-1990s), Matt’s talent wasn’t widely recognized until in the 2000s. Currently, he has expanded to independent films, Broadway, and more. He has also been rewarded heartily with some top-notch award and nominations to his name including a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Matt Bomer Family: Husband and Gay Partner
Matt Bomer is openly gay. He disclosed his sexuality when he spoke up about his relationship with his longtime partner Simon Hall in 2012 while receiving his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award. The two got married in 2011, way before Matt made the announcement but the public learned about it in 2014. According to matt, their wedding was a very small event that catered for a small number of family and close friends in New York City.
Simon Halls is also a powerful man in Hollywood though he works behind the scenes as a publicist. He was born on January 12, 1964, and is of Canadian descent. His LinkedIn profile shows that he graduated from the University of Southern Califonia in 1985. He also attended Crescent School, Toronto and started his PR career at Warner Bros before moving to Russia to serve as PR manager for the country’s first-ever McDonald’s restaurant for two years.
Simon got back to the US where he worked at BWR Public Relations as an account manager. Today, he has become one of the most sought after publicist and has managed publicity campaigns of some celebrities like Jude Law, Jessica Parker, among others.
Simon isn’t the first to win the fragile heart of Matt Bomer. The actor allegedly dated Mike White before Simon in a relationship that lasted from 2001 to 2004. There is no much information as to what might have led to their break up but the star stayed single for about four years before he gave his heart to Simon Halls.
Matt and his husband Simon have three sons together all birthed through surrogacy. Their first son was born in 2005 while the other two are twins and were born in 2008. Their names are Walker and Henry.
Height and Body Measurements
Matt has an athletic frame. He is 5 ft 11 (182 cm) and weighs 80 kg (176 pounds). His chest measures 44 inches while his waist size is 32 inches. The actor wears size 10 (US) shoes and his biceps measure 15 inches.