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Matt Bomer
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Gender: Male
Age: 37
Born: October 11, 1977
Character: Cooper Anderson
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 2000-Present

Matthew "Matt" Staton Bomer, born October 11, 1977[1], is a 37-year-old American actor. He is known for his role in White Collar and he guest starred as Cooper Anderson, Blaine's older brother.

Personal life

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Bomer was born In Spring, Texas to Sissi and John Bomer.[1] He has one brother, Neill, and one sister, Megan.[1] Bomer attended Klein High School with fellow future actor, Lee Pace, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001.[2][3]

Bomer (whom addressed his sexuality in February 2012) has been secretly married to his publicist Simon Halls since 2011.[4] The couple have three sons via surrogacy: Kit, Henry and Walker (twins).[5]

Career

Bomer televison debut was on the soap All My Children in 2000, for two years he was on another soap 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. Bomer costarred in Traveler (2007), a short-lived midseason replacement television series which premiered on ABC on May 30, 2007. He has had the recurring role of Bryce Larkin on action-comedy series Chuck (2007–2009) on the NBC television network.

On October 23, 2009, Bomer began starring in White Collar, which chronicles the fictional partnership between a con artist named Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay); it would ended on Decmeber 18, 2014 after six seasons.

BuddyTV ranked him #1 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011."

AfterElton also ranked him #3 on its list of "Sexiest Men of 2012."

In October 2011 Bomer appeared in the science fiction thriller film In Time, in which he plays a 105-year-old man Henry Hamilton, who gives his "time" to Justin Timberlake before committing suicide, setting the main plot into motion.

He was Ken in the 2012 film, Magic Mike, and it's 2015 sequel, Magic Mike XXL.

Bomer was announced, in August 2014, to be in an episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show[6], according to Spoiler TV the episode will be "Pink Cupcakes".

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2000 All My Children Ian Kipling December 2000
2001 Guiding Light Ben Reade #3 2001 - 2003
2002 Relic Hunter Driver agent ("Fire in the Sky " and uncredited)
2003 War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator John McGavock Grider video documentary
Tru Calling Luc Johnston 2003 - 2004 (17 episodes)
2004 North Shore Ross ("Bellport")
2005 Flightplan Eric
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Eric
Amy Coyne Case TV movie
2007 Chuck Bryce Larkin 2007 - 2009 (7 episodes)
Traveler Jay Burchell (8 episodes)
2009 White Collar Neal Caffrey 2009 - 2014 (82 episodes)
2011 In Time Henry Hamilton
2012 Magic Mike Ken
Glee Cooper Anderson ("Big Brother")
8 Jeff Zarrillo video
2013 The New Normal Monty ("The Goldie Rush")
Winter's Tale Peter's Father
Superman: Unbound Superman/Clark Kent voice
2014 The Normal Heart Felix Turner
Space Station 76 Ted
American Horror Story: Freak Show Andrew "Andy" ("Pink Cupcakes")
2015 Magic Mike XXL Ken post-production
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations voice and filming
2016 The Nice Guys filming

Trivia

  • Fans petitioned for him and Alexis Bledel to be in "50 Shades of Grey," based off the erotic novels by E.L. James, when it revealed that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam got the roles in September 2013.[7] They made a second petition to have Bomer portray Grey when Hunnam dropped out in October 2013.[8]
  • Bomer is the first Glee guest-star to appear on American Horror Story, dubbed "Freak Show". He is followed by Neil Patrick Harris (Bryan Ryan).

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