Matthew Staton Bomer was born on October 11, 1977 in Webster Groves, Missouri, and is known for his Golden Globe-winning performance in The Normal Heart, recurring roles on TV series such as Chuck, White Collar, and American Horror Story, and his role as Ken in the Magic Mike films.
Bomer was raised in Spring, Texas, and attended Klein High School. He went on to study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2001. He began his acting career in regional theatre, most notably at the Alley Theater in Houston, Texas. He made his professional stage debut there in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.
Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and furthered his career in television, landing supporting roles in shows such as Guiding Light, and Tru Calling from 2002 to 2004. He made his feature film debut as Eric in 2005's Flight Plan and went on to appear in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning in 2006. After playing the role of Jay Burchell in the TV series Traveler, his first big break came after being cast as Bryce Larkin in the hit NBC series Chuck. This led to a recurring role as Neal Caffrey in USA Networks' White Collar, on which Bomer appeared in 81 episodes between 2009 and 2014. During ths time, he also secured the role of Henry Hamilton alongside Justin Timberlake in the movie In Time, and he made an appearance on Fox's hit series Glee. He was finally cast as Ken opposite Channing Tatum in the 2012 fan favorite film Magic Mike. He would reprise the role in the sequel Magic Mike XXL in 2015.
Arguably his most critically acclaimed performance came in 2014 as Felix Turner in HBO's TV movie adaptation of The Normal Heart, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2014 and won a Golden Globe in 2015. Since then, Bomer has appeared in 13 episodes of FX's hit series American Horror Story (playing the role of Donovan in 12 episodes), starred in a string of films — The Nice Guys, The Magnificent Seven, Walking Out, and Anything — and most recently starred as Monroe Stahr in Amazon's The Last Tycoon.
On Broadway, Bomer appeared as Jeff Zarillo in a special benefit performance of 8 on September 19, 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre to raise funds for the American Foundation for Equal Rights. He returned to Broadway to star as Donald in the 50th anniversary production of The Boys in the Band at the Booth Theatre from April 30 through August 11, 2018.
Apr 30, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018