(January 12, 1964 - living) U.S.A.
Matthew Staton Bomer
(October 11, 1977 - living) U.S.A.
Matt Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Missouri, one of three children of Elizabeth Macy (née Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. He grew up in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and attended its Klein High School. In 2001, he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
After graduating, Matt 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.
Matt appeared on North Shore (2004-2005), a primetime television soap opera, as well as in Flightplan (2005), a thriller film. 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).
Bomer has been married to publicist Simon Halls since 2011. They met possibly in 2004. The couple have three sons, including a set of twins, via surrogacy. He first publicly acknowledged that he is gay in 2012, when he thanked Halls and their children during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award. Also in 2012, Bomer was given an Inspiration Award for his work at the GLSEN Awards. He is an LGBT rights activist.
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 stripper, in the feature film Magic Mike. In 2014, he appeared in science-fiction black comedy film Space Station 76 , directed by Jack Plotnick. He had a supporting role in the 2014 adaptation of Winter's Tale , directed by Akiva Goldsman.
In June 2013, Bomer was ranked at no. 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 and second only to Jennifer Lawrence. In August 2013, it was announced that Bomer would provide his voice in the animated feature B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. In September 2013, it was announced that Bomer would play Montgomery Clift in a biopic about the Hollywood star.
Simon Halls is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and attended the university from 1981 until 1985.
After Graduating from USC, Halls worked for Warner Brothers in the publicity department, shortly after he was a PR manager for the first McDonald's in Russia. After his time in Russia, he returned to the US to work at BWR Public Relations.
Simon is one of the top publicists in the Los Angeles Area, a former co-CEO of PMK until 2009 and shortly after became Partner at Slate PR a publicist agency in LA and NY. He's been a partner at Slate PR since 2010.
He is co-founder of HBH, a PR agency that he eventually merged with PMK, another PR agency. After his time there as CEO, in 2010, he left to start a new Agency, Slate PR, where he currently works.
Nobody knows when they met, they most likely have been together since 2004, when Matt left the old boyfriend Mike Anthony White. Before they were romantically involved, Simon was actually Matt's publicist. Simon and Matt wed back in 2011. They are the proud fathers to three children, Kit (2005), Henry and Walker (twins . 2008). All three were born via surrogates. The family live happily in Los Angeles.
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