'Magic Mike' to 'The Boys In The Band': Matt Bomer Today

Matt Bomer in Magic Mike Today
October 11, 2020 - 12:09 / Rachel Johnson

Matt Bomer in Magic Mike is thrilling to watch, and not just because of his sexy body! The talented actor has starred in a number of films and series throughout his career, including his most recent project, The Boys in the Band! Here is what Matt Bomer is up to today!

Matt Bomer in Magic Mike was all of our dreams come true! Before Matt was playing the part of eye candy male dancer "Ken", he had built up quite the impressive resume in Hollywood! Born October 11, 1977, Matt Bomer, who is a distant cousin to singer Justin Timberlake, would start performing in high school.

At the age of 17, Matt would make his professional debut on stage in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and around the same time that he graduated from university he also moved to NYC to land the part of "Ian Kipling" on daytime soap opera All My Children.

Matt Bomer In Magic Mike

Matt Bomer as "Ken" in Magic Mike XXL 2015

Matt Bomer in Magic Mike would come after roles in films and series including:

  • Guiding Light (2002-2003)
  • Flightplan (2005)
  • Chuck (2007-2009)
  • White Collar (2009-2014)

In 2012, Matt Bomer would land the part of male stripper, "Ken" in the comedy-drama Magic Mike, starring alongside other big names like Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey.

The film was a huge success and not only because of its easy on the eyes cast! A sequel, Magic Mike XXL was released in 2015, and although not as warmly received as the original, still popular among fans! 

Matt Bomer The Boys in the Band

Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons The Boys in the Band 2020

Since his Magic Mike days, Matt Bomer has stayed busy taking on parts in films including The Nice Guys (2016) and The Normal Heart (2014), the latter of which he won a Golden Globe for! Matt has also appeared in the hit series, American Horror Story!

Most recently, Matt Bomer has seen critical acclaim for the 2018 Broadway revival and 2020 film The Boys in the Band! Playing the part of "Donald" alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer has seen his fanbase skyrocket!

Matt Bomer Today

Matt Bomer and Simon Halls attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019

The Boys in the Band takes place in 1968 New York City when being gay still wasn't widely accepted by society. While Matt's character "Donald" struggles with the conformities of the 1960s and 70s, Matt Bomer is a tad bit luckier in today's times. Matt has been out publicly since 2012 and has been happily married to his husband, publicist Simon Halls since 2011. 

The couple are raising Hall's three sons conceived through surrogacy together and couldn't be happier! While LGBTQ+ rights still have a ways to go, Matt Bomer has helped to pave the way for future couples. We wish the now 45-year-old a happy birthday and are celebrating by rewatching Matt Bomer in Magic Mike