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The stylish American actor Matt Bomer, is best known for his role as Neal Caffrey in US Television series White Collar and in Silver screen as Ken in Magic Mike series. Here are 50 interesting facts about Bomer -

Matt Bomer attends the Amsterdam premiere of 'Magic Mike XXL' on July 1, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
(Photo : Michel Porro/Getty Images) Matt Bomer attends the Amsterdam premiere of 'Magic Mike XXL' on July 1, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  1. Matthew Staton "Matt" Bomer was on born October 11, 1977, in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and was raised in Spring, Texas.
  2. His father is John Bomer, a former Dallas Cowboys draft pick, and his mother is Sissi (née Staton). He has a sister Megan Bomer and a brother Neill Bomer.
  3. Bomer’s ancestry includes English, as well as Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, and German.
  4. He shares a common descent from an Edward Bomer, who was born in 1690, with his distant cousin, NSYNC boy band fame, Justin Timberlake.
  5. He completed his high school education at Klein High School, near Houston, and had a normal high school existence by playing football and by serving on the student council.
  6. Attended the same high school (Klein High School in Spring, Texas) as singer Lyle Lovett, actress Sherry Stringfield, Lynn Collins, Laura Wilkinson, actors Tom Vaughan and Lee Pace.
    Actor Matthew Bomer attends The Cinema Society, Details and DKNY screening of 'Brothers' at the SVA Theater on November 22, 2009 in New York City.
    (Photo : Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) Actor Matthew Bomer attends The Cinema Society, Details and DKNY screening of 'Brothers' at the SVA Theater on November 22, 2009 in New York City.
  7. His acting career begun when he landed a role at the Alley Theatre in A Streetcar Named Desire during his senior year.
  8. He would drive the half hour to the Alley after school, do his homework during intermission and then drive back, hence dropped out of football.
  9. Both Bomer and Pace acted at a non-profit theatre company, Houston's Alley Theatre.
  10. He attended the Carnegie Mellon University Drama School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.
  11. He graduated in 2001 along with his Magic Mike fellow costar Joe Manganiello. 
  12. Bomer is said to practice the Transcendental Meditation technique since his early 20s. This is a specific form of mantra meditation developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and involves the use of a mantra and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per day while sitting with one's eyes closed.
  13. He moved to New York, after graduation, working on stage until he landed in his first brief television role as “Ian Kipling” in All My Children (2001), a daytime soap.
  14. Later he joined the cast of yet another daytime television soap opera, Guiding Light, as “Ben Reade”, as a serial killer, from October, 2001 to 2003.
  15. In 2003–2004 he played “Luc” the ill-fated love interest of the lead protagonist Tru (Eliza Dushku), in a supernatural, science-fictional television series, Tru Calling, on the Fox television network.
  16. In 2004–2005, Bomer appeared briefly in a American prime-time television soap opera, North Shore.
  17. Matt Bomer’s debut in Hollywood was in an action thriller Flightplan in 2005, in a minor role, alongside Silence of the Lambs fame actress Jodie Foster.
  18. In 2006 Bomer played a Vietnam War veteran in American Slasher movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
    Actor Matt Bomer and husband, publicist Simon Halls arrive at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'Magic Mike XXL' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
    (Photo : Barry King/Getty Images) Actor Matt Bomer and husband, publicist Simon Halls arrive at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'Magic Mike XXL' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
  19. He was Rush Hour series fame director Brett Ratner's favorite choice to play Clark Kent / Superman in when Ratner was considered for the remake of Superman (1978).
  20. The project became sequel, Superman Returns (2006) and instead X-Men fame director Bryan Singer was signed, though Bomer auditioned for the role of "Superman", Brandon Routh was cast, instead.
  21. On losing the prominent role, Bomer said, ‘It’s OK, I have zero regrets about that. I feel like I’ve gotten to do such a rich array of roles and so many different things and I haven’t been locked too into one [role].'
  22. Bomer returned to television in 2007 to play an innocent graduate victim “Jay Burchell” for a Warner Bros. production in ABC’s short-lived mid-season American television series, Traveler .
  23. Bomer had a recurring role of a rogue CIA agent “Bryce Larkin” for NBC’s American action-comedy/spy-drama series Chuck.
  24. In 2009 Bomer landed in his most successful role “Neal Caffrey”, in USA Network television series, White Collar, which rose him to fame winning him several accolades.
    Actor Matt Bomer seen on the set of 'White Collar' on July 23, 2013 in New York City.
    (Photo : Michael Stewart/WireImage) Actor Matt Bomer seen on the set of 'White Collar' on July 23, 2013 in New York City.
  25. The White Collar was premiered in 2009 has been one of Bomer’s longest running TV series, with six complete seasons and the concluding final season in 2014.
  26. Bomer played a highly multi-talented, skillful and intelligent con-artist who later becomes a criminal informant.
  27. Throughout the series he is seen in suits and always dons a hat. His character is shown to have a fetish for hats.
  28. Bomer is a talented singer, and he has demonstrated it professionally on different occasions. He was invited to sing in the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, with Sex and City fame Kelli O'Hara. He also sang with Diahann Carroll (June Ellington in White Collar), Season 2 Episode 13: Countermeasures, on White Collar in 2009.
  29. He acted alongside his distant cousin Justin Timberlake in a brief role as a 105 year old drunken and suicidal “Henry Hamilton” in an American dystopian science fiction thriller movie, In Time, in 2011.
  30. Matt Bomer was ranked first in the list of TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011 and ranked third in 2012 by Buddy TV.
  31. Bomer made his Broadway debut in 2011 in 8, Dustin Lance Black's play, which was a staged re-enactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Proposition 8, as one of the plaintiffs in the trial “Jeff Zarrillo”.
  32. In March 2012, he reprised his role in the Wilshire Ebell Theatre production of 8, as well.
  33. On February 11, 2012, while giving an acceptance speech, at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, for the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Bomer publicly thanked his husband, publicist Simon Halls and their children.
  34. That was the first time he acknowledged his romantic relationship though his homosexuality had been considered an "open secret" in Hollywood.
  35. Though Bomer and Halls had been married only since 2011, they have been together for much longer.
  36. Halls is 13 years senior to Bomer and after tying a knot in 2011, Bomer went public with his sexuality in 2012.
  37. The couple have three sons - all via surrogacy, Kit born in 2005 and twins Walker and Henry, born in 2008.
    Matt Bomer (R) and his son Kit sighting in SoHo on the streets of Manhattan on August 13, 2012 in New York City.
    (Photo : Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic) Matt Bomer (R) and his son Kit sighting in SoHo on the streets of Manhattan on August 13, 2012 in New York City.
  38. Author Jackie Collins, in 2012, during an interview on Gaydar Radio suggested that the Superman role didn't happen because Bomer was known in the industry to be gay.
  39. Bomer starred as a hot male stripper with a drool worthy hot body in 2012 American comedy-drama, Magic Mike alongside other hotties Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey.
  40. When deciding the cast for Fifty Shades of Grey Focus Features never suggested that it was auditioning Bomer, or confirmed that the studio was pursuing him for the role for the role of “Christian Grey”.
  41. The fans considered Matt Bomer as one of the strong contending candidates for the titular role “Christian Grey” in Fifty Shades of Grey.
  42. And after the release of Magic Mike, almost 90,000 Matt Bomer’s legions of fans signed a petition begging the producers of Fifty Shades Of Grey to cast him as “Christian Grey”. When asked about the petition, Bomer said, “I’m so grateful for the fans and touched.” This issue even stirred up some interesting questions about gay politics in Hollywood.
  43. After missing out on the Superman role in 2004, he was later cast to portray Clark Kent/Superman in the animated film Superman: Unbound, in 2013.
  44. He was ranked #13 in "50 Sexiest Men", Glamour's list in 2013.
    Actors Matt Bomer is seen on the set of 'White Collar'on June 30, 2014 in New York City.
    (Photo : Raymond Hall/GC Images) Actors Matt Bomer is seen on the set of 'White Collar'on June 30, 2014 in New York City.
  45. He acted in supporting roles in an American science fiction black comedy film, Space Station 76 and also in supernatural fantasy mystery romantic drama, Winter’s Tale, in 2014.
  46. Bomer for his role of “Felix Turner”, a gay New York Times Reporter who is affected by AIDS , in a television drama film on HIV-AIDS crisis among the gay in New York, The Normal Heart, had lost a great deal of weight of about 40 pounds. Filming on the project was shut down between July and November 2013 to allow Bomer to lose the weight.
  47. In 2015 he reprised his role “Ken” in the Magic Mike XXL.
  48. Bomer has won a few awards to his credit. Apart from the Steve Chase Humanitarian Award, he has won the People's Choice Awards for the Favorite Cable TV Actor, Critics' Choice Television Award for the Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries and Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for The Normal Heart.
  49. He recently wrapped filming on The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe and is starring in the remake of The Magnificent Seven alongside Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington.
  50. He's also one of the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel and was at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend to promote the FX anthology series along with co-stars Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson.
    Actor Matt Bomer speaks onstage at the 'American Horror Story' and 'Scream Queens' panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 12, 2015 in San Diego, California.
    (Photo : Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) Actor Matt Bomer speaks onstage at the 'American Horror Story' and 'Scream Queens' panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 12, 2015 in San Diego, California.

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