LGBT CELEBRITIES

by melvinjeff3012 | created - 27 Jun 2014 | updated - 01 Jul 2014 | Public

1. Clay Aiken

Self | The Runner-Up

Clayton Holmes Grissom was born on November 30, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Faye Aiken Parker and Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old, a longtime ...

2. Chad Allen

Actor | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Chad Allen was born on June 5, 1974 in Cerritos, California, USA as Chad Allen Lazzari. He is an actor and producer, known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), TerrorVision (1986) and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986).

3. Lance Bass

Actor | On the Line

Lance Bass is the quintessential illustration of a highly successful and driven jack-of-all-trades: singer, host, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cosmonaut.

Beyond his fame as a member of the phenomenally successful group *NSYNC, where the group sold an impressive 60 ...

4. Paris Barclay

Producer | NYPD Blue

Paris Barclay is one of television's most successful and honored directors. Throughout his illustrious career, Paris has directed over 150 episodes of television, including episodes of NYPD BLUE, ER, THE WEST WING, LOST, THE GOOD WIFE, CSI, SONS OF ANARCHY, HOUSE, GLEE, IN TREATMENT, SCANDAL, ...

5. John Barrowman

Actor | Torchwood

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "...

6. Meredith Baxter

Actress | All the President's Men

Meredith Baxter was born on June 21, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, USA as Meredith Ann Baxter. She is an actress, known for All the President's Men (1976), Family Ties (1982) and A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992). She has been married to Nancy Locke since December 8, 2013. She...

7. Amanda Bearse

Actress | Fright Night

Amanda Bearse was born on August 9, 1958 in Winter Park, Florida, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Fright Night (1985), Married... with Children (1987) and Nikki (2000). She has been married to Carrie Schenken since 2010. They have two children.

8. Maria Bello

Actress | A History of Violence

Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an ...

9. Sandra Bernhard

Actress | The King of Comedy

Love her or hate her, this comic diva is a one-of-a-kind, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners artiste. Racy, confrontational, offensive, cynical, off-putting and angst-ridden to a T, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan was born on June 6, 1955, the daughter of Jerome Bernhard, a proctologist, and...

10. Matt Bomer

Actor | The Normal Heart

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...

11. Dan Butler

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Dan Butler was born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA as Daniel E. Butler. He is an actor and writer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Frasier (1993) and Enemy of the State (1998). He has been married to Richard Waterhouse since September 12, 2010.

12. Sam Champion

Self | Good Morning America

Sam Champion was born on August 13, 1961 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Samuel James Champion. He is an actor, known for Good Morning America (1975), Sesame Street (1969) and Dateline NBC (1992). He has been married to Rubem Robierb since December 21, 2012.

13. Chris Colfer

Actor | Struck by Lightning

Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, ...

14. Anderson Cooper

Actor | Chappie

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The 33 (2015).

15. Cat Cora

Actress | SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Ride

Cat Cora was raised in a small Greek community in Jackson, Mississippi, by a family who held strongly to their Greek and Southern heritage. Both her grandfather, father, and godfather were restaurateurs and, by the time she was fifteen, she had already presented a business plan to them for her very...

16. Matt Dallas

Actor | Kyle XY

Matthew Joseph "Matt" Dallas born October 21, 1982 is an American actor, best known for playing the title character on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. Dallas was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Arizona School for the Arts. He has two younger brothers and one younger sister. He became ...

17. Lee Daniels

Producer | Precious

Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his ...

18. Ellen DeGeneres

Producer | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. ...

19. Tracy Chapman

Soundtrack | One Day

Tracy Chapman was born on March 30, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

20. Portia de Rossi

Actress | Arrested Development

Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied ...

21. Rupert Everett

Actor | My Best Friend's Wedding

Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes ...

22. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Actor | Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Untraceable (2008). He has been married to Justin Mikita since July 20, 2013.

23. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster started her career at the age of two. For four years she made commercials and finally gave her debut as an actress in the TV series Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). In 1975 Jodie was offered the role of prostitute Iris Steensma in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which she received ...

24. Sara Gilbert

Producer | Roseanne

Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert get a star...

25. Tim Gunn

Producer | Project Runway

Tim Gunn was born in Washington DC. He began working at New York's Parson's The New School for Design in 1982, and serves as chair of the department of fashion design. During the school's summer hiatus, Gunn is involved in the hit TV show Project Runway (2004) where he serves as a den father and ...

26. Leisha Hailey

Actress | The L Word

Leisha Hailey was born on July 11, 1971 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for The L Word (2004), All Over Me (1997) and Supernatural (2005).

27. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...

28. Elton John

Soundtrack | Rocketman

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

29. Cherry Jones

Actress | Signs

Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and The Perfect Storm (2000). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.

30. Billie Jean King

Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King was born on November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California, USA as Wilhelmina Jean Moffitt. She is an actress, known for Battle of the Sexes (2017), Arli$$ (1996) and Law & Order (1990). She was previously married to Larry King.

31. Leslie Jordan

Actor | The Help

For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant...

32. T.R. Knight

Actor | Genius

T.R. Knight was a member of the acting company of Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Roles there included Richard Miller in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" and Amadeus in Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus".

On the New York stage, he portrayed Tim Allgood in "Noises Off", Damis in "Tartuffe", Joe in "This Lime ...

33. k.d. lang

Soundtrack | Twister

k.d. lang was born on November 2, 1961 in Consort, Alberta, Canada as Kathryn Dawn Lang.

34. Jane Lynch

Actress | Glee

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Role Models (2008). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

35. Rachel Maddow

Actress | The Ides of March

Rachel Maddow was born on April 1, 1973 in Castro Valley, California, USA as Rachel Anne Maddow. She is an actress, known for The Ides of March (2011), House of Cards (2013) and 30 Rock (2006). She is married to Susan Mikula.

36. Ricky Martin

Soundtrack | August: Osage County

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky initiated his singing career in the Latin all boy-band group Menudo. After leaving the group, he moved to New York to study acting. After finishing his studies, he relocated to Mexico where he performed as actor in "Mama ama el Rock", "Alcanzar una Estrella II"...

37. Heather Matarazzo

Actress | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Heather Matarazzo was born November 10, 1982, in Oyster Bay, New York. She was adopted by Camille and Ray Matarazzo, an Italian-American couple (she is of Irish descent birth). Heather attended Oyster Bay High School, as well as the Long Island High School for the Arts. In 1997, she made her film ...

38. Johnny Mathis

Soundtrack | Goodfellas

He was the fourth of seven children born to Clement and Mildred Mathis. His father performed briefly in vaudeville and exposed all of the Mathis siblings to music. Before he entered his teens, young John received vocal lessons from Connie Cox in exchange for performing chores around her home. When ...

39. Kristy McNichol

Actress | Little Darlings

Actor Kristy McNichol is best known for her role as "Buddy" in the Spelling/Goldberg hit TV series Family (1976), where she won 2 Emmy awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe. McNichol began her career with guest appearances on such popular TV series as Starsky and Hutch, The Bionic Woman, Love...

40. Jillian Michaels

Actress | Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones

Jillian Michaels was born on February 18, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jillian Leigh McKarus. She is an actress and producer, known for Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones (2010), Wake Up Call (2014) and Kickin' It (2011).

41. Wentworth Miller

Actor | Prison Break

Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film.

Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller...

42. Cynthia Nixon

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "...

43. Rosie O'Donnell

Actress | Tarzan

Rosie O'Donnell was born into an Irish-American family in Commack, Long Island. She is the middle of 5 children, and is the daughter of Roseann Teresa (Murtha) and Edward Joseph O'Donnell, an electrical engineer for the defense industry. Her mother died when she was ten. She said that she watched ...

44. Suze Orman

Producer | The Suze Orman Show

Suze Orman was born on June 5, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Susan Lynn Orman. She is a producer and actress, known for The Suze Orman Show (2002), 30 Rock (2006) and The Simpsons (1989). She has been married to Kathy Travis since September 2010.

45. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

46. Jim Parsons

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of ...

47. Sarah Paulson

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. ...

48. David Hyde Pierce

Actor | Frasier

David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and ...

49. Zachary Quinto

Actor | Star Trek

Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award ...

50. Anthony Rapp

Actor | Rent

Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.

51. Robin Roberts

Actress | Pitch Perfect 2

Robin Roberts was born on November 23, 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA as Robin Rene Roberts. She is an actress and producer, known for Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) and He Got Game (1998).

52. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

53. Sheryl Swoopes

Actress | The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Sheryl Swoopes was born on March 25, 1971 in Brownfield, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), Swoopes on Hoops (1995) and Martin (1992). She was previously married to Eric Jackson.

54. Raven-Symoné

Actress | That's So Raven

Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad (1990), which also starred the legendary Bill ...

55. George Takei

Actor | Star Trek

Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.

George ...

56. Kirsten Vangsness

Actress | Criminal Minds

While Kirsten is best known as the bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds (2005)(and its spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)), she has had a long and varied career prior to joining the cast of the hit CBS series. Stage appearances include ...

57. Rufus Wainwright

Soundtrack | Meet the Robinsons

Rufus Wainwright was born on July 22, 1973 in Rhinebeck, New York, USA as Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright. He has been married to Jörn Weisbrodt since August 23, 2012. They have one child.

58. Jackie Warner

Actress | Thintervention with Jackie Warner

Jackie Warner was born on August 17, 1968 in the USA as Jacqueline Warner. She is an actress and producer, known for Thintervention with Jackie Warner (2010), Killinaskully (2003) and Work Out (2006).

59. John Waters

Actor | Offspring

John Waters is one of Australia's most recognised and respected television, film and theatrical actors. He was born in London, England on December 8 1948, to Scottish actor Russell Waters and wife Barbara. The family, including siblings Philip, Angela, Stephen and Fiona, lived in a rented top floor...

60. BD Wong

Actor | Jurassic Park

BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...



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