15 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Gay!

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  • David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce was born on April 3, 1959. He is an American actor, director, and comedian.

Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series during the show’s run.

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Pierce also has appeared on and directed for the stage. He won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in the musical Curtains. He also played Dr. Jones in When We Rise.

Quick Facts

Born: April 3, 1959 (age 58), Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Height: 1.76 m
Spouse: Brian Hargrove (m. 2008)
Awards: Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, MORE
Parents: Laura Marie Hughes, George Hyde Pierce
  • Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels was born on February 18, 1974. She is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los AngelesCalifornia.

Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser.

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She is also known for her appearance on the talk show The Doctors.

In fall 2015, she hosted and co-judged a series on Spike titled Sweat, INC. In January 2016, her reality television series Just Jillian premiered on E!.

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Born: February 18, 1974 (age 44), Los Angeles, California, United States
Partner: Heidi Rhoades (2009–)
Weight: 115 lb (52 kg)
Movies: Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones, MORE
Books: Master Your Metabolism, Slim for Life, Winning by Losing, MORE
  • Victor Garber

Victor Joseph Garber popular as Victor Garber was born on March 16, 1949. He is a Canadian actor and singer.

He is known for playing Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Thomas Andrews in James Cameron’s Titanic, and Ken Taylor, Canadian Ambassador to Iran, in Argo.

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He was a series regular on Legends of Tomorrow, as Dr. Martin Stein, having previously played the same role in a recurring capacity on The Flash as well as the web series Vixen.

Quick Facts

Born: March 16, 1949 (age 68), London, Canada
Height: 1.88 m
Spouse: Rainer Andreesen (m. 2015)
Parents: Hope Garber, Joe Garber
Siblings: Alisa Garber, Nathan Garber
  • Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Rashleigh Knight popular as Jonathan Knight was born on November 29, 1968. He is an American singer.

He is part of the boy band New Kids on the Block. It also includes Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and his younger brother, Jordan.

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He is the oldest member of the band and the first to leave it in 1994 prior to their official split.

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Born: November 29, 1968 (age 49), Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Partner: Harley Rodriguez
Movies and TV shows: The Amazing Race, MORE
  • Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Earl Miller III popular as Wentworth Miller was born on June 2, 1972. He is a British-American actor, model, and screenwriter.

He rose to prominence following his role as Michael Scofield in the five seasons of the Fox series Prison Break, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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He made his screenwriting debut with the 2013 thriller film Stoker.

In 2014, he began playing Leonard Snart / Captain Cold in a recurring role on The CW series The Flash before becoming a series regular on the spin-off Legends of Tomorrow.

Miller reprised his role as Michael Scofield for the fifth season of the limited-run Prison Break revival, which aired on April 4, 2017 and concluded on May 30, 2017.

Quick Facts

Born: June 2, 1972 (age 45), Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Height: 1.85 m
Parents: Joy Marie Palm-Miller, Wentworth Earl Miller II
Siblings: Gillian Miller, Leigh Miller
Nationality: American, English, British
  • Jodie Foster

Alicia Christian Foster popular as Jodie Foster was born on November 19, 1962. She is an American actress, director, and producer.

Foster’s breakthrough came in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a teenage prostitute; the role garnered her a nomination for an Academy Award.

Her other critically acclaimed roles as a teenager were in the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney’s Freaky Friday (1976), Candleshoe (1977), and Foxes (1980).

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Height: 1.61 m Trending
Born: November 19, 1962 (age 55), Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse: Alexandra Hedison (m. 2014)
TV shows: The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, MORE
  • Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan D. Bennett popular as Jonathan Bennett was born on June 10, 1981.He is an American actor and model.

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He is known for his roles as Aaron Samuels in the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls, Bud McNulty in 2005’s Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and the title character in the 2009 direct-to-DVD comedy Van Wilder: Freshman Year and his recurring roles as Casey Gant in the UPN mystery drama Veronica Mars and J. R. Chandler in the ABC soap opera All My Children.

He is also the host of Food Network’s show Cake Wars.

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Born: June 10, 1981 (age 36), Rossford, Ohio, United States
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Rossford High School (1999), Otterbein University
Siblings: Lisa Bennett, Brian Bennett, Brent Bennett
Parents: Ruthanne Bennett, David Bennett
  • Sarah Paulson

Sarah Catharine Paulson popular as Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974. She is an American actress.

After beginning her acting career on stage, she starred in the 1990s television series American Gothic (1995–96) and Jack & Jill (1999–2001).

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Paulson later appeared in comedy films such as What Women Want (2000) and Down with Love (2003), and had dramatic roles in films such as Path to War (2002) and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005).

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Born: December 17, 1974 (age 43), Tampa, Florida, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Partner: Holland Taylor (2015–)
Upcoming movies: Ocean’s 8, Glass, Bird Box, The Goldfinch
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, MORE
  • Anderson Cooper

Anderson Hays Cooper popular as Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967. He is an American journalist, television personality, and author.

He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°.

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The program is usually broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live from CNN’s studios in Washington, D.C., or on location for breaking news stories.

In addition, he is a correspondent for 60 Minutes.

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Born: June 3, 1967 (age 50), New York City, New York, United States
Height: 1.78 m
Partner: Benjamin Maisani (2009–)
Parents: Gloria Vanderbilt, Wyatt Emory Cooper
Siblings: Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Christopher Stokowski, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski
  • Josh Hutcherson

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson popular as Josh Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992. He is an American actor.

A native of Kentucky, Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s and appeared in several commercials and minor film and television roles before landing his first major role in 2002 in the pilot episode of House Blend.

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His first film role was in Miracle Dogs (2003) on Animal Planet, followed by a motion-capture performance in The Polar Express (2004) and a voice-acting role in Howl’s Moving Castle (2005).

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Born: October 12, 1992 (age 25), Union, Kentucky, United States
Height: 1.7 m
Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S
TV shows: Future Man, Justice League, Moving On
Siblings: Connor Hutcherson
  • Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris was born on June 15, 1973. He is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, magician, and singer.

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He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles. On television, he is known for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993), Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards), and Count Olaf on A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–).

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Born: June 15, 1973 (age 44), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 1.83 m
Spouse: David Burtka (m. 2014)
Children: Harper Grace Burtka-Harris, Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris
Books: The Magic Misfits, MORE
  • Sam Smith

Samuel Frederick Smith popular as Sam Smith was born on 19 May 1992. He is an English singer-songwriter.

He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.

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His subsequent feature—on Naughty Boy’s “La La La”—earned him his first number one single in May 2013.

In December 2013, he was nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll, both of which he won.

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Born: May 19, 1992 (age 25), London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.88 m
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Song, MORE
  • Ellen Page

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987. She is known professionally as Ellen Page, is a Canadian actress.

Her career began with roles in Canadian television shows including Pit Pony, Trailer Park Boys, and ReGenesis.

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Page starred in the 2005 drama Hard Candy, for which she won the Austin Film Critics Association’s Award for Best Actress.

Her breakthrough role was the title character in Jason Reitman’s comedy film Juno (2007), for which she received nominations for Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, and won awards including the Independent Spirit Award, MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award for Best Actress Comedy.

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Born: February 21, 1987 (age 31), Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Height: 1.55 m
Nationality: Canadian
Spouse: Emma Portner (m. 2018)
TV shows: Trailer Park Boys, Gaycation, ReGenesis, Pit Pony, The Umbrella Academy
  • Kristen Stewart

Kristen Jaymes Stewart popular as Kristen Stewart was born on April 9, 1990.She is an American actress, director and model.

Born in Los Angeles to parents working in show business, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films.

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She gained notice in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster’s daughter in the thriller Panic Room, which garnered her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Feature Film. She went on to star in Speak (2004), Catch That Kid (2004), Zathura (2005), and Into The Wild (2007), for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Born: April 9, 1990 (age 27), Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.65 m
Partner: Stella Maxwell
Parents: John Stewart, Jules Mann-Stewart
  • James Franco

James Edward Franco Popular as James Franco was born on April 19, 1978. He is an American actor, filmmaker, and college instructor.

For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Franco is known for his roles in live-action films such as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Pineapple Express (2008), Eat, Pray, Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him.

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Born: April 19, 1978 (age 39), Palo Alto, California, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Education: Columbia University School of the Arts (2010), MORE
Siblings: Dave Franco, Tom Franco
Upcoming movies: Zeroville, Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, The Incredibles 2

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