Matthew Staton Bomer (born October 11, 1977) is an American actor, producer, director and singer. He is known for his versatility for his performances in successful independent films and for his performances in television series. Bomer's accolades include a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Born in Webster Groves, Missouri and raised in Spring, Texas. As a teenager, Bomer made his stage debut as a young collector in the play A Streetcar Named Desire (1995). Three years later, he returned to stage as Issachar in the production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1998). In 2000, he made his television debut in the 1970s soap opera All My Children. Bomer graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001, soon after, he was a recurring guest on several television shows including Tru Calling (2003–2004).
Bomer made his film debut in the mystery-thriller Flightplan (2005), and gained recognition with his recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck (2007–2009) and the lead role of con-artist and thief Neal Caffrey in the USA Network series White Collar (2009–2014). Bomer has featured in supporting roles in the 2011 science fiction thriller In Time, the 2012 comedy-drama Magic Mike and its 2015 sequel, the 2014 supernatural-drama Winter's Tale, and the 2016 neo-noir film The Nice Guys. In 2015, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for playing a closeted writer of The New York Times in the drama television film The Normal Heart (2014). Bomer made a guest appearance on the fourth season of FX's horror anthology series American Horror Story. He was later upgraded to main cast during the fifth season. He received praised for his performances in the drama films Walking Out (2017), Anything (2017), and the comedy-drama Papi Chulo (2018).
On stage, Bomer has starred in the Dustin Lance Black play 8 on Broadway, and at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles as Jeff Zarrillo, a plaintiff in the federal case that overturned California's Proposition 8. Bomer is married to publicist Simon Halls, with whom he has three children.