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Billy Porter Biography

Birth Name:
Billy Porter
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, Soundtrack, Producer, Singer, Writer

Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be an actor since he was 11-years-old
  • Was encouraged by high school counselors to pursue his career as an actor and study drama
  • Made his debut as a singer in 1997
  • Made his debut for television in 1998
  • Is a fashion fanatic
  • Has contributed to many causes over the years supporting LGBTQ youth in homeless conditions and also HIV/AIDS organizations


  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: winner


  • William E. Porter -- Father
  • Adam Smith -- Husband
  • Cloerinda Ford -- Mother
  • Mary Martha Ford -- Sister