Jesse Tyler Ferguson

  • Birth Name: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Birth Place: Missoula, Montana, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Worked in an amusement park as a teen.
  • In 1998, he made his Broadway debut as one of the leads in a revival of On the Town.
  • Originated the role of Leaf Coneybear in the Tony-nominated 2005 musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
  • Made TV breakthrough in the sitcom The Class which won the 2007 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
  • In 2012, appeared in the play 8, which focused on California's gay-marriage ban.
  • The gay actor, whose Modern Family character is also gay, had a publicized clash in 2012 with former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron after Cameron slammed gay marriage in a TV interview; Ferguson subsequently said, "I had a crush on Kirk Cameron until about 24 hours ago." (Cameron, while sticking with his opposition to gay marriage, later apologized for any hurt feelings.)

Awards

  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Kelly Ferguson — Sister
  • Anne Ferguson — Mother
  • Bob Ferguson — Father
  • Ben Ferguson — Brother
  • Justin Mikita — Fiancé

College

  • The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, New York, United States

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