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      Billy Porter

      Billy Porter

      Highest Rated: 100% A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 22% Like a Boss (2020)

      Birthday: Sep 21, 1969

      Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

      American actor and singer Billy Porter gained popularity after starring in roles on the Ryan Murphy-produced television shows "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" (FX, 2018) and "Pose" (FX, 2018- ). Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Porter always wanted to entertain people for a living. He got his first taste of performing in front of a live audience when he was a teenager. Porter and a group of friends, who collectively called themselves "Flash," would perform live entertainment for folks at Kennywood Park, just outside of Pittsburgh. The experience left Porter exhilarated. Wanting nothing more than to make his living as an actor, he went on to study drama at Carnegie Mellon University, where he would later go on to earn his BFA. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in the early 90s, Porter set his sights on Broadway. In 1994 he appeared in a Broadway revival of "Grease!" and followed it up with several more Broadway appearances in the ensuing decades. His more notable Broadway roles included: "Smokey Joe's Café" (1995-97), "Miss Saigon" (1998-99), and "Little Shop of Horrors" (2004). Throughout his stage career, Porter also appeared in films and on television. He made his feature film debut in 1997's "Twisted," and also appeared in "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy" (2000) and "Noel" (2004). With nearly two decades of professional acting work behind him, Porter became a recognizable face to mainstream television audiences in 2018 when he simultaneously appeared on two popular shows: "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" and "Pose." Both shows were co-created and produced by Ryan Murphy. After coming off what was arguably the biggest year of his career, Porter followed it up with a part in the comedy "Limited Partners" (2019). Directed by Miguel Arteta, the film also starred Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek and Tiffany Hadish. Porter also became a viral sensation at the 2019 Oscars, where he served as one of the red-carpet interviewers wearing a tuxedo that had a full floor-length skirt.

      Highest rated movies

      Our Son
      The Broken Hearts Club
      Twisted
      80 for Brady
      The Humbling
      Cinderella
      Intern
      Noel

      Photos

      Billy Porter Billy Porter at arrivals for LOVE BALL III Benefit for CFDA/Vogue HIV/AIDS Initiative at the New York Community Trust, Gotham Hall, New York, NY June 25, 2019. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Billy Porter at arrivals for PaleyFest LA 2019 FX Pose, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 23, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Billy Porter at arrivals for The Paley Center LA Gala Tribute to Music on Television, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA October 25, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Billy Porter at arrivals for THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Premiere on HBO, The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, New York, NY April 18, 2017. Photo By: Lev Radin/Everett Collection Billy Porter at arrivals for THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Premiere on HBO, The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, New York, NY April 18, 2017. Photo By: Lev Radin/Everett Collection Billy Porter at arrivals for FENCES Premiere, Jazz at Lincoln Center''s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, NY December 19, 2016. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Billy Porter in the press room for The 67th Annual Tony Awards - Press Room, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY June 9, 2013. Photo By: Andres Otero/Everett Collection Billy Porter at arrivals for POSE Season 2 Premiere on FX Networks, Paris Theater, New York, NY June 5, 2019. Photo By: Eli Winston/Everett Collection The 68th Annual Tony Awards, Billy Porter, 'Season 1', ©CBS The 68th Annual Tony Awards, Billy Porter, 'Season 1', ©CBS THE HUMBLING, Billy Porter (with shovel), Greta Gerwig (sunglasses), Al Pacino (right), on set, 2014. ph: Christie Mullen/©Millennium Films THE HUMBLING, Billy Porter (with shovel), Greta Gerwig (sunglasses), Al Pacino (right), on set, 2014. ph: Christie Mullen/©Millennium Films THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB: A ROMANTIC COMEDY, (top l-r): Billy Porter, John Mahoney, Ben Weber, Timothy Olyphant, Andrew Keegan, Dean Cain, (bottom l-r): Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, 2000, (c)Sony Pictures Classics The 68th Annual Tony Awards, Annaleigh Ashford (L), Billy Porter (C), Stark Sands (R), 'Season 1', ©CBS Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Billy Porter (L), Carly Rose Soneclar (R), 'Dissonant Voices', Season 15, Ep. #7, 11/06/2013, ©NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Carly Rose Soneclar (L), Billy Porter (R), 'Dissonant Voices', Season 15, Ep. #7, 11/06/2013, ©NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Carly Rose Soneclar (L), Billy Porter (R), 'Dissonant Voices', Season 15, Ep. #7, 11/06/2013, ©NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Billy Porter (L), Carly Rose Soneclar (R), 'Dissonant Voices', Season 15, Ep. #7, 11/06/2013, ©NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Carly Rose Soneclar (L), Billy Porter (R), 'Dissonant Voices', Season 15, Ep. #7, 11/06/2013, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eric André Live Near Broadway Self - 2024
      86% 82% Our Son Gabriel (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 80% Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Self - 2023
      58% 89% 80 for Brady Gugu (Character) $39.3M 2023
      No Score Yet 80% Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All! Guest - 2022
      86% 59% Anything's Possible Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2022
      100% 75% A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Executive Producer - 2021
      41% 58% Cinderella Fairy Godmother (Character) - 2021
      22% 65% Like a Boss Barret (Character) $22.1M 2020
      53% 28% The Humbling Prince/Priscilla (Character) - 2014
      28% 48% Noel Randy (Character) - 2004
      38% 28% Intern Sebastian Niederfarb (Character) $4.0K 2000
      64% 71% The Broken Hearts Club Taylor (Character) $1.7M 2000
      60% No Score Yet Twisted Shiniqua, Angel's friend (Character) - 1996

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 31% The Drew Barrymore Show Music Performer,
      Guest
      2020-2021 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2020-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020 2023
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer,
      Guest
      2019-2023
      No Score Yet 50% That's My Jam Guest 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black + Iconic Host 2023
      100% 26% The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins (Voice) 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 24% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2022
      100% 85% Dear... Self 2022
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Music Performer,
      Guest
      2020-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Middlemost Post Unknown (Guest Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019 2021
      98% 88% Pose Pray Tell (Character) 2018-2019 2021
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020-2021
      86% 100% Equal Narrator 2020
      67% 44% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2020
      85% 76% The Simpsons Desmond (Guest Voice) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
      38% 76% Maya & Marty Music Performer 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer 2015
      No Score Yet 64% So You Think You Can Dance Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jackie Walker (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake, Rattle & Roll Unknown (Character) 1999