We have compiled a list of your favorite actors whom you thought are straight but are not. The names of some actors may come as a surprise to you as you have always believed they are straight due to their movie roles. We are also shocked beyond words to know some of these actors are not straight. This is one of the reasons why they are called by the name, “actors.”
1. NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, ‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’
This is arguably the most popular modern case of a gay actor who acted as a straight person in Harris’s depiction of the randy Barney Stinson on the movie, “How I Met Your Mother.” In the film, Stinson played the character of an aggressive straight man who hangs out with beautiful women each episode. He is renowned for his role as the teen genius “Doogie Howser.” He is also a great singer and dancer. He has been a long-term host of the Tonys, and his charisma makes it hard for you to believe anybody else can do it better than him. He is in a long-term relationship with a fellow actor, David Burtka and has two lovely twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. They were born on October 12, 2010.
2. CYNTHIA NIXON, ‘SEX AND THE CITY’
Miranda Hobbes can be literally described as a man-eater. Despite her status, she still managed to make her virtual hubby, Steve happy on the screen. She disclosed her sexual nature as a bisexual after a divorce from her husband whom she had been with over the years. She is married to a woman Christine Marinoni, with whom she has a kid now.
3. JIM PARSONS, ‘GARDEN STATE’ AND ‘THE BIG BANG THEORY’
Though there have been unconfirmed reports about Jim Parsons before the story was confirmed by the New York Times in 2012. The surprising part of the story is that he has been in a long-term relationship for the last decade. In as much as he acted in the role of a womanizer, you can imagine Sheldon Cooper acting the role of a playboy, but in the movie, Garden State, he acted as the boyfriend of Zac Braff’s character’s mom.
4. SARA GILBERT, ‘ROSEANNE’ AND ‘THE BIG BANG THEORY’
The Big Bang Theory does not have a single gay actor playing a straight role. Most people are not surprised when Sara Gilbert announced in 2010 that she is a gay. Sara broke into the limelight while playing the role of Darlene on Roseanne, a television series; she has never acted as a gay in any film. In real life, she is dating popular music act, Linda Perry and has two kids with her former partner, Allison Adler.
5. MATT BOMER, ‘WHITE COLLAR’ AND ‘MAGIC MIKE’
Matt Bomer broke the hearts of single women when he announced that he is a gay, and this news brought excitement to fellow gay men. He has three sons with his erstwhile partner, Simon Halls and renowned for his role in the movie, “Magic Mike” and the television series, “White Collar.”
6. GUILLERMO DIAZ, ‘HALF-BAKED’ AND ‘WEEDS’
He is presently playing the character of Huck on the ABC’s hit drama series, “Scandal” and renowned for his hilarious role in captivating television series such as Weeds and Half-Baked. He has been able to hide his sexual preference for a long time and totally engrossed in the act. He once said that attending a school in the Bronx shaped his acting skills and enabled him to act like someone entirely different from his personality.
7. JONATHAN GROFF, ‘GLEE’
While he was warming his way into the life of Rachel Berry on the TV series “Glee”. In real life, he has formed a solid partnership with Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) for many years before the days of the Broadway sensation “Spring Awakening”. During an interview with Broadway.com, Jonathan described himself as “gay and proud”.
8. JODIE FOSTER
Jodie Foster came into the spotlight with her debut movie, “Taxi Driver” in the 70’s. We have lost count of the times she acted as a straight women in movies. Her strange announcement in 2013 as gay at the Golden Globes didn’t come as a surprise to most people in Hollywood as her sexual orientation is an open secret.
9. LILY TOMLIN, ‘NASHVILLE’ AND ‘ADMISSION’
The LGBT community has never hidden their pride as the legendary comedy actress Lily Tomlin is part of them. She made it known in 2001 despite the fact that some individuals are already aware of the fact and Lily has never conceal the truth. Throughout her entire career, she has played the role of straight characters in movies such as the Admission, Big Business, and Nashville. Lily met Jane Wagner in 1971 and they have been living together as a couple since then.
10. VICTOR GARBER
Do you remember this exciting television series “Alias” with Jennifer Garner? Jennifer’s father in the series is a gay in reality. In 2012, he made the identity of his partner, Rainer Andreesen known but it seems the case is an open secret. Victor is renowned for playing straight men roles, movies such as “The First Wives Club”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, and “Legally Blonde” are some of the movies he played a major role.
11. RAVEN SYMONE
It seems Raven has disconnected herself from the Magical Kingdom. She got her break on the iconic “Cosby Show” where she played the role of little Olivia. As time goes by, she recorded the movie, “That’s so Raven”. However, she is no one-hit wonder as she has released four successful albums and had singles in four different soundtracks. Though she is yet to confirm her sexual orientation as a gay but it is an unconfirmed report that she was in a relationship with the “America’s Next Top Model” contestant, AzMarie Livingston.
12. JONATHAN BENNETT
Jonathan is popular for his character as heartthrob Aaron Samuel in the blockbuster teen movie, “Mean Girls”. It is heartbreaking for ladies as he is not interested in getting himself in a romantic relationship with them. He is rumored to be in a relationship with actor, Matt Dallas.
13. IAN MCKELLAN
As a fan of X-Men, Lord of the Rings, or any of “The Hobbit” movies, one of the last things you would expect is that Ian McKellan is not straight. He openly disclosed his sexual orientation on the episode of the talk show, “Anderson”.
14. SARAH PAULSON
This incredibly talented and beautiful actress has had some amazing years with the success of the FX television series “American Horror Story” and her role in the movie, “12 Years a Slave” which won the Best Film award at the Oscars. She has been linked with renowned gay celebrities such as Ryan Murphy, the director and creator of the series, “American Horror Story”. She was in a relationship with actress, Cherry Jones before they went their separate ways in 2009.
15. NATHAN LANE
If you are unaware of the fact that this man is a gay, you might need to see the funny movie, “The Bird Cage”. He interpreted the role as a gay and you can only marvel at his acting prowess. If you don’t believe yet, he has spoken extensively on an episode of the talk show “Ellen” and here is the quote; “I’m 40, single and work a lot in the musical theater. You do the math.” On Sundays, you can see him on “The Good Wife”.
16. ZACHARY QUINTO
Zachary Quinto is a talented actor who has enjoyed prominence in the last few years. He was introduced to the show business with a debut role in the television series “Heroes” and has featured in major movies like “Star Trek”. Despite the fact that he played the role of a straight Spock, he is a gay in real life and openly made his sexual orientation known in October, 2011 after the media went on frenzy over the tragic suicide case of Jamey Rodemeyer. He said that living a gay life without acknowledging it publicly is not enough to make critical contribution to the immense work that is ahead on the road to complete equality.
17. DAVID HYDE PIERCE
This funny actor is renowned for his role of sweet bubbling Niles on the highly successful sitcom, “Frasier”. He is an individual who enjoy keeping his private life on a low key but he made his sexual orientation known to the public in 2007. He got married to his writer/director partner, Brian Hargrove in 2008 in Los Angeles.
18. ALAN CUMMING
If you are not watching the TV show, “The Good Wife”, you should be watching these days as we have another actor in our list. Alan never hides his sexual orientation as he might play the character of a straight man on the show but he has got married twice. He was first betrothed to Hilary Lyon but presently married to a graphic artist, Grant Shaffer. They shuffle between Los Angeles and New York with their two pets, Honey and Leon.
19. GEORGE TAKEI
For more than a decade, George Takei has been a strong advocate of the same-sex marriage since you officially made his sexual orientation known in 2005. He got married to his partner of eighteen years, Brad Altman three years later. He is also popular for his role on Star Trek and his recent role on the “Celebrity Apprentice” a show put together by the current United States President, Donald Trump.