American actor Chris Colfer is best acknowledged for his character portrayal of Kurt Hummel in the Fox 2009 comedy-drama, Glee. The role of Kurt as a fashionable gay countertenor earned him Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. He also bagged three consecutive People's Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor from 2013 till 2015.
Supports LGBTI Community; Confirmation Of Being Gay!
The 28-year-old actor portrays a gay character in the TV series. In an interview with The Advocate In October 2009, he hinted about being a gay. He also said that coming out was hard in high school.
But in November 2009, he confused the fans when he didn't address being an openly gay and claimed that opening about his private would make people hard to believe about his onscreen characters.
But during an interview for Entertainment Weekly in 2015, Chris confirmed his sexuality when he said,
"I always felt so respected by Cory, and I think being a young gay kid, I’ve never really felt respected very much by older straight types, I guess. "
He also admitted that playing the part of a gay could sink his career. He further told the magazine that playing a gay role was taboo for an artist of any age at that time. However, he later went to essay a gay character, which was well-received by the audiences.
Besides acting, Chris takes his time for some Philanthropic work as well. He is a coalition member of a social institution named Uprising of Love that supports the security and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Russians.
Christopher's family always respected his choice of sexuality and sexual orientation. But the actor had been the victim of bullying from his schoolmates back then. Despite being harassed at school, the teenager always looked at the positive front to shape his life.
What Is Chris's Relationship Status, Is He Dating Someone?
The Califonia native is rumored to be in a relationship with a guy named Will Sherrod. The pair is reportedly dating since early 2013.
Chris and his rumored partner accompanied each other at Screen Actor's Guild Awards in January 2013. The actor and his alleged lover were also spotted at Elton’s John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on 24 February 2013.
The romantic pair were also snapped by the paparazzi while having lunch in West Hollywood in July 2013.
Chris Colfer (right) with boyfriend Will Sherrod at West Hollywood, California on 4 July 2013 (Photo: Dailymail.co.uk)
Chris posted his first Halloween picture with his alleged boyfriend on his Instagram on 28 October 2013.
Apart from his ongoing relationship with Will, there were many speculations about Chris closeness with the actor, Darren Criss while they were filming their comedy TV-series, Glee. However, both the artist refused the baseless allegation.
Besides his acting, the teenager vests his time on philanthropic work. He joined The Trevor Project, and It Gets Better campaign which works for the welfare of the community in anti-bullying. He is also an active admirer of the Make-A-Wish foundation and has granted $6,000 to the foundation, the money he won on the TV show, Hollywood Game Night.
The Glee actor is yet to make an official announcement about his private life and is yet to live a married life.
Fan Art Submission For His Book Series
Lately, the actor is very busy with the fifth installment of his book series titled The Land of Stories released on 12 July 2018. The book that his grandmother supported him back in 2012 also made him The New York Times bestseller.
Chris previously made a tweet on 21 June 2018 stating that the favorite part of his writing is receiving artworks from his fans. A web page, The Land of Stories fan art submission was created for the people about the detailed procedure to submit their artwork.
He had also addressed his Twitter followers on 8 July 2018 to submit their artwork for his book till 15 July 2018. For the remainder, the actor again posted another tweet on 15 July 2018 where he quoted, Only four hours left to submit!
Moreover, he shared another tweet on 2 August 2018 where he was seen audio recording his TLOS book. The actor now is currently traveling all over the US for his book tour.
Facts About Chris Colfer To Know
He admitted that he could not reveal his sexuality during his high school due to the fear of the society. He also said that people were killed for coming out in his hometown. The actor shelled his identity for a while before confessing his real sexual preference.
His younger sister, Hannah is a patient of Epilepsy. Due to the stress of her sister's ailment, Chris used acting as a method to avoid the stress. He also wrote revisionist fairy tales, The Land of Stories to escape the reality and complicated childhood, where he saw his sister in sickness and hospital.
The good looking guy on the big screen can charm any girl from his acting and physical appearances. Some of his female fans followers even want Chris to convert his sexuality.
Chris Colfer was born on 27 May 1990 in Clovis, California as per wiki. He was raised along with his younger sister, Hannah by his parents, Tim and Karyn Colfer. Chris stands at the height of 1.79 m (5’ 8”) and possesses a white ethnic group. He has Irish ancestry, and his birth sign is Gemini.
Christopher had also made it to the 100 most influential people in Time Magazine back in 2011.