American actor and singer, Jonathan Groff is well-known for his performances on stage, screen, and television. Also, he is popular for his Tony-nominated roles in Spring Awakening and Hamilton. 

American actor, Jonathan Groff
Caption: American actor, Jonathan Groff (Photo: Thecelebportal)

Parents of Jonathan Groff 

In Lancaster Pennsylvania, Jonathan Groff was born on March 26, 1985, with the birth sign Aries. He is the son of parents Julie Groff and Jim Groff. His mother Julie worked as a physical education teacher and his father Jim was a horse trainer. 

He along with his elder brother David Groff raised in the farming community of Ronks, Pennsylvania. His father was a Mennonite but he was raised in a conservative Methodist environment by his mother. Also, he was interested in performing arts and appeared in several musicals at the ‘Fulton Opera House’ during his school days.

In the year 2003, he graduated from the ‘Conestoga Valley High School’. Jonathan was planning to join ‘Carnegie Mellon University’ but the offer to join the national tour of the musical ‘The Sound of Music’ changed the course of his life. Then he moved to New York City to join the entertainment industry.

Is Jonathan Groff Gay? 

Many people are asking whether Jonathan Groff has a wife or not. But the dream of his fans seeing Jonathan's wife shattered when he came out as gay.  In the year 2009, Jonathan publicly came out as gay when asked by a reporter during the National Equality.

He shared his experience with coming out, telling Playbill,
"When I was in Spring Awakening, I wasn't out to anyone in my life … When I was closeted, I never realized how shut down I was until I came out."

Then he said 

"I always knew that I was gay for as far back as I can remember [...] I came out because I was in love initially. And I thought – because there's this weird stigma of, like, if you come out, will it affect your career? [...] And I thought, you know what? I would rather be in love. This feeling of love is so great and so deep. I would rather be in love than worry and obsess about my career."

Also, he has expressed how much he values being a role model for the youth as an out actor: 

"Coming from Lancaster, PA, I didn't have a lot of gay role models because it's a very conservative community [...] But one of the great things that I still value and really valued back then was that I met a lot of gay people working in the theatre, and it was just so comforting to know that you could be gay and have a life… So the fact that if I'm an out actor, and kids can have that same sort of release and experience, it's incredibly meaningful."
Groff has advocated for the importance of sharing coming out stories:
"That is the way acceptance happens, and that’s the way you break down those walls [...] And the more we talk about [coming out], then the less we’ll finally have to talk about it. And for me personally, it feels liberating. I enjoy talking about it because I felt I couldn’t talk about it for so long".

Initially, he was hesitant to accept the role in the gay television series Looking, citing insecurities around being typecast in gay roles, but he found the experience incredibly rewarding:
"Getting the opportunity to spend those three years expressing myself as a gay man and [...] talking about gay issues was truly life-altering for me and made me so much more comfortable in my own skin in a way that I didn't anticipate when I said yes to the show". 

Who is Jonathan Groff Partner?

Jonathan was romantically linked to actor Gavin Creel as his partner in the year 2009. They were in a relationship with Heroes star Zachary Quinto from the year 2010 to 2013. Then he shared
 "When I was dating Gavin and dating Zach, it was more about the people they were instead of the actors they were, which is the same about the people who aren’t actors that I’ve dated.

Despite their breakup, they remained friends and got photographed together at the 2017 GQ Men of the Year Party held at Chateau Marmont. He has been dating New Zealand choreographer partner Corey Baker since early 2018. 

They met while both were teaching at Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School (CIMTSS). Jonathan with his partner Corey has been in a blissful relationship.

Cancer Survivor Jonathan

Jonathan Groff was diagnosed with melanoma on his chest in his early 20s. However, he was lucky to have the cancer removed using surgical procedures before it could metastasize. The actor has no social media profiles, and explained why he said, 
"I hate how much I look at my phone already with text messaging, and so I just didn't want to add another element to that".


What's Jonathan Groff Net Worth? 

Jonathan Groff has earned an estimated net worth of $5 Million earned from his professional career. By featuring in hit movies & tv series, he must earn a handsome salary. The movie Frozen collected $1.28 Billion at the box office, Frozen 2 collected $1.5 billion at the box office estimated against the production budget of  $150 million, and in those movies he featured.

Then he was featured in the movie "American Sniper" which collected $547.4 Million at the box office. So he has been paid well for his acting skill in movies and tv series. 

What's Jonathan Groff Height?

Jonathan Groff has a height of  1.8 m or 5 feet 11 inches. While his body weighs around 167 pounds or 76kg. Jonathan has a dark brown colored haired with green eyes color. 


Jonathan Groff's full name is Jonathan Drew Groff who is the recipient of a Grammy Award. Also, he has been nominated for two Tony Awards. His popularity rose in the year 2006 after his performance in the lead role of Melchior Gabor in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening. Also, he received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

In the year 2015, he returned to Broadway to play the role of King George III in Hamilton. And for his performance, he earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Also, Groff appeared on the cast recording, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. 

Jonathan was a recurring guest star in the Fox musical-comedy series Glee (2009–2015) as Jesse St. James. Then he appeared on four of its soundtrack albums. Also, he has made a special appearance in the concert tour Glee Live! In Concert! in the year 2010. Jonathan voiced the roles of Kristoff and Sven in the Disney animated films Frozen in 2013 and Frozen II in 2019, two of the highest-grossing films of all time.

Then he starred as Patrick Murray in the HBO comedy-drama series Looking from the year 2014 to 2015, often credited as one of the network's first gay TV series. Then its subsequent series finale television film, Looking: The Movie in the year 2016. 

Also, he is known for his starring role as FBI Special Agent Holden Ford in the critically-acclaimed Netflix period crime drama Mindhunter from the year 2017 to 2019 produced by David Fincher. Jonathan's upcoming projects include The Matrix 4, set to premiere on December 22, 2021, on HBO Max, as well as Invincible, Molly and the Moon, Lost Ollie, and many more.