Billy Porter achieved popularity after performing on Broadway. Also, he is an American stage performer, pop singer, and actor.

Picture of American actor, Billy Porter
Caption: Picture of American actor, Billy Porter (Photo: IMDb)


Sexually Abused By His Stepfather

On 21st September 1969, he was born in the Porter family. His birthplace is Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and the zodiac sign Virgo. Billy's parents William E Porter (father) and mother Clorinda Jean Johnson Ford. After his father abandoned him as a child, he had a difficult childhood. Then his mom Clorinda married again. 

Billy Porter's childhood picture with his mom
Caption: Billy Porter's childhood picture with his mom (Photo: Instagram)

Billy was sexually abused by his stepfather whose identity is yet to be revealed. Sadly, his stepdad raped him for more than 4 years as Billy shared the story in an op-ed article. Having American nationality, Billy is of African-American ethnicity. Also, he has a sibling sister Mary Martha Ford


He enrolled at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. Then Billy joined the University of California located in Los Angeles. He also attended Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts with a degree in Drama. Likewise, he joined Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School attending Musical Theatre class.

Is Billy Porter Married?

Well, Billy Porter openly revealed gender as gay. Despite being gay, he is happily married. Billy & met his future husband Smith at a dinner party in 2009. The duo was just instantly drawn to each other. After dating for a while, they separated. Throughout the years, the two remained close friends.

Billy Porter with his husband Adam Smith
Caption: Billy Porter with his husband Adam Smith (Photo: Yahoo)

While watching Hamilton together in 2015, the two confessed their feelings for one another. Soon after, the lovebirds got engaged in December 2016. His spouse Adam planned the wedding in just 10 days. Eventually, Billy Porter exchanged the wedding vows with his husband Adam Smith. In January 2017, they got married in a private wedding ceremony. The duo has been living happily as spouses and yet to be parents of kids. 

Who is Billy Porter Husband?

Billy Porter's husband Adam Smith is an American businessman. He is co-owns Native Ken since 2016, a New York-based luxury eyewear brand. However, information about Smith's birth date, early life, & parents is still kept private. 

Billy Porter with his partner Adam Smith
Caption: Billy Porter with his partner Adam Smith (Photo: Film Daily)

He enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts in California. In the year 2003, he studied theater in college and graduated with a bachelor's degree. Also, he has 2 siblings sisters Adria and Allison. Smith went to work as a sales representative after graduation from college. Also, he got his start in sales at the eyewear company March on Eyewear.

Came Out As Gay When Billy was 16

At the age of 16, Billy Porter revealed his sexual orientation as gay to his mother. However, his family was very religious and strict, and it did not make it easy for them to understand. Billy's mother & sister became very supportive after a few times. 

Also, he participates in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. AIDS-related funds are raised by this theatre organization. Billy is also a supporter of the LGBT community.

What is Billy Porter Net Worth?

Out of his successful career, he has collected a decent net worth. As per reports, Billy Porter has an estimated net worth of $4 Million. Being featured in movies & tv series, he has been earning a handsome sum of money. 

Billy Porter posing for picture while sitting inside the car
Caption: Billy Porter posing for a picture while sitting inside the car (Photo: Pinkvilla)

However, his actual salary or earnings are yet to be discovered. Billy's prime source of earnings came from the entertainment industry. Surely, Porter's net worth will be increased in the coming days. 

Billy Porter's Height

This multi-talented man has an attractive personality. Billy Porter has a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75M tall. While his slim-fit body weighs around 69 kg or 152 pounds. Billy has a dark skin type with dark brown hair & dark brown eyes color. 


Billy Porter started his professional career after graduating from Drama School. Before starting his solo career as a singer and actor, Billy rose to popularity performing on Broadway. In 2013, Porter won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots. Through this part, he was able to confront toxic masculinity and discover his feminine side.

Billy Porter posing for picture
Caption: Billy Porter posing for a picture (Photo: Instagram)

Porter won the drama desk award for his role, as well as the outer critics' circle award for outstanding acting in a musical. Kinky Boots won Porter a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014. Porter was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in all three seasons of the television series Pose. For Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, he won the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award. Also, he became the first gay black man to be nominated and win in any lead acting category at the Primetime Emmys. Time magazine named Porter one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020.