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

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

 

Sexually Abused By His Stepfather; Billy Porter's Parents

On 21st September 1969, he was born in Porter family. His birth place is Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and 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 yet to be revaled. Sadly, his stepdad raped him for more than 4 years as Billy shared the story with op-ed article. Having American nationality, Billy is of African-American ethnicity. Also, he has a sibling sister Mary Martha Ford


Billy's Education

He enrolled at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. Then Billy joined 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.


What's Billy Porter Gender? Is He Married?

Well, Billy Porter openly revealed gender as a gay. Despite being a gay, he is a happily married married. Billy & met his future husband Smith at a dinner party in 2009. The duo were 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 of 2016. His spouse Adam planned the wedding in just 10 days. Eventually, Billy Porter exchanged the wedding vows with husband Adam Smith. In January of 2017, they got married in a private wedding ceremony. The duo been living happily as spouse and yet to be parents of kids. 


Who is Billy Porter's Husband?

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

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


He enrolled at 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 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 a 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 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.


How Much Is Billy Porter Net Worth?

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

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


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


What is the Height of Billy Porter?

This multi-talented man has 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 pound. Billy has dark skin type with dark brown hair & dark brown eyes color. 


Career of Porter

Billy Porter started his professional career after graduated from Drama School. Before started 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 the part, he was able to confront toxic masculinity and discover his feminine side.

Billy Porter posing for picture
Caption: Billy Porter posing for 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.