Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe and multiple People’s Choice Awards winning actor and singer that is best known for his role as Kurt Hummel on the show Glee (2009-15). The California-native, who is also a children’s book author, has written a number of books, one of which is a New York Times number-one bestselling book. Join us as we take a look at his life and career, as well as other facts about him.
Biography of Chris Colfer
Chris Colfer was born Christopher Paul Colfer, one of two children to Karyn and Timothy Colfer on the 27th of May, 1990, in Clovis, California. His sister, Hannah, has severe epilepsy and often experiences over fifty seizures in an hour. He is of Irish ancestry.
As a young child, Colfer had a huge interest in the imaginary world, which he used to escape from the realities of being bullied in school, as well as from the stress that was created by his sister’s epilepsy. During this time, the young boy began creating fictional characters and writing fairytale stories with the help of his grandmother, who was quoted as saying; “Christopher, I think you should wait until you’re done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer” to her grandson.
After being homeschooled for half of the 7th and 8th grade due to the frequent bullying, Colfer attended Clovis East High School where he was famous for winning many speech and debate competitions. He also served as editor of the school’s literary magazine, president of the Writer’s Club, and captain of Destination ImagiNation. In his senior year, he wrote, directed, and starred in a spoof of Sweeney Todd that was titled, Shirley Todd.
Upon completion of his high school education and performing in a number of theatre productions, Chris Colfer, at the age of 18, got his film acting debut in the short film Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident (2009). Around the same time, he was cast to play the career-defining role of a fashionable gay countertenor named Kurt Hummel in Glee (2009-2015). As the story goes, Colfer, who had auditioned for a separate role than the one he actually plays, he had his role specifically created for him by the creators of the show who were said to be very impressed with his talent. The decision has proven to be an excellent one as Colfer has gone ahead to win multiple awards for that role, as the rest became history.
His Net Worth
Chris Colfer has been able to make himself wealthy through his career in the entertainment business. According to Celebrity Net Worth, it is estimated that the Glee actor, who received a salary of $45,000 per episode of the show, has a net worth of $8 million.
While acting might account for a huge chunk of his earnings, Colfer, who is a New York Times bestselling author, has earned a respectable sum from writing books. In June 2011, he put pen to paper on a deal with publishers; Little, Brown, and Company to write two children novels.
Who is Chris Colfer’s Gay Partner or Boyfriend? Are They Married?
Chris Colfer is not married, but he is in a long term relationship with actor Will Sherrod. It is not clear when exactly the pair began dating each other, but it was in January 2013, when they stepped out, side by side each other on the red carpet of the Star Guild Awards, that they made their relationship known to the public.
Not much is known about the “power gay couple” as they choose to keep things about their relationship private. It is widely known that Colfer and Sherrod are together, however, they are notorious for not being seen together in public as often as would be expected for a couple.
Will Sherrod, who stands at 6 feet 1 inch, was born on the 3rd of November, 1982, in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. The Florida State University graduate is best known for appearing in the film Flight (2012). In addition to his acting work, he also works as a production assistant, sound mixer, boom operator, and unit production manager, among other behind the scenes roles. Sherrod is credited to have performed such roles in films like A Christmas Carol (2009), Beowulf (2007), and Monster House (2006).
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.79m, his body weight was given as 74kg or 163lbs.
The handsome gay actor has a light brown hair color and blue eyes.
For the size of his clothing items, only his shoe size is known which is given as US size 11 and EU size 44.
Chris Colfer has named Whoopi Goldberg, Kristin Chenoweth, Glee’s producer Ryan Murphy, and Elton John as his major influences.
In 2011, he was named amongst people like United States President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Mark Zuckerberg in Time 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.