Canadian actor Noel Fisher began his career as a teenager in 1999 with hopes to make it to the big league. However, it didn’t quite come so easy. For years, Fisher only managed small parts in films that didn’t stir too much attention. But then, that all changed in 2007 when Noel was cast in The Riches, the FX series about Irish con artists where Noel portrayed Cael Malloy.
The show lasted for just 2 seasons but was enough to give Fisher’s career the boost he long deserved. He has since gone ahead to achieve greater things and the future only seems brighter.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Noel Roeim Fisher was born in his native country Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 13, 1984. Fisher credits his parents for the fine entertainer he has turned out to be. The actor has recounted several times how his parents encouraged him to take up different kinds of classes including piano classes which was his favorite. He also took acting classes and at the age of 14, got his first ever part in The Sheldon Kennedy Story, a sports drama movie on the ice hockey player Sheldon Kennedy.
Noel Fisher hasn’t looked back since then even though stardom for him, was not instant. Throughout his teens, Fisher appeared in roles both in the small and the big screen but none was quite big enough to be called his breakthrough until the mid-2000s. Fisher’s earliest success came in Godiva’s and The Riches. He celebrated his early success by sponsoring a little girl in Zambia, an experience he has described as one of the most rewarding ones he has ever had.
Fisher has had parts in notable shows like Bones, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and many others. He got a major break after he was cast as a gay thug, Mickey Milkovich in Shameless. Fisher missed the final callback for his character on Shameless. However, he was so desperate for the role that he recorded an imitation director session which he sent to the casting directors. Fortunately, they loved it and called him up to read the part and the rest is history.
In films, Noel Fisher has had parts in Battle Los Angeles (2011), and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), where he played the 1,500-year-old vampire, Vladimir. He has voiced the character of Michelangelo in two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated films.
Is Noel Fisher Gay, Does He Have A Wife or Girlfriend?
When an actor plays a particular character so well, audiences are forced to wonder if they draw from real-life personal experiences and such is the case with Noel Fisher who does an incredible job playing the gay character of Mickey Milkovich on Showtime’s Shameless.
The fact is that Noel Fisher is really just a great actor and draws from no personal experience to portray that gay part. As a matter of fact, Fisher is not only straight but unlike his character on Shameless, a faithful lover. Since 2005 even before he made it big in the industry, Fisher has been in a relationship with the hot Afghan actress Layla Alizada to whom he is now married.
The couple met in the make-up trailer for the Canadian comedy-drama Godiva’s. However, they didn’t develop the hots for each other until after the warp party. That night, they got very close and ended up having their very first kiss. After about a decade of dating, Fisher popped the question to his Afghan beau during a romantic trip to St. Regis in Bora Bora in May 2014.
The couple waited for another year before sealing the deal in an intimate wedding ceremony on the 15th of July 2017 that included just 60 close family and friends. In their interview with PEOPLE, the couple described their day as a magical one. The bride was dressed in a Morilee dress while Fisher opted for a sky blue Kenneth Cole tux.
Layla Alizada was born on August 10, 1977. She has appeared in many notable TV shows among them, The Muppets, Days of Our Lives, Shut Eye and Jane the Virgin. The couple starred together in the 2015 Oscar-nominated short film, Day One. They’ve long made their abode in Los Angeles.
Noel Fisher is of an average height, standing at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm). Fisher is a few inches shorter than his wife Layla Alizada who stands at about 6 feet tall.