Handsome and skilled actor Patrick Wilson has always stood out from the crowd, starting from his days at the famed Carnegie Mellon University where he clinched the Charles Willard Memorial Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Music Theatre. This was before he got his B.F.A. in drama in 1995.
For the most part of his early career, which started in 1995, the actor starred in Broadway musicals, earning himself two Tony Award nominations for his roles in The Full Monty (2000–2001) and Oklahoma! (2002). 2003 saw him bag Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nods for his appearance in the HBO miniseries Angels in America. He was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie category. A second Golden Globe Award nomination came in 2015.
The hunky actor who doubles as a singer was born on July 3, 1973, in Norfolk, Virginia, as Patrick Joseph Wilson, the youngest of three sons born to his parents. Most parts of his childhood were spent in St. Petersburg, Florida where he attended Shorecrest Preparatory School. He proceeded to the Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated from in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Drama after which he debuted as an understudy in the role of Chris Scott in the national touring production of Miss Saigon. While he became active in the industry in 1995, Wilson got to make his Broadway theatre debut in 2000 and his role as Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty gained him major recognition as mentioned earlier.
Some of his other outstanding roles can be traced to the Broadway production of Oklahoma!, 2003 HBO drama miniseries Angels in America, both of which earned him more prestigious award nominations.
Wilson got his first film appearance in 2004 in The Alamo where he played the role of William B. Travis and shortly after, he co-starred in another, a musical film The Phantom of the Opera. In 2005, the actor was cast in the psychological thriller film Hard Candy, starring with Ellen page.
He starred in one of his Golden Globe Award-nominated films Running With Scissors in 2006 while in 2007, 2008 and 2009, he starred in Purple Violets, Lakeview Terrace and the film adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen respectively.
Showing off his singing prowess, Patrick Wilson put up a great show on October 19, 2010, in Yankee Stadium where he sang God Bless America at the Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Again, later the same year – on November 20, he sang the United States National Anthem to usher in the first football game at the same venue.
From 2010 to date, Wilson has been active in the movie industry with films like The A-Team, Insidious and its titular sequel, The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, The Founder and The Commuter to his credit.
Patrick Wilson’s Family, Wife
The actor was born to parents – Mary Kay Wilson (mother) who is a voice teacher as well as a professional singer, and John Franklin (father) who worked as a news anchor for WTVT in Tampa, Florida and after his retirement, Mark, one of his sons took over his position at the station. Apart from Mark, Patrick Wilson has another older brother – Paul, the oldest who is an advertising executive.
Patrick Wilson is married to Polish-American actress Dagmara Domińczyk. They tied the knot on June 18, 2005. Though it’s not clear how the couple met, they graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995 for Wilson and 1998 for his wife.
They welcomed their first child, a son named Kalin Patrick Wilson, on June 23, 2006. Their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson, came along on August 9, 2009. The family is living happily in Montclair, New Jersey and there is no trouble in their paradise.
Is Patrick Wilson Gay?
As a Hollywood star who knows his onions, it’s not a surprise that people often have different speculations about his personal life, especially his sexuality.
Though he may have appeared as a gay character once or twice, it’s no confirmation that he is one in real life and until he comes out to say anything different, the actor is straight and his marriage to Dagmara Domińczyk speaks volumes about his sexuality.
Height And Body Measurements
With an impressive height of 1.85 m and a weight of 83 kg, Patrick Wilson is no doubt, one of Hollywood’s finest. He has dark brown hair colour and a pair of blue eyes. His chest size is 44 in or 112 cm while his Waist is 34 in or 86 cm. In all, the actor has an athletic body build.