Billy Porter is an American actor and singer who has been associated with this show business for a long time. He started acting in Broadway plays in 1994 and then slowly positioned up in film and TV series. Likewise, he is also a singer and has started his solo singing career. He has released his four studio albums and five singles to date.

And also have appeared in other album songs. Furthermore, he has always been taking his acting and singing career hand in hand and has won several awards for both fields. In 2020, he was also mentioned under the Most Influential People of 2020 in Time Magazine.

Quick Info
Full NameBilly Porter
ProfessionActor, Singer
Birth DateSeptember 21, 1969
Birth PlacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Star SignVirgo
ParentsFather: William E. Porter
Mother: Clorinda Jean Johnson Ford
SisterMary Martha Ford-Dieng
Sexual OrientationGay
HusbandAdam Smith
Net Worth$4 million
Height5 feet 9 inches (178cm/1.78m)
Weight70 kg (154lbs)
Body Measurements40-30-14 inches
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown

Billy Porter

Where was Billy Porter born?

Billy Porter was born on September 21, 1969, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. His parents William E. Porter and Clorinda Jean Johnson Ford, have two children; he and his sister are named Mary Martha Ford-Dieng. He is currently 51 years old with a Virgo sun sign.

Where did Billy receive her education?

Billy Porter did his primary schooling at Reizenstein Middle School and his secondary education at Taylor Allderdice High School. He also joined Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School and enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated from that university with a degree in BFA in Drama.

What is Billy Porter’s distinctive feature?

Billy Porter holds an American nationality. He belongs to the Black ethnicity having African-American descent. His religious views are unknown at the moment.

Porter stands 5 feet 9 inches (178cm/1.78m) tall and weighs around 70 kg (154lbs). Besides, he has an average body type measuring 40-30-14 inches. In addition, he has a pair of brown-colored eyes with dark brown hair color.

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How did Billy Porter begin his career?                              

Billy Porter first appeared in theatre plays and stage programs and stepped in the movie in 1996, debuting in ‘Twisted’ as SSinica He then had a voice role in the film ‘Anastasia’ in 1997. The following year, he also played as Billy Rush in ‘Another World.’ He also played in a television film in 1999 called ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story’ as Little Richard.


Similarly, he was also seen in movies like ‘The Intern’ and ‘The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy’ in 2000. In 2004, he was associated with the series ‘Law & Order’ in an episode, and in the film ‘Noel.’ Till 2014, he did not play in movies and only focused on TV roles. His other notable roles in the series are ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in 2007, ‘The Big C’ in 2012, ‘The Get Down’ in 2016, and his life-changer role in ‘Pose,’ which ran from 2018 and is still running. Likewise, he did the film ‘The Humbling’ in 2014, and his recent film was ‘Like a Boss’ in 2020, a recent movie.

Meanwhile, his other series were ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ in 2018, ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’ in 2020. He has also appeared on Saturday Night Live and ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.’


Talking about Billy Porter’s singing career, he has released five solo albums and five solo singles. His first album was released in 1997 named ‘Billy Porter,’ and his debut single was ‘Show Me,’ released in the same year. Recently, he has released his single called ‘Finally Ready’ in 2020 featuring The Shapeshifters.

Is Billy Porter gay?

Billy Porter identified himself as gay. He married his husband, Adam Smith, on January 14, 2017. However, this couple started going out in 2009. Adam is a successful businessman who co-owns a luxury eyewear brand.

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What are Billy’s social media handles?

Billy Porter is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram account (@theebillyporter) has 1.6 million followers, and his Twitter handle (@theebillyporter) has 214.5 thousand followers. Likewise, he also has his own YouTube channel from his own name, with 19.6 thousand subscribers. His Facebook account has 157.6 thousand likes and 381.9 thousand followers.

What are Porter’s achievements?

Billy Porter has been honored with many awards for his musical album ‘Kinky Boots,’ like Outer Critics Circle Award, Tony Awards in 2013, and Grammy Award in 2014. Likewise, he has also won Primetime Emmy Award and Critics Choice Awards in 2019 for his work in the TV series ‘Pose.’

How much is the net worth of Billy Porter?

Billy Porter is an entertainer who is well-known around the world for his acting and singing. Likewise, he has gained popularity along with earning a handsome amount of money. His net worth as of 2021 is $4 million.