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Joe Manganiello

Biography

Most widely known for his part like a werewolf in HBO’s True Bloodstream, he’s had recurring tv tasks on ER, 1 Tree Hill, and exactly how We Met Your Mom. He produced his official performing debut in the 2002 film edition of Spider-man, a job he auditioned for just a short while after shifting out to LA. He was a roadie for the music group, Goldfinger and became friends with business lead vocalist, John Feldmann. He dated celebrity Demi Moore in 2012 and in November 2015, he wedded Modern Family celebrity Sofia Vergara. He reunited with previous Carnegie Mellon classmate, Matthew Bomer, on display in an bout of his show, White colored Training collar and in the 2012 film, Magic Mike.

Quick Facts


Full Name Joe Manganiello
Date Of Birth December 28, 1976
Place Of Birth Pittsburgh, PA
Height 1.96 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Mt Lebanon Senior High School, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Nationality American
Spouse Sofía Vergara
Parents Susan Manganiello, Charles Manganiello
Siblings Nicholas Manganiello
Awards Saturn Award, Scream Awards
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star
Movies Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, Spider-Man, Sabotage, Spider-Man 3, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Smurfs: The Lost Village, La Bare, Tumbledown, Knight of Cups, Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia, Irene in Time, Impact Point, Rampage, Drunk Parents, Not Evelyn Cho, Livin' on a Prayer, Shoedog, Stano
TV Shows True Blood, One Tree Hill, American Heiress
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Was about to make a screen test with a Superman suit for Man of Steel (2013) when HBO stepped in and prohibited him from auditioning due to contractual obligations to True Blood (2008). Zack Snyder is reportedly a huge fan of the series and "noticed" Manganiello even before signing in for the film.
2Attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated the same year as fellow Magic Mike costar Matt Bomer.
3Engaged to Sofía Vergara on Christmas Eve after six and a half months together. [December 2014]
4Honored by the Human Rights Campaign in 2014 with their "Ally for Equality" award for his philanthropic work on behalf of marriage equality.
5Named People magazine's Hottest Bachelor Alive in 2014.
6Buzzfeed named him the #1 "Hottest Male Butt in Hollywood" in 2014.
7Simon & Schuster published his first book "Evolution" in December 2013 to rave reviews. A second printing was forced after only five days of release.
8Self-financed, directed and produced (with his brother/producing partner Nick Manganiello) the independent documentary "La Bare" about a male strip club in Dallas, Texas. The film was released theatrically on June 27, 2014 and went on to crack the top ten iTunes documentary downloads in its first 24 hours of release on VOD.
9Awarded the "Triple Threat Award" by the Maui International Film Festival for his work as the producer and director of his documentary film La Bare.
10Older brother of Nick Manganiello.
11Named one of Men's Health Magazine's 100 Fittest Men of All Time, alongside Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Michael Phelps and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
12[2012, on being in shape for Magic Mike (2012)] When you're shirtless one or two days a week - which is how it works with True Blood (2008) - you can ramp up and ramp down the intensity of training. When you're shirtless every day there's no let up. So we spent a fortnight doing thousands of push-ups, thousands of curls, thousands of lat raises. We basically spent every day working out for two weeks in a row. After that, I needed a pretty hardcore vacation. But it was worth it. It was the most fun I've ever had in my life. One hundred per cent.
13Named People.com's Sexiest Man on Television in 2012.
14In a tournament, including 63 other stars, Manganiello was voted Popsugar.com's #1 Shirtless Celebrity of 2012.
15Attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated the same year as his fellow Magic Mike (2012) co-star, Matt Bomer.
16Friends with Matt Bomer, they went to the same drama school together.
17Was engaged to Audra Marie from October 2010 to October 2011.
18In 2011, Manganiello was voted "Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time" by the readers of Entertainment Weekly.
19Former bodyguard for singer/actor Tyrese Gibson.
20Winner of two 2011 Scream Awards for "Breakout Performance - Male" and a shared award for "Best Ensemble" (True Blood (2008)).
21Won the Saturn Award for "Best Guest Starring Role in Television 2011" for his role as Alcide Herveaux on True Blood (2008).
22Ranked #1 on Men's Health Magazine's best Summer Bodies of 2011.
23One of the world's 25 Fittest Guys of 2011 according to Men's Fitness Magazine.
24Named US magazine's "Sharp Dressed Man" of 2011.
25Winner of the Logo Channel's 2011 New Now Next "Cause You're Hot" Award.
26Named one of People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2010.
27He was brought onto Pittsburgh's Heinz Field right before kickoff to lead the crowd of 62,000+ in the ceremonial "Terrible Towel Wave" before the Steelers played the New York Jets on December 19, 2010.
28Honored as the Grand Marshall of the 2010 Pittsburgh Macy's Celebrate the Season Parade.
29Named one of Paper magazine's Beautiful People of 2011.
30Has recorded some spoken word for the band "D.R.U.G.S." that appears at the very end of their 2011 self titled debut album.
31He trained for several months, with a former Navy SEAL, to prepare for his role as Lt. Sean Macklin in Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009). Upon finding out that the studio did not provide a Navy SEAL to consult on the film, Joe flew his SEAL trainer to the set in Puerto Rico and put him up in the cast's hotel, out of his own pocket, in hopes of adding authenticity to the production.
32He trained as a boxer and was a former sparring partner of NHL player Brantt Myhres.
33He was rumored for months to be the front runner for the title role of Superman in Zach Snyder and Christopher Nolan's reboot. When asked what happened, in an interview with Access Hollywood (1996), Joe cited that scheduling problems with True Blood (2008) forced him out of the running in the final stage, "They wanted me to screen test and they actually asked for my measurements for the suit and everything. Their shoot date switched and it would have taken up 11 weeks out of my True Blood (2008) schedule. At the end of the day, we couldn't get the schedule to work so that I could go off and screen test. So, regrettably, I never got to screen test, I never got to put the suit on." British actor Henry Cavill was eventually cast in the role.
34He campaigned for the coveted role of Superman in director Zack Snyder's and producer Christopher Nolan's upcoming adaptation. Snyder admitted that Manganiello was down to the last two considered for the role and said that Manganiello is "a great guy". British actor Henry Cavill ultimately won the role.
35His father's ancestry is Italian (from Naples), and Sicilian (from Messina). Joe's maternal grandfather had Dalmatian/Croatian ancestry, and Joe's maternal grandmother had German and Armenian ancestry.
36He trained for five months to play the character Alcide on True Blood (2008), since the character is described as "having arms like tree trunks" in Charlaine Harris' novels. Manganiello said that, even considering the grueling training, the most difficult aspect of the role was getting Alcide's Southern accent right.
37Sang backup vocals for the rock band, The Used, on their song, "Hospital", from their album, "Lies for the Liars", and on the Goldfinger song, "Wasted", on their album, "Disconnection Notice".
38Used to shovel sand and gravel off of a truck and do demolitions for a construction company.
39Has been skydiving with the Army's parachute team the "Golden Knights".
40Travelled the world as a roadie for the rock band Goldfinger.
41Used to get paid to dress up like Captain Morgan at bars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
42Originally cast in the part of the spiritual exorcist, Friar Lazaro Mate, in the film, Sublime (2007), but was recast when he had to cut his long hair and shave his beard to reprise his role as Flash Thompson in Spider-Man 3 (2007). He did shoot a day on the film and appears briefly in the hallway scene, performing a breast augmentation.
43Used to spend his summers on Peaks Island, Maine.
44He played Jud Fry in the Mt. Lebanon High School production of "Oklahoma!" in his senior year.
45Was a great athlete for the Blue Devils. He played Varsity football until a knee injury sidelined him in tenth grade in a game against Ringgold (Monongahela, Pennsylvania) before recovering and lettering in both basketball and volleyball.
46Wrote, directed and starred in a movie made for extra credit in his Chemistry class in which all of his friends starred.
47Received his Bachelor's degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2000).
48Attended and graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1995.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pee-wee's Big Holiday2016TV Movie filming
Shoedogpre-productionConstantine
Stanopre-productionBobby Stano
Magic Mike XXL2015Big Dick Richie
Tumbledown2015Curtis
Knight of Cups2015
True Blood2010-2014TV SeriesAlcide Herveaux
Sabotage2014Joe 'Grinder' Phillips
How I Met Your Mother2006-2012TV SeriesBrad Morris
Magic Mike2012Big Dick Richie
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012Davis
White Collar2012TV SeriesBen Ryan
The Girl with the Tramp Stamp Tattoo2011ShortDetective
Two and a Half Men2011TV SeriesAlex
Livin' on a Prayer2010TV MovieDoug
100 Questions2010TV SeriesRick
One Tree Hill2008-2010TV SeriesOwen Morello
'Til Death2008-2010TV SeriesStu
CSI: NY2010TV SeriesRob Meyers
Not Evelyn Cho2009ShortRyan
Medium2009TV SeriesAngelo Filipelli
Irene in Time2009Charlie
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesTony Ramirez
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia2009VideoLt. Sean Macklin
Wounded2008/IShortPatient
Impact Point2008Matt Cooper
ER2007TV SeriesOfficer Litchman
Spider-Man 32007Flash Thompson
Scrubs2007TV SeriesChad Miller
American Heiress2007TV SeriesSolomon Cortez
A.K.A.2006TV MovieBrian
So Notorious2006TV SeriesScott
Close to Home2006TV SeriesJames Miller
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesCarson Stuart
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV SeriesTom Harper
Jake in Progress2006TV SeriesRick Cavanaugh
The Ketchup King2002Black Dildo
Spider-Man2002Flash Thompson
Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance1999ShortRuslan Zmeyev

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CSI: NY2010TV Series stunts - 1 episode
One Tree HillTV Series stunts - 2 episodes, 2008 stunt fighter - 1 episode, 2008
ER2007TV Series stunt fighter - 1 episode
Close to Home2006TV Series stunts - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV Series stunt fighter - 1 episode
Spider-Man2002stunts - uncredited
Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance1999Short stunt fighter - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Bare2014Documentary producer
Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance1999Short executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Bare2014Documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance1999Short writer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Mike2012performer: "Sound Off Duckworth Chant"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Magic Mike XXL
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter: New Education Award
2015 MTV Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Scared as S#!t
Big Vision Creatives Powered by ABC News2014TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Now2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Special and Visual Effects / Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role / Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie & Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program
Conan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Logo Trailblazers2014TV MovieHimself
Just Seen It2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself
La Bare: Men of La Bare Featurette2014ShortHimself
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Sit Down with the Stars2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WWF Raw2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Teens Wanna Know2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
La Bare2014DocumentaryHimself - Interviewer
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chew2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Show People with Paul Wontorek2013TV SeriesHimself
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHimself
NerdHQ2013TV SeriesHimself
Fashion News Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talking Dead2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Neil's Puppet Dreams2013TV SeriesHimself
Cocktails with Stan2012TV SeriesHimself
What to Expect When You're Expecting: What to Expect and the Pregnancy Bible2012Video shortHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2012TV MovieHimself
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Soup2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Scream Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 New Now Next Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
2010 MTV Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Starring Role on TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBreakout Performance - MaleTrue Blood (2008)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Musical MomentMagic Mike (2012)· Channing Tatum
· Matt Bomer
· Kevin Nash
· Adam Rodriguez
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie BreakoutWhat to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)


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#Quote
1[2010, on staying in shape for True Blood (2008)] During the season, I work out twice a day, six days a week. And it's protein from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed. It's just protein and vegetables every day. But I get one cheat meal a week.
2(2012, on being a sex symbol) It's flattering, but it's not really something I need to be concerned with. I'm glad people feel that way, obviously, but it doesn't change the fact that I have to haul my ass to the gym every day and then get home and study. I put my pants on the same way I did when no one cared.
3(2012) I grew up a misfit. I never fit in. I had all of these parts that were in direct conflict with each other. I was an athlete, but I was extremely artistic. I was a big strong kid who was also very sensitive and empathetic. I was a jock who was good at math and chess and loved to read. I didn't know what group to hang out with in school until I started acting. When I did, I realized everyone was as weird and out of place as I was, and that I could combine all of those weird opposing characteristics together and create characters that made sense to me in my weird way. Acting was the only place that I ever felt like I belonged so went for it with everything I had.
4[2012] I screen-tested, alongside James Franco, for my part in Spider-Man (2002) the week after I graduated from CMU (Carnegie Mellon) and got the part. However, it didn't start shooting for six months, so I paid the bills as a bodyguard for singer/actor Tyrese Gibson and as a bouncer at a Mexican rock bar and an after-hours club.
5(2012) Quitting drinking and smoking have been the two biggest turning points of my entire life.

#Trademark
1Towering height
2Muscular physique

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