Joe Manganiello young
December 28, 1976
6 ft 5 in | 196 cm
107 kg | 236 lbs
47 in | 119 cm
13 US | 46 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Joe Manganiello was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. on December 28, 1976, is an American actor and director.
Young Joe Manganiello first started acting in his school's senior year in production of Oklahoma!, in role as Jud Fry and in school's TV studio.
He performed in Pittsburgh's theatre scene during his years at the Carnegie Mellon University also he wrote, produced and acted in a student film "Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance" (1999) in role as Ruslan Zmeyev.
He made his big screen debut in superhero movie Spider-Man (2002) in role as Eugene "Flash" Thompson.
Joe's breakthrough performance came as werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO dark fantasy horror television series True Blood (2008–2014).
He made his directorial debut with documentary La Bare (2014), for which he was awarded the "Triple Threat Award" by the Maui International Film Festival.
Archenemy (2020) action adventure in role as Max Fist, with Glenn Howerton and Joseph D. Reitman
Drunk Parents (2018) comedy in role as Bob Donnelly, opposite Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin
Bottom of the 9th (2019) drama in role as Sonny Stano, with Sofía Vergara
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) comedy in role as Bailiff
Magic Mike (2012) and sequel Magic Mike XXL (2015) comedy drama opposite Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey
Spider-Man 3 (2007) superhero in role as Flash Thompson
Tumbledown (2015) romantic comedy with Rebecca Hall
Sabotage (2014) action thriller with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington
Knight of Cups (2015) drama romance directed by Terrence Malick
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) adventure comedy with Paul Reubens
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) drama romance opposite Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009) thriller action in role as Lieutenant Sean Macklin
Justice League (2017) superhero in role as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
Rampage (2018) science fiction monster opposite Dwayne Johnson
He won a Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role in Television for his role as werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO dark fantasy horror television series True Blood (2008–2014).
He won an Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award as narrator of documentary Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of the Penguins (2016).
He had a recurring role as Scott in sitcom So Notorious (2006).
He had a recurring role as Brad Morris in CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2006-2012).
American Heiress (2007) telenovela in role as Solomon Cortez
ER (2007) NBC medical drama series in role as Officer Litchman
'Til Death (2008-2010) Fox sitcom in role as Stu
One Tree Hill (2008-2010) The WB drama series in role as Owen Morello
No Activity (2018) CBS All Access comedy web series in role as Dugan
Attended St. Bernard School, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Mt. Lebanon.
Graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1995).
Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (2000) with a BFA in acting.
He played Varsity football for the Blue Devils.
Has a younger brother, Nicholas.
Has Italian-Sicilian, German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry.
He voiced Hefty Smurf in animated fantasy comedy film Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017).
Sang backup vocals for rock bands: The Used "Hospital" (2007) and Goldfinger "Wasted" (2005).
Fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Wests Tigers.
Published his first book, Evolution in 2013.
Likes to read books.
Honored by the Human Rights Campaign with their "Ally for Equality" Award in 2014.
Friends with Matt Bomer.
Was a roadie for band Goldfinger.
Fan of the tabletop RPG Dungeons and Dragons.
Serves on the Board of Trustees for Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.
Has been engaged to Audra Marie (2010-2011).
He married actress Sofia Vergara in 2015.
He dated Bridget Peters (2013-2014) and Tenley Dene (2012).
Acting was my first love.
I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don't lift to look good; they're lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more.
I train like a pro-athlete, not like an actor who's just trying to look pretty.
I've always been an athletic guy, but the extent to which I go for 'True Blood' or for 'Magic Mike' is because of the role that I'm playing.
When I'm training for 'True Blood,' I don't eat any sugar except for some fruit here and there. So it's no sugar, no bread, no real carbs all day.
I don’t think men care why women like them, as long as they do.