Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Actor
Audiences were captivated by Jesse Tyler Ferguson's performances, whether it was on the Broadway stage or on primetime television. The actor began his career in theater, originating the role of Leaf Coneybear, a young ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Modern Family 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

E! Special: Modern Family 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Web Therapy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Do You Think You Are? 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hot in Cleveland 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Night Stand 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2013 VH1 Do Something Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(The Procession) (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The American Giving Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Teen Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wonderful World 2010 (Movie)

Cyril (Actor)

Do Not Disturb 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Griffin and Phoenix 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Class 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! (Tv Show)

Actor

Project Runway (Tv Show)

Actor

The Procession (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Audiences were captivated by Jesse Tyler Ferguson's performances, whether it was on the Broadway stage or on primetime television. The actor began his career in theater, originating the role of Leaf Coneybear, a young man raised by hippies, in the 2005 musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Ferguson was equally hilarious as former loser-turned-romantic lead on "The Class" (CBS, 2006-07), a sitcom that revolved around a group of former classmates who reunite after 20 years. The actor was a scene-stealer in the comedy "Do Not Disturb" (Fox, 2008) where he played a gay character involved in a long-term relationship. Ferguson had a similar role on "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ), in which his portrayal of an adoptive gay father struggling with his relationship as well as his family's acceptance made the actor's performance one of the most memorable and hilarious characters on television.

Relationships

Bob Ferguson

Father

Anne Ferguson

Mother

Kelly Ferguson

Sister

Ben Ferguson

Brother

Justin Mikita

Companion
Announced engagement September 2012

EDUCATION

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

New York , New York

Graduated from high school in 1994; was a member of his high school's speech and debate team

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

2009

Played one half of a gay couple raising an adopted Vietnamese baby on ABC's "Modern Family"

2009

Appeared opposite Matthew Broderick and Sanaa Lathan in romantic feature "Wonderful World"

2008

Played a gay man on short-lived Fox series "Do Not Disturb"

2008

Landed small role in thriller "Untraceable," starring Diane Lane

2007

Starred in the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream"

2006

Played Richie Velch, the elementary school nerd on short-lived CBS sitcom "The Class"

2005

Originated the role of Leaf Coneybear in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Broadway

2003

Starred in the off-Broadway musical "Little Fish"

2001

Appeared in the independent drama "Ordinary Sinner"

2000

Made TV debut with a minor role in the CBS movie "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal"

1999

Cast in the off-Broadway production of "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told"

1998

Made Broadway debut in a production of "On the Town"

Began acting at age eight with the Albuquerque Children’s Theater

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