Billy Porter
Shavonne Wong
United States
2021

Billy
Porter

The multi-hyphenate recently starred in the third and final season of “Pose” at FX, the groundbreaking drama for which Porter made history as the first openly gay Black man to be nominated for and win a lead acting Emmy in 2019, with follow-up noms for the same category in 2020 and 2021. For his work on that show and his extensive stage career, Porter was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020. He also played the Fairy Godparent in the Camila Cabello-led “Cinderella” film initially set for Sony but released by Amazon in September 2021. He segued from there into his upcoming feature directorial debut with coming-of-age romantic comedy “What If?” from MGM’s Orion Pictures.

Career

  • LIKE A BOSS
  • CINDERELLA
  • POSE

Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • New Power of New York
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Billy Porter Enters First Look Deal at FX with Incognegro and D.J. Gugenheim

Billy Porter Enters First Look Deal at FX with Incognegro and D.J. Gugenheim

Billy Porter has signed a first look deal with FX Productions to develop new content through his production company Incognegro with his producing partner D.J. Gugenheim.The deal is a continuation of Porter’s with FX, as he starred as Prayerful "Pray" Tell in all three seasons of the network’s hit drama “Pose.” in 2019, the role won him the Emmy Award for lead drama actor, and he was nominated again in 2020 and 2021.Along with “Pose,” Porter is best known for...

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