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Is Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family's Mitchell, gay in real life?

Is Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family's Mitchell, gay in real life?

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Out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays "Mitchell" on ABC's hit comedy Modern Family. Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana. Acting has always been in Ferguson's blood. He joined the Albuquerque Children's Theater at age eight and went on to star in a number of high school productions.

After graduating high school in 1994, Ferguson attended renowned dramatic arts school The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. A number of roles, like the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, off and on Broadway landed him the role of "Richie Velch" in the CBS sitcom The Class. Later he joined the cast on his most famous show, Modern Family. Tyler was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Role in a Comedy Series at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards for his role as Mitchell.

Is Jesse Tyler Ferguson gay?
Like his Modern Family character "Mitchell," Ferguson is openly gay off the stage as well. In an interview with OUT, Ferguson said: "Not to rat on my Dad, but I had to come out four times to him. He kept forgetting and would ask about girlfriends. I’d be like 'Dad, we talked about this!' I certainly don’t have the horror stories that some teens unfortunately have. It’s a process and they’re still learning—but they’re nothing but supportive. They certainly have never turned down the love dial with me."

And, what about his Modern Family husband Cameron?
Actor Eric Stonestreet plays a gay man on camera, but the Modern Family star is as straight as they come.
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