Billy Porter

Stage Actor

Birthday September 21, 1969

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Pittsburgh, PA

Age 54 years old

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Broadway actor and singer who received a 2013 Tony Award for his portrayal of Lola in the musical production of Kinky Boots. In 2018, he began starring in FX's Pose.

Before Fame

He received a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University and also studied screenwriting at UCLA.


He performed in the 1994 Broadway revival of Grease.

Family Life

He was born to a father named William E. Porter and a mother named Cloerinda Jean Johnson Porter Ford. He also has a sister named Mary Martha E. Ford.

Associated With

He won a Tony for his performance in Kinky Boots. The musical featured a score by pop singer Cyndi Lauper.