Matt Bomer

by follers on October 22, 2012

Birth Name: Matthew Staton Bomer

Place of Birth: Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1977

Ethnicity: English (predominantly), Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Swiss-German, German, remote French

Matt Bomer is an American actor, producer, director, and singer.

Much of Matt’s ancestry is English. His maternal great-great-grandmother, Bessie L. Hocker, was of Swiss-German descent. Matt also has more distant Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German roots, as well as remote French ancestry (in the late 1500s).

Matt is married to publicist Simon Halls, with whom he has three children.

Matt’s Bomer line leads to a man named John Bomar, who was born, c. 1660, in Devonshire, England.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was John O’Neill Bomer III (the son of John O’Neill Bomer, Jr. and Lamar Gertrude Ryals). Matt’s grandfather John was born in Tennessee. Matt’s great-grandfather John was the son of John O’Neill Bomer and Blanche Gates Anderson. Lamar was the daughter of John Bryan Ryals and Emma Lurene Mobley.

Matt’s paternal grandmother is Mary Jane Moore (the daughter of James Rawlins Moore and Hannah Neal Hunter). Mary Jane was born in Tennessee. James was the son of Joseph Burney Moore and Martha Lee Coppedge. Hannah was the daughter of Samuel Thompson Hunter and Mary Frankie Edwards.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Victor Bruce Staton (the son of Victor Bryant Staton and Anne Elizabeth “Annie” Howard). Matt’s grandfather Victor was born in Virginia. Matt’s great-grandfather Victor was the son of Napoleon B. Staton and Pattie B. Harton. Anne was the daughter of William James Howard and Mary Elizabeth Riley.

Matt’s maternal grandmother is Martha Alice Macy (the daughter of Ishmael Wilford Macy and Fanny/Fannie Elizabeth Heller). Martha was born in Indiana. Ishmael was the son of Edward Burton Macy and Bessie L. Hocker. Fanny was the daughter of John Hebert Heller and Martha Alice Peterson.

Sources: Genealogies of Matt Bomer –

Genealogy of Matt’s paternal grandfather, John O’Neill Bomer III (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of Matt’s paternal grandfather, John O’Neill Bomer III –

Matt’s paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Moore, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Victor Bryant Staton and Anne “Annie” Elizabeth Howard –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Fanny Elizabeth Heller –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Maria Dorwin (focusing on her own father’s side) –

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savanna July 14, 2018 at 4:04 pm

According to IMDB, “Distant cousin of Justin Timberlake. Both share common descent from an Edward Bomer, who was born in 1690.” Not sure the exact relation there.

andrew May 24, 2018 at 1:45 pm
andrew May 24, 2018 at 1:44 pm
andrew May 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Adamina September 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm

He is just PERFECT!!! I don’t even think he realises his level of sexiness

cdonorab November 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Correction he also has remote French ancestry as well. Threw his Anderson descend he is a descendant of Eleanore Desormiers and her husband Nicholas Martiau who were both born in France, but lived in England.

cdonorab November 13, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Forgot to say both Eleanore and Nicholas were born in the 1570s.

Tyler Durden September 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm

So many good looking American celebrities of British ancestry. Yet so many claim the British have bad genetics haha.

phaedra May 6, 2016 at 2:00 am

Dude, most Americans are of Anglo-Celtic ancestry.

guyinsf August 22, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Lots of Americans are mixed and not necessarily of pure English stock. It is this mix that produces good looking people.

cwm85 August 7, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Imagine going to bed looking next to him every night. His partner is lucky.

M-oneill-14 January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

It is Scotch-Irish or Ulster Scots not “Northern Irish”, his O’Neill descent would be real northern Irish, the Scotch-Irish protestants were only in north Ireland a few generations when they moved to America.
The O’Neills came from right in the center of modern Northern Ireland

Marseille August 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm


Janet Cooper August 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Matt was born in Spring, Texas (or as he pronounces it, “Spraaang”). There is an interview from the Ellen Degeneres show from January 2011 where he states this, and also talks about how the drama department at Carnegie-Mellon worked to bust his Texas accent out of hum: “To beyyy ir not to beyyy just doesn’t sound rahhht…”
YOU are the one who is incorrect and you are too much of a jerl to go look iy up. WIKIPEDIA DOES NOT LIE!!!!!

Matthew Staton Bomer
October 11, 1977 (age 35)[1][2][3]
Spring, Texas

I believe you have Matt mixed up with his character, Neal Caffrey, who (according to “White Collar” series canon) WAS born in St. Louis… Link to Ellen clip

follers August 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

In the clip, Ellen asks him where he is “from”, and he answers “Spring, Texas”. He doesn’t say he was born there, and there’s definitely a difference. And he wasn’t born there. Perhaps Neal Caffrey’s birthplace is a tribute to Matt’s own birthplace.

BTW, I think Matt Bomer looks like Evan and Jaron Lowenstein. That is why I brought them up yesterday.

ashash September 27, 2015 at 12:42 am


malhaimy July 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Matt Bomer has a cousin who is a plastic surgeon with the same last name who actually claims of Dutch ancestry. She also showed me a picture of Matt Bomer with his signature that reads “To my dear cousin…”.
Dr. Kelly Bomer currently resides in Scottsdale AZ. Google Dr. Kelly Bomer MD and you will find her!
Mostly of English ancestry? I think not. Bomer is a Dutch/German name… and that is fact!

follers July 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Matt Bomer could have Dutch ancestry somewhere on his tree. However, his patrilineal line, the “Bomer”, was originally spelled “Bomar”, and goes back to Devonshire, England.

guyinsf September 2, 2017 at 12:07 am

Last names don’t necessarily dictate the bulk of one’s DNA. Anyone can have an Italian or German last name and still have every little Italian or german in them. You have to look at their entire family tree.

andrew April 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

his place of birth is in Texas, should be added

andrew April 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm
andrew April 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I cant get why u change place of birth of people. He is a Texan, he attended Texan schools, played in Texan theatres, also his dad played with Dallas Cowboys and so on.. that Missouri thing is ridiculous

mariian93 December 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

He’s just perfect, there’s nothing about his physical which can be criticized.

Pasqal January 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

His not perfect, in fact no one is.. Matt’s hips are too wide to be perfect. Just saying:)

mariian93 January 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

His PHYSICAL is really close to perfection, if u think his hips are too wide (here a picture–DDxyI0xYRs/TzNwo9N_x2I/AAAAAAAAHBQ/d6iJ_JK9W4w/s1600/shirtless+matthew+bomer+2.jpg) u are really superficial, because i think he’s lucky to have that body…., but i don’t know him and i never will, and if he’s a conceited fool, it would be worthless to meet him, just sayin.

BellaTrainer April 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

@mariian93: YOU just stated that he is physically perfect then go on to tell someone else (for disagreeing) that THEY are superficial?

You dear are confused and that’s the nicest way I can put it :)

I’m going to disagree with your opinion that he is ‘physically perfect’ as I think he is handsome but average in Hollywood.

me January 6, 2013 at 11:02 am

No, he has one eye smaller than the other, big forehead, feminine lips, he is short, he has too much hair under his arms, he has fine shoulders and a weird ass , and other things…

beyfox January 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I couldn’t agree more, he’s not perfect and not beautiful

rickyflo April 10, 2013 at 8:35 am

Ok, Everyone just cool it. Hips?? Really, there are no perfect hips except what is needed in humanity and hips for you may be different in opinion for the majority of others. Also, eyes are all physically as one is smaller than the other to vision correctly, and this is in a science book. That is something scientific and proven way more longer than your opinion and beliefs. Short for 5’11 and a half? you all are fucking insane because most of our ancestors are definitely not that in the past and I am 5’9 and I am not that short. Also,classified short by statistics is 5’5 and this is measured every few years by the average of the population. Next, most men have some hair, and this is a norm. People with shaving their private areas, chest and legs and doing it excessively to fit in are not noooooormmaallll. A piercing and tats are more noooormal than thatttttt, and some people that dont shave except face and women to settle as women shaving areee noooormmallll. Also, there are different noses, eyes, lips, so onnnn by race and genes. Now, preference for a girl, guy to girls whichever group are necessary to that, but be strangers, friends and family, nahh! You all are retarded if you do that to family, strangers and friends every minute of a day. In this case, scientifically he is beautiful in his own way and beyond your opinions.

SvenneL January 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

You think nearly six feet tall is SHORT? For an American, he is above average. Even in the Netherlands, the country with the tallest average male height, he would not be considered short; he is above average in most European countries as well (including England, and he is mostly English).

But of course, no one is perfect. I just thought that calling him short was ridiculous when he’s clearly above average in his own country and probably yours as well. Nonetheless, many people still find him to be very attractive. To each their own.

andrew April 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Somewhere I read the tallest average male height is in Montenegro (185cm).

SvenneL April 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I looked it up and you are correct, they do have the tallest average height. :) So then Dutchies rank #2.

crunty February 26, 2016 at 4:42 am

You obviously have travelled much. The Dutch are tall, but there are a lot about 5 feet 9 inches or so. You can believe in illusory surveys, or see things with your own eyes.

nnnnn April 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm

“too much hair under his arms… and a weird ass”
“And other things.”???
O’k, a commentar of Island girl explained , why this page
is such “interesting”.
I’ll piss me

nnnnn April 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

…or “me” is female. I nearly made the same mistake
with Follers.

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Come, his ass can’t be as weird as Kim Kardashian’s

me December 26, 2012 at 7:38 am

He is handsome but he looks a robot in this pic

Islander_Miss December 12, 2012 at 2:48 am

I LUST for Matt Bomer, he is so incredibly handsome!!! His partner is a lucky man.

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