Joe Manganiello & Matt Bomer Went To Carnegie Mellon For Drama Together. Ten Things You Should Know.
1.- Joe Manganiello was born on December 28, 1976, in Pittsburgh, and raised in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. His family is of Italian, Armenian, Croatian and German descent. Once, he said: “When I first got out of drama school, my original manager tried to get me to change my name because people were having trouble spelling it and saying it.”
2.- However, he is “happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don’t lift to look good; they’re lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more.”
3.- Joe Manganiello played Flash Thompson in the original Spider-Man film series and had various recurring roles on TV: ER, How I Met Your Mother, and One Tree Hill. His breakout role was as werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the HBO television show True Blood.
4.- In 2011, he was voted “Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time” by the readers ofEntertainment Weekly, and one of Men’s Health ’s “100 Fittest Men of All Time.”
“I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies.”
5.- Once, he said: “I wouldn’t tell anyone to study werewolves – I studied wolves, how they moved, their tendencies and sensibilities.”
6.- He studied at Carnegie Mellon: “Matt Bomer and I went to Carnegie Mellon for drama together.”
7.- In fact, speaking about his training, he said: “I come from classical theater training and when I went to college it was a bunch of kids that were hand-picked from around the world. I was around such brilliant young minds and incredible artists with incredible teachers.”
8.- Joe Manganiello has appeared in films such as Magic Mike, the film adaptation of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Sabotage. A really sexy man!
9.- In late 2013, he became a published author when his first book, Evolution, was released by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books.
10.- He is active with several charities, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and he serves on the committee of The Art of Elysium.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!