Michael Lorenzo Urie (born August 8, 1980) is an American actor, presenter, director, and producer. He is known for his portrayal of Marc St. James on the ABC dramedy television series Ugly Betty.
Timeline and Life
Urie was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Plano. He is of Scottish and Italian descent. He graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1998.
Urie then studied at Collin County Community College before being accepted at the Juilliard School in New York City. There he was a member of the Drama Division’s Group 32 (1999–2003), which also included Jessica Chastain. Urie graduated from Juilliard in 2003. In 2009, Urie referred to himself as “a member of the LGBT community” on his website. In a 2010 interview with The Advocate, he said that he was in a relationship with a man and identifies as “queer”. He said it never felt wrong when he was with women previously.
|2009||The Temperamentals||Rudi Gernreich||New World Stages|
|2010||Angels in America||Prior Walter||Signature Theatre Company|
|2011||The Cherry Orchard||Yepikhodov||Classic Stage Company|
|2012||How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying||Bud Frump||Al Hirschfeld Theatre||Replacement|
|2013||Buyer & Cellar||Alex More||Barrow Street Theatre|
|2015||Buyer & Cellar||Alex More||Menier Chocolate Factory||March-May 2015|
|2015||Show for Days||Car||Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater|
|2015||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum||Hysterium||Two River Theater|
|2016||Homos, Or Everyone in America||The Writer||Labryinth Theatre Company||Winner of the Obie Award for Performance|
|2017||The Government Inspector||Ivan Alexandreyevich Hlestakov||The Duke on 42nd Street|
|2017||Torch Song||Arnold Beckoff||Second Stage|
|2018||Hamlet||Hamlet||Shakespeare Theatre Company|
|2018||Torch Song||Arnold Beckoff||Hayes Theatre Bway|
|2017||After Forever||Daniel||Episodes: “Commitment”, “Accidents”|
|2016||Younger||Redmond||Episodes: “The Jade Crusade”, “Jersey, Sure”|
|Almost Royal||Himself||Episode: “Romance”|
|2015||RuPaul’s Drag Race||Himself||Guest Judge|
|2014||Modern Family||Gavin Sinclair||Episodes: “Queer Eyes, Full Hearts”, “Integrity”|
|2014–2016||The Good Wife||Stephen Dinovera|
|2014||Such Good People||Richard Nearly|
|2013||Hot in Cleveland||Jeffery||Episode: “Cleveland Indians”|
|2013||He’s Way More Famous Than You||Himself|
|2011||The Decoy Bride||Steve Korbitz|
|Brain Trust||Prof. Franklin Gordon||Television film|
|Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life||James|
|2010||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Himself|
|Under the Pink Carpet||Himself||“Michael Musto, Gay Marriage and Rugby” (Season 5, Episode 4)|
|2008–2009||Mode After Hours||Marc St. James|
|2008||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Sebastian|
|2006–2010||Ugly Betty||Marc St. James||Series regular
Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor – Comedy
|2004||Kat Plus One||Roger||Television film|
|2003||Uptown Girls||Pig Walker||Uncredited|
|2002||Undressed||Justin||“Tangled Beards” (Season 6, Episode 20)|
Director and Executive Producer
|2012||He’s Way More Famous Than You||Director|
|2012||Thank You for Judging||Co-director; Executive producer||documentary|
|2009||House of Kai Milla||Executive producer||television film|
- Copstick, Kate (August 3, 2010). “Interview: Michael Urie, Comedian”. The Scotsman. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
He is, he reveals, part Scots by descent.
- “Michael Urie: Biography”. NetGlimse.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
- Jones, Arnold Wayne (February 22, 2007). “It’s an ‘Ugly’ Job, But Somebody Has to Do It”. Dallas Voice.
- “Alumni News”. The Juilliard School. February 2012. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012.
- Sommer, Elyse. “Love and Happiness”. CurtainUp. Retrieved May 28, 2007.
- “Ugly Betty – Bios”. ABC. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- Jacqueline Cutler, “Celebrity Scoop: Michael Urie”. Winston-Salem Journal. November 7, 2009.
- Michael Urie – Awards
- “3 New Series Regulars”. TV.com. January 24, 2007. Retrieved May 28, 2007.
- Regina Schaffer. “Miss America gets real (or just about as real as a beauty pageant can get)”. The Press of Atlantic City (NJ). January 4, 2008. page B1.
- Healy, Patrick (May 20, 2010). “Honors and the End for ‘Temperamentals'”. The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
- ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ at the Internet Broadway Database (2011 revival)
- “Michael Urie”. MichaelUrie.net. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
- Andreeva, Nellie. “‘Ugly Bettys Michael Urie Gets Lead in ‘Partners’, Pooch Hall Joins ‘Ray Donovan'”. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
- “Annaleigh Ashford, Michael Urie Receive Equity’s Clarence Derwent Award”. ActorsEquity.org. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- Cocktails & Classics at the Internet Movie Database.
- “Acclaimed Torch Song Revival, with Michael Urie, Extends Again | Playbill”. Playbill. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
- Hipes, Patrick (2018-02-20). “‘Torch Song’ To Re-Alight On Broadway In November In Former Home”. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
- “Michael Urie on Playing an Activist and Assistant on The Temperamentals and Ugly Betty”. New York. June 28, 2009.
- “The Not So Ugly Truth”. The Advocate. January 12, 2010. Archived from the original on November 17, 2014.
- BWW News Desk (November 16, 2009). “Out Magazine ‘Out 100’ Includes Four Temperamentals, Gavin Creel, Neil Patrick Harris & More”. Broadway World. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
- Full References Details at WIKI
- MichaelUrie.net, his official website
- Michael Urie at the Internet Broadway Database
- Michael Urie at Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Michael Urie on IMDb
- Entertainment Weekly interview with Michael Urie and the actors who portray TV assistants Lloyd (Entourage) and Kenneth (30 Rock).
- Interview from Broadway World (August 21, 2007)