Who is Simon Halls?
Simon Halls was born on 12 January 1964 under the sign of Capricorn, in Toronto, Canada. He is Canadian by nationality, and is of White Caucasian ethnicity. He is a 56-year-old publicist, but probably best recognized for being the husband of famous Hollywood actor Matt Bomer.
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How rich is he, as of now? Simon Halls Net Worth
As of early 2020, Simon Halls’ net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the public relations industry as a publicist. Moreover, he probably shares the wealth of his famous husband, Matt Bomer, whose net worth is reputedly over $9 million.
Publicist. Co-founder of Huvane Baum Halls, which merged with PMK in 2001. Halls and Cindi Berger succeeded Pat Kingsley as co-CEOs of PMK/HBH in September 2007.
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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Simon Halls spent his early years in his hometown of Toronto, where he was raised by his parents; however, their names haven’t been revealed. Simon went to Crescent School in Toronto, and then attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Upon matriculation, he moved to the US and enrolled into the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1985.
Professional Career as a Publicist
Following his graduation, Simon Halls started pursuing his career in the world of public relations. He spent some time working for the publicity department of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a mass media and entertainment conglomerate, establishing his career as a publicist. Thereafter, he moved to Russia, where he was the public relations manager for the country’s first opened McDonald’s restaurant. Side by side, he worked as an assistant for various public relations companies.
His Own Company – Huvane Baum Halls
Two years later Simon returned to the US, a nd landed a job at BWR Public Relations, and there managed campaigns for such celebrities as Annette Bening, Sarah Jessica Parker, The Coen Brothers, and Jude Law; in no time, he was promoted to serve as one of the star PR managers of the entire company. Moreover, in 1995 he co-founded his own Public Relations Company, called Huvane Baum Halls, along with two partners. Thanks to his hard work, the company became one of the best agencies in Hollywood, and he gained popularity for his collaborations with many celebrities. In 2001 they sold the company, and it merged with industry giant PMK, forming PMK/HBH, for which Simon Halls served in the position of the company’s CEO between 1995 and 2009.
They created successful Oscar campaigns for such film titles as “American Beauty”, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, and “Gladiator”.
The Best Hollywood Publicist
According to his official LinkedIn account, Simon Halls left PMK/HBH in December 2009, and co-founded another company with his partners, called Slate PR, in January 2010. As time passed, they became successful and garnered many celebrities under their agency, such as Annette Bening, Ang Lee, Bryan Singer, John Wells, Neil Patrick Harris, Frances McDormand, and many others. They have handled more than 450 clients and have had more than 50 Academy Award nominations and 200 Primetime Emmy nominations to their credit.
Simon has even received special mention in such films as “Nocturnal Animals”, “Hostel: Part II”, and “Viper Club”, as well as in an episode of the series “Up Close With Carrie Keagan” in 2012. Moreover, he was named as one of the best Hollywood publicists by the magazine ‘Business Insider’. Simon also serves on the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations Board of Advisors, and was even a part of the Entertainment Council for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Simon Halls has short grey hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), weighs around 180lbs (82kgs), and his vital statistics are 40-32-34, biceps size 12.5ins. His shoe size is 8 (US).
Personal Life and Hobbies
While in high school, Simon Halls dated several girls, but soon realized that he was actually gay. He met famous Hollywood actor Matt Bomer when he was hired as his publicist in 2008, and they became romantically involved, eventually tying the knot at a private ceremony held in 2011. However, they hid their relationship from the eye of the public for years until they publicly revealed it in an interview for the magazine ‘Details’ in 2014, although Matt Bomer came out publicly as gay when he gave a speech at the 2012 Desert AIDS Project’s Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. They have three children born through surrogacy, named Kit Halls, and Henry and Walker Halls who are twins. The family currently resides in California.
Who Is His Husband? Matt Bomer Short Wiki/Bio
Matthew Staton Bomer was born on 11 October 1977 under the sign of Libra in Webster Groves, Missouri USA of British, French, and Swiss-German descent. He was raised in Spring, Texas by his father, John O’Neill Bomer IV, who played American Football for the Dallas Cowboys from 1972 and 1974, and his mother, Elizabeth Macy Bomer. He has two siblings, a brother named Neill Bomer, who works as an engineer, and a sister named Megan Bomer. He went to Klein High School, where he was part of their football team, and upon matriculation enrolled into Carnegie Mellon University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001. Before that, he lived for a year in Galway, Ireland, where he worked as a bartender in 1999.
Matt Bomer started his professional acting career on stage, making his debut appearance in the Alley Theatre production of the play “A Streetcar Named Desire”, written by Tennessee Williams. It was followed by his performance in the musical “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 1998. After graduating, Matt moved to New York City and pursued his acting career on television and film. In 2000, he made his television debut guest-starring as Ian Kipling in an episode of the ABC soap opera “All My Children”. Between 2002 and 2003, Matt Bomer was cast as Ben Reade in the CBS soap opera “Guiding Light”, for which he won the Gold Derby Award for Younger Actor – Daytime Drama.
After landing the role of John McGavock Grider in the 2003 documentary film “War Birds: Diary of An Unknown Aviator”, he joined the cast of the Fox supernatural drama series “Tru Calling”, playing Luc Johnston from 2003 to 2004.
Rise to Prominence
Matt made his film debut in 2005, when he featured as Eric in the psychological thriller mystery “Flightplan”, directed by Robert Schwentke. He then appeared as Eric Hill in the slasher film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”, which was followed by his portrayal of Chase in the made-for-TV film “Amy Coyne”, both in 2006. Matt was cast as Jay Burchell in the ABC thriller drama series “Traveles” (2007), after which he came to prominence with the role of Bryce Larkin in the NBC action-comedy spy–drama series “Chuck” (2007-2009).
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In 2009, Matt joined the main cast of the USA Network police procedural drama series “White Collar”, portraying Neal Caffrey until 2014, and winning the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Cable TV Actor; he even produced 19 episodes of the series. Side by side, he also starred as Ken in Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 comedy-drama film “Magic Mike”, which earned him an MTV Movie & TV Award nomination for Best Musical Moment.
In 2014, Matt landed the role of Felix Turner in the made-for-TV film “The Normal Heart”, for which he won the Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Between 2014 and 2016, he played Donovan/Andy in the horror anthology series “American Horror Story”. He also reprised the role of Ken in the 2015 sequel of “Magic Mike”, entitled “Magic Mike XXL”, which was followed by his portrayal of John Boy in the neo-noir black comedy crime “The Nice Guy”, alongside Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and his performance as Matthew Cullen in the western action “The Magnificent Seven”, both in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, Matt played Monroe Stahr in the Prime Video drama series “The Last Taykoon”, after which he featured as Freda Von Rhenburg in the romantic drama “Anything” and Cal in the survival drama “Walking Out”, both in 2017.
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Recent and Upcoming Projects
In 2018, Matt portrayed Ross Craine in the sci-fi drama “Jonathan”, played Sean in the comedy-drama “Papi Chulo”, and featured as Sam in the drama “Viper Club”. During the same year, he directed the episode of the FX true crime anthology series “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”, then appeared in the role of McCoy Whitman in the NBC sitcom “Will & Grace” (2018-2020). Matt also starred as Larry Trainor / Negative Man in the DC Universe superhero drama series “Doom Patrol” in 2019.
Most recently, he portrayed Jamie Burns in the USA Network anthology crime drama series “The Sinner” (2020). It’s been announced that he will be featured as Donald in Joe Mantello’s upcoming drama film “The Boys In The Band”, based on the play of the same title. The film is currently under post-production.