The job of an actor is to play a character who is not themselves, and the best acting can be seen in those who play characters who are as far from their real selves as possible. These actors have all done an outstanding job portraying straight characters, who for some of us, we never even knew they were gay or bisexual. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!” ` Jerry Seinfeld, season 4, episode 17, “The Outing.”
Raven SymoneÂ´ – “That’s so Raven.”
Raven Symone is a very versatile actress of her time it’sno wonder she is able to play roles with extreme versatility. That’s So Raven show is a supernatural teenage sitcom series, which had some great results from the viewers.
Wentworth Miller played Michael Scofield in Prison Break
It came as a shock to everyone when, the manly, badass prison break actor was actually gay. Totally the opposite of the great straight boy he portrays in the series.
Matt Bomer played Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Almost everyone was asking to make Matt Bomer take the role of Christian Grey of the worldwide acclaimed novel Fifty Shades of Grey of E.L. James. Little did they know that Matt is gay.
Neil Patrick Harris plays Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother
Neil’s role as a witty and dashing role in the recently ended series is entirely different in his true nature in real life.
Lady Gaga – While more on the bisexual tip, Gaga likes to play the field
She may be engaged now but surely had some history of playing both areas in the past. It’s one of her distinctive qualities that no one else can.
Jane Lynch from Glee
A strict, annoying and hateful cheerleadning in the musical series Glee. Some people think believes that that the role was meant for her since she had a bad transition of being a lesbian.
Maria Bello from “A History of Violence.”
A real beauty of her time, that is Maria Bello. She admitted that she is both attracted to men and women, that she had relationships with both genders before. In her essay in Ner York Times, she classified herself as ‘whatever’.
Ellen Page from the X-Men
This cute, amazing girl was proud and loud of accepting that she is a lesbian. Very far from the city girl roles she had.
Cynthia Nixon from Sex and the City
‘Being gay is a choice’ A line from the adult actress of the Sex and the City.
Anna Paquin – True Blood
Anna Paquin recently declared that she is a happy bisexual mother. She announced on Twitter that she is proud of what she is and that anyone can be a happy mother.
Ellen – Ellen: In her first roles on TV she played it straight till coming out on her show in 1997
She might have movies that gave her straight characters. But Ellen decided to get out in her own show. Now she is no longer playing female roles, and is proudly married to Portia de Rossi.
Jodie Foster – Contact
Jodie Fosteri is an excellent actress indeed that no one thought she would turn out to be gay.
Richard Chamberlain – The Love Birds
Richard whom was considered as a heartthrob and a leading man in his time shared that he was gay ever since playing those roles. But the producers wouldn’t have cast him if they knew.
Portia De Rossi – Allie McBeal
Portia de Rossi is now happily married to Ellen DeGeneres.
Jonathan Groff played Jesse St. James on Glee
Jonathan can all manly in his role at Glee but in real life, he is a proud gay.
Jim Parsons played Sheldon Cooper on Big Bang Theory
Who wouldn’t hate and love Sheldon Cooper of Big Bang at the same time? To those who didn’t know he’s gay might notice it in his acting.
David Hyde Pierce played Niles Crane on Frasier
David might have had gay jokes in the show, and he was gay, but he said he was not insulted in any way because it’s meant for the stereotypes.
Meredith Baxter – Family Ties
Meredith Baxter played a very female role in Family Ties but is now happy with being a married lesbian.
Sara Gilbert – Roseanne
Sarah Gilbert happily married to her wife, and they already had a child.
John Glove played Lionel Luther on Smallville
A major male villain who was is caring guy that is John Glove.
Rupert Everett played George Downes in the film, My Best Friend’s Wedding alongside Julia Roberts
Rupert admitted that his gay role as Julia’s gay best friend shifted his career and life as an actor. But he is a real and sleek man by heart.
Ricky Martin – La Vida Loca
It took some time to accept and opened to his fans that his gay, Ricky declared it proudly to the world.
Zachary Quinto played Spock in the film, Star Trek Into The Darkness
Spock was a strong male character of Star Trek. But Zachary Quinto is the opposite.
John Mahoney played Martin Crane on Frasier
Another actor from Frasier played the different role.
Victor Garber played Thomas Andrews in the film, Titanic
Thomas, the captain, was an honourable man. But he is also a proud gay that knows how to honour his words in real life.
Lily Tomlin – I Heart Huckabees
Lily Tomlin waited for the mother to die before admitting she was gay because she believes she might die.
Rosie O’Donnell – A League of her Own
Rosie made a league of her own when she admitted to a lesbian. Now she is happily living with her wife and her adopted daughter.
Robert Reed – The Brady Bunch
Robert Reed was so manly in this picture that would never think what he is.
Andy Dick – News Radio
Don’t be fooled he’s gay with a very sensible way of looking things.
Drew Barrymore – 50 First Dates: Drew has always considered herself Bi and loves the company of a woman
Her sweet adorable roles cannot hide her real emotions, that she prefers the company of women than men.