Joe Manganiello’s biographyJoe Manganiello is an American actor most widely known for his role in HBO hit dark fantasy horror series True Blood, comedy-drama Magic Mike (2012), its sequel Magic Mike XXL (2015) and numerous others.
Childhood and adolescenceJoseph Michael Manganiello was born on December 28, 1976, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Charles John Manganiello, is of Sicilian origin, was raised just outside Boston. His mother, Susan Bračanov, passed on her Armenian, Austrian, and Croatian genes to her son.
It is incomprehensible how he had spare time for anything else yet Joe attended drama club and got the leading part in his school's senior year production of Oklahoma!. Manganiello was also involved with the school’s TV studio – he often borrowed filming equipment and tried his hand at directing.
Acting careerThe city of angels gave Joe a warm welcome – he quickly signed with a talent agent and just three days later auditioned for the role of Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s superhero film Spider-Man (2002). Although he didn’t get the title role, Manganiello landed the role of Peter Parker’s (played by Tobey Maguire) nemesis, Eugene Flash Thompson. Joe resumed his role once again in 2007, appearing at the end of Spider-Man 3.
Joe Manganiello’s personal lifeJoe dated an actress, Audra Mari, from 2010 till 2011, and they even got engaged. However, the couple never got past that stage, partly because of Joe’s fiery temper. The actor repeatedly stated that his Sicilian blood makes him especially passionate, hot-tempered, and volatile.
Despite claiming for the longest time that he was against the marriage in general due to strongly believing that after marrying love becomes nothing but a habit, he began dating a Colombian actress Sofía Vergara, the star of a hit mockumentary sitcom series Modern Family. The lovebirds got engaged on Christmas Day that same year and tied the knot next November in Palm Beach, Florida.