American actor Christopher Paul, who is commonly known as Chris Colfer, skyrocketed to the hall of fame after starring as Kurt Hummel on the TV singing series, Glee. With his outstanding acting skills and his mesmerizing looks, Chris has attracted a lot of followers and well-wishers, who wish to date the talented actor in real life.
However, Chris is blissfully dating a boyfriend, who happens to be in the same profession as him. Also, the Clovis, California native was spotted together with his partner on various events and occasions.
Chris Colfer, who was previously rumored to be dating Darren Criss and Heather Morris, is an openly gay figure and shares a beautiful dating relationship with his boyfriend, Will Sherrod.
The couple’s dating life is evident to media; despite that, both Chris and Will are yet to spill the beans on how they sparked their romance.
Chris first attracted dating speculations with his actor-boyfriend after they attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards together in January 2013. In the same year, the two flew together to Paris to promote Chris’s film titled Stuck By Lighting.
The pair attended their next event together in 2015. Dressing as flying monkeys from The Wizard Of Oz, the couple attended the Matthew Morrison’s 6th Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball at Hyde, West Hollywood on 24 October.
Not only events and occasions, but Chris has made his love visible on social media as well. He took the couple’s moments of him and his boyfriend in a Halloween suit along with their fluffy cat on Instagram on 28th October 2013.
As evident from various events, the pair has been spending quality time with each other. Hopefully, the couple’s love lasts till the infinity, and the two soon get married to take their relationship to a new level even though that means breaking hearts of many female fans of Chris, who wishes to be his girlfriend.
He is not married, he’s openly gay.
Chris Colfer Career
The first show in which he was involved with community theater was West Side Story. He also appeared in a production of The Sound of Music as the character Kurt von Trapp, the musical protagonist Maria von Trapp’s stepson.
Colfer’s resemblance to the Kurt von Trapp character later served as inspiration for the name of his Glee character.
At the age of 18, Colfer starred as Russel Fish in Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident, a short film where an awkward teenager must pass a Presidential Physical Fitness test or fail gym class and lose his admission to Harvard University.
Colfer’s first TV role came in 2009 when he was cast as Kurt Hummel on Fox’s Glee. Kurt is a fashionable gay countertenor who is routinely bullied at school, for being gay and participating in the very unpopular Glee Club.
Colfer auditioned for the part of Artie Abrams, who uses a wheelchair, a role which eventually went to Kevin McHale.The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, was so impressed with Colfer that he created the role of Kurt specifically for him, and in the process, scrapped a planned character called Rajish so they could add Kurt.
Murphy explained in the season two finale of the Glee Project that Colfer was the inspiration for the project show because he didn’t fit the role he auditioned for but was still “incredible and special” so a role was created for him.[In a 2010 interview with Allison Kugel, Colfer stated that:
There have been a couple of times when I have gone to Ryan Murphy and told him a couple of things that have happened to me, and then he writes it into the show.
Or he’ll ask me what song I would want to sing, in this situation or in that situation. I don’t think any of us directly try to give input on the character or on the storyline, but they definitely steal things from us.
Colfer won the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for his performance as Kurt Hummel. In his emotional acceptance speech, he thanked Ryan Murphy for being his "fairy godfather” and dedicated the award to kids who have been bullied and told, "they can’t… have what they want because of who they are.”
He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for his portrayal of Kurt.
In 2013 and 2014, Colfer won consecutive People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor. Both speeches he gave were praised by the media for being funny while making references to things like fanfiction and fanart to show his appreciation for fan culture.
The Land of Stories
On June 8, 2011, Colfer signed a book deal with Little, Brown, and Company to write two novels for children. The series follows twins Alex and Conner as they magically travel through a cherished book of stories and have adventures in a land where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
The first book in the series, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, was released on July 17, 2012. For two weeks after the book’s release, it was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in the Children’s Chapter Books category.
The second book in the series, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, was released on August 6, 2013. It debuted at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list, and by the end of 2013, it had spent eleven weeks in the top fifteen for Children’s Middle-Grade books.
Following the success of the first two books, Colfer contracted for an additional three books with Little, Brown: two novels and a picture book.
The third book in the series, The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning, was released on July 8, 2014. Now considered a series, it reached No. 4 on The New York Times Best Seller list and spent four weeks on the list.
Colfer’s fourth novel, The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms, was released on July 7, 2015. Following its release, The Land of Stories charted at No. 1 as a series on The New York Times Best Seller list for the first time on July 26.
The picture book, written by Colfer and illustrated by Brandon Dorman, The Curvy Tree was released on October 2015 and is based on a short original fairy tale of the same name, which Colfer first told in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.
The fifth book in the series, The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, was released on July 12, 2016. The sixth and final installment, The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide was released on July 11, 2017.
In June 2017, it was announced that Colfer will make his directorial debut with a film adaptation of The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. He will also write the script and serve as one of the executive producers on the project.
Colfer wrote, starred in, executive-produced, and novelized the coming-of-age comedy film Struck by Lightning. The plot revolves around Colfer’s character, who is struck and killed by a bolt of lightning, and chronicles his exploits as he blackmails his fellow senior classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he is publishing.
It was shot during the Glee hiatus in the summer of 2011 and had its world premiere in 2012 at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In March 2012, Colfer was featured in a performance of Dustin Lance Black’s play, 8 – a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage – as Ryan Kendall.
The production was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Colfer landed a deal with Disney Channel to adapt the book The Little Leftover Witch for a television pilot. He also wrote another movie, set in an asylum, which he planned to appear in as a supporting actor.
However, both of these projects have been delayed with no expected dates for production.
On January 28, 2014, it was announced that Colfer will star in a new 3D CG animated family film by Marza Animation Planet, Robodog, as the voice of the title character.
The film, which will costar Ron Perlman, is described as “a classic, heart-warming adventure story about an unlikely duo who couldn’t be more different.”
The film’s director, Henry F. Anderson III, said Colfer is “perfect” for the project because he “has an appealing, youthful voice which fits right in with our lead character, KC, who is above all a charismatic entertainer.”
Vocal recording for the film began on February 1, 2014. The film is now in post-production, though as of 2019 no release date has been set.
After a few months of planning, it was revealed on March 17, 2014, that Chris had been asked by Glee’s producers to write an upcoming episode. About his acceptance of the offer, Colfer said: “I’ve been asked in interviews if I ever wanted to write (an episode of Glee), and I said, ‘Absolutely not because it was not my world.’
I didn’t want to tamper with someone else’s image. Then they were like, ‘Here, come tamper.'” The title of the episode, which aired on May 6, 2014, is “Old Dog New Tricks”.
In 2014, Colfer guest-starred on an episode of Hot in Cleveland playing Tony, Victoria’s son. On March 31, 2015, Jane Leeves posted an image on her official Twitter account, confirming that Colfer would be returning to an episode for the show’s final season entitled “All About Elka”.
On May 14, 2015, it became public knowledge that the biopic Colfer has been mentioning for almost a year is going to be about Noël Coward with the working title Noel and Chris is going to play the main role.
Colfer has since been in London, preparing for the role. The film will be directed by Joe Stephenson. While filming was expected to begin sometime during the summer of 2015, it has been delayed.
In 2016, he played Christopher in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. He had been offered the role by Jennifer Saunders after he invited her to the Glee: Live Tour back in 2011.
He also appeared as a guest judge on Chopped Junior.
In 2017, Colfer announced he is developing a new TV show called Indigo, a sci-fi drama about indigo children who are misdiagnosed as having mental or physical illnesses – when they really possess supernatural abilities.
Star disabled kid “Kamare M Page” is going to be the lead disabled kid in the TV show Indigo. “In addition to starring in the project – which will be shopped around to broadcast networks, cable channels and streaming services – Colfer is also expected to write and direct the pilot, which he’ll executive-produce alongside Keith Quinn and Rob Weisbach.”.
In 2012, Colfer released a companion book to his film Struck by Lightning, called Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal.
In early 2017, Colfer released his second book for young adult readers called Stranger Than Fanfiction. This book follows the story of Cash Carter, a world-famous television star who decides to take a cross-country road trip with four of his biggest fans, as they are getting ready to enter college.