Joe Manganiello is an actor, producer, and director from the US. His full name is Joseph Michael Manganiello. He is the son of Susan and Charles John Manganiello. Joe was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father’s family has a descent of Italian while his mother’s family has a descent of Armenian, Austrian, and Croatian. He has one younger brother Nicholas. In 2012, he dated actress
Demi Moore; later they broke up. Again in 2014, Joe was engaged to actress
Sofia Vergara. Later, the duo married in Palm Beach, Florida in 2015. He attended St. Bernard School, a Roman Catholic elementary school in M. Lebanon. Joe has graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School with an honors degree in 1995. Joe also completed his Bachelor’s degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Manganiello won the school’s Great Alumni Awards in 2011. Moreover, Joe has also been the part of Basketball, Football, and Volleyball team in his school days and played in varsity level in all the three sports. He has also been involved with the school’s TV studio and won the role of JudFry in the production of Oklahoma! Manganiello has written, produced, and acted in a theater student’s movie entitled Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance. When he has not allowed participating in sports because of several injuries, his interest in filmmaking emerged. Joe used to borrow equipment to make a film with his friends. After clearing graduation from college, he moved to Los Angeles to start his career in film industry. Later, he signed with a talent agent and three days later, Joe auditioned for the role of Peter Parker in the movie Spider-man. He made his official acting debut with the film Spider-man (2002) for which he has given an audition. In spider-man-3 (2003), also, he continued his role. His debut film earned him goodwill.
He has done many television shows and series. Joe has appeared as a guest star in Las Vegas, Jake in Progress, and Close to Home. He played a role of Officer Litchman, the love interest to Linda Cardellini’s character in a show ER for four episodes. Manganiello has also appeared as a Brad in a comedy series How I Met Your Mother. In 2008, he joined the cast of The CW drama One Tree Hill for its fifth season, playing bartender Owen Morello and also appeared in its fifth and sixth season. Joe was very fond of the werewolf from childhood and later he got a chance to play a role of the werewolf in True Blood series. His role in this series werewolf Alcide Herveaux acted from the third season. He played the role excellently, and that leads him to earn an award of both popular and critical recognition. Joe has done several movies such as
Magic Mike, What to Expect When You're Expecting, and Sabotage. In 2011, Entertainment Weekly readers voted Joe as "Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time" and one of Men's Health's "100 Fittest Men of All Time.” In this same year only he got three awards for his role in True Blood that includes Saturn Awards- Best Guest Starring Role, Scream Awards- Breakout Performance – Male and New Now Next Awards - 'Cause You're Hot.’ In 2013, his first book got published Evolution, released by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books. Joe has also been part of many charities like Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.