Hot List: Ugly Betty - Michael Urie
Hot List: Ugly Betty - Michael Urie
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Michael Urie is popularly known for his whimsical roles on television but underneath his hilarious endeavors are massive theater credentials and accolades. Exploding with talent, this openly gay cutie is not only a great actor but an artistic director and producer as well. He lands a spot on the comedy-drama Ugly Betty, which positively illuminates his promising career.

Born on August 8, 1980 in Dallas, Texas, Michael Urie performed in the play Love and Happiness at the Consolati Performing Arts Center while he was still attending Julliard School. Although he is presently visible on television, his acting career is significantly inclined to theater. His acting credits included Othello, Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Like the Mountains, Another Vermeer and Love’s Labour’s Lost to name a few.

Playing Marc St. James on the television series Ugly Betty gives Urie the opportunity to showcase his flamboyant personality. As an openly gay assistant to Wilhelmina Slater, he diligently expresses his loyalty and his determination to conspire with his boss’ tricks and antics. Playful and glitzy, he remains to be a favorite quirky character of the show.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist


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