ZACHARY QUINTO is an American actor and film producer born on this date. He is known for his roles as “Sylar” on the science fiction drama series Heroes (2006–2010), “Spock” in the reboot Star Trek (2009) and its sequels, as well as his Emmy-nominated performance in American Horror Story: Asylum.. He has appeared on stage in Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie, Smokefall and Boys in the Band.
Quinto publicly came out in October 2011. He explained that, after the suicide of gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer, he realized “that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.” Prior to his coming out, Quinto had long been an active supporter of gay rights and organizations, including the Trevor Project. In 2009, he appeared in the one-night production Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a benefit stage reading in response to the passing of anti-marriage equality measure Proposition 8, as well as in the play The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. In 2010, Quinto contributed a video to the It Gets Better Project, an Internet-based campaign that aims to prevent suicide among LGBTQAI+ youth. In 2012 Quinto campaigned extensively on behalf of Barack Obama, including appearing in the video Obama Pride: LGBT Americans For Obama.
Quinto began dating model and musician Mies McMillan in the summer of 2013. In early 2015, the couple moved into a NoHo apartment they purchased together. In November 2015 Vogue magazine called them “a power couple whose domain extends across the film, fashion, and art scene.” The two ended their relationship in early 2019.