|Joe Manganiello Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1976|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Joe Manganiello is a famous American actor, director, and producer. After years of struggle, Joe landed a brilliant first job as “Flash Thomspon” in Spider-Man (2002). However, the actor gained worldwide applaud for his werewolf role as “Alcide Hervaaux” on five seasons of True Blood, the fantasy horror TV series. Joe is quite popular for his great physique and was even listed in “100 Fittest Men of All Time” by Men’s Health Magazine in 2011. In the same year, he was voted “Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time” by the readers of Entertainment Weekly.
In 2017, Joe won an Emmy for his documentary Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of the Penguins, which documented the first 50 years of the famous Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. The book was released by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books.
Joseph Michael Manganiello (The last name is pronounced as mang-gah-nello)
Joe, Alcide, Big Dick Richie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Joseph attended St. Bernard School in Mt. Lebanon. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1995 with honors. In 2011 (after 16 years), he also received the “Great Alumni Award”. Finally, Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2000.
- Father – Charles John Manganiello
- Mother – Susan (née Brachanow)
- Siblings – Nicholas Manganiello (Younger Brother)
6 ft 5 in or 196 cm
107 kg or 236 kg
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joe has dated –
- Audra Marie (2009-2011) – Actress Audra started dating Joe in February 2009. Marie and Joe engaged in October 2010. But the relationship didn’t go long after that. It broke up in 2011.
- Tenley Dene (2012) – Tenley had a fling with Joe in September 2012.
- Bridget Peters (2013-2014) – Joe Manganiello dated Bridget Peters for more than a year from January 2013 to March 2014.
- Sofía Vergara (2014-2023) – Joe met Colombian actress Sofia Vergara in May 2014 at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Party and soon in June 2014, they were seen dating each other. They got engaged on the occasion of Christmas in 2014 and married on November 22, 2015, in Florida. In July 2023, it was revealed they had separated after 7 years of marriage. Later that month, Joe filed for divorce from Sofia.
- Caitlin O’Connor (2023-Present) – On September 14, 2023, Joe and actress Caitlin O’Connor were spotted leaving Gold’s Gym together in Venice, California which sparked rumors that there might be more than a friendship.
Race / Ethnicity
His father is of Italian descent while his mother has Armenian and Austrian ancestry.
- Beautiful body
- Towering height
- Muscular build
His body specifications may be (it is not confirmed) –
- Chest – 47 inches
- Arms / Biceps – 18 inches
- Waist – 34 inches
He wears size 13 shoes. It was confirmed by Andy Cohen in the “Watch What Happens Live” with this pic.
Best Known For
Working in the HBO television series True Blood for his role as werewolf Alcide Herveaux since 2010.
In 1999, Joe appeared in the student film Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance for his role as Ruslan Zmeyev. Apart from acting, he also wrote and produced this film.
First TV Show
In 2006, Joseph guest appeared in the American comedy series Jake in Progress for his role as Rick Cavanaugh in the episode titled “Notting Hell”. This series also broadcasted from just 2005 to 2006 on ABC.
Manganiello’s workouts are intense. It is also clear from his body shape and statistics. He appears on the True Blood with co-star Alexander Skarsgard, who also has a nice body. Joe does his exercises for six days a week; two times in a day. And, he does cardio daily. He is a workout lover.
He has divided his exercise schedule like this –
- Monday & Thursday – Chest and legs
- Tuesday & Friday – Shoulders and biceps
- Wednesday & Saturday – Back and triceps
All these remarkable results are due to his personal trainer, Ron Mathews. But, a great body is never achieved without a proper diet. Joe keeps having vegetables and proteins throughout the day for six days a week. Like most of the other celebs, he also has one cheat day, during which he can eat whatever he wants.
Joe Manganiello Favorite Things
- Book – The Fountainhead (By Ayn Rand)
- Movie – Fight Club (1999)
- City – Venice, Italy
- Play – A Streetcar Named Desire (By Tennessee Williams)
Source – US Magazine
Joe Manganiello Facts
- During school times, he served as the captain of the football team, basketball team and volleyball team of his school.
- Joe shares the same shoe size and almost the same height as the True Blood costar Alexander Skarsgard.
- In 2011, Joe was titled “Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time” by Entertainment Weekly readers.
- He has bad eyes and those can’t be even corrected by laser surgery.
- For the band Goldfinger, he served as a roadie.
- He is an avid fan of American football team Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Pantera was his first concert.
- When he was 16, he used to dress like Captain Morgan in the bars and in return he used to get some payment.
- He had appeared fully nude in an Off-Broadway play.
- Joe had once planned to join the FBI.
- He enjoys karaoke and likes to go to Disneyland.
- As a child, when Joe was 6, he participated in a chess tournament for which he won third place.
- In October 2020, Joe showed off his newly bleached-blonde mohawk hairstyle on Instagram which almost made him unrecognizable. Later, in November 2020, he changed the blonde hair color to blue.
- Joe and Sofia Vergara have a dog named Bubbles.
- In July 2022, it was revealed that Joe and Sofia Vergara had listed their 11,369 square feet house in Los Angeles for $19.6 million. They had initially purchased the house for $10.6 million in 2014.