Who is Simon Halls?
Simon was born in Toronto, Canada on 12 January 1964, so under the zodiac sign of Capricorn and holding Canadian nationality. Simon is popular for two things – for being a publicist and the husband of famous actor Matt Bomer.
Early life and education
While Simon was still attending high school, he decided to experiment with his sexuality, and after he had dated several girls, he realized that he was gay. After he matriculated, he moved to the US and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and then started working with Warner Brothers.
Charlie’s first job was in the publicity department, which helped him get his next job – he started working at a McDonald’s restaurant somewhere in Russia as a public relations manager. However, he never settled in these jobs, and was always trying to be better and learn more to make progress – he worked simultaneously on several jobs. and was an assistant in numerous Public Relations companies just to learn the tricks, and by the time he came back to the US, he was already quite experienced in his area of work, and had made a lot of money.
Things got serious for Simon when he arrived in the US at the beginning of the ‘90s, and began working for BWR Public Relations – the company worked with some of the most famous stars, and Simon soon became recognized throughout the entire company. After a few years, he decided to start his own company named Huvane Baum Halls, and served as its CEO until the company merged with PMK in 2001. In 2007, Simon and Cindi Berger both became CEOs of PMK, and Simon stayed with them until 2010 when he decided to start a new company, and merge it with another Public Relations firm called SLATE PR. During this period, Simon worked as the company’s Project ALS, while he was also a member of the Entertainment Council for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Thanks to SLATE, Simon had a chance to work with some of the most popular stars in Hollywood, which helped him make a small fortune for himself although his husband still makes more money than he does – SLATE’s clients have so far received 54 Academy Award and over 200 Emmy nominations.
One of the main reasons behind Simon’s successful career has been his will, and struggle for progress and today he is thought to be the best and most famous Hollywood publicist in the movie industry, given this title by “Business Insider” magazine.
Simon met Matthew Staton Bomer in 2008, when he was hired to be his publicist; they started dating and were together for two years before they decided to marry in 2011 – although everyone expected their wedding to be big, they chose a modest one and invited only their families and closest friends. Bomer had already spoken about his sexuality when he won an award at Palma Spring event in February 2012, and it was Simon’s sexuality that shook people as few knew that he was gay until he married Matt.
The couple decided to adopt kids through surrogacy – their oldest son named Kit was born in 2005 while their other two sons, twins, were born in 2008 and are named Walker and Henry. They both claim to love their lives with their children and are trying their best to be good parents.
Matthew Staton Bomer
Matt was born in Webster Groves, Missouri US on 11 October 1977, which makes him 13 years younger than Simon. He is best known for his acting career, while he is also a producer, director, and a singer. He started his career when he was 18 by appearing in the play “A Streetcar Named Desire”. It took him three years to appear on stage again, before in 2010 landing his first TV role in the “All My Children” soap opera. He decided to put his career on hold until he finished Carnegie Mellon University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001.
— Matthew Staton Bomer (@MarkusFeehily05) July 12, 2014
Matt’s career was growing rapidly, after he landed a recurring role in “True Calling” TV show in 2003, while he also landed many others. He earned more popularity thanks to “Chuck”, the NBC TV series in which he appeared from 2007 to 2009. In 2014, Matt played a closeted writer working for “The New York Times” magazine in “The Normal Heart” drama TV movie. and in 2015 won the Golden Globe Award for his performance.
In 2018, Matt began working as a director, while his first series was “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” – Matt directed a single episode entitled “Creator/Destroyer”, which was watched by over a million people. This was not his first opportunity to direct but he wanted to wait until he was ready and until the project was right for him – in the meantime reading more than 3,000 pages about directing.
Matt took first place on BuddyTV’s list of TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011, and third place on the same list in 2012, and in 2013 landed spot number two on Logo’s Hot 100 list. In 2012, Matt won an Inspiration Award for the work which he did during the GLSEN Awards – he is also a fighter for LGBT rights.
According to authoritative sources, Matt’s current net worth is estimated to be over $9 million.
Having fun with challenges
During those years when the Ice Bucket Challenge was quite active, the couple decided to tag along and do it as well – they recorded themselves while pouring a bucket full of water and ice over themselves and uploading the video to their social media platforms – it didn’t take long for the video to go viral.
Special thanks to Simon
The best proof that Simon has helped a lot of people and that he is a great publicist are all the special thanks he’s received during movie credits, a total of eight for movies such as “Trevor”, “Hostel: Part II” and “Nocturnal Animals”, and one in TV series “Up Close with Carrie Keagan”.
Appearance and net worth
Simon is currently 55 years old, has short black and grey hair, brown eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs around 180lbs (82kg). According to authoritative sources, Simon’s net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million, as of early 2019.
Social media presence
Even though it is to be expected from a person who is a big part of the movie industry, Simon is not active at all on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. On the other hand, his husband Matt is very active on all of these social networks – he launched his Twitter account in June 2013 and has so far gathered over 1,000 followers and tweeted around 1,400 times. His Instagram account is followed by more than 700,000 people while he posted around 220 times, and he also has a Facebook page which is followed by over 30,000 fans.