Joe Manganiello was born Joseph Michael Manganiello on December 28, 1976. Joe is an American film and theatre actor. Joe holds a BFA in acting from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Joe played Flash Thompson in the original Spider-Man film series, and played recurring roles in televisions on ER, How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill, before landing his breakout role as werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the HBO True Blood.
Joe has garnered both popular and critical praise. In 2011, Joe Manganiello was voted "Favorite Pop Culture Werewolf of All Time" by the readers of Entertainment Weekly.
He has since split his time between True Blood and feature films such as the Steven Soderbergh directed Magic Mike and the film What To Expect When You're Expecting.
• Towering frame and muscular physique
• Is of Sicilian / Italian descent on his father's side, and Austrian and Armenian descent on his mother's side.
• Joe was named one of People Magazine's 2010 Sexiest Men Alive.
• Winner of the Logo Channel's 2011 New Now Next "Cause You're Hot" Award.
• Named US Magazine's "Sharp Dressed Man" of 2011.
• One of the world's 25 Fittest Guys of 2011 according to Men's Fitness Magazine.
• Ranked #1 on Men's Health Magazine's best Summer Bodies of 2011.
• Won the Saturn Award for 'Best Guest Starring Role in Television 2011' for his role as 'Alcide Herveaux' on True Blood.
• Winner of two 2011 Scream Awards for "Breakout Performance - Male" and a shared award for "Best Ensemble" (True Blood).
• Former bodyguard for singer/actor Tyrese Gibson.
• Manganiello was voted People.com 's Sexiest Man on Television 2012.
• Is friends with Matt Bomer, they went to the same drama school, together.