Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Date of Birth

Birthday: October 22
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana

Jesse Tyler Ferguson stars as Mitchell Pritchett on the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family. The show, returning in its fifth season this fall, has earned three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Ferguson has also received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2013, he was nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor on behalf of Modern Family.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson stars as Mitchell Pritchett on the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family. The show, returning in its fifth season this fall, has earned three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Ferguson has also received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2013, he was nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor on behalf of Modern Family.

Last year, Jesse and his fiancé Justin Mikita launched their charity Tie the Knot. Tie the Knot was founded to combine all of their favorite things: humor, style, individuality, fashion, art, and equality. The goal of Tie the Knot is to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States thru the sale of their limited edition bowties designed by them. Their first collection debuted in mid November and sold out in less than a month and the second collection, featuring a tie by celebrity designer Isaac Mizrari, debuted this past February. Their summer line is currently available at TieTheKnot.org and features a tie designed by George Takei.

No stranger to television, Ferguson received rave reviews and was honored by The Hollywood Reporter in 2006 as one of Ten to Watch for his role on the CBS ensemble sitcom The Class. His additional television credits include Do Not Disturb and Ugly Betty. Film credits include Untraceable and Wonderful World.

The theatre has always been Ferguson's first love. This summer he returns to the stage in a Comedy Of Errors in New York City. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and made his Broadway debut at the age of 21 as Chip in George C. Wolfe's revival of On The Town. He later went on to originate the role of Leaf Coneybear in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Outstanding Ensemble Performance winner, Drama Desk Awards, 2005; Distinguished Performance nominee, Drama League Awards, 2005). He has worked extensively with The New York Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park in such notable productions as The Merchant Of Venice, The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Distinguished Performance nominee, Drama League Awards, 2008), where he performed alongside Al Pacino, Jesse L. Martin, Martha Plimpton and Lily Rabe. Other theatre credits include world premieres of Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live and Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish. Most recently, Ferguson starred as Leo Bloom in The Producers at The Hollywood Bowl.

Ferguson is also an advocate and active supporter of the Human Rights Campaign. In 2011, he was honored with the HRC's Media Award, which recognizes an individual for establishing a positive, increased awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in the media.

Ferguson currently resides in New York.

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as Mitchell Pritchett
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as Mitchell Pritchett
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as Mitchell Pritchett
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as Mitchell Pritchett
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as Mitchell
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
 Jesse Tyler Ferguson (l) and Eric Stonestreet (r) at the 66th Emmys.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family and his husband Justin Mikita arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.
(From left) Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance, Justin Mikita, Kelly Ferguson and Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
(From left) Uzo Aduba, Sarah Paulson, Taylor Schilling and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Performers nominee reception.
Bruce Rosenblum (l) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
Uzo Aduba (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Derek Hough at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (front) with choreography nominees (l-r): Mandy Moore, Tabitha D'Umo, Napoleon D'Umo, Travis Wall and Derek Hough at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominees reception.
Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cat Deeley, Michelle Dockery
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell
A modern family sitting together for the 65th Emmy Awards.
Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Ed O'Neill, Jason Winer, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
The cast of Modern Family at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
The cast of Modern Family at An Evening With Modern Family
Actors Al Pacino and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family — ABC
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family — ABC
Modern Family - Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and host Tom Bergeron
Modern Family - Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family - Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family - Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family - cast of An Evening With Modern Family
Modern Family - Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Rico Rodriguez
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Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

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 Jesse Tyler Ferguson (l) and Eric Stonestreet (r) at the 66th Emmys.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson (l) and Eric Stonestreet (r) of Modern Family at the 66th Emmys.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family and his husband Justin Mikita arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family and his husband Justin Mikita arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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(From left) Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance, Justin Mikita, Kelly Ferguson and Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
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(From left) Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance, Justin Mikita, Kelly Ferguson and Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.

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(From left) Uzo Aduba, Sarah Paulson, Taylor Schilling and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Performers nominee reception.
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(From left) Uzo Aduba, Sarah Paulson, Taylor Schilling and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Performers nominee reception.

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Bruce Rosenblum (l) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
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Bruce Rosenblum (l) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.

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Uzo Aduba (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
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Uzo Aduba (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Derek Hough at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Derek Hough at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson (front) with choreography nominees (l-r): Mandy Moore, Tabitha D'Umo, Napoleon D'Umo, Travis Wall and Derek Hough at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson (front) with choreography nominees (l-r): Mandy Moore, Tabitha D'Umo, Napoleon D'Umo, Travis Wall and Derek Hough at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominees reception.
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Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cat Deeley, Michelle Dockery
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell
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A modern family sitting together for the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Ed O'Neill, Jason Winer, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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The cast of Modern Family at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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The cast of Modern Family at An Evening With Modern Family
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Actors Al Pacino and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family — ABC
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family — ABC
Modern Family - Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and host Tom Bergeron
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Modern Family - Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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Modern Family - Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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Modern Family - Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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Modern Family - cast of An Evening With Modern Family
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Modern Family - Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Rico Rodriguez
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