Jesse Tyler Fergusonas Mitchell
Jesse Tyler Ferguson currently stars as Mitchell Pritchett on the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family. Now in its tenth season, the show has earned five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Ferguson has also received five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and three People's Choice Award nominations for 'Favorite Comedic TV Actor' on behalf of Modern Family.
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.
Ferguson 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 Tempest, The Comedy of Errors ('Distinguished Performance' nominee, Drama League Awards, 2014), The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream ('Distinguished Performance' nominee, Drama League Awards, 2008). Other theatre credits include world premieres of Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live and Michael John LaChiusa's LIittle Fish, as well as Leo Bloom in The Producers and Sir Robin in Spamalot, both at The Hollywood Bowl.
A longstanding advocate for marriage equality, Ferguson co-founded Tie The Knot in 2012 with his husband, where they design limited edition bow ties with all the proceeds going to various organizations that fight for civil rights for gay and lesbian Americans. Their first collection debuted in November 2012 and sold out in less than a month. They have released new collections seasonally since and featured ties designed by guest designers including Isaac Mizrahi, George Takei, Tim Gunn and Bryan Cranston.
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.