Barrett Foa is an American actor widely known for his role as ‘Eric Beale’ in the Primetime Emmy nominated crime-drama series NCIS: Los Angeles. His other television credits include My Synthesized Life, Entourage, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Numb3rs.
Besides that, he has also made his name recognizable, playing lead roles in Broadway productions like ‘Avenue Q’ and ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ and hit jukebox musical ‘Mamma Mia!,’ based on the tunes of ‘ABBA.’
Claims To Be Gay
Barrett Foa is open about his sexuality—he claims himself as gay.
He first talked about being a homosexual publically via Instagram post in February 2020. In the post, he shared his experience of playing a homosexual character in an episode titled The Pursuit of Happiness of TV classic Will & Grace. He also shared how excited he was to share a same-sex onscreen kiss, as he is a homosexual in real life too.
“Tonight I will guest star on one of my favorite shows of all time. Tonight I will kiss a man on national broadcast television and not be embarrassed or scared or ashamed in a way that my younger, dumber, more inner-homophobic self would have been. Tonight I am an out, proud gay man playing an out, proud gay man. Tonight I get to be a part of something big and hilarious and significant and influential and ground breaking and ridiculous and fantastic and silly and important. Tonight I am one step closer to myself.”
At the end of his post, he also thanked a few people who always supported him and made him feel proud of who he is—he said,
“Thank you to Max Mutchnick, Sean Hayes, Scotty Icenogle, Eric McCormack and Laura Bell Bundy for helping this moment come into existence.”
Married Or Dating A Partner?
Despite coming out as a gay/homosexual, Barrett is married to a woman.
Barrett Foa with his wife Lauren Gray on 29 December 2019 (Photo: Barrett Foa's Instagram)
Yes! he is married to a woman named Lauren Gray. He confirmed the wedding via an Instagram post in December 2019, where he posted the picture of himself with Lauren. In the post, he wrote,
“We just wanted a simple ceremony. #married #sunrisesunset #chuppah #mexico…”
The wedding with a woman after claiming himself a gay has created more confusion amongst his followers. On the same Instagram post, few followers even asked him if the wedding announcement was genuine. However, NCIS LA actor has not come forward to clear the dilemma that his fans are in, right now.
Quick Facts About Barrett Foa
- Barrett Foa was born on 18 September 1977 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
- He is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Later, he studied acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
- His parents are Linda and Conrad Foa.