Not everyone is blessed with the parents like Wilson Cruz, who deciphered his genuine interest in the theater at his earliest age. They paved him the way to success and accomplishments.
In the process, he started appearing in the plays like Cradle of Fire, Supporting Cast, Becoming Memories, The Roar of the Greasepaint, and many more at a tender age of seven only.
Today, Wilson has accomplished a lot from his efforts and dedications. His role as ‘Rickie Vasquez’ on My So-called Life landed him tons of appreciation. He is also known for his recurring character ‘Junito’ on Noah's Arc.
Wilson Cruz’s Bio
Wilson was born on 27 December in 1973 in Brooklyn which lies in New York City. He holds an American nationality and embraces the Puerto Rican ethnicity.
When he was 10, his family moved to San Bernardino, California. There he grew up among his loving and caring parents and his sibling, Joshua Cruz. The family went through some tough times due to the difference in personality and ideologies towards life.
However, in the end, their love for one another triumphed the ongoing dispute in the family.
Wilson Cruz wishing his mother on the occasion of Mother's day on 12 May 2019 (Photo: Wilson Cruz's Instagram)
Today he shares a beautiful bond with his father and mother.
He went to Eisenhower High School for his early education.
Is Wilson Cruz A Gay?
On Christmas Eve 1993, when his famous show got picked up for its pilot, the My So-Called Life star revealed that he was gay to both his parents.
However, things didn't turn out well. Wilson's parents who were always there in his highs-and-lows, at that time were not ready to accept him. At the age of 19, he got kicked out.
Three months later, he began doing My So-Called Life. Then in 1994, when the show premiered, Cruz became the first openly gay actor to portray an openly gay character on television history.
However, with the big risk, he garnered love and support from a great many fans including, LGBTQ community.
Today, Wilson is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ causes.
The fabulous guy-on-guy swoon, Wilson shared with his on-screen boyfriend Paul Stamets got a lot of ‘woo’ from the audiences. However, the actor-singer has never confessed about his real-life boyfriend and dating life.
His Net Worth
Wilson has been active in the industry from the year 1994. The star is equally keen on Instagram and Twitter, where he is followed by his huge fans.
As per his acting career, he played the role of ‘Steven’ in a TV series called Ally McBeal. He appeared as ‘Rafael de la Cruz’ in a very successful TV series called Raising the Bar. He played the character with ease and impressed everyone with the episodes he was part of.
Other TV show work to his name are Heartbeat, Single Ladies, The Finder, and 13 Reasons Why.
His stage work in a show called Rent took him to new heights of success. He was part of this juncture show in the year 1998, and he played the character Angel in this one. Other stage shows and movies to his name include the likes of Coffee Date, Tick, Tick… BOOM! , and The Ode.
All in all, he has amassed a generous sum of $2 million to his net worth from his acting and singing career.