Celebrity Zachary Quinto was born in 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Following the passing of his dad when Quinto was 7 years old, he discovered his passion in performing. Professionally trained in the arts at Carnegie Mellon University, he went to locate work on show such as so ill-famed and Touched by an Angel.
He and his older brother, Joe Quinto, were born to mum Margaret “Margo” Quinto and dad John Quinto. In the mid-1980s, when Quinto was 7 years old, his dad died of cancer. The loss became among the more important variables in Quinto’s dream to succeed as an actor. He started his performing career several years after, in the age of 11.
While in Pittsburgh, Zachary Quinto performed using the CLO Mini Stars in a number of local productions, including The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella. His love for performing continued throughout high school and faculty, with Quinto studying performing at Carnegie Mellon University. One year after his college graduation in 1999, Quinto moved to California to jumpstart his career as a professional performer.
He got his first recurring character on a show shortly after, appearing as Adam Kaufman to the most popular play 24 start in 2003, though this character would finish following the series’ third season in 2004.
The visibility from his recurring part on 24 paid off for Quinto, as went on to get two added major Television characters in the next years. In 2006, he earned a recurring part on the series so ill-famed, a show loosely based on the life span of Tori Spelling. Quinto played Spelling’s companion, Sasan, on the show, that was canceled after just one season. Nevertheless, Quinto would go on to garner his largest Television character yet in 2006.
Following so ill-famed, Quinto appeared on the hugely popular scifi TV play Heroes alongside other up and coming performers like Hayden Panettiere and Ali Larter.
Quinto’s Heroes costar, Greg Grunberg—who’d formerly worked with Abrams on his show Alias—set in a good word for the performer, and the rest was history: After Abrams and Quinto met to discuss the movie, a new Spock was selected. Quinto was the primary man to be cast in the picture.
Quinto has since located more consistent work in movie and TV. In 2011, he joined the cast of the show American Horror Story, playing Dr. Oliver Thredson. Shortly after, he reprised the character of Spock for Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
Following the suicide of 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer, a casualty of homosexual intimidation, Quinto openly came out as a gay man in October 2011. Although he’d long been a staunch supporter for LGBT equality, he’d kept his private life from the public eye until Rodemeyer’s departure.
Their relationship apparently finished in July 2013.