Why Noel Fisher Is Considered a Gay Icon Even When He Has a Wife
Canadian actor Noel Fisher is one of the most versatile performers, showcasing his wide range of acting on big and small screens over the past years.
Fisher earned a Gemini Award nomination when he started his acting career in 1999 with The Sheldon Kennedy Story. His first role in an American production came in Final Destination 2 in 2003.
From a Marine officer fighting aliens to a Romanian vampire several thousand years old, he has played many contrasting roles. But the Canadian actor is most recognized for his portrayal of Mickey Milkovich on the Showtime series Shameless.
Is Noel Fisher Gay?
Despite being married for four years, Fisher has a reputation as a gay icon on television and often has his sexuality questioned in real life.
Fisher plays a gay character in Shameless, which might be a reason many have raised speculations regarding his sexuality.
He has addressed the rumors on multiple occasions and advised that people should start reflecting on the complexity of the character as an individual and not just another LGBT person.
"I think it's weird how we, as a society, try to put the LGBT community in a box, when in fact, they are just people," he said. "They have the same complexities as you and me. That's how I look at Mickey, as a complex person."
During his interview with ET Canada, he responded to the speculation saying that he did not think people would've such questions while playing the character.
"You don't think playing a character would have such an impact on people," he said. "You're just trying to be honest when you're playing the character and the story."
Whether the show has made people feel comfortable about their views and sexuality or has helped them explore the spectrums of sexuality in a better light, he expressed his gratitude to be a part of something that has meant something to many people.
Is Noel Fisher Married?
The Final Destination 2 actor has been happily married to his long-term girlfriend for four years now.
Fisher met Layla Alizada on the set of Godiva's in 2005. They started talking to each other in the makeup room and reportedly shared their first kiss at the show's wrap party.
After almost a decade of dating, Fisher proposed to his girlfriend when they were vacationing at St. Regis in French Polynesia's Bora Bora in mid-May 2014, according to Us Weekly.
The Shameless star exchanged vows with actress Alizada on July 15, 2017, in front of their closest friends and family members in the couple's backyard.
Who Is Noel Fisher's Wife?
Fisher's wife of four years, Layla Alizada, is a Canadian actress best known for appearing in guest roles in well-known American television shows like The Muppets and Jane the Virgin and recurring roles in Days of Our Lives Shut Eye.
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Alizada spent her early childhood living with her family in Montreal, Canada, before moving to Vancouver, where she grew up and attended the renowned Theatre School, Studio 58.
The Canadian actress, whose fourth language is English, is fluent in Farsi (Dari), Turkish, and French through her travels as a child.