Bio

  • an American model, actor, and activist
  • Born in Queens, New York on May 8, 1989 as Nyle Thompson
  • His parents are Neal Thompson, Sr and Donna DiMarco
  • His parents, both of his brothers, and his grandparents are all born Deaf
  • His brothers are Neal and Nico
  • His brother, Nico and Nyle are fraternal twins
  • His parents divorced when he was young
  • His mother became a single and raised the children alone
  • Grew up in Frederick, Maryland
  • Graduated from Gallaudet University with a degree in mathematics
  • Currently lives in New York City
  • American Sign Language (ASL) is his native language
  • Proficient in lip reading and nonverbal communication
  • Won the 22nd ATNM season
  • Second male winner in the show history
  • Signed to Wilhemia Model Agency
  • Second deaf contestant in the Dancing with the Stars history