Joseph Morgan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Oct, 2021
Facts of Joseph Morgan
Date of Birth: 1981 , May-16
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Joseph Morgan
Birth Name Joseph Martin
Nick Name JoMo
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor and Director
Net Worth $3 million
Salary $30,000 per episode.
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Ginger Brown
Waist size 28 inches
Chest Size 41 inches
Bicep Size 14 inches
Weight in KG 77
Married to Persia White
Movies Armistice, Open Grave, Revelation and Immortals.
TV Show The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Casualty and Hex.
Sisters Crystal Martin
Siblings Jack
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Joseph Morgan is an English actor and director popularly known for his appearance in the supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals playing the character of Klaus Mikaelson, The Original Vampire. He won TV Guild Award for Choice TV Villian for The Vampire Diaries and won People's Choice Awards for Favorite Actor in a New TV series for The Originals. He also appeared in British medical drama series Casualty in 2008-09 as Tony Reece and in the role of Troy in British TV series, Hex. Morgan was also cast in a lead in miniseries Ben Hur directed by Emmy winner Steve Shill.              

Early Life And Education Of Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan was born Joseph Martin on May 16, 1981, in London, England but lived the starting 11 years of his life in Swansea, Wales. He attended Morriston Comprehensive School and Gorseinon College studying BTEC Performing Arts Course in Swansea and returned to his birthland London to enroll at the Central School of Speech and Drama in his late teens.   

Morgan got the flare of acting when he was 15 after being inspired by Quentin Tarantino's works. During his college time, he continued writing and experimenting in filmmaking and participated in student films and workshops scenes of his favorite movies.          

Joseph Morgan's Career     

Morgan debuted in the entertainment industry with the TV series Spooks in 2002 appearing in an episode of season one. The following year was cast in movies Eroica, Master, Commander, and a TV series called Henry VIII. 

Morgan appeared as Troy in 5 episodes of the One Television Series Hex in 2004 and was cast in some big movies like Alexander, Angels Crest, The Grind, and Immortals. He also appeared in the popular American supernatural Drama Television series The Vampire Diaries as Klaus Mikaelson from 2011 to 2016 appearing from season two to seven.     

His appearance in the series won him the TV Guide Award for Choice TV Villian. The Vampire Diaries has a popular cast such as Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice King, and Kat Graham.

In 2015, Morgan launched a production company called Night Owls Productions partnering with his wife Persia White under which they produced two short films named Revelation and Carousel. Revelation managed to be played at eight film festivals and even won the Best Fantasy Film Award at Flickers Awards.       

During his Vampire Diaries scheduling, he was also appearing in The Originals which was a spin-off of the show starring Morgan as the lead role and other casts include Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, and Phoebe Tonkin. He won the People's Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor In A New TV Series. He has directed three episodes of The Originals.          

Joseph Morgan's Net Worth

Morgan's net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He was a regular cast member of several TV series and including The Vampire Diaries. As per the sources, the lead actors of the show Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev earned $40,000 and $30, 000 per episode respectively. Morgan was also one of the leads so, we can assume he earned a similar amount.  

His movies such as Open Grave grabbed a whopping $489,812 box office collection while his other movies also went huge as Immortals collected $226.9 million and Mister Lonely $393,813.

Joseph Morgan's Personal Life

Morgan is married to actress Persia White since 2014. The couple first met on the set of The Vampire Diaries as co-stars and dated from 2011 getting engaged after 3 years in 2014. They tied the knot on July 5 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He has a stepdaughter from his wife's Persia former relationship.

Morgan denotes himself as a lover of the horror fantasy genre and growing up loved reading horror fantasy books, especially of author Stephen King. He even auditioned for the role of young Voldemort in the Harry Potter series but didn't manage to get the role.

Morgan is a benevolent man as he supports the charity Positive Women, which works to improve the life of Women and Children. He even requested his fans to donate to the foundation for the good cause acknowledging his birthday. Morgan has a hobby of painting and reading.   

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