Joseph Morgan is a British actor and director. He is famous for his portrayal of Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson in the television series, ”The Vampire Diaries”. He also worked in some hit films like Immortals in 2011 and Alexander in 2004.
Early Life & Education of British Actor-Morgan
Joseph Morgan was born on the 16th of May 1981, in London, England. His birth name is Joseph Martin. He was born under the birth sign Taurus to parents Nick Martin(father) and Sarah Martin(mother). Joseph spent his early life in Swansea, Wales for eleven years.
Regarding his siblings, he has a younger brother named Jack Martin and a sister named Crystal Martin. He grew up alongside his siblings in Morriston, Swansea. As of 2019, the British actor is 38 years old.
Moving on to his education, Joseph attended Morriston Comprehensive School in Wales. After completing his high school education, he joined Gorseinon College(now Gower College) where he studied BTEC Performing Arts.
After that, he went back to his birthplace in London to pursue his acting class in the “Central School of Speech and Drama”.
What Is The Net Worth And Salary Of Joseph Morgan?
The British actor Morgan has a net worth of around $3 million as of 2019. He is famous for his appearance Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson in the TV series The Vampire Diaries from 2009 to 2017. According to the sources, the lead actors of the series were paid between $40,000 to $30, 000 per episode.
Morgan is one of the successful British actors who have worked in several hit movies and TV series. Some of his hit movies are Open Grave(2013) which collected $489,812 in the box office, Immortals(2011) has collected $226.9 million and Mister Lonely(2007) has collected $393,813.
While on the other hand, his wife Persia White has a net worth of $700 thousand dollars as of 2019. She is an American actress and musician by profession.
Joseph Morgan Married American Actress Persia White
Joesph Morgan is married to American actress Persia White. He first met his wife while shooting for The Vampire Diaries as both of them cast in the series. Since then the couple started dating each other from 2011. After dating for three years, the duo got engaged in 2014.
In the same year on July 5, 2014, the couple tied the wedding knot in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The couple had a private wedding ceremony in the presence of their close friends and family members only.
His Past Relationships
Before marrying his current wife, Morgan was in a relationship with Australian actress Claire Holt. He dated his co-star Emily VanCamp from the movie Ben Hur. The couple dated only for a short period of time from 2010 to 2011.
Wife’s Past Relationships
Before marrying Morgan, Persia was already the mother of a daughter named Mecca White, born on October 7, 1995. Persia is yet to reveal the biological father of her daughter.
Morgan is her second husband, she was first married to an American singer and songwriter Saul Williams. The couple got married in 2008 and got divorced in 2009.
Joseph Morgan is an English actor, he began his acting career from the British film industry in the early 2000s. In the year 2002, he appeared as Reverend Parr in the film ‘Spooks’. Followed by appearing as Thomas Culpepper in ‘Henry VIII’ and as Matthias in ‘Eroica’ in the next year.
After achieving a lot of success in the British film industry, he entered Hollywood in 2003. His first American film was ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’ where he portrayed the role William Warley, Captain of the Mizzentop in the supporting role. The film was aired on November 14, 2003.
In the next year in 2004, Morgan portrayed the character of Philotas in the film ‘Alexander’ which was directed by Oliver Stone. The film was based on ‘Alexander The Great’ where he starred along with Colin Farrell. In the same year, he was cast in the British TV series ‘Hex’ portraying the role of Troy.
In 2011, he appeared in some blockbuster movies including ‘Immortals’ as Lysander and in the American-Canadian film, ‘Angels Crest’ as Rusty. Throughout his career, Morgan appeared in numerous television series including ‘William and Mary’ (2005), ‘The Line of Beauty’ (2006), ‘Silent Witness’ (2007), ‘Doc Martin’ (2007); and ‘Casualty’ (2008-2009).
The Vampire Diaries
Morgan got his big project in 2011 in the American TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ where he played the role of Klaus Mikaelson. The sequel of the series was based on the book series of L. J. Smith with the same title. It was broadcasted on the ‘The CW’ television network.
Morgan played the lead role of Klaus Mikaelson in the 2nd, 3rd and 5th seasons. Later he also made his guest appearance in the 5th and 7th season of the series. His performance earned him a lot of fame and recognition. For his role in the series, he won a TV Guide Award for Choice TV Villain in the year 2013 and several nominations.
Morgan also landed a lead role in the series spin-off titled ‘The Originals’ in 2013. On October 3, 2013, the series was broadcasted on ‘The CW’ network. The story is based on the lead character of the series i.e Klaus Mikaelson and his family.
In 2014, he received People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Actor In A New TV Series for his performance in the series. He was also nominated for several awards like ‘Teen Choice Awards’ and many more.
Writer & Director
Apart from being an actor, Morgan is a director and writer. As a writer and director, he made his debut with a short film ‘With These Hands’ in 2011. He also essayed the character named George in the film. In the same year, his name was listed at the BuddyTV of ‘TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011’ where he was ranked at the 84 on the list.
Then in 2013, he directed and wrote the short film ‘Revelation’. The same year, he landed the role of Nathan in the film ‘Open Grave’. Followed by portraying the character of A.J. Budd in the film titled ‘Armistice’. In 2014, he appeared as James Hogg in the film ‘500 Miles North’ directed by Luke Massey.
Morgan directed the two episodes of ‘The Originals’, first in its 3rd season in the episode ‘Behind the Black Horizon’ that was broadcasted on April 8, 2016, and in its 4th season in the episode ‘Keepers of the House’ on April 7, 2017.
What Is The Height Of Joseph Morgan?
Joseph stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and his body weighs around 75 kg. He has a pair of blue color eyes while his hair color is golden brown. Additionally, his chest size is 41 inches, Arms size is 13.5 inches and waist size is 31 inches.
Facts of Joseph Morgan
|Full Name||Joseph Morgan|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Date Of Birth||16 May, 1981|
|Age||39 years 4 months|
|Place Of Birth||London, England|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Profession||Actor, Director, Writer|
|Education||Morriston Comprehensive School, Gorseinon College|
|Parents||Nick Martin and Sarah Martin|
|Siblings||Jack Martin, Crystal Martin|