Joseph Morgan (actor)
Morgan at PaleyFest 2014 for The Originals
16 May 1981
|Spouse(s)||Persia White (m. 2014)|
Morgan was born in London, but lived in Swansea for 11 years. He is the oldest child in his family. He was a student at Morriston Comprehensive School and then studied a BTEC Performing Arts course at Gorseinon College (now Gower College Swansea), before moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama in his late teens.
Morgan starred in the first series of the Sky One Television Series Hex, as Troy and has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Alexander and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and the BBC Two television series The Line of Beauty. He has also appeared in the television series Doc Martin and Casualty and co-starred in Mansfield Park alongside Billie Piper. In 2010 he played the title role in the mini-series "Ben Hur" which first aired on CBC television in Canada and ABC TV in America, on 4 April 2010.
Morgan played Niklaus Mikaelson in The CW's The Vampire Diaries, and played Lysander in the 2011 film Immortals, alongside Henry Cavill. BuddyTV ranked him #84 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". In January 2013, a back-door pilot for The Originals, a spin-off series of The Vampire Diaries, began airing with Morgan starring as Niklaus Mikaelson.
Morgan is a supporter of the charity Positive Women, including asking fans to donate to the cause to acknowledge his birthday. He met his wife Persia White on the set of The Vampire Diaries. The couple were engaged in 2014 after dating since 2011,. They married on 5 July 2014 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He became the stepfather of White's daughter.
|2003||Henry VIII||Thomas Culpepper|
|2003||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World||William Warley, Cpt. of Mizzentop|
|2005||William and Mary||Callum|
|2006||Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!||Alfie|
|2007||Mansfield Park||William Price|
|2011||With These Hands||George||Short film, also producer and writer|
|2013||Revelation||—||as director/writer, short film|
|2014||500 Miles North||James Hogg|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Jasper||TV miniseries|
|2007||Silent Witness||Matthew Williams|
|2007||Doc Martin||Mick Mabley|
|2008–09||Casualty||Tony / Tony Reece|
|2010||Ben Hur||Judah Ben-Hur||TV miniseries|
|2011–2016||The Vampire Diaries||Klaus Mikaelson||Recurring: Season 2
Main cast: Season 3–4
Guest star: Seasons 5, 7
|2013–present||The Originals||Klaus Mikaelson||Lead role|
|2016||The Originals||Episode: "Behind the Black Horizon"|
|2017||The Originals||Episode: "Keepers of the House"|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2013||TV Guide Award||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Won|
|2014||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Actor In A New TV Series||The Originals||Won|
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Originals||Nominated|
|2014||MTV Millennial Awards||El Mejor Chupasangre (En: Best Vampire)||The Originals||Nominated|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Originals||Nominated|
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Liplock (with Leah Pipes)||The Originals||Nominated|
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor||The Originals||Pending|
- "Joseph Morgan". 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
- "Joseph Morgan's Twitter page".
- Bierly, Mandi (March 2011). "'Vampire Diaries' casts Klaus: How should Joseph Morgan play the villain? (Like a young James Spader?)". EW.com. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
- "The CW Orders Backdoor Pilot for 'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff, 'The Originals'". tvbythenumbers. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- Bricker, Tierney (11 January 2013). "The Vampire Diaries Spinoff The Originals, Starring Joseph Morgan, in the Works". E!. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "Joseph Morgan's YouTube video in support of Positive Women". YouTube. November 2010.
- Johnson, Alexa Rae; Davison, Rebecca (28 July 2014). "Vampire Diaries' Joseph Morgan and Persia White share passionate kiss in pictures from their intimate Caribbean beach wedding". Mail Online (dailymail.co.uk). Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "Joseph Morgan Engaged to Persia White! The Originals Star Dishes on His "Romantic" Proposal+". E!News. 15 May 2014.
- "Joseph Morgan Marries Persia White in Jamaica – See the Exclusive Photos!". People Magazine. 23 July 2014.
- Girl, L.A. (July 24, 2014). "Top 10 things about Persia White Vampires Diaries actor Joseph Morgan’s Wife". Daily Entertainment News. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
White, who will turn 42 this year, is the mother of an 19-year-old daughter named Mecca.
- "#MIAW: Ian Somerhalder vs. Joseph Morgan: quién es el mejor chupasangre". MTV-LA (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 August 2014.
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