Joseph Morgan Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Net worth and MorePosted By: Naveed Khan | September 13, 2018
Joseph Morgan Biography:
Joseph Morgan is a famous English actor, director, producer, and writer. He is well recognized and best known for his role as Klaus Mikaelson in the popular TV series named “The Vampire Diaries” and also its b-product named “The Originals.” Morgan started his acting career with minor roles in the TV series such as “Hex” and “Spooks.” Then later he appeared as major roles in some of the famous TV series including “Casualty” and “Doc Martin.” He turned towards big screen and performed some supporting roles in different movies such as “Alexander” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”
Then he went on and played the lead role in the TV series named “Ben Hur.” He continued his hardworking and then came his breakthrough with his role as Klaus Mikaelson in the popular supernatural TV series named “The Vampire Diaries.”After this series, he earned a lot of name, fame, and popularity all around the world. His perfect portrayal of character not only brought him fame and name but also made his place in the series’ spin-off “The Originals.” In the latter series, he portrayed the main character.
Throughout his career, he performed in many movies with leading roles including “500 Miles North” and “Armistice.” Apart from his acting in the movies, he also wrote and produced the short movie named “With These Hands” and also wrote and directed another short film named “Revelation.” This article will provide you with a lot of information about this multi-talented young star Joseph Morgan. If you are a fan of him then just read this article to know everything about him.
Childhood and Early Life of Joseph Morgan:
Joseph Morgan was born on 16th May 1981 AD in London, England, UK. His father’s name is Nick Martin, and he is a painter by profession. His mother’s name is Sarah Martin, and Joseph is the eldest child of the couple. He has two siblings including a brother named Jack Martin and a sister named Crystal Martin.
His early childhood spent in Morriston, Swansea. As far as Joseph’s education is concerned, he first admitted to “Morriston Comprehensive School” that was located in Wales and later took admission in Gorseinon College which later named as Gower College Swansea. In this college, he took up the course in BTEC Performing Arts. After completing his course at this college, he went back to London to study acting in the “Central School of Speech and Drama” that was the constituent of the University of London.
The career of Joseph Morgan:
Joseph Morgan started his acting career in the early 2000s by appearing in minor roles in TV series. Firstly, he portrayed the character of Reverend Parr in the famous British TV series named “Spooks.” After that, he performed in another TV series named “Henry VIII” in the year 2003 and played the role as Thomas Culpepper. Then he appeared in the BBC TV series named “Eroica” as Matthias in the year 2003. Then he turned towards big screen and performed in the movie named “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” The movie was released on 14 November 2003 and also won an Academy Award, and he played the supporting role of William Warley.
His next work was an epic historical drama flick named “Alexander” that was directed by Oliver Stone. This movie based on “Alexander The Great” and he played the role of Philotas. His next project was on a small screen that was the British TV series named “Hex,” and he portrayed the character of Troy in this series. All his works either on the small screen or big screen received the positive reviews.
Next Few Years:
In his next few years careers, he mostly appeared in the TV series and played supporting roles. He played the role of Callum in the series “William and Mary” that aired in the year 2005. Then he appeared in another series named “The Line of Beauty” in 2006. His next role was Mathew Williams in “Silent Witness” in 2007. His next two roles included Mick Mabley in the series “Doc Martin” in 2007 and Tony Reece in the famous series named “Casualty” (2008 – 2009).
He worked in the BBC Four play named “Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa” as Alfie that released on 13th March 2006. In 2007, he played the role of William Price in the British TV film named “Mansfield Park”.The first work in which he appeared in a lead role was “Ben Hur” that released in the year 2010.
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This based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel named “Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” In this series, Joseph played the main role of the wealthy Jerusalem merchant Judah Ben Hur/ Sextus Arrius.In the year 2011, his breakthrough came with his performance as Klaus Mikaelson in the American supernatural TV series “The Vampire Diaries.”
He not only gained name, fame, and popularity due to his role in this series but also earned his position in the series’ spin-off named “The Originals”. This role brought for him many nominations and awards. In the same year, he appeared in two movies named “Immortals” and “Angels Crest”.
His began his writing and producing career in the year 2011 with the short film named “With These Hands.” In 2013, he again wrote and directed another short film named “Revelation.” In the same year, he appeared as Nathan in the suspense film named “Open Grave” and as a lead role A.J. Budd in the supernatural psychological thriller named “Armistice.”
On 3rd October 2013 “The Originals” was premiered on “The CW,” and this series revolves around Joseph that is Klaus Mikaelson and his family. This role earned him several awards including People’s Choice Award and Teen Choice Award. Apart from acting in “The Originals,” he also directed two of its episodes namely “Behind the Black Horizon” and “Keepers of the House.” Around the same time, he performed in Scottish drama film named “500 Miles North” as James Hogg. Then he appeared as Eric Ashworth in the crime drama thriller named “Desiree” in the year 2016.
Following are some best works by Joseph Morgan, and all these are worth seeing:
|1. The Vampire Diaries|
|2. The Originals|
|3. Ben Hur|
|5. 500 Miles North|
|6. Open Grave|
Personal Life of Joseph Morgan:
Joseph Morgan met the American actress named Persia White during his working for the TV series named “The Vampire Diaries.” In this TV series, Persia performed the role of Bonnie’s mother. However, Joseph and Persia began dating in the year 2011. After dating for three years, they got engaged in the year 2014, and later their marriage was held in the same year in Ocho Rios, located in Jamaica. Joseph also has a stepdaughter named Mecca White through Persia.
Besides his acting career, he also advocates for the international charity development “Positive Women”. He also strives in raising funds for the charity by urging his fans for donations.
Net Worth of Joseph Morgan:
Joseph Morgan has an estimated net worth of almost $3 million (estimated in 2017).