Joseph Morgan Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 May 1981Wales, UK
Birth NameJoseph Martin
Nickname JoMo
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actor Joseph Morgan was born in London, England but grew up in Swansea, Wales. He was educated at Morriston Comprehensive School. After school he attained a BTEC in Performing Arts at Gorseinon College, Swansea and followed this by moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

He made his small screen debut in 2003 with two TV movies Eroica (2003) and Henry VIII (2003), and also made his first big screen appearance in Peter Weir's well regarded Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), alongside Russell Crowe. Various acting successes followed including roles in Hex (2004), Doc Martin (2004) and Casualty (1986). In 2010 he won the lead role in Ben Hur (2010) and in 2011 he was cast in the re-occurring role of Klaus in The Vampire Diaries (2009). He also appeared as Lysander in the hit film Immortals (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Persia White (5 July 2014 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Often stars in period pieces

Trivia (14)

Lived for a time in Swansea, Wales, as Joseph Martin. He attended Morriston Comprehensive School before moving to London to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
His first ever acting audition was for Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets for a character called, Tom Riddle.
Morgan was born in London, England, but lived in Morriston, 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 is a supporter of the charity Positive Women including asking fans to donate to the cause to acknowledge his birthday.
His dad a painter. He loves to paint and draw in his free time.
He had no stunt double in Ben Hur (2010) , all of his fight scenes were done by him.
His favourite horror movie is Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). He watched the trailer 20 times.
In his first The Vampire Diaries (2009) shot, he said the wrong line.
Is a huge fan of comic books.
Has multiple tattoos including a panther-like tattoo on his right bicep, birds and a feather on his left arm/chest, and a triangle on his back.
His favorite shows are ''The Walking Dead'' and ''Game Of Thrones''.
Supports the Swaziland charity Positive Women.

Personal Quotes (7)

'Interview with a Vampire' made vampires sexy.
Vampires are a genre now.
If you're working with someone who you get on with and you're supposed to hate them on the screen, then you get this playful challenge thing where you're trying to one-up each other and that's really interesting. Sometimes it can become like tennis. The harder you hit the ball back, then the harder the hit it back to you.
When you're indestructible, then nothing is a threat really. So nothing needs to be taken that seriously.
I've always had an incredible interest in the villains, which are a lot more fun to play.
I would never assume to tell another actor how to do his job!
I love 'The Walking Dead.' I'm a massive fan of that show.

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