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Overview (4)

Born in Wales, UK
Birth NameJoseph Martin
Nickname JoMo
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

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

Morgan was born in London, UK and spent his childhood with his family in Swansea, Wales, where he attended Morriston Comprehensive School before moving back to London in his late teens to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon graduation from Central School, Morgan was hired by acclaimed film director Peter Weir ("Gallipoli," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Dead Poets Society," "The Truman Show") to costar opposite Russell Crow in "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." Soon after completion of that film, director Oliver Stone hired Morgan for a strong supporting role in the feature film "Alexander." After "Alexander," Morgan spent time working on stage in the West End of London, as well as starring as Troy in the first series of the Sky One UK television series "Hex." He also has starred in the BBC miniseries "The Line of Beauty." Other television credits include the series "Doc Martin" and "Mansfield Park," in which he played the character of William, alongside star Billie Piper. His big break came in 2009, when Morgan was cast in the leading role in the miniseries "Ben Hur." Based on the classic novel and film, "Ben Hur" was directed by Steve Shill. He dated his "Ben Hur" costar Emily VanCamp, who currently plays Emily Thorne in "Revenge", but eventually they broke up in 2011. In 2010, Morgan's film roles included the independent drama "Angels Crest," and the big-budget film "Immortals," in which he co-starred with Mickey Rourke. Both films were shot in Canada and are scheduled for a 2011 release. Morgan is a great supporter of the charity, Positive Women, including asking fans to donate to the cause to honor his birthday. Joseph is commonly known as "JoMo" amongst his fans and the Vampire Diaries fandom. He married his former co-star, Persia White who plays Abby Bennett Wilson in an intimate ceremony on July 5th at Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akram Braham

Spouse (1)

Persia White (5 July 2014 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Often stars in period pieces

Trivia (15)

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.
Since July 5th, 2014, Joseph Morgan is the Stepfather of Mecca White.

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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