Morgan in New York City, 2009
|Birth name||Tracy Jamal Morgan|
November 10, 1968 |
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
|Medium||Stand up, television, film|
|Genres||Musical comedy, Cringe comedy, Character comedy|
|Subject(s)||African-American culture, race relations, racism, marriage, family, self-deprecation, recreational drug use, sex, current events|
(m. 1985–2009, divorced),
Tracy Jamal Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor and comedian. He is best-known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and for his role as Tracy Jordan on the TV series 30 Rock.
Early life[change | change source]
Morgan was born in the Bronx and grew up on a housing project in Bedford-Stuyvestant, Brooklyn. He was the second oldest child of Jimmy and Alicia Morgan. In 1987 he left high school before graduating. Already married, he began earning money performing comedy on the streets.
Career[change | change source]
Morgan began finding work as a stand-up comedian. In 1992 he appeared as a guest on Martin Lawrence's TV show Martin. In 1996 he became a cast member of SNL. Morgan has appeared in many movies such as Rio and its sequel Rio 2, G-Force, Death at a Funeral, Superhero Movie, and in Are We There Yet?.
Personal life[change | change source]
Morgan married his girlfriend Sabrina in 1987. The couple had three sons, born in 1986, 1987 and 1991. They divorced in 2009. Morgan has been engaged since 2011. His fiancée, model Megan Wollover, gave birth to their daughter in 2013. His autobiography, I Am the New Black was released in 2009. He had a kidney transplant in 2010. Wollover and Morgan were married in 2015.
In June 2014, Morgan was involved in a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey. He was in critical condition at a New Brunswick hospital. After nine days he was upgraded to fair condition. A passenger in Morgan's vehicle, James McNair, was killed. Morgan was released from the hospital on June 20, 2014 and transferred to a rehabilitation center. He soon made a full recovery.
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tracy Morgan.|
- "Tracy Morgan Biography". tvguide.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- Michael A. Lipton (12 January 2004). "Bowling 'em Over". People.com. Time Inc. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- "Tracy Morgan and fiancee expecting first baby together". Today; Entertainment. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- Allison Takeda (2 July 2013). "Tracy Morgan's Fiancee Megan Wollover Gives Birth to Baby Girl Maven Sonae!". US WEEKLY. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- Lessley Messer; Aaron Katersky (20 June 2014). "Tracy Morgan Is Released From the Hospital". ABC News. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Althea Legaspi (7 June 2014). "Tracy Morgan Update: Driver Charged In Crash That Killed James McNair". MTV News. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved 22 June 2014.