Tracy Morgan

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Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan 5 Shankbone 2009 NYC.jpg
Morgan in New York City, 2009
Birth name Tracy Jamal Morgan
Born (1968-11-10) November 10, 1968 (age 49)
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
Medium Stand up, television, film
Nationality American
Years active 1992–present
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
Spouse Sabina Morgan
(m. 1985–2009, divorced),
Megan Wollover
(m. 2015)

Tracy Jamal Morgan (born November 10, 1968)[1] 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.[2] He was the second oldest child of Jimmy and Alicia Morgan.[2] In 1987 he left high school before graduating.[2] Already married, he began earning money performing comedy on the streets.[2]

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.[2] In 1996 he became a cast member of SNL.[2] 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.[2] The couple had three sons, born in 1986, 1987 and 1991. They divorced in 2009.[3] Morgan has been engaged since 2011. His fiancée, model Megan Wollover, gave birth to their daughter in 2013.[4] His autobiography, I Am the New Black was released in 2009. He had a kidney transplant in 2010.[1] 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.[5] A passenger in Morgan's vehicle, James McNair, was killed.[6] Morgan was released from the hospital on June 20, 2014 and transferred to a rehabilitation center.[5] He soon made a full recovery.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tracy Morgan Biography". tvguide.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Michael A. Lipton (12 January 2004). "Bowling 'em Over". People.com. Time Inc. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. "Tracy Morgan and fiancee expecting first baby together". Today; Entertainment. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. Allison Takeda (2 July 2013). "Tracy Morgan's Fiancee Megan Wollover Gives Birth to Baby Girl Maven Sonae!". US WEEKLY. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lessley Messer; Aaron Katersky (20 June 2014). "Tracy Morgan Is Released From the Hospital". ABC News. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  6. 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.

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