Matthew Morrison

Birth Day October 30th, 1978
Birth Place Fort Ord, California
Age 42 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

About Matthew Morrison

Versatile American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter, Matthew Morrison is well recognized for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in "Hairspray" on Broadway, and for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show "Glee". He has also appeared on shows such as "The Good Wife", "Grey's Anatomy" and "Younger". In 2019, he became a dance captain on "The Greatest Dancer" though he performed in a musical with actress Jodie Sweetin while in high school. His first movie was "Simply Funk with Suzanne" (1999) as himself. In 1999, Matt made his debut in television with HBO's rom-com "Sex and The City" in which he played the role of a Young Busboy in 1 episode as his first career break came with his debut on Broadway in the "Footloose" musical theater production in 1998. As a singer, Matthew and Mercury Records entered into a solo record deal on 14th January 2010. He released his first album titled "Matthew Morrison" on 10th May 2011. 

Famous For

  • Being an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter.
  • For starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in "Hairspray".

Matthew Morrison, a famous actor, singer and songwriter

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Early Life of Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison took birth on 30th October 1978 with the real name or full name of Matthew James Morrison in Fort Ord, California, the U.S. however, he was raised in Chico, California. He holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity. He is of Scottish and English ancestry. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on 30th October of every year and he has celebrated his 42nd birthday as of 2020 though as his birthdate, his star sign is Scorpio. He is the son of Mary Louise (mother) and Tom Morrison (father). He was a member of Buena Park Youth theater, located in Buena Park. He was part of the Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) and the Orange County High School of the Arts, while at the Los Alamitos High School campus. He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for two years before dropping out and joining the Broadway adaptation of "Footloose".

Career of Matthew Morrison

  • Matthew Morrison's first career break came with his debut on Broadway in the "Footloose" musical theater production in 1998 though he appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and Total Request Live as one of five members of the fictional parody boy band "Fresh Step" in 1999.
  • He starred in a revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" in 2002 and as Link Larkin in the original cast of the musical "Hairspray" from its opening in 2002 through January 2004.
  • Then, he was seen in Adam Guettel's "The Light in the Piazza" playing the role of Fabrizio Nacarelli in 2005 and started working in television, guest-starring on shows such as "Ghost Whisperer", "Numbers", "CSI: Miami" and "Hack".
  • After that, he joined as Adam Munson on 24th October 2006 in the cast of the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns",  but left abruptly soon after due to a "scheduling conflict," last airing on the soap on 27th November.

Matthew Morrison on Transforming for 'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical!'

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  • Similarly, he appeared in "10 Million Miles" which ran at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2007 where he earned a Drama Desk Nomination for his role as well as starred in two films: "Dan in Real Life", followed by "Music and Lyrics" as Cora Corman's manager in the following year.
  • In 2008, he played Lieutenant Cable in a Lincoln Center production of the musical "South Pacific" though he left the production at the end of 2008 and in early 2009 returned to California to shoot the first season of "Glee" where he starred as Will Schuester and had its television preview on 19th May 2009. 
  • As well, he signed a solo record deal with Mercury Records in January 2010 and released his first studio album, "Matthew Morrison", on 10th May 2011.
  • Morrison joined Leona Lewis appearing at London's O2 Arena as part of her world tour for a one-off performance to sing "Over the Rainbow" o 16th June 2010 as he was on the cover of the June 2011 issue of "MetroSource".
  • He also made his first major appearance in the United Kingdom as a guest performer at the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on 28th April 2013 as 222 Records also released Morrison's second studio album, "Where It All Began" in the following year.
  • He then returned to Broadway as J. M. Barrie in the Broadway debut of the musical Finding Neverland, which opened in April 2015.
  • Also, he has been a "dance captain" on BBC One's "The Greatest Dancer" since 2019 whereas he portrayed Trevor in the ninth season of the FX horror anthology television series "American Horror Story" in 2019.
  • Besides, he can be seen in "#KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall" as himself in 2020 though he starred in a Christmas musical television special "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical" as the role of The Grinch which was aired on NBC on 9th December 2020. His role as the Grinch was looking almost unrecognizable in all that makeup and the infamous green costume. He also revealed how long it took him to get all dressed up as The Grinch.
  • Fans have some very interesting opinions about his updated version of the iconic Christmas story while watching the show. A lot of people said that this version of The Grinch is exactly what they'd expect to happen in the crazy year that is 2020.

Awards and Achievements of Matthew Morrison

  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Series
  • Satellite Awards for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy, or Musical
  • TV Land Award for Future Classic
  • Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Actor in a Musical

Personal Life of Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison and Wife Renee Puente

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Reflecting on Matthew Morrison's personal life, he is a married guy. He was married to Renee Puente on 18th October 2014 at a private home on the island of Maui. The couple has also given birth to their first child, a son in 2017. Previously, Morrison was engaged to actress Chrishell Stause on 9th December 2006 but their relationship later ended. Matthew and Puente's relationship is outstanding and they are sharing a lot of love with each other, hope their relationship will remain as same as in the future too. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente with their son

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Net Worth of Matthew Morrison

Moving towards Matthew Morrison's net worth, he has a worth of around $10 million as of 2020 whereas he also earns a handsome amount of salary too which is around $80 thousand per episode. He was a part of the "Support Our Troops" campaign of FOX TV  from where he earns a fine amount of money. With the potential that's in store in him, he can go miles. Bit of dedication and luck, he would definitely be unstoppable. In addition, his major source of income is from acting as well as from his singing career and he is happy and satisfied with his profession.

Body Measurement of Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison is a handsome and versatile actor as well as a singer who stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm with a balanced weight of 76 kg or 167½ pounds. Morrison stated that he wanted to show off his six-pack and the potato had a sponge-type effect on his body making it shrink and become tight. Enriched with the toned bicep and perfect built, the actor doesn't hesitate to go shirtless. He has hazel eyes color and lights brown hair color as his body build type is average and his body measurement is 42-15-32 inches.

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