Who is Joseph Morgan?
Joseph Martin, born May 16, 1981, popularly known as Joseph Morgan is a British actor. He is popularly known for playing Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff The Originals in which he is the lead.
Joseph Morgan’s Wiki Profile
|Real name:||Joseph Martin|
|Date of Birth:||May 15, 1981|
|Age:||42 years old|
|Place of Birth:||London, England|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
Early Life and Education
Joseph Morgan was born on May 16, 1981, in London, England to parents Nick Martin (Father) and Sarah Martin (Mother) as the oldest of three children. He is 42 years old as of August 2023. His father is a professional painter while his mother is a full-time housewife. Joseph Morgan has two siblings- a sister named Crystal Martin and a brother named Jack Martin.
Joseph Morgan studied at the Morriston Comprehensive School located in Cwmrhydyceirw, Wales. He later proceeded to Gorseinon College (now called Gower College Swansea) where he took up a course in BTEC Performing Arts. Afterward, he went back to London to study acting and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, a constituent of the University of London.
Joseph Morgan made his acting debut in the early 2000s. During this time, he performed in minor roles. These included playing Reverend Parr in the British TV series Spooks (2002), Thomas Culpepper in the British TV series Henry VIll (2003); and Matthias in the BBC TV film Eroica (2003).
In 2004, Joseph Morgan featured as Philotas, yet another supporting role, in the epic historical drama flick “Alexander”, a film on “Alexander The Great”. That same year he also played Troy in the British TV series “Hex”.
In 2011, Joseph Morgan played Niklaus Mikaelson in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. He also played Lysander in the 2011 film “Immortals”, alongside American actor Henry Cavill.
He remained a part of The Vampire Diaries that aired on CW and its recurring cast in season 2. He also remained in its main cast during seasons 3 and 4 and as a guest star in its 5th and 7th seasons.
In 2020, Joseph Morgan starred in Peacock’s science fiction drama Brave New World as CJack60/Elliot.
Joseph Morgan’s Net Worth
As of August 2023, Joseph Morgan has an estimated net worth of $3million. His primary source of income is his acting career.
As of the time of publishing this article (August 2023), Joseph Morgan is happily married to Actress Persia White. The couple met on the set of The Vampire Diaries. They began dating in 2011 and became engaged in 2014. They eventually got married on July 5, 2014, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Unfortunately, they have no children together, but the actor is stepfather to Persia White’s daughter, Mecca White.
Awards and Nominations
The 42-year-old actor has a total of 12 awards and 14 Nominations. From 2011-2013, he was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for the category “Choice TV Villian” for his role as Klaus Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries.
In 2013, he won the TV Guide Award for the category “Choice TV Villian” for his role in The Vampire Diaries. In 2014, he won the People’s Choice Award for the category “Favorite Actor in a TV Series” for his role in The Originals. That same year, he was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for the category “Choice TV Actor: The Sci-Fi/Fantasy” for his role in the Originals.
In 2017-2018, he was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for the category “Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor. In 2023, he won the Brussels Capital Film Festival for the category “Best Trailer” for the movie “The Boy and the Beast”.