Joseph Morgan (actor)
Joseph Morgan (born Joseph Martin; 16 May 1981) is a British actor and director. He is best known for his role as Niklaus "Klaus" Mikaelson on The CW's The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals.
Morgan at PaleyFest 2014 for The Originals
16 May 1981
Morgan was born in London, but lived in 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 starred in the first series of the Sky One Television Series Hex, as Troy and has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Alexander and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and the BBC Two television series The Line of Beauty. He has also appeared in the television series Doc Martin and Casualty and co-starred in Mansfield Park alongside Billie Piper. In 2010 he played the title role in the mini-series "Ben Hur" which first aired on CBC television in Canada and ABC TV in America, on 4 April 2010.
Morgan played Niklaus Mikaelson in The CW's The Vampire Diaries, and played Lysander in the 2011 film Immortals, alongside Henry Cavill. BuddyTV ranked him number 84 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". In January 2013, a back-door pilot for The Originals, a spin-off series of The Vampire Diaries, began airing with Morgan starring as Niklaus Mikaelson.
Morgan met actress Persia White on the set of The Vampire Diaries. The couple got engaged in 2014 after dating since 2011. They married on 5 July 2014 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He became the stepfather of White's daughter.
|2003||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World||William Warley, Captain of the Mizzentop|
|2006||Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!||Alfie|
|2007||Mansfield Park||William Price|
|2007||Mister Lonely||James Dean|
|2011||With These Hands||George||Also writer, director and producer. Short film.|
|2013||Revelation||—||As writer, director and producer. Short film.|
|2014||Armistice||A.J. Budd||lead role|
|2014||500 Miles North||James Hogg|
|2015||Desiree||Eric Ashworth||lead role|
|2017||Carousel||Kit||Also writer, director and producer. Short film.|
|2002||Spooks||Reverend Parr||1 episode in Season 1|
|2003||Henry VIII||Thomas Culpeper||1 episode in Season 1|
|2004||Hex||Troy||5 episodes in Season 1|
|2005||William and Mary||Callum||3 episodes in Season 3|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Jasper||1 episode in Season 1|
|2007||Silent Witness||Matthew Williams||2 episodes in Season 11|
|2007||Doc Martin||Mick Mabley||5 episodes in Season 3|
|2008–2009||Casualty||Tony Reece||8 episodes in Season 23|
|2010||Ben Hur||Judah Ben-Hur||Lead role|
|2011–2016||The Vampire Diaries||Klaus Mikaelson||Recurring cast: Season 2|
Main cast: Season 3–4
Special Guest cast: Seasons 5, 7
|2013–2018||The Originals||Klaus Mikaelson||Lead role|
|2019||Animal Kingdom||Jed||Recurring: Season 4|
|2020||Brave New World||CJack60||Lead role|
|2016||The Originals||Episode: "Behind the Black Horizon"|
|2017||The Originals||Episode: "Keepers of the House"|
|2018||The Originals||Episode: "Ne Me Quitte Pas"|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2013||TV Guide Award||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Won|
|2014||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Actor In A New TV Series||The Originals||Won|
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Originals||Nominated|
|2014||MTV Millennial Awards||El Mejor Chupasangre (En: Best Vampire)||The Originals||Nominated|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Originals||Nominated|
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Liplock (with Leah Pipes)||The Originals||Nominated|
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor||The Originals||Nominated|
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor||The Originals||Nominated|
- Devoe, Noelle. "9 Things You Didn't Know About Joseph Morgan from "The Originals"". Seventeen. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Joseph Morgan's Twitter page".
- Bierly, Mandi (March 2011). "'Vampire Diaries' casts Klaus: How should Joseph Morgan play the villain? (Like a young James Spader?)". EW.com. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
- "The CW Orders Backdoor Pilot for 'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff, 'The Originals'". tvbythenumbers. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- Bricker, Tierney (11 January 2013). "The Vampire Diaries Spinoff The Originals, Starring Joseph Morgan, in the Works". E! News. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- Johnson, Zach (15 May 2014). "Joseph Morgan Engaged to Persia White! The Originals Star Dishes on His "Romantic" Proposal". E! News.
- Fowler, Tara (23 July 2014). "Joseph Morgan Marries Persia White in Jamaica – See the Exclusive Photos!". People.
- Girl, L.A. (24 July 2014). "Top 10 things about Persia White Vampires Diaries actor Joseph Morgan's Wife". Daily Entertainment News. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
White, who will turn 42 this year, is the mother of an 19-year-old daughter named Mecca.
- "Joseph Morgan's YouTube video in support of Positive Women". YouTube. November 2010.
- The Originals Joseph Morgan Set to Recur on Animal Kingdom as [Spoiler]
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