Actor and Singer
Facts of Matthew Morrison
|Full Name:||Matthew Morrison|
|Age:||44 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||October 30, 1978|
|Profession:||Actor and Singer|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces|
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Matthew Morrison is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter who is best known for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show “Glee” from 2009 to 2015. Morrison got his career breakthrough with his role of Link Larkin in the American musical “Hairspray” on Broadway. He has starred in many films and series including “Finding Neverland”, “The Light in the Piazza”, “Crazy Alien”, and “South Pacific”. He also has released his three studio albums: “Mathew Morrison”, “Where It All Began”, and “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison”. He is currently signed with Adam Levine’s 22 Records.
He has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a TV Land Award, two Broadway.com Audience Award, and a Satellite Award throughout his career.
Besides, Morrison will be seen playing the iconic character of “Dr. Seuss (The Grinch)” on NBC’s upcoming live musical- a two-hour production of “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical” which will be aired on December 9, 2020. The character of the Grinch is one of the most beloved Christmas characters of all time. The role of The Grinch has been played by many actors over the years. But this time, when Morrison made his first appearance in full Grinch regalia introducing a musical from the Troubadour Theatre in London which got aired during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, his look was jarring. Many of the musical’s followers and viewers shared their horrified and disgusted responses towards’ Morrison’s look as The Grinch and it has been one of the trending topics on social media sites.
He is active in the social media platform with around 994k followers on his verified Instagram account: @matthewmorrison and has around 897k followers on his Twitter account: @Matt_Morrison
What is Matthew Morrison’s most well-known work?
As an actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter in the United States, he is well-known.
He is best known for his appearance as Will Schuester on Fox’s “Glee.”
Matthew Morrison was born in the United Kingdom.
Matthew Morrison was born in the United States on October 30, 1978, in Fort Ord, California. Matthew James Morrison is his given name. He is a citizen of the United States of America. His race is White, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. He has Scottish and English ancestors.
Morrison is the son of Mary Louise Morrison (mother) and Thomas Morrison (father) (father). He was born and raised in the city of Chico, California. He has been involved in acting and singing since he was a teenager. As a result, he became a member of the Buena Park Youth Theatre.
He attended Orange County High School of the Arts for his studies. He was also a member of Collaborative Arts Project 21. (CAP21). He went on to Los Alamitos High School, where he performed in a musical alongside actress Jodie Sweetin and was a regular on Broadway. He then spent two years at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He dropped out of school to pursue a career as an actress.
Highlights of Matthew Morrison’s Career
Matthew Morrison began his professional acting career in 1998 with a role in the musical “Footloose,” which is based on the 1984 film of the same name.
In 1999, he appeared as one of the five members of the boy band “Fresh Step” on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Total Request Life.”
In 2002, he played Phantom in the Broadway production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”
In 2002, he broke through as Link Larkin in the musical “Hairspray,” which gave him his first break. His performance in the musical was well-received, and he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
He has acted in a number of films since then, including “Bollywood Calling,” “Marci X,” “Blinders,” “Music and Lyrics,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “The Muppets,” “Space Station 76,” “Playing It Cool,” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”
He also played Sir Harry in the ABC-TV musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” which premiered in 2005.
In 2005, he played Fabrizio Naccarelli in the Broadway production of the musical “The Light in the Piazza.” He received a lot of recognition for his performance and was nominated for a lot of awards.
Morrison rose to prominence after taking over the part of Will Schuester in the Fox Broadcasting television series “Glee” on May 19, 2009. Schuester is a high school Spanish teacher in his job. He received positive feedback from the juries and received several awards and nominations for his performance. He stayed on as a cast member of Glee until 2015. In addition, with the ninth episode of the third season, he made his directorial debut.
“Sex and the City,” “Hack,” “As the World Turns,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Numbers,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Younger,” “The Good Wife,” and “American Horror Story: 1984” are among the TV shows in which he has appeared.
In the 2013 Argentine 3D computer-animated comedy film “Underdogs,” he also provided the voice of Jake.
In the Chinese science-fiction comedy film “Crazy Alien,” he played Zach Andrews in the year 2019.
From March 2015 to January 2016, he played J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.
Since 2019, he has also served as a “dance captain” on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer.
He starred in the Nickelodeon Town Hall special “Kids Together: The Nickelodeon Town Hall” in 2020.
He can be seen in NBC’s forthcoming live musical “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical,” a two-hour production of “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical,” which will air on December 9, 2020.
Morrison was a well-known singer before becoming an actor, and he is currently signed to Adam Levine’s 22 Records.
“Mathew Morrison,” “Where It All Began,” and “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison” are his three studio albums.
He also has an extended play called “A Classic Christmas,” which was released by 222 Records on November 19, 2013.
“Summer Rain,” “Still Got Tonight,” “It Doesn’t Mean a Thing,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot,” and “Rocket Man” are some of his songs.
Matthew Morrison Awards
1 Screen Actors Guild Award
1 Satellite Award
1 TV Land Award
2 Broadway.com Audience Award
Matthew Morrison Wife
Matthew Morrison is a married man. He is currently married to his only wife, Renee Puente. The couple started dating each other in 2011 and got engaged on June 27, 2013. Their engagement rumors were finally confirmed when his friend and singer, Elton John announced their engagement.
The couple finally tied the knot on October 18, 2014, at a private home on the island of Maui. The couple became blessed with a son named Revel James Makai in October 2017. At present, Morrison and his family are happily living together in their home in California. Previously, he was in a serious relationship with actress, Chrishell Stause. They also got engaged on December 9, 2006. However, they broke up after things did not work out between them.
Matthew Morrison Net Worth
Matthew Morrison has quite good earnings from his profession as an actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having his career started in 1998, Morrison has managed to come a long way up becoming one of the prominent actors in Hollywood.
With his earnings from his several films and series, Morrison has managed to amass a healthy fortune estimated to be around $10 million as of 2020. At present, he is living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle with his earnings.
Matthew Morrison Height
Matthew Morrison is a handsome man with an awesome body physique in his early 40s. He stands tall with a height of 6ft(1.83m) while his body weighs around 76kg. He has a fair complexion with brown hair and a pair of hazel eyes. His chest size is 35 inches and his biceps size is 14 inches.