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Joseph Morgan is most popular as Klaus Mikaelson from the TV series,’ The Vampire Diaries‘. Joseph Morgan has placed himself as a multi-talented persona in the entertainment industry be it as a producer, director, or actor. He has directed, produced, and written short movies such as ‘Carousel’ and ‘Revelation’. Other projects of his include ‘500 Miles North’, ‘Things He Never Said’, ‘Juice Truck’, and so on.

Early Life

Joseph Morgan was born on May 16, 1981, in London, England, and has turned 42 years old as of now. His nickname is JoMo. He was born to Nick Martin and Sarah Martin in the United Kingdom. Morgan’s father is a painter while his mother’s profession is not disclosed.

Actor Morgan is British by nationality and belongs to the English ethnicity. He was born with the astronomical sign of  Taurus. He is the first child of his parents. Morgan shares his parents’ love with his sister, Crystal, and brother, Jack.

Talking about his childhood, he spent the early years of his age in Swansea. His hobbies are painting and reading. Being an actor himself, his favorite films are Fight Club, Dead Snow, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days, and ‘Interview with The Vampire’. Similarly, he loves getting inked and has tattoos on his right arm and chest.

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Caption: Joseph with his brother(Source: Instagram)


Regarding his educational background, born in London, and he has lived in Morriston, Swansea. He attended the ‘Morriston Comprehensive School’ for schooling located in Cwmrhydyceirw, Wales. Later, he joined  ‘Gorseinon College’ where he studied a course in BTEC Performing Arts. After staying in Swansea for 11 years, he went back to London to study acting and attended the ‘Central School of Speech and Drama, a constituent of the ‘University of London’.

Professional life


Joseph Morgan started his acting career by playing minor roles. In the year 2002, his first debut was the British TV series ‘Spooks’ while his film debut was ‘Eroica’ in the following year. He portrayed the role of Reverend Parr in the former while, Matthias, in the latter. Similarly, he got a supporting role as William Warley, Captain of the Mizzentop  The Academy Awards-winning all-male cast American film ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’ that released on November 14, 2003.

Before his major role in the TV miniseries, ‘Ben Hur’, where he played the role of nominal role of a wealthy Jerusalem merchant Judah Ben-Hur/Sextus Arrius, Morgan played several other supporting roles in the TV series such as ‘William and Mary’, ‘The Line of Beauty (2006)’, ‘Silent Witness’ (2007), and ‘Casualty’ (2008-2009) to name a few.

Meteoric rise

His breakthrough was the role of Klaus Mikaelson in the supernatural  American series, ‘The Vampire Diaries’. He had recurring roles from seasons 1-4, but in seasons 5 and 6 was cast as a guest star. He was lauded for his on-screen presence by the audience which led him to play the same role in its spin-off titled ‘The Originals’, that too as a lead character.

In the year 2011, Morgan portrayed the role of Lysander in the epic-fantasy pic-fantasy-adventure-action blockbuster film ‘Immortals’. An incredible actor, he played the role of Rusty in The Abandoned. Furthermore, in the year 2013, Morgan was seen doing the characters of Nathan and Eric Ashworth in the movies ‘Open Grave’ and ‘Desiree’ respectively.

Similarly, Morgan has been very active since the beginning of his career. In the year 2018, he essayed the role of Patrick Kenzie in the movie, ‘Gone Baby Gone. The following year, he was a Young Jed on the TV series Animal Kingdom. As of now, he is doing the role of CJack60 in ‘Brave New World’.

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Caption: Joseph Morgan with a cast of ‘The Originals'(Source: Instagram)

Writer, Producer, and Director

His work went beyond acting, he went on to direct, write, and produce films. He established himself as a writer and producer with his short film, ‘With These Hands’ where he featured himself as George. Another movie that he directed and produced is ‘Revelation’ in the year 2013.

Apart from playing the role of Klaus Klaus Mikaelson in ‘The Originals, he also directed two of its episodes namely ‘Behind the Black Horizon’  in season 3 which premiered on April 8, 2016, and ‘Keepers of the House in season 4 which was screened on April 7, 2017.

Further Career Details

Furthermore, he was cast as James Hogg in the  Luke Massey-directed 2014 Scottish drama film 500 Miles North’ which produced himself. His noteworthy work as an executive producer in the short movie, ‘Carousel’ and the TV short movie, ‘Juice Truck’.

Awards and Nominations

Joseph Morgan was a nominee in the various categories as an actor and director. He bagged the People’s Choice Award in 2014 under the category of “Favorite Actor in a New TV Series”. Similarly, he has the award of ‘Favorite Villian’ as a ‘Klaus’ for ‘The Originals’ in his home.

As a director, he bagged the two best director awards for Carousel in the year 2018. Other awards for which he just got limited to a nominee are ‘Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi’, and ‘Choice TV Villian’ on the Teen Choice Awards. He could not be the winner of  ‘Favorite Villian’ on ‘The TV Guide Awards’.

Joseph Morgan – Net Worth 2024

Joseph Morgan is living a lavish life via his incredible work as an actor, director, and producer. As per the other online source, his salary is $35000 per episode but his earnings as a producer and director are not available separately. However, his net worth counts up to $3 million as of now.

Relationship Status

Joseph Morgan’s sexual orientation is straight and is a married man. He tied the knot with his co-star, Persia White on July 5, 2014. Morgan is the stepfather of White’s daughter from her past relationship.

Before his marriage, Joseph Morgan was romantically involved with Claire Holt. Holt is an Australian actress. Another actress with whom he shared his precious moments was Emily VanCamp in 2010. She was his co-star in Ben Hur.

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Caption: Joseph with his lovely wife, Persia(Source: Instagram)

Joseph Morgan – Body Measurements  

Talking about Joseph Morgan’s physical appearance, Joseph Morgan stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 11 inches and weighs 77 kg. Furthermore, he has a chest of 41 inches, a waist measuring 28 inches, and his biceps are 14 inches.  Similarly, he has mesmerizing blue eyes whereas his hair color is ginger brown.

Joseph Morgan – Social Media

Dashing film producer, director, and actor, Joseph Morgan has a massive fan following on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  He owns verified handles.  Morgan is available with the Instagram handle,  @therealjosephmorgan with more than 5.6M followers.

Similarly, his verified   Twitter account with the username,@JosephMorgan  has crossed 2.4M   followers while his Facebook account has also the same username. In comparison to the followers on Instagram and Twitter, followers on Facebook are not outrageous. His followers count up to 1M on his Facebook handle.