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Matthew Morrison Biography and Wikipedia

Matthew Morrison who was born Matthew James Morrison is an American-born actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. James Morrison is known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

Matthew is known for his role as Link Larkin on Broadway’s Hairspray movie. He was also featured as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee which aired from 2009 to 2015. James is signed with Adam Levine’s 222 Records.

He has received a Tony Award nomination for his role as Fabrizio Nacarelli in the musical The Light in the Piazza. Matthew starred in the lead role of J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland from March 2015 to January 2016.

Matthew Morrison Age and Birthday

The American-born actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter, Matthew James Morrison, was born n October 30th, 1978 in Fort Ord, California, United States. Morrison is 42 years old as of 2020. He celebrates his birthday on October 30th every year.

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Matthew Morrison Height and Weight

James Morrison who is known for his role on the Glee show measures a standing height of 5 feet 11 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.8 meters. His outstanding athletic body is evenly complemented by his weight of 76 kilograms which is equivalent o 167 lbs.

Matthew Morrison Family, Parents and Siblings

The Fort Ord, California native, James Morrison, is the son of Mary Louise(Fraser), his mother, and Thomas Morrison, his father. His father worked as a Midwife while his mother worked as a nurse. There is no known information about his siblings or their relatives. This information will be updated as soon as it has been made available.

Matthew Morrison Wife, Dating and Kids

The American born singer-songwriter, James Morrison, became engaged to actress Chrishell Stause on December 9, 2006. The lovely couple later ended their relationship. Matthew began dating Renee Puente in 2011.

With the help of Elton John, the lovely couple announced their engagement on June 27th, 2013. The beautiful couple got married on October 18th, 2014 at a private home on the island of Maui. Morrison announced on his Instagram account that they were expecting their first child on May 16th, 2017. In October 2017, they welcomed their son, Revel James Makai.

Matthew Morrison Education and Career

Matthew James Morrison was raised in Chico, California, and has Scottish and English ancestry. Morrison was a member of Buena Park Youth theater, located in Buena Park. James Morrison studied at Los Alamitos High School Campus where he was also part of the Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) as well as the Orange County High School of the Arts.

While he was still in high school, Matthew did a musical with actress Jodie Sweetin. Matthew James attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for two years before dropping out and joining the Broadway adaptation of Footloose.

James Morrison was a regular performer on Broadway by the time he was a freshman of college. Morrison appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and Total Request Live as one of five members of the fictional parody boy band “Fresh Step”, an act that was conceived by several Late Show writers, in 1999, while still at New York University.

The choreographer hired for “Fresh Step” was also the choreographer for the Broadway musical Footloose, and helped Morrison to get cast in Footloose later that year. Morrison dropped out of NYU to begin appearing in the show.

Since 2019, Morrison has been a “dance captain” on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer alongside Cheryl, Oti Mabuse and in the second season, Todrick Hall as well. In the second half of 2019, he portrayed Trevor in the ninth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story.

Matthew Morrison Movies and Television Series


The following are movies/films by Matthew James Morrison:

  • 1999 Bob Rizzo’s Siply Funk with Suzanne
  • 2001 Bollywood Calling
  • 2003 Marci X
  • 2006 Blinders
  • 2007 Music and Lyrics
  • 2007 Dan in Real Life
  • 2007 I Think I Love My Wife
  • 2011 The Muppets
  • 2012 What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • 2014 Space Station 76
  • 2015 Playing It Cool
  • 2015 Underdogs
  • 2016 After the Reality
  • 2017 Tulip Fever
  • 2019 Crazy Alien

TV Shows

The following are television shows by Matthew James Morrison:

  • 1997 Relativity
  • 1999 Sex and the City
  • 2003 Hack
  • 2005 Once Upon a Mattress
  • 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • 2006 As the World Turns
  • 2007 Ghost Whisperer
  • 2007 CSI: Miami
  • 2008 Numbers
  • 2009 Taking Chance
  • 2009–2015 Glee
  • 2011 The Cleveland Show
  • 2012 Live with Kelly
  • 2013 Hollywood Game Night
  • 2016 The Good Wife
  • 2016 Younger
  • 2017–2018 Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2019–2020 The Greatest Dancer
  • 2019 American Horror Story: 1984
  • 2020 #KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall
  • 2020 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!

Matthew Morrison Net Worth and Salary

The American actor, singer-songwriter, and dancer, James Morrison, has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Matthew has acquired his great fortune from his multi-talent. He maintains a low profile about his annual salary and payment per episode. This information will be updated as soon as we have credible information pertaining to the topic.

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