Matthew Morrison created one of the most iconic figures in music history with his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the production of The Light in the Piazza, a role that earned him a Tony Award nomination, as well as industry praise and admiration. He has had a prolific mixed career with a background in acting, songwriting and dance. Morrison officially launched his career in 1999 after an impressive high school and college stint, during which he took part in numerous musical and theatrical productions. The actor has also shown great performances on screen. He is best known for playing the fictional character Will Schuester on the critically acclaimed television series. Joy,which aired from 2009 to 2015.
Matthew Morrison’s bio and age
Few people know that the actor is also known as Matt Morrison. This is because he is popularly known by his birth name – Matthew James Morrison. Matt is from Fort Ord, a city in California, USA. He was born on October 30, 1978 to Thomas Morrison (father) and Mary Louise (Fraser). He is half English and half Scottish. He also has American citizenship due to his birth in the United States.
The multi-talent received his high school diploma from the Los Alamitos High School campus, where he was an active member of the Orange County High School of the Arts and Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21). While at Los Alamitos High School, Mat and famed actress Jodie Sweetin performed a musical together. After leaving the institution, Morrison transferred to New York-based university’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he coached for two years before eventually dropping out on the Broadway adaptation of Unbound. By the time he was a freshman he was appearing in numerous Broadway productions and was popular in the acting community for his dancing and singing talents.
As previously mentioned, Matthew made his debut in musical theater at Footloose. His next big gig was in the revival of The Rocky Horror Show However, the actor’s career break came after he starred as Link Larkin in the Broadway production of Hairspray. The play was written by John Water and originally released on February 16, 1988. It was his superlative performance in the play that paved the way for major roles in shows and television.
Matthew Morrison also practices his profession outside of theAmerican showbiz industry. Sometime in April 2013 he stormed the UK where he made a guest appearance at the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Matt also had a role in the musical, Finding Neverland, portraying the character JM Barrie in the production, which opened in April 2015. Some of his acting credits include Primary Colors, Once Upon a Mattress, Ghost Whisperer, Simply Funk, Numb3rs, Music and Lyrics, CSI: Miami, Marci X, and Hack.
As a musician, he has released two studio albums to date. His debut album, titled Matthew Morrison , made its way into the music world on May 10, 2011 after it was announced on January 14, 2010 that he had signed a solo recording contract with Mercury Records. Matthew’s second studio album, titled Where It All Began , was released on July 7, 2016 by 222 Records. The actor has also collaborated with veteran English multi-hyphenate Elton John in Summer Rains, which is his first single which premiered on February 28, 2011 on Ryan Seacrest’s website.
Matthew Morrison is known for winning numerous awards and nominations for his involvement in the production of works as Hairspray, Glee, Finding Neverland, 10 Million Miles and The Light in the Piazza.
Spouse – Renee Puente
Renee Puente is a Hawaii-born actress best known for starring in the action-adventure thriller. Differing as well as Tell Me I Love You and Dave & Ethan: Love Makers. She married Matt on October 18, 2014 at a private home on the island of Maui after dating for three years. The couple’s engagement was officially announced by Elton John on June 27, 2013.
Renee (born October 5, 1984) and MatthewMorrison share a son. He was born in 2017. Before marrying Puente, the actor briefly dated actress Lea Michele and was previously engaged to Draffenville, Kentucky native actress Chrishell Stause.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Multi-talented, Matt has been able to forge a path for himself in the industry. He’s worth $10 million. Basically, he makes his money from his Broadway, Off-Broadway roles in theater, film and television, as well as his long career as a singer.
The California star is quite large – its height is measured at 6 feet, or 1.83 in metric units, while its body weighs 76 kilograms, or 167.5 pounds. Details of his other heights are not currently available online.