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Joseph Morgan
Joseph Morgan
London, United Kingdom
Birth date
May 16, 1981 (age 35)
Actor, Director
Show(s) Status
Special Guest Star (TVD)
Lead Star (TO)
The Vampire Diaries: 23457
The Originals: 123

Joseph Morgan (born Joseph Martin; May 16, 1981) is a British actor who portrays Niklaus "Klaus" Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.


Morgan was born in London, UK and spent his childhood with his family in Swansea, Wales, where he attended Morriston Comprehensive School before moving back to London in his late teens to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon graduation from Central School, Morgan was hired by acclaimed film director Peter Weir ("Gallipoli," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Dead Poets Society," "The Truman Show") to costar opposite Russell Crow in "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." Soon after completion of that film, director Oliver Stone hired Morgan for a strong supporting role in the feature film "Alexander." After "Alexander," Morgan spent time working on stage in the West End of London, as well as starring as Troy in the first series of the Sky One UK television series "Hex." He also has starred in the BBC miniseries "The Line of Beauty." Other television credits include the series "Doc Martin" and "Mansfield Park," in which he played the character of William, alongside star Billie Piper. His big break came in 2009, when Morgan was cast in the leading role in the miniseries "Ben Hur." Based on the classic novel and film, "Ben Hur" was directed by Steve Shill. He dated his "Ben Hur" costar Emily VanCamp, who currently plays Emily Thorne in "Revenge", but eventually they broke up in 2011. In 2010, Morgan's film roles included the independent drama "Angels Crest," and the big-budget film "Immortals," in which he co-starred with Mickey Rourke. Both films were shot in Canada and are scheduled for a 2011 release. Morgan is a great supporter of the charity, Positive Women, including asking fans to donate to the cause to honor his birthday. Joseph is commonly known as "JoMo" amongst his fans and the Vampire Diaries fandom. He married his former co-star, Persia White who plays Abby Bennett Wilson in an intimate ceremony on July 5th at Ocho Rios, Jamaica.[1][2]


TV Shows

Year TV/Movie Role
2004 Hex Troy
2005 William and Mary Callum
2006 The Line of Beauty Jasper
2007 Silent Witness Matthew Williams
2007 Doc Martin Mick Mabley
2008 - 2009 Casualty Tony Reece
2010 Ben Hur Judah Ben-Hur
2011 - 2014 The Vampire Diaries Niklaus Mikaelson
2013 - present The Originals Niklaus Mikaelson


Year TV/Movie Role
2003 Eroica Matthias
2003 Henry VIII Thomas Colpepper
2003 Mast and Commander: The Far Side of the World William Warley
2004 Alexander Philotas
2006 Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa Alfie
2007 Mansfield Park William Price
2007 Mister Lonely James Dean
2011 Angels Crest Rusty
2011 Immortals Lysander
2012 Armistice A.J. Budd
2012 The Grind Paul
2013 Open Grave Nathan
2013 500 Miles North James Hogg
2014 Dermaphoria Eric Ashworth


The Originals

Season 3



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