|Date of Birth:||1981 May 16|
|Age:||36 years old|
|spouse||Persia White (m. 2014)|
|education||Gorseinon College Gower College Swansea Central School of Speech and Drama|
|place_of_birth||London, United Kingdom|
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Joseph Morgan is a six times Teen Choice Awards nominee actor and director. He is best known for his role as Klaus Mikaelson in the CW show "The Vampire Diaries" and its spin-off "The Originals."
Morgan was born as Joseph Martin on 16 May 1981 to parents, Nick Martin (painter) and Sarah Martin in London, United Kingdom. Joseph Martin spent his childhood in Swansea, Wales, where he enrolled at Morriston Comprehensive School. He has two siblings, sister, Crystal Martin and brother, Jack. He moved to London in his late teens to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon graduation from Central School, he was hired by acclaimed film director Peter Weir.
In 2003, he made his debut in BBC television film "Eroica" playing the role as Matthias.Which was film was directed by Simon Cellan Jones and written by Nick Dear. At the same years, he also appeared in the film " Henry VIII".
Martin also made his big screen appearance in Peter Weir's well-regarded Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), alongside Russell Crowe. In 2004, Morgan appeared as a strong supporting role in the feature film "Alexander". Various acting successes followed including roles in Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006), Mansfield Park (2007) and Immortals(2011), Open Grave (2013), Open Grave (2014).
He made his television career in the series "Spooks" playing the role as Reverend Parr in 2002. Then he starred as Troy in the series "Hex" in 2004. He appeared in supporting role in the series "The Line of Beauty" in 2006. He has also appeared in the television series Doc Martin (2007) and Casualty ( 2008-2009).
In 2010, he won the lead role in Ben Hur and was also cast in the miniseries "Ben Hur", which was directed by Steve Shill. He was cast in the re-occurring role of Klaus in The Vampire Diaries (2011-present).
Moving to his personal life, Joseph Martin was in a relationship with his "Ben Hur" co-star Emily VanCamp in 2010, who currently plays Emily Thorne in "Revenge", but eventually, they broke up in 2011. In 2014, Josh Morgan got hitched to his former co-star, Persia White. Prior to marriage he also had an affair with Claire Holt (actress).
Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is a white English actor. Huge fan of author “Stephen King,” Morgan, 5'11", is also active on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
In 2014, it resembled the performer's fabulous profession was slowing down. All of a sudden, he was back on top. On 11 February 2017, People With Money released the list of high paying celebrities, where Joseph Morgan ranked the No. 1 spot for 2017 with an expected net worth of $96 million in joined income.