Quick Facts Joseph Morgan

  • NameJoseph Morgan
  • Birth NameJoseph Morgan
  • Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
  • EthnicityWhite
  • Net Worth$3 Million
  • Salary$35,000 per episode
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toPersia White
  • EducationMorriston Comprehensive School
  • ReligionChristian

Joseph Morgan is a British actor as well as a director better known for his role as Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals. His notable movie roles are in  Alexander, Immortals, and so on.

Morgan has won two awards including a TV Guide Award and People’s Choice Awards. Morgan married his girlfriend, an actress Persia White after dating for a few years. 

What Is The Net worth Of Joseph Morgan In 2019? Salary, Income

Joseph Morgan earns a decent sum of money from his acting career. Starting his career in 2002, Morgan is still active in the same field and has starred in a number of movies and tv series. 

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As of 2019, the estimated net worth of the multiple-award-winning actor Morgan is around $3 million. For his role as Klaus Mikaelson in the series, The Vampire Diaries Morgan used to get paid the salary of $35,000 per episode. 

Besides his acting career, Morgan further adds money from his directing career. So far, he has directed a number of movies and tv series and there are several upcoming projects of him. Thus, his income and salary will definitely raise in the future.  

When Did Joseph Morgan Marry His Wife? Relationships, Affairs, Children, Wedding

Joseph Morgan has gained success in his career as well as personal life. Morgan is married to his girlfriend, co-star of The Vampire Diaries Persia White. The couple began dating while appearing in the series in 2011

CAPTION: Joseph Morgan and his wife Persia White

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After dating for around three years, the duo decided to take their relationship to the next level and finally got engaged in 2014. Furthermore, the pair exchanged their wedding vows on 5 July 2014 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 

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His spouse, Persia was previously married to a singer Saul Williams in 2008 and had a daughter from their relationship. Unfortunately, the pair divorced just after a year of their wedding in 2009


Morgan is the step-father of his wife Persia’s daughter. As the couple is already married, they do not have children from their relationship. Further, none of them have mentioned the plans of having kids too. As of now, they are living a peaceful relationship with no signs and rumors of divorce and extramarital affairs. 

What Is The Birthdate Of Joseph Morgan? Early Life, Parents, Education

Joseph Morgan was born on 16th May 1981 in London, England but he grew up in Swansea for 11 years. He is the oldest child in his family. His parents are mother Sarah Martin and father Nick Martin. Morgan grew up along with his sibling brother Jack Martin.

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Morgan studied at Morriston Comprehensive School. As the school ended, he attained a BTEC in the Arts at Gorseinon College, Swansea. Joseph then moved back to London and joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in his early teens.

Morgan is a supporter of the charity Positive Women and he also asked his fans to donate to the cause to acknowledge his birthday. As his dad was a painter, he also liked drawing and painting in his free time.

Joseph Morgan Career, Movies, Tv series

In 2003, Joseph Morgan made his acting debut through the movie Eroica playing the role of Matthias. His big screen appearance was in Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World alongside Russell Crowe. His acting successes followed him including roles in a movie like Hex, Doc Martin and Casualty.

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Morgan also won the lead role in Ben Hur in 2010 and was cast as the re-occurring role of Klaus in The Vampire Diaries in 2011. In the hit film Immortals (2011), he appeared as Lysander. He was once rumored for secretly being hitched with his long term relationship.


Joseph was ranked 84th as the TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011 by Buddy TV from the movie Immortals alongside Henry Cavill. His first acting audition was for Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets for a character called, Tom Riddle.

In movie Ben Hur all of his fights scenes were done by him and had no stunt double. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles was his favorite horror movie. He almost watched the trailer 20 times. In his first The Vampire Diaries shot, he said the wrong line. He thinks his greatest achievement was to work with Paul Wesley.

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Likewise, Morgan was confirmed to attend Dragon Con with Kat Graham and Michael Trevino which happened in Atlanta, Georgia from August 31 to September 3, 2012. He was unable to attend Mystic Moon Con in Brazil due to his visa problem. He wanted to visit but was unlucky. 

Morgan gained further recognition after he portrayed the role of Klaus Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries from 2011–2016. Further, he reprised the same role in its spinoff The Originals from 2013–2018