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Matthew Morrison Biography

Birth Name:
Matthew James Morrison
Birth Place:
Fort Ord, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Left NYU when he won a role as an ensemble cast member of Broadway's Footloose
  • Formerly a member of the boy band LMNT
  • Made his big-screen debut in 2003 Lisa Kudrow comedy Marci X, playing a member of fictional music group Boyz R Us
  • Originated the role of Link Larkin in the musical Hairspray
  • In 2009, landed the part of high school Spanish teacher Will Schuester in Fox's musical comedy series Glee

Awards

  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships