Joseph Morgan Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Joseph Morgan

Biography / Wiki

Joseph Morgan has earned fame for portraying the character of Klaus Mikaelson in the TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and its spin-off ‘The Originals’. He was born on May 16, 1981, in London. He started his acting career by getting featured in minor roles in TV series like “Spooks” and “Hex”.

Later, he landed major roles in series like “Doc Martin” and “Casualty”. He also worked on big screens and played a supporting role. He has written and produced a short film “With these hands”. 

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth 16th May 1981
Age 42 Years
Height In Centimeters – 180 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’11”

Weight In Kilograms – 77 kg

In Pounds – 170 lbs

Body Measurements 41-28-14
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Ginger Brown
Shoe Size 10 (US)

Education / Family

Though he was born in London, he lived in Swansea for 11 years. His father Nick Martin was a painter and his mother’s name is Sarah Martin. He is the eldest child and has one younger sister Crystal and one younger brother Jack.

For his early education, he was enrolled in “Morrison Comprehensive School”. From Gower College Swansea, he studied a BTEC Performing Arts course. To enhance his skill in acting he attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.


Joseph Morgan

Real Name Joseph Martin
Nickname JoMo
Birth Place London, UK
Profession Actor
Zodiac Sign Taurus
School Morriston Comprehensive School, Swansea, UK
College Gower College, Swansea, UK

Central School of Speech and Drama, London

Religion Christianity
Nationality British
Home Town London, UK
Debut TV Debut – Spooks (2002)

Film Debut – Eroica (2003)

Fathers Name Nick Martin (Painter)
Mothers Name Sarah
Brother Jack
Sister Crystal

Career / Fashion And Style

He made his acting debut from minor roles in TV series. He made his film debut in 2003 through BBC TV film “Eroica”. While looking for any breakthrough role he entered a big screen by starring in ‘Master and commander: the far side of the world’.

In 2004, he was featured in an epic historical drama flick “Alexander” which was based on the movie “Alexander the great”. He played minor and supporting roles in many TV series and films. He landed up with his breakthrough role in 2011 in the American supernatural TV series “The Vampire Diaries”.

The role of Klaus helped him to earn fame and name worldwide. During his career, he has mostly done roles of thriller villains. In 2014, he appeared in the Scottish drama film “500 miles North” directed by ‘Luke Massey’.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

In 2011, he started dating his co-actress Persia White. The couple got married on July 5, 2014, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Though it’s the second marriage of Joseph, he has a stepdaughter Mecca White from Persia.

Girlfriends Emily VanCamp (Actress)


Joseph Morgan with Emily VanCamp
Joseph Morgan with Emily VanCamp

Claire Holt (Actress)

Joseph Morgan with Claire Holt
Joseph Morgan with Claire Holt

Persia White (Actress)

Joseph Morgan with Persia White
Joseph Morgan with Persia White

Marital Status Married
Wife Persia White
Children Mecca White (Step-daughter)

Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.

Favourite Films Fight Club, Dead Snow, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days, Interview with the vampire
Favourite Food Steak

Joseph Morgan

Some Interesting Facts About Joseph Morgan

  • He supports the organization for women, named “Positive Woman”.
  • Before starting an acting career, he was a part of a band.
  • He is scared of spiders.
  • He married his co-star of Vampire Dairies, Persia White who played the character of “Abby Bennett Wilson”.
  • Joseph Martin is his real name. He never mentioned the reason behind changing his name.
  • For the shows and films, he speaks in an English accent. He knows how to speak in Australian and Irish accents as well.
  • He auditioned for young Voldemort for the Harry Potter series, but he failed to get it.
  • He is a fan of author Stephen King.
  • His hobbies are painting and reading.
  • His salary is $35,000 approximately per episode.
  • He loves reading comic books.
  • He is the second husband of his wife Persia. He has a stepdaughter, Mecca White.
  • On his birthday he gets involved in charitable activities by encouraging his fans for donating for the social causes.
  • He has mostly portrayed thriller roles in movies or TV shows.
  • His ethnicity is white.
  • His popular role is Niklaus Mikaelson of The Vampire Diaries.
  • He is fond of getting inked.
  • He has won the TV Guide Award for the category “Choice TV Villain” for the TV show “The Vampire Diaries”.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @therealjosephmorgan
  2. Twitter@JosephMorgan
  3. Facebook @JosephMorgan
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