Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan is a cunning British actor and director who is best known for his works as Klaus on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals.

Joseph’s Bio & Family

The 39-years-of-age actor was born as Joseph Martin on May 16, 1981, in London England. He is the oldest child of his painter father, Nick Martin, and his wife, Sarah Martin. Joseph’s family includes his younger brother, Jack Martin.

Though born in London, Joseph lived in Swansea for 11 years. He studied at the Morriston Comprehensive School and then did the BTEC Performing Arts course at Gorseinon College in Swansea. Eventually, he moved back to London and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Joseph is Christian and his birth sign is Taurus. 

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Career & Net Worth

Joseph initiated his acting career appearing in the series titled Spooks in 2002. Besides, he landed his film debut with the 2003 television movie titled Eroica. Later on, he landed some major movie roles on Alexander (2004) and Immortals (2011).


Joseph Morgan as Klaus on The Originals (IMDB)

As of his television appearances, Joseph appeared as Klaus Mikaelson in the supernatural teen drama series, The Vampire Diaries, from 2011 to 2016. Later in 2013, he made an appearance with the same character, a lead role of fantasy supernatural drama series The Originals. Joseph was a series regular until its finale in 2018.

Joseph has also worked as a director in a few episodes of The Originals, which earns him a healthy net worth of $3 million.

Joseph’s Personal Life

The promising celebrity is cherishing a wonderful married life. He is married to actress Persia White, whom he met on the set of The Vampire Diaries. The couple walked down the aisle together on July 5, 2014, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, after sharing the engagement rings in May 2014.


Joseph Morgan married his wife Persia White in 2014 (Joseph’s Instagram)

Before meeting Persia, Joseph dated Australian actress Claire Holt for one year. They began dating in November 2011 and called it quit later in 2012. He was also in a relationship with Canadian actress Emily VanCamp from 2010 to 2011.

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Height & Body Statistics

The actor stands tall at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.8 meters) and possesses a bodyweight of 165 pounds (75 kg). Moreover, his body measurements read at 40-13-31 inches (Chest-Arms-Waist). Joseph has blond hair and blue eyes.  

Bio & Family
Name Joseph Morgan
Birth Name Joseph Martin
DOB May 16, 1981
Place of Birth London, England
Father’s Name Nick Martin
Mother’s Name Sarah Martin
Siblings 1
Brother/s Jack Martin
Sister/s No
Nationality English
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Birth Sign Taurus
High School Morriston Comprehensive School
College/University Gorseinon College
Career & Net Worth
Profession Actor, Director
Career 2002- present
Known For The Originals
Net Worth $3 million
Salary NA
Notable Credits Won the 2014 People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
Personal Life
Gay/Lesbian No
Relationship Status Married
Husband/Wife Persia White
Boyfriend/Girlfriend Claire Holt (2011-2012), Emily VanCamp (2010-2011)
Engaged May 2014
Wedding Date July 5, 2015
Children 1
Son/s Not Yet
Daughter/s Mecca White (step-daughter)
Divorce No
Body Statistics
Height 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters)
Weight 165 pounds (75 kg)
Measurements 40-13-31 inches (Chest-Arms-Waist)
Shoe Size NA
Dress Size NA
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Blue
  • He got nominated for a Teen Choice award for Best Villain for his work on The Vampire Diaries after appearing in just one episode.
  • Joseph bagged 5 nominations at Teen Choice Awards for his role in The Originals
  • He is a supporter of the charity Positive Women, including asking fans to donate to the cause to acknowledge his birthday.
  • Joseph’s favorite horror movie is Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)