Lamorne Morris Biography

Lamorne Morris is an American actor, comedian, and TV personality. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family, personal life, career, and achievements.

Lamorne Morris
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Birthday: August 14, 1983

Nationality: American

Girlfriend: Erin Lim

Famous: Actors Directors

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Leo

Born Country: United States

Born in: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

U.S. State: Illinois

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education: College of DuPage, The Second City Training Center, Glenbard South High School

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Lamorne Morris is an American actor, comedian, and TV personality, best known for his performance as ‘Winston Bishop’ in the ‘Fox’ series ‘New Girl.’ He has also hosted game shows such as the ‘Cartoon Network’ series ‘BrainRush.’ He has been part of ‘Valley of the Boom,’ the 2019 docudrama miniseries on ‘National Geographic.’ Besides working on TV, he has acted in films such as ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut,’ ‘Sandy Wexler,’ and ‘Game Night.’ He has appeared on ‘YouTube’ video channels and in several commercials, besides featuring in award-winning independent films and short films. He has also worked for ‘BET’ (‘Black Entertainment Television’), a division of ‘Viacom Networks’ predominantly geared toward African–American audiences. His appearance on Larry King’s talk show in 2017 provided glimpses of his troubled childhood.

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Lamorne Morris
Childhood & Early Life
  • He was born on August 14, 1983, in Glen Ellyn, a suburb of Chicago.
  • Not much is known about his parents, except that his father was a drug dealer who was often in prison. He has stated his father has now cleaned up his act and lives in Belize.
  • His mother worked at a local post office when he was a child.
  • In an interview with the magazine ‘Glamor,’ he revealed that he has three siblings.
  • He attended the ‘Glenbard South High School’ and initially dreamed of becoming a basketball player.
  • He then enrolled at the ‘College of DuPage,’ a public community college in Glen Ellyn, which boasts of notable alumni such as actor John Belushi, javelin champion Tom Pukstys, and footballer Matt Ryan.
  • He received the ‘Chris Farley Memorial Acting Scholarship.’
  • He graduated college in 2003 while simultaneously taking courses at the ‘Second City Training Center,’ which offers workshops and classes in improvisation, comedy, writing, stand-up comedy, and clowning.
  • He is a former member of the ‘Second City Outreach & Diversity’ ensemble.
  • He claims he enjoyed playing pranks in church and was often in trouble for mocking the preacher and imitating people.
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Career
  • In 2002, he worked as a voiceover artist for the film ‘Urban Ground Squirrels,’ a hilarious take on campus life.
  • He was noticed by ‘BET’ and became one of the winners of their ‘New Faces’ search.
  • He made his debut as a host for ‘BET,’ co-hosting his own show, ‘HotWyred,’ on July 10, 2006, along with the co-winner of ‘New Faces,’ Alesha Renee.
  • The show had a successful, continuous run till May 2007.
  • Since then, he has been frequently featured on ‘BET,’ as part of shows such as ‘106 & Park,’ ‘106 & Party,’ ‘Top 100 Countdown,’ and the ‘Grammy Nomination Special.’ He appeared with Alesha Renee on ‘BET Now,’ a daily show.
  • In 2009, he briefly worked with ‘Cartoon Network’ as the host of the live game show ‘BrainRush.’
  • In 2009, he essayed a brief role in the movie ‘To Have & Have More.’
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  • Starting in 2010, he has been part of TV series such as ‘The Middle’ (2010), ‘The Assistants’ (2011), and ‘The Guild’ (2011).
  • His longest-running role has been that of ‘Winston Bishop,’ the lead character in the ‘Fox’ sitcom ‘New Girl.’
  • A memorable role played by him was that of Martin Luther King Jr. in the series ‘Drunk History’ in 2013.
  • From 2014 to 2019, he has starred in just a few films per year.
  • Since 2013, he has worked in several TV series. He has been part of the ‘All-Star Finale’ episode of ‘Hell’s Kitchen.’ (2018)
  • In 2018, he joined Vin Diesel in ‘Bloodshot,’ an American superhero movie.
  • He has written the series ‘The Crossover: The Story of Laurence Moses Bryant’ and an episode of ‘New Girl.’
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  • He has produced ‘Isolated Victim’ and an episode of the miniseries ‘24/7 Tebow vs. Mayweather.’
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Family & Personal Life
  • In his interview with Larry King, he revealed that he had not seen his father for a while.
  • Not much is known about his mother or siblings.
  • He moved from New York to Los Angeles in 2008.
  • He had joined a dating website named ‘Sizzi,’ via an online application in 2015.
  • He is currently dating American TV show host Erin Lim.
  • Erin Lim also works as a correspondent for the entertainment magazine ‘E! News.’
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  • Though rumors claim they have been together since 2016, the couple confirmed their relationship only in 2017, when Erin was invited by Lamorne Morris to accompany him to the ‘Emmy Awards’ in 2017.
  • He sold his luxury home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, for $1.5 million in 2017.
  • A ‘Los Angeles Times’ report published on January 29, 2019, confirmed that he had purchased a home in Tarzana, Los Angeles. The 5840 sq. ft. two-story house is priced at $3.11 million. Tarzana is located in the San Fernando Valley and is situated on the site of a ranch that formerly belonged to Edgar Rice Burroughs (which explains the name of the place). His net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. Awards & Achievements
  • In 2012, he was nominated for the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for ‘TV’s Best Male Breakout Star.’
  • In 2019, he was nominated for the ‘Silver Telly Award’ for his work in ‘The Crossover.’
  • In 2019, he was nominated for a ‘Webby Award’ for ‘The Crossover.’
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  • He has starred in commercials for brands such as ‘State Farm Insurance,’ ‘7 Up,’ ‘Microsoft Windows,’ ‘Ford,’ ‘McDonald’s,’ ‘Taco Bell,’ and ‘Sears.’
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  • If he were not an actor, he would be teaching acting.
  • He took up the job on ‘BrainRush’ to survive during a lean period in Los Angeles. It required him to host the show aboard a roller coaster. He had to ride it all day, though he hates roller coasters.
  • He promotes social causes and has raised awareness about the shortage of clean drinking water in developing countries.
  • He enjoys playing pranks and once mischievously hinted on social media that he was gay.
  • He puts in a lot of preparation for auditions.
  • He was originally rejected for the part of ‘Coach’ in ‘New Girl.’
  • He has directed an episode of ‘New Girl.’
  • He considers himself one of the best basketball players in the world and is a ‘Chicago Heat/Bulls’ fan.
  • In 2017, he began working on a comedy rap album named ‘The Lamorning after Pill,’ through which he parodied the hip-hop community.
  • He has his own ‘YouTube’ channel, ‘Lamorner Bros.’
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