Lindsey Morgan Biography
Sun Sign: Pisces
Also Known As: Lindsey Marie Morgan
Born in: Houston, Texas
Famous as: Actress
father: Geore Morgan
mother: Alice Burciaga
City: Houston, Texas
U.S. State: Texas
education: Jersey Village High School, The University of Texas at Austin
Lindsey Morgan is an American actor who is best known for her role in the science-fiction series ‘The 100.’ Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she aspired to become an actor ever since she was a child. Following her graduation from the ‘University of Texas,’ she moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in professional acting. She started her career as a print model and appeared in various commercials. She made her TV debut as an “extra” on the show ‘Friday Night Lights.’ Initially, she appeared in small roles in TV series such as ‘A Thin Line,’ ‘Supah Ninjas,’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ She also started her film career around the same time, with roles in films such as ‘Detention’ and ‘DisCONNECTED.’ She had her first major career breakthrough when she appeared as ‘Kristina Davis’ in the drama ‘General Hospital.’ She appeared in the series for about a year. In 2014, her career received a major boost when she was offered the role of a mechanic named ‘Raven Reyes’ in the science-fiction series ‘The 100.’ Her character was a recurring character initially, but has emerged as one of the leads in the latest seasons.
- Lindsey Morgan was born in Houston, Texas, on February 27, 1990, to George Morgan and Alice Burciaga. She is half-Irish and half-Mexican. She grew up in a huge family, with one sibling and six step-siblings. She was a shy girl but eventually conquered her fears when she started acting in school theatrical productions.
- Lindsey discovered her love for drama and theater at a young age. She had an extroverted nature, which further helped her become the absolute favorite for key roles in school theatrical plays. She starred in school productions such as ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Footloose.’ This sparked her interest in acting.
- She continued acting in school theatrical plays over the next few years. As a child, she was a tomboy and had several artistic inclinations. As soon as she graduated high school, she decided to become an actor.
- Houston had its own little filmmaking community, and Lindsey joined soon joined it. She then joined the ‘University of Texas’ in Austin. She studied fine arts, with theater arts as her specialization. She chose the program to hone her acting skills. While in college, she started working as a model and appeared in many print advertisements.
- She spent the entire first year of her college auditioning for roles. However, she was not too successful. She managed to bag a few small projects, such as that of an “extra” on the show ‘Friday Night Lights.’ She made some progress as a model and appeared in a few commercial advertisements.
- She then made the bold move to arrive in Los Angeles to give her acting career a serious try. It turned out to be a good decision, as she started getting work soon.
- Soon after she landed in Los Angeles, she bagged a supporting role in an independent film titled ‘Detention.’ The satirical horror film was directed by Joseph Kahn and was featured in a few film festivals before receiving a small release in the US in 2012. The film was met with mixed reviews, but several critics praised the film wholeheartedly.
- She made her TV debut with the series ‘B-Sides.’ She series featured her in a small role in the episode ‘She’s Too Good for Everyone.’ She then appeared in more small roles in series such as ‘Supah Ninjas’ and ‘A Thin Line.’ Most of her early TV roles were single-episode roles, and she struggled to make her mark in the industry.
- In 2011, she appeared in the lead role in the ‘MTV’ film ‘DisCONNECTED.’ She played ‘Maria,’ a teenage girl obsessed with social media. This was part of a series based on ‘MTV’s ‘A Thin Line’ campaign. The film was made with the aim of spreading awareness about the increasing dangers of social media and how it can it be used as a tool to abuse vulnerable people.
- In 2012, she appeared as ‘Lauren’ in a single episode of the popular sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’ titled ‘The Drunk Train.’ The same year, she appeared as ‘Tracy’ in an episode of the series ‘Happy Endings’ titled ‘Big White Lies.’
- 2012 was a great year for Lindsey, as she was selected to portray the role of ‘Kristina Davis’ in the daytime medical drama ‘General Hospital.’ Lindsey was not told which role she was auditioning for, and it was a pleasant surprise for her when she realized that she had been cast in one of the main roles of the series. She made her debut in the series in May 2012.
- She became one of the most popular new additions on the long-running show. Her portrayal of ‘Kristina Davis’ earned her a ‘Daytime Emmy’ nomination for ‘Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series’ in 2013. After appearing in 67 episodes of the series, she quit in early 2013. She made her last appearance in the series in March 2013.
- In 2013, she appeared in the lead role in the short film ‘Facebook Stalking,’ which was a social commentary on the growing influence of ‘Facebook’ on young minds. She then appeared in a small role in the horror comedy ‘Chastity Bites,’ which received mixed reviews from critics.
- In 2014, she appeared in the post-apocalyptic science-fiction drama ‘The 100.’ The series featured her in the role of a mechanic named ‘Raven Reyes.’ It was a supporting role in the first season. However, it was later converted into a full-fledged role. Her performance was appreciated by all.
- The series turned out to be a critical and commercial success. Its ratings improved with each season. The fifth and the latest season has received a 100% approval rating on ‘Rotten Tomatoes.’ The show has been renewed for another season.
- Her remarkable performance in ‘The 100’ earned Lindsey a lot of industry contacts. In 2016, she played the leading role of ‘Ariana’ in the TV film ‘Casa Vita.’ She then appeared in a small role in the series ‘The Night Shift.’
- In 2017, she played a supporting role in the science-fiction film ‘Beyond Skyline.’ The film featured her as ‘Captain Rose’ and received mixed reviews from critics.
- Her latest appearances have been in films such as ‘Lasso’ and ‘Summertime.’ In 2011, she appeared in the music video for ‘Boyfriend,’ the promotional song of the series ‘Big Time Rush.’
- Lindsey once claimed in an interview that all of her baby teeth had not fallen out and that she still had four baby teeth intact.
- Although Lindsey has mentioned about being in a relationship, through her social-media accounts, she remains very secretive about her personal life. She is yet to reveal the name of her boyfriend.
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