May 16, 1981 (42)
Joseph Morgan is an English actor, best recognized for his performance in the television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and its spinoff ‘The Originals’.
Morgan first gained significant attention for his role as Klaus Mikaelson in ‘The Vampire Diaries’, a performance that would later secure him a lead role in its popular spinoff ‘The Originals’. The character of Klaus, an Original Vampire/Werewolf Hybrid, resonated with audiences and became one of Morgan’s most acclaimed roles. Morgan also starred in the British television series ‘Hex’, where he displayed his versatile acting skills as Troy, an endearing and loyal best friend. On the big screen, Morgan’s notable roles include ‘Open Grave’ and ‘Immortals’.
Throughout his career, Morgan has shared the screen with an array of talented artists and celebrities. In ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’, he collaborated with actors such as Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, and Candice King. His role in ‘Hex’ brought him into the company of Christina Cole and Jemima Rooper. In the cinematic arena, Morgan worked with seasoned actors such as Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke in ‘Immortals’, and Sharlto Copley in ‘Open Grave’.
Morgan’s skill and dedication have earned him recognition within the industry. In 2013, he won the TV Guide Award for “Choice TV Villain” for his performance in ‘The Vampire Diaries’. His work in ‘The Originals’ also received acknowledgment, earning him a “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series” award at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards.