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Matthew Morrison

Biography

Most widely known for his Emmy and Golden World nominated role while Mr. Will Schuester on the tv screen series Glee. He performed inside a musical with celebrity Jodie Sweetin during senior high school. He also experienced a role within the Broadway musical Hairspray. He became involved to Chirshell Stause in 2006, however they later on break up. In 2014, he wedded Renee Morrison. He offers starred alongside Dianna Agron in the tv screen show Glee.

Quick Facts


Full Name Matthew Morrison
Date Of Birth October 30, 1978
Place Of Birth Fort Ord, CA
Height 1.83 m
Profession TV Actor
Education New York University, Orange County School of the Arts, Los Alamitos High School, Tisch School of the Arts
Nationality American
Spouse Renee Puente
Parents Mary Morrison, Tom Morrison
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
Music Groups Glee Cast, LMNT
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer, Teen Choice Award for Choice Most Fanatic Fans, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Movies What to Expect When You're Expecting, Music and Lyrics, Tulip Fever, Dan in Real Life, Underdogs, I Think I Love My Wife, Taking Chance, Marci X, Once Upon a Mattress, Broadway 4D, Glee Encore, 8, The Matthew Morrison Story, Detective Fiction, The Oaks, Carpool, After the Reality, Blinders
TV Shows Glee, The Oaks
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Filming the new Fox show, Glee (2009), which premiers in Fall 2009. [May 2009]
2Starring as Link Larkin in the Broadway musical "Hairspray" [January 2003]
3Performing in comedy A Naked Girl in the Appian Way. [October 2005]
4Starring in Tony-nominated musical The Light in the Piazza. [April 2005]
5Currently filming an ABC made-for-TV movie, Once Upon a Mattress (2005), with Carol Burnett, Denis O'Hare, Tracey Ullman and Zooey Deschanel. [September 2004]
6Engaged to model Renee Morrison, since June 27, 2013. They have been in a relationship since late 2011.
7No relation to actress Jennifer Morrison.
8He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but dropped out after two years.
9He became engaged to Chrishell Stause in December 2006, but they called off the relationship just a few months later.
10In addition to doing school plays and musicals in high school, he was a soccer player, president of the school, and prom king.
11Tony nomination for his role as "Fabrizio Naccarelli" in "The Light in the Piazza," a musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel.
12He worked at the Gap in New York City before joining the cast of "Footloose" on Broadway.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tulip Fever2017Mattheus
The Good Wife2016TV SeriesConnor Fox
After the Reality2016Scottie
Younger2016TV SeriesSebastian
Glee2009-2015TV SeriesWill Schuester Sue Sylvester
Playing It Cool2014Matthew Morrison (as Matthew J. Morrison)
Space Station 762014Daniel
Underdogs2013Jake (US version, voice)
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012Evan
82012VideoPaul Katami
Touring2011Short
Carpool2011/IIShort
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesWill Schuester
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV MovieWill Schuester
Taking Chance2009TV MovieRobert Rouse
The Battery's Down2008TV SeriesMatthew Morrison
The Oaks2008TV SeriesJim
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesBlaine Cleary
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office2007TV MovieBrody
Ghost Whisperer2007TV SeriesMatt Sembrook
Dan in Real Life2007Policeman
CSI: Miami2007TV SeriesJesse Stark
I Think I Love My Wife2007Department Store Salesman #2
Music and Lyrics2007Ray
As the World Turns2006TV SeriesAdam Munson / Adam Hughes
Blinders2006/IShortScott
Guiding Light2006TV SeriesDawson
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2006TV SeriesChance Slaughter
Once Upon a Mattress2005TV MovieSir Harry
Thank God It's Monday2004TV MovieChris
CSI: Miami2004Video GameJesse Stark
Hack2003TV SeriesSam Wagner
Marci X2003Boyz R Us (as Matthew J. Morrison)
Detective Fiction2003Young Jack
Sex and the City1999TV SeriesYoung Busboy
Relativity1997TV SeriesDr. Alexander

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV Movie performer: "Stronger"
Glee2009-2015TV Series performer - 46 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV Special performer: "All I Need Is the Girl"
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV Movie performer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited
So You Think You Can Dance2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007Documentary performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Once Upon a Mattress2005TV Movie performer: "Here I Come to Save the Day", "In A Little While"
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV Special performer: "Statues and Stories"
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV Special performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After the Reality2016executive producer
Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began - Live from the Bushnell2013TV Movie executive producer
Matthew Morrison Live at the Hammersmith Apollo2011TV Movie documentary executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2011TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2002TV SpecialHimself
Simply Funk1999Video short documentaryHimself
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHimself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Up Late with Rylan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown2015TV SpecialHimself
The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2015TV MovieHimself - Performer
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Project Runway2015TV SeriesHimself - Star of Finding Neverland
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards2015TV MovieHimself
Glee: Looking Back Video Yearbook2015Video shortHimself
Glee: The Final Curtain2015Video shortHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host / ...
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Hollywood Game Night2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player / Himself - Panelist
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco2013TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
MDA Show of Strength Telethon2013TV MovieHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Sunday Brunch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Loose Women2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Masterchef2013TV SeriesHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: In Memoriam
Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began - Live from the Bushnell2013TV MovieHimself - Performer
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Real Change: Artists for Education2013TV MovieHimself
Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Conan2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2012TV Series documentaryHimself
MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand2012VideoHimself - Singer
Rachael Ray2012TV SeriesHimself
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 20122012TV MovieHimself - Guest
The Q Side2012TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Nice Work If You Can Get It
A Moment With2012TV SeriesHimself
Biography2012TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Will Schuester'
Inside the Actors Studio2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tournament Challenge Challenged2012ShortHimself
Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (host)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation2012DocumentaryHimself
American Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Countdown to the American Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Matthew Morrison Live at the Hammersmith Apollo2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Singer
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself
Stevie Nicks Goes Glee2011Video documentary shortHimself - Will Schuester
Pop Wrapped TV2010-2011TV Series documentaryWill Schuester
The Matthew Morrison Story2011ShortHimself
The Glee Project2011TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center2011VideoHimself
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor & Singer / Himself - Actor
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Nuthin' But a Glee Thang2011ShortHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2010TV SpecialHimself
Christmas in Washington2010TV MovieHimself - Performer
The X Factor2010TV SeriesWill Schuester
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
American Idol2010TV Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2009TV SpecialHimself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Australian Idol2009TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Glee Casting Session2009TV Movie documentaryWill Schuester
Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: Creating an American Masterpiece2009DocumentaryHimself
The Battery's Down2008TV SeriesHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesEvan / Will Schuester in 'Glee'
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Guesting on Glee2011Video documentary shortWill Schuester (uncredited)
Glee Encore2011VideoWill Schuester
Almost Famous IV2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
La mandrágora2005TV SeriesFabrizio

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jessalyn Gilsig
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Josh Sussman
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalGlee (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Darren Criss
· Samuel Larsen
· Vanessa Lengies
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Alex Newell
· Chord Overstreet
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Darren Criss
· Ashley Fink
· Dot-Marie Jones
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Mike O'Malley
· Chord Overstreet
· Lauren Potter
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGlee (2009)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActorGlee (2009)
2011Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Comedy Actor
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Max Adler
· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Mike O'Malley
· Chord Overstreet
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGlee (2009)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jessalyn Gilsig
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalGlee (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic FansGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron (as The Cast of Glee)
· Chris Colfer (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jessalyn Gilsig (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jane Lynch (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jayma Mays (as The Cast of Glee)
· Kevin McHale (as The Cast of Glee)
· Lea Michele (as The Cast of Glee)
· Cory Monteith (as The Cast of Glee)
· Amber Riley (as The Cast of Glee)
· Mark Salling (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jenna Ushkowitz (as The Cast of Glee)


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#Quote
1I'm not comfortable with the idea of my sex appeal, but I know in my job I have to use it. I wish I could say I got to this point in my career based on my talent, but I don't think that's true.
2[on working on Broadway] - There were all these beautiful, beautiful dancers. As a straight guy I had some room. There were the shared interests in singing and dancing, and I always find dancing with someone very evocative and sexual. I definitely hooked up with a lot of girls when I was a young guy on Broadway. It was exciting. Very joyous and free.
3[on the newer movie version of Hairspray (2007)] I've heard the rumor about John Travolta playing "Edna Turnblad" and it'd be interesting, but I want Harvey [Harvey Fierstein] to do it; he's the man - or woman - for the job. They might see me for "Link", but they'd probably go for Justin Timberlake.
4[When asked in an interview whether the widespread rumor that he is John Wayne's grandson is true] Oh, God! That is just a rumor, but I would have no shame in perpetuating it. I'll be John Wayne's grandson! You know, his real name was Marion Morrison -- and if you look at pictures of him and me, it's quite uncanny.

#Trademark
1His Smile
2Curly Hair

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