Tracy Morgan has a net worth of $70 million as an actor, comedian, and book writer. Morgan is a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live” (1996–2003) and is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Tracy Jordan on “30 Rock” (2006–2013), which he co-created with his “SNL” co-star Tina Fey.
Critics and fans adored the character, which was a loose parody of Tracy’s real-life off-screen demeanor. Morgan has also appeared in numerous films such as “The Longest Yard” (2005), “Cop Out” (2010), and “Death at a Funeral” (2010), as well as stand-up comedy specials such as “Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue” (2011), “Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide” (2014), and “Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive” (2015). (2017). Tracy debuted on the TBS network’s “The Last O.G.” in 2018, and his biography, “I Am the New Black,” was published in 2009.
|Full Name||Tracy Jamel Morgan|
|Date of Birth||10 Nov, 1986 (53 Years Old)|
|Birth Place||The Bronx, New York City, USA|
|Height||5 Feet 8 inch|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Wife||Megan Wollover – m. 2015|
|Son||Gitrid, Tracey Morgan Jr & Malcolm Morgan|
|Daughter||Maven Sonae Morgan|
|Father||Jimmy Morgan, Sr.|
|Brother||Jimmy Morgan, Jr.|
|Profession||Comedian & Actor|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram & Twitter|
|Net Worth||$70 Million|
Tracy Morgan was born Tracy Jamel Morgan in The Bronx, New York, on November 10, 1968. Tracy’s mom, Alicia, was a stay-at-home mom, and his father, Jimmy, was a musician, Vietnam war hero, and rehabilitating drug addict who abandoned his wife and five kids when Tracy was six years old. Morgan was bullied as a child growing up in Bedford Stuyvesant’s Tompkins Houses.
Tracy attended DeWitt Clinton High School, when he learned in 1985, during his sophomore year, that his father had got AIDS as a result of the usage of hypodermic needles. In 1987, Jimmy’s health deteriorated, and Tracy, who had recently married, dropped out of school to care for him. Morgan temporarily sold crack to support his new wife and her two young children after Jimmy died in November of that year.
Tracy Morgan’s best friend advised him to pursue comedy, and after his buddy was assassinated, Tracy followed his advice and began performing on the streets, eventually becoming a renowned stand-up comedian.
Morgan made his television debut in 1994 on Fox’s “Martin,” portraying Hustle Man. Over the next two years, he featured in seven episodes before making his big-screen debut in 1996’s “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.” Tracy also joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” the same year, when he created iconic characters including Brian Fellows and Astronaut Jones.
He was a host in March 2009 and October 2015, and he participated in 137 episodes across seven seasons. Morgan appeared in numerous films while on the “SNL” cast, including “Half Baked” (1998), “How High” (2001), “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001), and “Head of State” (2003), as well as voicing Spoonie Luv on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” (2002–2005). He was a host in March 2009 and October 2015, and he participated in 137 episodes across seven seasons. Morgan appeared in numerous films while on the “SNL” cast, including “Half Baked” (1998), “How High” (2001), “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001), and “Head of State” (2003), as well as voicing Spoonie Luv on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” (2002–2005).
From 2003 to 2004, he produced and acted in “The Tracy Morgan Show,” and from 2006 to 2013, he co-starred in the Emmy-winning NBC comedy “30 Rock” alongside Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jane Krakowski. The program aired for 138 episodes, with the ensemble reuniting for a tv special in July 2020 during the Coronavirus epidemic.
Tracy did voiceovers in “Rio 2” (2014), “The Boxtrolls” (2014), “The Simpsons” (2018), and “Scoob!” (2018) while appearing on “30 Rock.” He also hosted the hidden camera series “Scare Tactics” (2008–2013) and gave his voice to “Farce of the Penguins” (2006), “G-Force” (2009), and “Rio” (2011). (2020). Morgan has also been in the pictures “Top Five” (2014), “The Night Before” (2015), “Fist Fight” (2017), and “What Men Want” (2019), as well as co-starring with Eddie Murphy in “Coming 2 America” (2020). Tracy has played ex-con Tray Barker on “The Last O.G.” since 2018, and he appeared in Jordan Peele’s version of “The Twilight Zone” as a guest character in 2019.
Tracy was married from 1987 and 2009 to Sabina, his sweetie in high school. Son Tracy jr. was greeted in 1992 and the boys of Sabina, Gitrid and Malcolm, were officially accepted by Morgan. Unfortunately, in 2016 Sabina died of cancer.
On 23 August 2015, Tracy married model Megan Wollover with a single daughter, Maven (born on 2 July 2013) and filed a divorce application in July 2020. The battle of Morgan with alcohol consumption resulted in his divorce from Sabina and an accusation of drunk driving by New York and the accusation of Los Angeles’ DUI. In 1996, Tracy acquired diabetes and in 2010 he underwent a kidney transplant.
Tracy was engaged in an incident in New Jersey on June 7, 2014, when a Walmart tractor-trailer rear-ended a minibus carrying Tracy and several other comedians after a concert. Tracy sustained brain damage, a fractured nose, a broken leg, and broken ribs in the collision, which killed Morgan’s friend and mentor James McNair.
Morgan spent two weeks in a medically induced coma and had leg surgery the day following the tragedy. On June 20th, he was moved to a rehabilitation clinic and discharged on July 12th. The driver of the Walmart truck, Kevin Roper, had apparently been awake for more than 24 hours when the accident happened, and he pled guilty in 2016 to one count of vehicular murder and four counts of aggravated assault.
Tracy filed a lawsuit against Walmart in July 2014, and the case was resolved in May 2015 for an unknown price. The settlement was said to be $90 million, although Morgan’s lawyer has refuted this. Tracy was confined to a wheelchair for several months following the accident, but he claims that witnessing his 14-month-old daughter take her first steps motivated him to “come out of my wheelchair and make my first strides.”
Awards and Accolades
Morgan was nominated for his first Primetime Emmy in 2009 for “30 Rock,” for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and in 2016, for “Saturday Night Live,” for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Tracy and the cast of “The Boxtrolls” shared a Behind the Voice Feature Film Voice Acting Award in 2015, and he earned a Golden Nymph award (from the Monte-Carlo TV Fest) and a NAMIC Vision Award for “30 Rock” in 2010.
In 2018, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after being nominated for three Black Reel Awards for Television, 10 NAACP Image Awards, and three Online Film & Television Association awards.