Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” Currently, he is headlining a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces, which will run through May 2016 and recently wrapped production on Fist Fight which he stars in alongside Ice Cube and Charlie Day. Morgan will also star in the Weinstein Co.’s Richard Pryor biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? as Redd Foxx opposite Mike Epps. Additionally, Morgan has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class.
From his work on 30 Rock, Morgan has received an Emmy Nomination in the Supporting Actor category and has in six past years also been nominated for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The “30 Rock” cast has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” The beloved series came to an end in January 2013.
In April 2014, Morgan released a standup special for Comedy Central, titled Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide, which brought Comedy Central one of its largest viewership for a standup special that year. Previously, his first stand up special was titled Black & Blue and released on HBO in 2010. Another milestone for Morgan was reached in 2009 with the release of his first book, a compilation of studied anecdotes and some of the more serious moments that shaped him and his career entitled I Am The New Black.
Morgan has also had the opportunity to be a part of some of the most successful animated films in recent years. In 2009, he made his animation debut lending his voice for Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force, a combination live-action/CG film. The film opened number one in US box offices and was celebrated by audiences worldwide. In 2013, he starred as the bulldog, Luiz, in the colorful and lively film Rio and again in April 2014 when he reprised his role in Rio 2. Morgan’s voice can also be heard in the Oscar-nominated film, Boxtrolls, as one of the film’s antagonist, Mr. Gristle.
Morgan has headlined across the country and abroad on various tours and festivals for his stand up comedy. He was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustleman on the hit comedy series Martin. He went on to join Saturday Night Live in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as “Astronaut Jones” and “Brian Fellows.” After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series The Tracy Morgan Show and voiced “Spoonie Luv” on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers. Additional film credits include: Cop Out, the remake of the British film Death at a Funeral, First Sunday opposite Ice Cube and Katt Williams, The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Head of State, Son of No One and Why Stop Now.
Morgan currently resides in New Jersey with his wife their daughter.