Tracy Morgan is an American actor, stand-up comedian a TV personality. He was born on November 10th, 1968 in The Bronx, New York City, USA as the second of five children in the family. His full name is Tracy Jamal Morgan and he is best known for his role in a television comedy Saturday Night Live.
Tracy Morgan Net Worth and Income & Settlement with Walmart
There have been some rumors that Morgan received $90 million in settlement with Walmart after the fatal New Jersey crash that killed his friend and left him in coma. These rumors, however, haven’t been confirmed.
Regardless of Walmart settlement, it is clear that comedian’s income is an impressive one. It has been estimated that Tracy Morgan net worth is approximately $35 million.
Morgan grew up with his parents and four siblings in a low-income neighborhood in Brooklyn surrounded by drug dealers and borough’s gangs. His father, Jimmy Morgan, Sr., was a US soldier who served in Vietnam. In 1974 he returned home from the war, suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and battling serious drug addiction.
Because of Jimmy’s drug problems, Morgan’s mother insisted that he leaved the home and the family, so Tracy lived only with his mother for the most of his childhood.
Nevertheless, Tracy Morgan’s relationship with his mother weakened while he was at De Witt Clinton High School in Bronx, so he left home and moved in with his father.
In the meantime Jimmy Morgan, Sr., overcame his addiction, but encountered another life challenge. As a result of using dirty needles during his lengthy drug addiction, he got AIDS and died when Tracy was 17.
Tracy Morgan Career
In 1996 Morgan joined the cast of the well-known television sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live and spent next seven years on the show. In 2003, he decided to leave SNL and start his own show, called The Tracy Morgan Show. This show, however, didn’t gain expected popularity and it stopped broadcasting after only a one season.
After three years, in 2006, Morgan joined a new hit sitcom 30 Rock, created by SNL’s co-star Tina Fey.
In 2009, Tracy Morgan published a book, memoir, I Am the New Black. In his book he describes his rough childhood and his road to success as an actor and a comedian.
Morgan has struggled with alcohol abuse for years. He explained that his alcohol abuse problems started while he was working on SNL show. In 1996, he was diagnosed with diabetes and in December 2010 had to receive a kidney transplant as a result.
On June 7th 2014, Tracy Morgan got critically injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. His close friend James McNair died in the same crash and Morgan was left in coma, fighting for his life. Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper hit into a limousine van carrying Morgan and his friend, so in July 2014, Morgan sued Walmart over the accident and allegedly received $90 million settlement.
Wife and Family
Tracy Morgan has been married to Megan Wollover, a model and an actress, since August 23, 2015. The couple has one child, a daughter named Maven.
This is his second marriage. He was previously married to Sabina Morgan, his high school sweetheart.
Tracy Morgan married Sabina in 1986, while he still was at high school. From this relationship, that lasted 23 years, Tracy has three children, Gitrid, Malcom and Tracy, Jr.
The couple divorced in 2009, after already being separated for a number of years.
In 2011 Morgan and Wollover got engaged and four years later she became his wife. The wedding ceremony took part in New Jersey, only 14 months after his terrible car crash. According to online sources, Megan is 18 years younger than her husband, but that doesn’t seem to be an obstacle to couple’s romance and happiness.
Tracy Morgan Affairs
Morgan openly admitted that he turned to selling drugs as a teenager, after his father died of AIDS. Today he often states that he still feels regretful and socially responsible thinking about that period of his life.
Tracy Morgan Height and Weight
Tracy Morgan height is reported to be 5′ 8½” (1.74 m), while the information about his weight remains unknown.
Ethnicity and Nationality
Tracy Morgan was born in the United States of America and as American citizen he also holds American nationality. He is of Afro-American ethnicity.
|Born:||November 10 1968|
|Net Worth:||$35 million|
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Weight:||5' 8½" (1.74 m)|
|Married to:||Megan Wollover|
|Children:||4 (Maven – Gitrid – Malcom – Tracy Jr)|
|Education:||De Witt Clinton High School|
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