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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 10, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA Profession: actor, comedian, producer

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During his seven years on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), actor and stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan rose to fame playing several memorable characters, including Astronaut Jones, a retro lounge-singing space traveler infatuated with female aliens, and impersonating Mike Tyson, Star Jones and Busta Rhymes. A fearless comic who was always performing whether or not cameras were rolling, Morgan earned a reputation for outrageous behavior, while problems with alcohol led to a career dip following his departure from "SNL." The failure of his own family sitcom, "The Tracy Morgan Show" (NBC, 2003-04), only cast a deeper shadow on his young, promising career. But he continued doing stand-up and was tapped for supporting roles in features like "Head of State" (2003) and "The Little Man" (2005). Thanks to fellow "SNL" castmate Tina Fey who had long recognized his comic brilliance, Morgan rebounded professionally when he landed the role of a lifetime, joining the ensemble cast of her Emmy-winning sitcom, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). Morgan shined as Tracy Jordan, the impulsive, demanding star of a late-night sketch comedy show-within-a-show whose dramas often mirrored the actor's offscreen life. The series'...

During his seven years on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), actor and stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan rose to fame playing several memorable characters, including Astronaut Jones, a retro lounge-singing space traveler infatuated with female aliens, and impersonating Mike Tyson, Star Jones and Busta Rhymes. A fearless comic who was always performing whether or not cameras were rolling, Morgan earned a reputation for outrageous behavior, while problems with alcohol led to a career dip following his departure from "SNL." The failure of his own family sitcom, "The Tracy Morgan Show" (NBC, 2003-04), only cast a deeper shadow on his young, promising career. But he continued doing stand-up and was tapped for supporting roles in features like "Head of State" (2003) and "The Little Man" (2005). Thanks to fellow "SNL" castmate Tina Fey who had long recognized his comic brilliance, Morgan rebounded professionally when he landed the role of a lifetime, joining the ensemble cast of her Emmy-winning sitcom, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). Morgan shined as Tracy Jordan, the impulsive, demanding star of a late-night sketch comedy show-within-a-show whose dramas often mirrored the actor's offscreen life. The series' critical success reignited his career, leading to Morgan appearing in big screen comedies and voicing character's in animated films, where audiences continued to love his unpredictable, loose cannon persona.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Accidental Love (2015)
2.
 Rio 2 (2014)
3.
 Boxtrolls, The (2014)
4.
 Why Stop Now (2012)
5.
 Rio (2011)
6.
7.
8.
 Cop Out (2010)
9.
 G-Force (2009)
10.
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1984:
Discovered while doing stand-up at The Apollo
1992:
Member of the sketch comedy show, "Uptown Comedy Club"; aired on various channels
1994:
Made TV debut on "Martin" (Fox), playing Hustle Man
1996:
Feature debut, "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate"
1996:
Joined NBC's "Satruday Night Live" as a regular cast member
1998:
Featured in the film "Half Baked"
2001:
Played Pumpkin Escobar in Kevin Smith's comedy "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"
2002:
Voiced Spoonie Luv on the series "Crank Yankers"
2003:
Produced and starred in "The Tracy Morgan Show"; loosely based on his real life
2003:
Cast opposite Chris Rock in "Head of State"
2005:
Appeared in the remake of "The Longest Yard"
2006:
Co-starred with Shawn and Marlon Wayans in the comedy, "The Little Man"
2006:
Voiced Woof in the MTV2 Animated Series "Where My Dogs At?"
2006:
Played a cast member of a fictional New York based sketch comedy show in "30 Rock" (NBC); earned an Emmy nomination in 2009 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
2008:
Appeared in the comedy spoof "Superhero Movie"
2009:
Voiced the guinea pig Blaster in the live-action Disney movie "G-Force"
2010:
Teamed with Bruce Willis for Kevin Smith's buddy cop film, "Cop Out"
2010:
Co-starred in the Chris Rock produced black comedy, "Death at a Funeral," a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name
2011:
Voiced the character of Luiz in the animated feature "Rio"
2011:
Cast in "The Son of No One," co-starring Al Pacino, Channing Tatum and Juliette Binoche
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Education

De Witt Clinton High School: Bronx , New York -

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wife:
Sabina Morgan. High school sweetheat.

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son:
Tracy Morgan. Born c. 1986.
father:
Jimmy Morgan. Musican. Vietnam veteran; died in 1987.
son:
Gitrid Morgan. Born c. 1991.
son:
Malcolm Morgan. Born c. 1987.
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