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Matthew Morrison
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Morrison at the 2010 Peabody Awards
Born October 30, 1978 (1978-10-30) (age 43)
Other names Matt Morrison
Occupation Actor, director, musician, singer-songwriter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Emmalyn Estrada

Matthew James Morrison (born: October 30, 1978 in California) is an American television, movie and musical theater actor. He is best known for his role in the television series Glee. After attending theater camp during his childhood, he decided that he wanted to become an actor. He was educated at New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. Being a member of boy bands like LMNT and Fresh Step, he made his musical theater transition into similarly styled shows.

He had minor roles in Footloose as well as the revival of the Rocky Horror Show. His big break came when he landed the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway production of John Waters' Hairspray. Morrison was nominated for a Tony award for his role in The Light in the Piazza.

Morrison's debut album Matthew Morrison peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200. It also peaked at number 61 on the Australian Albums Chart, and number 63 on the UK Albums Chart.

Awards and nominations

  • Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominated - 2010 Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Glee)
  • Primetime Emmy Awards Nomination - 2010 Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Glee)
  • Golden Globe Awards Nomination - 2010 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Glee)
  • Satellite Awards Nomination - 2010 Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical (Glee)
  • Teen Choice Awards Nomination - 2010 Choice Male Scene Stealer
  • Golden Globe Awards Nomination - 2009 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Glee)
  • Satellite Awards Winner - 2009 Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical (Glee)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards Winner - 2009 Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Glee)
  • Drama Desk Awards Nomination - 2008 Outstanding Actor in a Musical (10 Million Miles)
  • Tony Awards Nomination - 2005 Best Featured Actor in a Musical (The Light in the Piazza)
  • Outer Critics Circle Awards Nomination - 2005 Best Featured Actor in a Musical (The Light in the Piazza)
  • Drama Desk Awards Nomination - 2005 Outstanding Actor in a Musical (The Light in the Piazza)
  • Outer Critics Circle Awards Nomination - 2003 Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Hairspray)

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