Joseph Morgan, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Actor: Wife, Kids & Net Worth

British actor Joseph Morgan- famous as Klaus in The Vampire Diaries

A British actor Joseph Morgan became a heartthrob of many with the portrayal of Klaus in The CW series The Vampire Diaries (2011-16). Moreover, the London-born reprised the same role in its spin-off The Originals (2013-18), for which he even won a People’s Choice Award in 2014.

Morgan, a professional since 2002, worked in a bunch of movies as well, but the TV projects became his charm. In 2019, he appeared in a recurring role Jed in Animal Kingdom, before landing a series regular, Brother Blood, in Titans (2022).

Joseph Morgan Met His Wife On Set Of ‘The Vampire Diaries’

The People’s Choice Award-winning actor lives with his wife Persia White, a Bahamas-born American actress & singer.

Reportedly, they met in 2011 when both of them were cast in Season 3 of The Vampire Diaries. White played Abby Bennett Wilson in 7 episodes, a witch, and the mother of the central character Bonnie Bennett.

Although fans were already shipping them, they didn’t confirm it immediately but left clues. Persia worked in Joseph’s 2013 short film Revelation, having walked the red carpet earlier in August 2018 at the 52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival for its promotion.

Later in 2013, during the promotion of Joseph Morgan’s series ‘The Originals’ at CW Upfronts, Persia White made an appearance, even though she had no role in it. Obviously, to support her then-yet-to-be-official boyfriend!

On January 1, 2014, Morgan confirmed his relationship with Persia White via Twitter, on the occasion of New Year. He wrote, “Happy New Year from @RealPersiaWhite and myself”.

Moreover, both of them shared an Instagram post on July 11, 2020, marking 6 years of marriage and 9 years of relationship, confirming that they began dating in 2011.

Wedding and More on Relationship- Does Morgan Have a Daughter?

Following 3 years of relationship, Morgan got engaged to the ‘Girlfriends’ actress Persia White in May 2014; he proposed to her just a few days before his 33rd birthday.

And 2 months shy after the engagement, the couple married on July 5, 2014. The wedding took place at a private villa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in front of 26 guests. Joseph wore an ivory-colored silk tux and White looked fabulous in a Vera Wang dress with a cathedral-length veil.

Wedding moment of Joseph Morgan and his wife Persia White
Wedding moment of Joseph Morgan and his wife Persia White; Photo Source: Facebook@JosephMorgan

As for a fact, Morgan’s wife Persia White is 8 years senior to him. Both of them are active on Instagram with the handles @therealjosephmorgan and @misspersiawhite.

Morgan and Persia White married after 3 years of dating in 2014
Morgan and Persia White married after 3 years of dating in 2014; Photo Source: Twitter@OriginalsDaily1

So far as of 2022, the duo is yet to share children of their own. But Joseph is stepfather to White’s daughter Mecca White (b.  1995) from her previous relationship. Not much about the baby-father is out.

Mecca is an avid Instagram user (@meccawhitelion); she also follows in her parent’s footsteps in acting. Furthermore, she runs a clothing line (surf/skate-inspired) named White Lion.

Persia White and her daughter Mecca
Persia White and her daughter Mecca; Photo Source: Instagram@meccawhitelion

Often her IG posts showcase her adoration for her mother and good bond with her step-father Joseph Morgan.

Past Relationships

Earlier, Morgan was in a relationship with Everwood actress Emily VanCamp from 2010 to 2011. Moreover, there were dating rumors of the actor with Gotham actress Erin Richards, and The Vampire Diaries co-star Claire Holt.

On the other, Persia was formerly married to American singer Saul Williams. They confirmed their engagement on February 29, 2008, after 5 years of dating & exchanged vows shortly after. However, by January 17, 2009, the two were no longer together as per White’s Myspace blog.

Where Is Joseph Morgan From? Height and Age In 2022?

Morgan was born Joseph Martin on May 16, 1981, in Lambeth, London, England, UK. A British by nationality, the Casualty actor grew up in Swansea and lived there for 11 years- attending Morriston Comprehensive School and Gower College Swansea (studied BTEC Performing Arts course).

Later, he returned to London and enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Joseph Morgan is the eldest of two to Nick Martin (a painter) and Sarah Martin. He has a younger brother named Jack Martin.

As of 2024, Morgan, 5 feet 11 inches (183 cm) tall, is 42 years old.

Breakthrough From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ & ‘The Originals’– What Role Morgan Portrayed?

After around a decade in the acting industry, Joseph earned notable TV attention in 2011. Thanks to his role as Klaus Mikaelson in Season 2 of the supernatural series The Vampire Diaries. It starred Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, and Steven R. McQueen, among others.

Soon he became a series regular in Season 3 & 4 of The CW series until 2013; he left to work in its spin-off The Originals (2013-18). There he appeared in 92 episodes co-starring Phoebe Tonkin, Claire Holt, Daniel Gillies, Yusuf Gatewood, and Riley Voelkel.

Joseph Morgan as Klaus Mikaelson; he reprised the role in The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals
Joseph Morgan as Klaus Mikaelson; he reprised the role in The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals; Photo Source: Instagram

‘The Originals’ ran for 5 seasons, concluding on August 1, 2018. As the show’s rating began to decline after Season 4, the series creator Julie Plec confirmed on July 20, 2017, to end its production after the fifth season.

Brief On His Character Klaus!

In ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’, Morgan appears as Klaus Mikaelson, an Original Hybrid: half-Original Vampire and half-werewolf. He begins to build his army of new “hybrids”, after knowing the truth about his family background.

Throughout the series & spin-off, Klaus deals with betrayals while growing up. Additionally, he comes to know the value of family & especially adores his daughter Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) shared with Hayley Marshall, a werewolf, later a hybrid.

In the finale of ‘The Originals’, to ensure the safety of his loved ones, he along with his brother Elijah (actor Daniel Gillies) commits suicide after transferring hollow into himself to destroy it.

Will Joseph As Klaus Mikaelson Be In ‘Legacies’?

On October 25, 2018, a spin-off to The Originals named Legacies premiered. It follows the storyline of Joseph Morgan’s character Klaus’ daughter Hope after his demise. Other casts include his character’s surviving siblings: Freya (actress Riley Voelkel), Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), and Rebekah (Claire Holt).

Although fans were hopeful to see Morgan once again as Klaus resurrected in Season 4, seems it was limited to a wishlist only. The fourth season marked the finale (conclusion on June 16, 2022), but Klaus Mikaelson didn’t make a return.

Net Worth In 2024– What Is Joseph Morgan Doing Now?

A professional with 2 decades of dedication in the acting industry, Morgan collected decent fame & earnings. As of 2024, his estimated net worth is $3 million.

A recurring cast in Hex, Doc Martin, and Casualty, Joseph became a prime figure after working in The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals. It allegedly earned him a salary in the rich 6-digit figure per season.

Currently, Joseph Morgan is filming for Season 4 of the DC comics-based TV series TitansThere, he would appear in a villainous role Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood.

In January 2022, Morgan along with Franka Potente, and Lisa Ambalavanar announced the cast of the series. They would accompany the main casts of Titans including Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Alan Ritchson, and Ryan Potter, among others.

It first aired on October 12, 2018, and has already completed its Season 3 (Aug 12, 2021- Oct 21, 2021), with 37 episodes in total.

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