Lamorne Morris may wear a few hats because of his career, but it is clear that he likes to be in front of the camera and doesn’t want to be anywhere else. Morris is an African-American actor, comedian, and television personality. However, he is best known for his role in the FOX sitcom “New Girl”, which will be broadcast in 2011. There have also been times when he has been in other non-acting roles. Most memorable is his collaboration with Cartoon Network and BET.
It is perhaps no surprise that the increasingly popular Lamorne did not have acting at the top of his to-do list when he was teaching about his future. Originally he wanted to be a basketball player, like many kids his age. As it turns out, time and providence had other plans.
Lamorne Morris Age and Bio
Morris was born on August 14, 1983, in a suburb near Chicago, Illinois, in a suburb known as Glen Ellyn. The comedian and actor had his high school education here, at Glenbard South High School. After high school, Morris attended the College of DuPage, where he graduated in 2003. He also attended classes at The Second City Training Center.
Morris’s talent came in contact with the opportunity in 2006 and led to his first major appearance. His wit and the air he breathed put him on the radar of BET. After becoming one of the winners of BET’s “New Faces” search, the network made him the co-host of their new television show Hotwyred. He shared this responsibility with his colleague Alesha Reneé, the winner of the “New Faces” search. Focusing on technology, video games, and music news, Hotwyred replaced the July 10, 2006, BET.com COuntdown show, which ran until May 25, 2007, and was effectively replaced by The 5ive.
Since then, Lamorne Harris has consolidated its reputation as a household name for the BET brand. With his hilarious escapades, he has been involved in many of the network’s on-air shows. These include 106 & Park, 106 & Party, 106 & Party, 100 Countdown, Grammy Nomination Special, and most recently as co-host with Alesha Reneé for the daily show BET Now.
In addition to his long-standing relationship with BET on-screen, Morris also had a brief relationship with Cartoon Network in 2009. He was hired to host a live-action game show called BrainRush. It was short-lived and was broadcast from June 20 to July 22, 2009.
The actor, who is also a Chris Farley Memorial Acting Scholar, has worked on several independent, award-winning film projects. He starred in the indie films April Fools (Code Black), One Word. He also played a language role in an animated comedy project, Urban Group Squirrels. In an effort to strengthen his acting efforts and build his career, Lamorne packed up and left New York for Los Angeles in 2008.
The actor’s business side became very clear after he began appearing repeatedly in commercials. His advertising portfolio includes appearances with brands like State Farm Insurance, 7 Up, Microsoft Windows, Ford, McDonald’s, Chillis, Taco Bell, Twix, Sears, and others.
The actor has also used his penchant for comedy to advance some noble causes in social media. He has appeared on videos for the YouTube channels “FunnyorDie”, “Bart Baker” and “Water”. On the latter, he appeared with “Mars” star Matt Damon in a video that was intended to draw attention to the lack of clean water in developing countries.
But Lamorne Morris’ biggest breakthrough to date came when he signed an agreement for a supporting role in the popular FOX comedy series “New Girl”. He was cast as a character named Winston Bishop, who lives in a loft in Los Angeles with two other men and an eccentric teacher, Jess (Zooey Deschanel). His work on the series earned him a Teen Choice Award as a TV Breakout Star: The show premiered on September 20, 2011, and was extended for more than six seasons.
He was also involved in films to varying degrees and television shows both sides of his New Girl success. TV shows like Dear Secret Santa, The Assistants, and movies like Barber Shop: The Next Cut, Sandy Wexler, and Game Night come to mind.
Lamorne Morris Parents, Wife, and Girlfriend
When it comes to the family, Lamorne’s life during his adolescence is not perfect. His father was absent most of the time. His mother, who was a postal worker, had to do most of the upbringing herself with occasional contributions from his grandmother.
In an interview with Larry King on his 2017 television show LarryKingNow, Morris spoke about his father in Ora. He talked about how his father was an absentee father, a drug dealer, and when he was growing up, he kept coming in and out of prison. However, he concedes that his father, who lives in Belize, has since cleared up his crime, but has not seen him for years.
Lamorne Morris has apparently been single for so long that rumors about his sexual orientation began to spread. And true to his humorous self, he joked about the situation and tweeted a joke about it in 2014. However, it was officially confirmed that the actor and comedian are dating Erin Lim.
Erin was born on April 13, 1991. She graduated from Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in May 2013. She is a correspondent and presenter for E! news. Lim is recognized primarily for her work on The 38th Annual People’s Choice Award in 2012, The Arrangement in 2017, and The Rundown of E! News.
The couple is not married.
What is Lamorne Morris’s Net Worth?
Morris may have accomplished a lot in his relatively short time in the industry. However, his talent and age mean that he has much more past than future in terms of his career. His contribution to the highly successful new girl comedy series, his growing film portfolio, and his commercials for major American and global brands have put him in a good position.
Various online sources have estimated Lamorne Morris’s net worth at approximately $4 million.
Lamorne Morris’s Height and Body Measurements
Lamorne is not that big. He belongs to the category of average-sized male Americans. He stands at a respectable height of 1.75 m (5 feet 10 inches). His other body characteristics and statistics remain unknown.