Tracy Jamel Morgan was born in The Bronx, New York, on November 10, 1968. His mother, Alicia, was a housewife, and his father, Jimmy, was a musician, a Vietnam veteran, and a recovering heroin addict who left his wife and five children when Tracy was 6 years old. Morgan grew up in the Tompkins Houses in Bedford Stuyvesant. When he was young, he was picked on by other kids. He went to DeWitt Clinton High School. During his sophomore year, in 1985, Tracy found out that his father had gotten AIDS from using hypodermic needles. In 1987, Jimmy’s health got worse, so Tracy, who had just gotten married, quit school to take care of him. In November of that year, Jimmy died, and Morgan sold crack for a short time to help support his new wife and her two young children. Morgan’s best friend told him he should try stand-up comedy. When Morgan’s best friend was killed, Tracy took his advice and started doing comedy on the street. Eventually, he became a successful stand-up comedian.
Tracy Morgan Career
Morgan’s first role on TV was as Hustle Man on Fox’s “Martin” in 1994. Over the next two years, he was in seven episodes. Then, in 1996’s “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate,” he was on the big screen for the first time. Tracy also joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” that year, where he played characters like Brian Fellows and Astronaut Jones, which people still remember. He was in 137 episodes over seven seasons. In March 2009 and October 2015, he was back as a host. While Morgan was on “SNL,” he made movies like “Half Baked” (1998), “How High” (2001), “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001), and “Head of State” (2003). He also did the voice of Spoonie Luv on “Crank Yankers” (2002–2005) on Comedy Central. From 2003 to 2004, he produced and starred in “The Tracy Morgan Show.” From 2006 to 2013, he co-starred in the Emmy-winning NBC sitcom “30 Rock” with Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jane Krakowski. The show had 138 episodes, and in July 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the cast got back together for a special episode.
Tracy also did voice work for “Farce of the Penguins” (2006), “G-Force” (2009), and “Rio” (2011). After “30 Rock,” he did voice work for “Rio 2” (2014), “The Boxtrolls” (2014), “The Simpsons” (2018), and “Scoob!” (2020). Morgan has also been in the movies “Top Five” (2014), “The Night Before” (2015), “Fist Fight” (2017), and “What Men Want” (2019). In “Coming to 2 America,” which will come out in 2020, he co-starred with Eddie Murphy. Tracy has been playing ex-con Tray Barker on “The Last O.G.” since 2018, and he was a guest star on “The Twilight Zone” reboot by Jordan Peele in 2019.
Tracy Morgan Personal Life
From 1987 to 2009, Tracy was married to Sabina, his high school sweetheart. Tracy Jr. was born to them in 1992, and Morgan officially took Gitrid and Malcolm, two of Sabina’s children from previous relationships, as his own. Sabina died in 2016 from cancer, which was sad. Tracy then married model Megan Wollover on August 23, 2015. They had a daughter together, Maven, who was born on July 2, 2013. Tracy filed for divorce in July 2020. Morgan’s problems with drinking led to his divorce from Sabina and to him getting a misdemeanor DUI charge in New York and a DUI charge in Los Angeles. Tracy was told he had diabetes in 1996, and in 2010 he got a new kidney.
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Tracy Morgan Real Estate
Tracy bought a 4,485-square-foot home in Cresskill, New Jersey, for $2.2 million in 2011. In May 2018, he put it on the market for $2.25 million. In March 2019, he sold it for $1.2 million. Morgan bought a 22-room mansion on two acres of land in Alpine, New Jersey, for $13.9 million in 2015. The 22,000-square-foot house has a basketball court, bowling alley, movie theater, and several huge fish tanks.