Tracy Morgan is a 49-year-old American actor cum comedian who is famously recalled for his amazing work on the renowned TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’. His other outstanding works include ‘The Longest Yard’, ’30 Rock’, ‘Cop Out’ and ‘Are We There Yet?’
Tracy Morgan, the renowned American actor was born on November 10th, 1968 in The Bronx, New York City. He was raised by his parents Jimmy and Alicia Morgan in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He has four siblings and is the second eldest of them all. His mother was a housewife while his father was a musician who resigned from his duty as an army officer since he got addicted to heroin, an illegal drug. Poor Tracy and his family were left alone since their dad became an addict.
Tracy Morgan was named by his father in sweet memory of his friend, who got killed in a war in Vietnam. Tracy attended DeWitt Clinton High School and had a pretty rough time there. He was bullied as a child during his high school years. Morgan married his long time girlfriend Sabina Morgan in 1987 and shared some tough times with her. The two were blessed with a son and the family had to spend a few years in poverty. Tracy started earning good money once he started doing stand-up comedy on the streets.
Tracy Morgan has amassed over 404k followers on instagram where he can be seen updating fans about his work on a regular basis. He has 3.25 million followers on twitter where he seems to be equally active. Tracy has been active as an established actor for about thirty years now which is why he has a net worth of $18 million.
A childhood filled with tragedy, commotion and saddening moments looked quite unlikely for the nourishment of a genius actor and comedian but it was Tracy’s hard work, grit and determination which led him to success. A good friend of him persuaded Tracy to take up comedy as a career and so he did. It was just a week after giving the magical advice to Tracy that his friend passed away but his advice has stayed with Tracy till date. The death of his friend was a huge turning point in Tracy’s life and that is what kept him going.
Tracy found solace in comedy and he began his career performing on the streets of New York during his early 20s. Tracy’s luck shone upon him when he was invited to perform at the famous Apollo Theater. Tracy used to spend his time in Harlem before he got chosen to enact as Hustle Man in a sitcom ‘Martin’.
He was regularly featured on the show from 1994-96. After his success in ‘Martin’, Tracy went on to join the cast of the TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’ where he spent seven years of his life. He has faced many hurdles at this legendary show but at the same time, he is also one of the most recognized persons there.