Tracy Morgan Net Worth
What is Tracy Morgan's Net Worth and Salary?
Tracy Morgan is an actor, comedian, and author who has a net worth of $70 million. A former "Saturday Night Live" cast member (1996–2003), Tracy Morgan is also well-known for his Emmy-nominated performance as Tracy Jordan on "30 Rock" (2006–2013), which was created by his "SNL" co-star Tina Fey. The role was a loose caricature of Tracy's real-life off-screen persona and was widely loved by critics and audiences. Morgan has also starred in several films, including "The Longest Yard" (2005), "Cop Out" (2010), and "Death at a Funeral" (2010) as well as the stand-up comedy specials "Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue" (2011), "Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide" (2014), and "Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive" (2017). Tracy began starring on the TBS network's "The Last O.G." in 2018, and he released his memoir, "I Am the New Black," in 2009.
Tracy Morgan was born Tracy Jamel Morgan on November 10, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Alicia, was a homemaker, and his father, Jimmy, was a musician, Vietnam veteran, and recovering heroin addict who left his wife and five children when Tracy was 6 years old. Morgan grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant's Tompkins Houses and was bullied during his youth. He studied at DeWitt Clinton High School, and in 1985, during his sophomore year, Tracy discovered that his father had contracted AIDS as a result of hypodermic needle use. Jimmy's condition worsened in 1987, and Tracy, who had recently gotten married, dropped out of school to take care of him. Jimmy passed away in November of that year, and Morgan briefly sold crack to support his new wife and her two young children. Morgan's best friend told him he should be doing comedy, and after this friend was murdered, Tracy took his advice and began performing on the streets, eventually becoming a successful stand-up comic.
Morgan made his television debut in 1994, playing Hustle Man on Fox's "Martin." He appeared on seven episodes over the next two years, then graced the big screen for the first time in 1996's "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate." That year, Tracy also joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," creating memorable characters such as Brian Fellows and Astronaut Jones. He appeared in 137 episodes over seven seasons and returned as a host in March 2009 and October 2015. While Morgan was an "SNL" cast member, he filmed several movies, including "Half Baked" (1998), "How High" (2001), "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), and "Head of State" (2003), and voiced Spoonie Luv on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers" (2002–2005). From 2003 to 2004, he produced and starred in "The Tracy Morgan Show," then he co-starred with Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jane Krakowski on the Emmy-winning NBC sitcom "30 Rock" from 2006 to 2013. The show ran for 138 episodes, and the cast reunited for a special episode during the Coronavirus pandemic in in July 2020.
While starring on "30 Rock," Tracy also hosted the hidden camera series "Scare Tactics" (2008–2013) and lent his voice to "Farce of the Penguins" (2006), "G-Force" (2009), and "Rio" (2011); he later did voice work in "Rio 2" (2014), "The Boxtrolls" (2014), "The Simpsons" (2018), and "Scoob!" (2020). Morgan has also starred in the films "Top Five" (2014), "The Night Before" (2015), "Fist Fight" (2017), and "What Men Want" (2019), and he co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "Coming 2 America," which is set to be released in 2020. Tracy has been starring as ex-con Tray Barker on "The Last O.G." since 2018, and he guest-starred on Jordan Peele's reboot of "The Twilight Zone" in 2019.
On June 7, 2014, Tracy was involved in a collision in New Jersey in which a Walmart tractor-trailer rear-ended a minibus that Tracy and several comedians were riding in after a show. Morgan's friend and mentor James McNair died in the crash, and Tracy suffered a brain injury, broken nose, broken leg, and broken ribs. Morgan was in a medically-induced coma for two weeks and had surgery on his leg the day after the accident. He was transferred to a rehabilitation center on June 20th and released on July 12th. Kevin Roper, the driver of the Walmart truck, had reportedly been awake for over 24 hours when the crash occurred, and he pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular homicide and four counts of aggravated assault in 2016.
Tracy sued Walmart in July 2014, and the lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed sum in May 2015. There are rumors that the settlement was $90 million, but Morgan's lawyer has denied it. Tracy was in a wheelchair for several months after the collision, but he has said that after seeing his 14-month-old daughter take her first steps, "That inspired me to get out of my wheelchair and I took my first steps."
Tracy was married to his high school sweetheart, Sabina, from 1987 to 2009. They welcomed son Tracy Jr. in 1992, and Morgan formally adopted Sabina's sons from previous relationships, Gitrid and Malcolm. Sadly, Sabina died of cancer in 2016. Tracy went on to marry model Megan Wollover on August 23, 2015, and they had one daughter, Maven (born July 2, 2013), together before Tracy filed for divorce in July 2020. Morgan's struggles with alcohol abuse led to his divorce from Sabina as well as a New York misdemeanor drunken driving charge and a Los Angeles DUI charge. Tracy was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996, and he had a kidney transplant in 2010.
Awards and Nominations
In 2009, Morgan was nominated for his first Primetime Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "30 Rock," and in 2016, "Saturday Night Live" earned him an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nomination. He won a Golden Nymph award (from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival) and a NAMIC Vision Award for "30 Rock" in 2010, and Tracy and the cast of "The Boxtrolls" shared a Behind the Voice Feature Film Voice Acting Award in 2015. He has also been nominated for three Black Reel Awards for Television, ten NAACP Image Awards, and three Online Film & Television Association awards, and he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018.
In 2011, Tracy paid $2.2 million for a 4,485 square foot home in Cresskill, New Jersey. He put it on the market for $2.25 million in May 2018, eventually selling it for $1.2 million in March 2019.
In 2015, Morgan paid $13.9 million for a 22-room mansion on two acres of property in Alpine, New Jersey. The 22,000 square foot home includes a basketball court, bowling alley, movie theater, and several giant fish tanks.
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 10, 1968 (53 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Writer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|