The American actor, television personality and comedian Lamorne Morris, is possibly best known for his appearances in the sitcom “New Girl”, and the docudrama “Valley of the Boom.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Lamorne Morris hails from Glen Ellyn, Chicago, and was born under the Leo zodiac sign on 14 August 1983, which makes him 40 years old as of 2023. He hasn’t revealed the names of his parents – in 2017, he disclosed on the show “Larry King Now” that his dad was a drug dealer, who was often imprisoned; his mother worked for the US Postal Service. He was brought up alongside his three siblings, including a brother named Devon. Lamorne grew up interested in pranking people, and often got into trouble in school for his pranks.

Morris attended Glenbard South High School where he played basketball. He matriculated to the Glen Ellyn-based public community College of DuPage, whose noteworthy alumni include the actor John Belushi, the American Football quarterback, Matt Ryan, and the former javelin champion, Tom Pukstys. Morris graduated with a BA in Theater in 2003, and then began attending seminars at the Second City Training Center, in improvisation, writing, clowning and stand-up comedy – he received a Chris Farley Memorial Acting Scholarship there.

Hobbies and Interesting Facts

Morris enjoys watching and playing basketball, and his best-loved team is the Chicago Bulls. He is also a fan of baseball and is a big supporter of the Chicago White Sox.

The “New Girl” star enjoys riding roller coasters in his spare time – he once hosted the game show, “BrainRush” from a roller coaster.

He is involved in various social causes aimed at raising awareness about the scarcity of clean drinking water in third-world countries and other developing nations.

Career Beginnings

Morris began his career as the host of the gaming and interactive tech show, “HotWyred” and the music and entertainment news TV show “BET Now,” which both aired on Black Entertainment Network (BET). He thereafter hosted the Cartoon Network game show “BrainRush.”

Rise to Stardom

Lamorne rose to stardom when he was selected to portray Winston Bishop in the comedy TV show “New Girl.” In the show, Jessica ‘Jess,’ Day, who following a bad breakup is an offbeat youthful lady, moving into an apartment with three single men, who are supportive of her despite finding her behavior unusual. It stars Zooey Deschanel (who plays Jess), Max Greenfield, and Jake Johnson. The show aired on Fox for seven seasons from September 2011 to May 2018.

In 2016, Morris appeared alongside the likes of Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, and Nicki Minaj in the comedy-drama “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” His next notable roles were in the 2018 Jason Bateman-starring action-comedy film “Game Night,” the third installment of the “Jumanji” film franchise entitled “Jumanji: Next Level” (2019), and National Geographic’s TV mini-series “Valley of the Boom,” which is about the ‘90s tech boom and its effects in Silicon Valley. He also appeared in the Vin Diesel-starring 2020 American superhero movie “Bloodshot.”

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Lamorne co-created and appeared in the eight-episode podcast “Unwanted for QCODE”, which is about a pair of idlers who try to capture an escaped killer for a reward of $1 million. In 2021, he co-starred alongside Madison Hu and Phoebe Tonkin in the horror film “Night Shift.” In January 2022, Lamorne started co-hosting IHeartRadio’s “New Girl” rewatch podcast entitled “Welcome to Our Show” alongside his co-stars Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone.

He will play Witt Farr in the fifth season of Noah Hawley’s black comedy crime TV series “Fargo,” which is based on the 1996 movie of the same name.

Morris has appeared in commercials for various brands, including Microsoft Windows, State Farm Insurance, McDonald’s, and Ford among others. In 2019, he was hired as the spokesperson for the Chicago-based BMO Harris Bank, and the Bank of Montreal in Canada.

Awards and Nominations

In 2019, Morris won The Webby Award for his contribution to “The Crossover: The Story of Laurence Moses Bryant”, and was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for his performance in “New Girl.” Moreover, he is a two-time nominee for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series for his performance in “Woke” in 2021 and 2022.

Lamorne is active on Instagram (@lamorne), with over 1.1 million followers. He joined Twitter in March 2009, and now has over 330,000 followers – his handle is @LamorneMorris. Lamorne opened his YouTube channel, Lamorner Bros, on 13 December 2012 and is fond of posting his music videos on it. He currently has over 30,000 subscribers and his videos have over 5.5 million views.

Personal Life

Morris was in an open relationship with the American actress and the E! News correspondent, Erin Lim, who is perhaps best known for her appearances in the TV show “Dodgeball Thunderdome,” the film “The Arrangement” and for hosting “E! News Asia” and “E! After Party.” The duo made their relationship public in 2017 when they appeared together at the Emmy Awards ceremony. However, they parted ways after dating for around two years. After their separation, Lim began dating – and later married – Joshua Rhodes, who is the creative director of the clothing line, The Last Adam.

Morris seems to be in a serious relationship with the Iranian-born American actress, singer and comedian Nasim Pedrad, who appeared in the comedy sketch series “Saturday Night Live” (2009 – 2014). She is also known for her appearances in the sitcom series “New Girl”, and the horror series “Scream Queens.” Morris seems to have a daughter, whose name is unknown – in 2021, the “New Girl” star posted a picture on his Instagram account of his alleged daughter sitting on his lap

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Lamorne is of Afro-American ethnicity and has a set of black eyes and hair of the same color. He is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs approximately 155lbs (70kgs). He wears shoe size 10 (US), and his waist is 31ins.

Net Worth

Lamorne’s net worth stems from his successful career as a comedian and actor. His net worth is approximately $4 million as of 2023. Morris sold his Sherman Oaks luxury home for around $1.5 million in 2017. In early 2019, he bought a five-bedroom, $3.11 million home in Tarzana, Los Angeles, which is built on 5,840 square foot of land (0.46 sqm). The ‘20s-style Spanish home has a jacuzzi, a glass-walled pool house, and a swimming pool.

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