Matthew Morrison Net Worth, Career, Wife and Kid

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Updated 2020/06/14 at 12:48 PM
Matthew Morrison Net Worth
Matthew Morrison Net Worth

Popular Name:Matthew Morrison
Real Name:Matthew James Morrison
Birth Date:28 October 1978
Birth Place:Chico, California, United States
Marital Status:Married
Renee Puente (m. 2014)
Profession:Actor, Singer
Years active:1997 Till Date
Net Worth:$10 Million
Last Updated:2021


Matthew James Morrison is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is known for his roles in several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his appearance in “Hairspray” as Link Larkin, and for his role on Fox television show “Glee” as Will Schuester.

Signed with Adam Levine’s 222 Records, Morrison was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the musical “The Light in the Piazza”. With many film credits to his name, Matthew Morrison net worth depicts him as a wealthy actor who has also earned part of his wealth from singing and dancing.

Matthew Morrison’s Early Life

Morrison was born on 28 October 1978 in Fort Ord, California, in the United States. He is the son of Thomas Morrison and his wife Mary Louise and was raised in Chico, California.

He was part of the Orange County High School of Arts and Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) while at Los Alamitos High School campus. While in high school, he did a musical with American actress Jodie Sweetin.

After high school, he enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and dropped out after two years, and joined the Broadway adaptation of “Footloose”.

By his freshman year of college, Matthew Morrison was already a regular performer on Broadway.

Matthew Morrison’s Career

For Morrison, it all started when he made a musical theatre debut in the musical version of “Footloose” on Broadway, followed by an appearance on “The Rocky Horror Show” in 2002.

He had his big break when he got the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway version of John Waters’ “Hairspray”. After performing the role for some time, he began to work on television, guest-starring on shows like “Hack”, “Numbers”, “Ghost Whisperer”, and “CSI: Miami”.

He also played a part in films such as “Simply Funk”, “Primary Colors”, “Marci X”, and “Music and Lyrics”.

Having garnered more experience, he followed up these performances by playing the role of Sir Harry in the ABC-TV production of “Once Upon a Mattress”, starring film stars like Zooey Deschanel, Tracey Ullman, and Carol Burnett.

He starred in the cast of the musical “Hairspray” from its opening in 2002 through January 2004.

In 2005 he switched lanes, starring as Fabrizio Nacarelli in “The Light in the Piazza”, and his performance made sure he was nominated for a Tony Award.

He left the show in August 2005. In October 2006, he became Adam Munson as he joined the cast of the CBS soap opera, “As the World Turns”. However, he left the show soon after due to a conflict in scheduling.

Matthew Morrison then appeared in a benefit performance in celebration of Andrew Lippa, and another Anniversary of the performing group ”The Kids in the Hall”, at Orange County Performing Arts Center in California in December 2006.

The performance was beneficial to The California Conservatory of the Arts, which is a non-profit arts education organization that focuses on pre-professional training for young children, grades six to twelve, in Orange County, California.

His role in the Off-Broadway show “10 Million Miles” earned him a nomination for a Drama Desk Award. The show ran at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2007. In the same year, he was seen in two films: “Music and Lyrics” and “Dan in Real Life”.

The following year, he made himself available for the role of Lieutenant Cable in Lincoln Center’s production of the musical “South Pacific”. At the end of 2008, he left the production and returned to California early the following year to shoot season one of Glee.

On April 28, 2013, He made his first big appearance in the UK as a guest performer during the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards hosted at the Royal Opera House in London.

On June 4, 2013, his second studio album titled “Where It All Began” was released by 222 Records.

On July 7, 2016, Matthew appeared on a summer evening on Broadway and some other songs with “The New York Pops” at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, Queens.

He made a return to Broadway playing the role of J.M. Barrie in the musical, “Finding Neverland” which opened in 2015.

Since 2019, Matthew Morrison has been appearing alongside Todrick Hall, Oti Mabuse, and Cheryl on BBC One’s “The Greatest Dancer” as a”dance captain”.

In the second half of the year 2019, he featured as Trevor in season nine of the FX horror television series “American Horror Story”.

Films (Selected)

2017Tulip FeverMattheus
2012What to Expect When You’re ExpectingEvan
2007Dan in Real LifePoliceman
2007Music and LyricsRay

Awards & Achievements

In 2009, Matthew Morrison won a Satellite Award, a TV Land Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2015, he won two Audience Awards.

He has received many award nominations throughout his career for his performances,  and time will tell if he would add more to his current tally as his career is still very much active.

Personal Life & Family

Morrison became engaged to American actress Chrishell Stause in 2006 but their relationship later ended.

In 2011, he began dating Renee Puente. Two years later, Elton John announced that Morrison and Puente were engaged. In 2014 Morrison and Puente got married at a private home on Maui island.

Their first and only child so far was born in 2017.

Age & Physical Features

Matthew Morrison is currently 41 years of age. He is 180cm tall and weighs 75kg.

Matthew Morrison Net Worth

The American actor has been a popular face in the industry since 1997. He has made his mark on multiple movies and television shows.

He is also a known singer, so here’s how much he has made in his successful entertainment career.

Salary & Earnings

As a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, Matthew Morrison takes home a big amount of money at the end of every day’s work.

His last reported paycheck revealed an earning of $80,000 per episode of Glee. He definitely earns much more now considering his level, experience, and skills.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Lifestyle

The actor owns a $1.2 million home in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his lovely wife and son. The yard which sits on an acre of land hosts his fancy cars which include a Volvo and Mercedes.

Matthew Morrison Net worth is approximately $10 million. No doubt, he is one of the richest Broadway stars we have seen in recent years.


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