Tracy Morgan was born November 10, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York. He was first discovered in 1984 during a stand-up performance at The Apollo.
At the age of 23, Morgan began his acting career on the sitcom Martin. He was also a regular cast member on Uptown Comedy Club, a sketch comedy show filmed in Harlem, from 1992 to 1994.
He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1996 and was a regular performer until 2003. His most famous character was wildlife enthusiast, Brian Fellow.
Morgan joined the cast of NBC’s 30 Rock in 2006. He plays Tracy Jordan, a sketch comic, alongside fellow SNL alum Tina Fey.
In 1996, Morgan was diagnosed with diabetes. Fourteen years later, he received a kidney transplant. He married his high school sweetheart, Sabrina, in 1985, and officially filed for divorce in 2009. The two have three sons together. Four years later, in July 2013, Morgan welcomed a daughter, Maven Sonae, with fiancee Megan Wollover.
In June 2011, Morgan went on a homophobic rant while performing stand-up in Nashville, Tenn. He later apologized and agreed to work with LGBT youth in New York City.