About Tracy Morgan
Tracy Jamal Morgan is an American comedian and actor, best known for his work on hit TV show Saturday Night Live. During eight years on SNL Morgan has performed a variety of recurring characters, including Uncle Jemima, Brian Fellow, African Andy, Astronaut Jones and Branden Alonzo. He left SNL in 2003 and made a brief guest appearance on Christmas show in 2011. Morgan is also recognized for the portrayal of Tracy Jordan on situation comedy 30 Rock. As for the spring 2013, Tracy Morgan net worth is estimated at $18 million.
Jamal was born and raised in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Brooklyn, in a vast family of Alice and Jimmy Morgan. His mother was a home maker, while his father was a professional musician. When Tracy was still a toddler his father was sent to serve a military duty in Vietnam. Jimmy came home addicted to heroin and never managed to fully recover from all the traumas he experienced. For better or worse, he left his five children and wife when Tracy was 5. Some years later Morgan learned that his father had AIDS. He attended his funereal at the age 19.
The same year Tracy dropped out of high school and married his pregnant girlfriend, Sabrina. At the time Tracy Morgan net worth was little above zero and in order to support his family and a newborn son he started selling crack cocaine. His life changed after a tragic experience, when his best friend was killed in the streets of Brooklyn. In one of his interviews Morgan has stated that it was the “guilt of survival” that motivated him to pursue a career, which eventually boosted Tracy Morgan net worth to millions of dollars. Comedy was exactly what his friend always encouraged him to do.
Morgan started his professional career performing in the streets and later moved to stage shows in the local clubs. He debuted on television playing Hustle Man on a sitcom Marvin, which was aired on FOX from 1992 to 1997. Morgan’s character was well known for his catchphrase “What’s happ’n, chief?” and his companion- a dog dressed as a rap star. Tracy Morgan net worth growth shifted to the higher gear in mid 1990s, when he landed a role on Saturday Night Live. After leaving the show in 2003, he started hosting his own program, The Tracy Morgan Show, but the contract was not renewed for the second season. What about his personal life? For 23 years Morgan has been living with his high school sweetheart, Sabrina. Together the couple has raised three sons: Tracy Malcolm and Gitrid. Unfortunately, the family fell apart in 2009. Tracy has recently announced he is expecting his first child with a model Megan Wollover.