May 27, 2024

Joseph Morgan (born May 16, 1981) also recognized as Joseph Martin, is a professional British actor and a director, born in London, and spent his formative years in Swansea.

He is popularly known for his role as Klaus Mikelson in a popular TV series ‘TheVampires Diary and the spin-off ‘The Original’.

Early Life

Joseph Morgan whos is currently [calculate_years datestring=”05/16/1981″] years of age, born in London, UK to the Christian family of Mr&Mrs Martin.

His father, Nick Martin a professional painter, and his Mom, Sarah Martin a full housewife.

He grew up with his parent in Swansea and wades alongside his siblings where he spent his early teenage age before returning to London where he was born to further his acting skill.


Joseph attended Morriston Comprehensive School in Swansea, Wales at an early age after which, He preceded to Gower College Swansea which was formerly known as Gorseinon College for pursuing a BTEC Performing Arts course.

He returned to London after 11 years of staying in Swansea, He attended the Central School of Speech and Drama to improve his skills in acting.


He began his acting in the early 2000s, where he was involved in some negligible roles majorly in TV series. His first film debut was “Eroica” in 2003 but He didn’t get enough fame. He starred on the big screen in “The Master and Commander: The far side of the world. After this, Joseph was featured in a lot of movies but played some minor roles. He played in an epic historic drama titled “Alexander” a movie based on “Alexander the great”  

He played the title role “Ben Hur” a mini-series film on April 4, 2010, which was first aired on CBC Tv in Canada and on ABC Tv in America.

He was portrayed as “Niklaus Mikaelson” in a Tv series titled “Vampire Diaries” which began in late 2009.

The movie spin-off of another series known as ‘The Originals’.

In 2011, He played Lysander in the movie ‘Immortals’ alongside Henry Cavil.

He ranked number 84 on BuddyTV on its list of ‘Sexiest Men of 2011’.

The spinoff series of ‘Vampires Dairies’ which is ‘The Originals’ began in 2013 when he was starring as ‘Niklaus Mikaelson’.


  • Immortals 
  • Armistice 
  • Master and Commander
  • Vampire Diaries 
  • The Original 

Personal Life

Joseph is currently married to Persia White, an actress and also musician.

The two met on set during the filming of season three of ‘Vampires Dairies’. Joseph played the role of Niklaus Mikaelson while White played the role of ‘Abby Bennett Wilson, a witch. They got married on July 5th, 2014 in Jamaica.

Joseph does not currently have any child of his own with White, but he is a stepfather to Mecca Morgan, the daughter of Persia White.

Joseph has two siblings, Crystal Martin, a girl, and his brother Jack Martin.

Social Media

Instagram @Therealjosephmorgan

Twitter @Joseph Morgan

Net Worth

Joseph is successful in his field and having his earnings from his movie sales and appearing in a movie scene,He has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$3 million – US$5 million 

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