Tracy Morgan Information
Tracy Morgan is an actor and comedian from The Bronx, New York. He is best known for his eight seasons on Saturday Night Live and for his role of Tracy Jordan on NBC's 30 Rock. He first began comedy because he was the target of bullies as a child. He used comedy to make bullies laugh rather than being beat up. Morgan began his career by playing Hustle Man on "Martin." He also appeared in Chris Rock's film "Head of State" (2003). He was also a regular cast member on "Uptown Comedy club" and on the HBO show "Snaps."
Morgan's breakthrough role, however, came when he joined the cast of comedy show Saturday Night Live in 1996. He was a regular on the show until 2003. In 2006 he played the character or himself, Tracy Jordan on NBC's 30 Rock. His role on 30 Rock led him to be nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2009 Emmy Awards.
Morgan has had other smaller roles as well but they haven't seen much success. He had his own how, The Tracy Morgan Show, in 2003 but it was cancelled after one season. His stand-up special, "One Mic" was shown on Comedy Central and he was the host of the first Spike Guys' Choice Awards in 2007. He appeared in multiple stand-up shows and commercials since then. Morgan also published an autobiography, "I Am the New Black" in 2009 which includes stories from his life living in Tompkins Projects and his role on Saturday Night Live. His most recent appearance was in a 2012 episode of the TV Series "Tanked."
Tracy Morgan will be hosting a late stand-up show at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, January 19 at 10PM.