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Biography #2 (for 30 Rock)

Tracy Morgan plays wild and unpredictable movie star Tracy Jordan in the new NBC comedy series 30 Rock.

Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (NBC's Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls) writes, executive-produces and stars as Liz Lemon in NBC's 30 Rock, a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. The series is told through the comedic voice of Fey and features Alec Baldwin (The Aviator, The Cooler) as Jack Donaghy, the brash new network executive who has turned the show upside down with his meddling ways.

The single Lemon is living every comedy writer's dream – head writer on a demanding, live TV program in New York City. Her life is jolted when Donaghy interferes with her show, and bullies Lemon into convincing Jordan (Morgan, Saturday Night Live, The Longest Yard) -- a wild and unpredictable African-American movie star -- to join the cast. Now Lemon must manage the unmanageable so that the show – and her dream – can go on.

As a standup comic who headlined across the country, TV audiences first met Morgan in his role as Hustleman on the hit comedy series Martin. Morgan next joined Saturday Night Live in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as Astronaut Jones and Brian Fellows. After leaving Saturday Night Live, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series The Tracy Morgan Show and as the voice of Spoonie Luv on Crank Yankers.

Morgan's feature-film credits include The Longest Yard, Little Man, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Head of State.

Bio courtesy NBC for "30 Rock" (20-Nov-2006)


Biography #3 (for The Tracy Morgan Show)

Tracy Morgan segues from the recent completion of his seventh year as a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live to primetime as star of his own series, The Tracy Morgan Show.

On ‘SNL,' Morgan most recently popularized two memorable characters– Safari Planet host Brian Fellow and the space adventurer Astronaut Jones. Other popular characters include Woodrow, the homeless romantic, and the longtime favorite, Dominican Lou. His impressions include Mike Tyson, The View's Star Jones, Della Reese, Busta Rhymes, Maya Angelou and Samuel L. Jackson. He has also made numerous comedic appearances as himself, both on Weekend Update and in backstage sketches where he grills the guest host with inappropriate questions.

Born and raised in New York City, Morgan is a stand-up comedian, actor and sketch-comedy player, who continually works the national stand-up comedy circuit while appearing on television and in feature films. After appearing on Def Comedy Jam, he first became well known appearing on Martin as the recurring character, Hustleman.

Morgan debuted an hour-long standup special on Comedy Central in August 2002 and contributed a voice to Comedy Central's Crank Yankers. He also hosted the channel's standup showcase, Comic Groove, and in 2002 was named the It Ready for Prime Time Playa by Entertainment Weekly's IT List.

Morgan recently appeared in a featured role in the film Head of State, directed by and starring ‘SNL' alum Chris Rock. Other movie credits include A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Half Baked, the independent feature 30 Years to Life, How High and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Morgan is married, has three children and lives in the Bronx, New York when not shooting his new series in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy NBC for "The Tracy Morgan Show" (12-Oct-2003)


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