Tracy Morgan at Times Square
Type: Entertainment & Performances
Currently starring on NBC’ s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning ’30 Rock,’ Morgan appears opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as ‘Tracy Jordan,’ the unpredictable star of Lemon’ s (Fey) hit variety show, ‘TGS with Tracy Jordan.’ Last year Morgan received his first Emmy Nomination for this role, in the Supporting Actor category; he has in three past years also been nominated for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The ’30 Rock’ cast won in 2009 the Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.’
This year has been another busy one for Morgan. First up was Kevin Smith’ s COP OUT. In the feature, he starred with Bruce Willis as two cops given the grim tasks of locating a stolen baseball card to pay for a wedding, rescuing a kidnapped woman, and combating gangsters whose main goals are laundering money and elevating the death count in Brooklyn. In April, Morgan starred in the comedy DEATH AT A FUNERAL for Screen Gems. The film, a remake of the 2007 British movie of the same name, also featured Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, and Danny Glover.
Another milestone for Morgan was reached in 2009 with the release of his first book, a compilation of studied anecdotes and some of the more serious moments that shaped him and his career entitled I Am The New Black. He also headlined the famed ‘New York Comedy Festival’ which featured acclaimed comedians including Bill Maher, Andy Samberg, and Patton Oswalt, among others. Lastly, this fall Morgan will round out his list of great comedic achievements with the premiere of his first HBO Special, ‘Black & Blue’ which will air in November.