Piers Morgan

One of Britain's famed newspaper tabloid editors who was notorious for his no-holds-barred approach to reporting on celebrities, Piers Morgan gained mainstream recognition as the cantankerous judge on the U. S. version ... Read more »
Born: 03/30/1965 in Newick, East Sussex, GB

Filmography

Actor (13)

Second Chance 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Harry Benson: Shoot First 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

2 Broke Girls 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Campaign 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

America's Got Talent 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2007 - 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

William & Kate: A Fairytale Romance 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Stud Finder 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of Britain's famed newspaper tabloid editors who was notorious for his no-holds-barred approach to reporting on celebrities, Piers Morgan gained mainstream recognition as the cantankerous judge on the U. S. version of the reality competition series, "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 2006- ) alongside David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne. Before embarking on a television career, the razor-tongued Morgan had held top editorial posts at several national newspapers in the UK; most notably News of the World (1994-95) and The Daily Mirror (1995-2004), where he was fired for publishing fake images of alleged Iraqi prisoners being tortured by British soldiers. In 2008, Morgan became the first-ever winner of the reality competition series "Celebrity Apprentice," (NBC, 2009- ), despite displaying a somewhat rude personality and ruthless business tactics throughout the show's run. Having spent decades uncovering dirt on celebrities and making-or-breaking the careers of wanna-be performers, Morgan undoubtedly left his mark both in the newspaper business and in the unpredictable world of reality television.

Relationships

Albert Morgan

Son
Born in December 2000; mother, Marion Shalloe

Elise Morgan

Daughter
Born in November 2011; mother, Celia Walden

Spencer Morgan

Son
Born in July 1993; mother, Marion Shalloe

Stanley Morgan

Son
Born in June 1997; mother, Marion Shalloe

Vincent O’Meara

Father
Irish Died when Piers was just a year old

Gabrielle O’Meara

Mother

Marion Shalloe

Wife
Married 1991 Divorced 2008

Celia Walden

Wife
Engaged December 2009 Married June 24, 2010 in London

EDUCATION

Harlow College

Milestones

2011

Hosted "Piers Morgan Tonight" on CNN

2010

Announced to replace Larry King on his nightly CNN talk show

2009

Hosted the ITV1 series "Piers Morgan On…"

2008

Competed on and ultimately won his season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"

2007

Cast as a judge on "Britain’s Got Talent" (ITV)

2006

Replaced Simon Cowell as a judge on second season of NBC’s top-rated weekly competition series "America’s Got Talent"; after six seasons, announced November 2011 he was leaving the show

2006

Launched First News, a weekly paper aimed to educate children about political and social issues in a language they could understand

2004

Co-hosted short-lived Channel 4 news talk show "Morgan and Platell" with Amanda Platell, a journalist and former press secretary of William Hague, leader of the British Conservative Party

2003

Hosted BBC three-part documentary series "The Importance of Being Famous"

1995

Named editor of The Daily Mirror; held accountable and ultimately fired from his position in 2004 when the paper featured fake photos of British soldiers abusing alleged Iraqi prisoners at an unknown location in Iraq

1994

Became youngest national newspaper editor in more than half a century when he took editorial helm of News of the World

Bonus Trivia

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In 2009, Morgan posed nude for a tongue-in-cheek billboard ad for Burger King. The billboard ran in several sites in London with the tagline: "The scent of seduction. With a hint of flame-grilled meat."

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