Morgan Spector — 5 Things To Know About ‘The Gilded Age’s Dashing Star


Morgan Spector is one of the attractive cast members of HBO’s new historical drama, ‘The Gilded Age.’ Here’s all you need to know about Morgan.

When it starts on HBO on January 24, fans of Downton Abbey will have a new drama to watch.

The Gilded Age, based on Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey, explores the story of the ultra-rich in 1880s New York City. George Russell, who represents the latter financial group, is one of the characters that depict the interplay between «old money» and «new money.»

George, played by Morgan Spector, 41, is a classic robber baron weaving his way through the boom years in New York. Fans will see George a lot on the show, so it’s only right that we get to know the actor who plays him! Everything you need to know about Morgan Spector is right here.

Morgan Spector

Morgan Spector in ‘The Gilded Age’ on HBO

1. Morgan is a California native

Morgan was born on October 4, 1980, in Santa Rosa, California. He was born and raised in Guerneville, California, in Sonoma County. His father was an attorney, while his mother worked in the public school system as a teacher and later as an administrator. Morgan does not have any known siblings.

2. Morgan was a Broadway performer

Morgan began acting in community theater when she was eight years old. He relocated to New York City after attending acting school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Morgan made his Broadway debut in A View From The Bridge in 2010 as Rodolpho. Later in his career, he appeared in the television shows The Russian Transport, Machinal, and Animal. Morgan then chose to pursue a career in Hollywood and began starring in films and television shows.

Morgan Spector

Morgan Spector

3. Morgan has a slew of acting credits to his name.

Morgan has had a number of notable acting roles prior to The Gilded Age. According to his IMDb page, he has appeared in films such as The Drop, Christine, A Vigilante, and others. In 2022, he will star alongside Michelle Monaghan and Sinqua Walls in the horror flick Nanny.

Morgan has had even more television gigs. He’s appeared on Suits and its spinoff, Pearson, as well as Allegiance, The Mist, Boardwalk Empire, and Homeland. Morgan’s most recent performance was in the HBO miniseries The Plot Against America as Herman Levin. That’s one excellent resume!

4. Morgan is a married woman.

Morgan has been married to British actress Rebecca Hall, 39, since 2015. In 2014, the two met while working on Broadway in Machina. In July 2015, they announced their relationship by walking out while holding hands in New York City.

Morgan and Rebecca married two months later, on September 26, 2015, in Saugerties, New York. According to Us Weekly, magician David Blaine was in attendance and performed some magic tricks for the wedding guests. Rebecca dated Kate Winslet’s ex-husband, film director Sam Mendes, before Morgan.

Following Machina, Morgan, and Rebecca had the opportunity to collaborate. They appeared in the films Christine (2016) and Permission (2017). According to her IMDb biography, Rebecca’s most significant films include Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town, The Awakening, Iron Man 3, and Godzilla vs. Kong. With the film Passing, starring Tessa Thompson, she made her directorial debut in 2021.

5. Morgan is also a father.

Morgan and Rebecca gave birth to their first child in 2018. The couple has not confirmed whether their child is a boy or a girl, nor has their child’s name been released. Rebecca revealed her pregnancy on New Year’s Day 2018 on Instagram. The photo has since been removed, but it showed the British actress happily flaunting her baby belly, according to People.

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