Who is Morgan Macgregor?
Born in 1987 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, Morgan is the elusive wife of Michael C. Hall, a well-beloved actor known for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan in the eponymous series. The blonde beauty is 5ft 5in (1.65m) tall and weighs 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-35.
Morgan is definitely Michael’s most discreet partner to date, as the couple have been married for almost six years, and fans of the actor have yet to discover details regarding her childhood and family life. However, it’s believed that the future celebrity spouse studied in her home country, and fostered her talent for writing from a young age.
Morgan began reviewing books in 2012, and opened a profile on BookBrowse, advertising herself as a reader and writer located in Los Angeles. At the time, Morgan was busy juggling two jobs, writing for Book Riot and The Paris Review, while holding a prestigious Associate Director role at Los Angeles Review of Books. Some books reviewed by Morgan include “The Lola Quartet”, “Woke Up Lonely”, and “The Blazing World”. Certainly an avid reader, Morgan reviewed no less than 13 works in just over two and a half years before going ghost on the platform. Morgan mysteriously vanished from the face of the internet between 2012 and 2014, with her last article for Book Riot published in September 2012.
However, at the time, the aspiring authoress was also hard at work on her first novel – which she has yet to share with the world – although some fans think that she put her aspirations on hold after her relationship with Michael was made public. The writer cum editor with big dreams has also previously shared that her ambition in life is to open a bookstore named “Dead or Alive”.
Michael and Morgan were first spotted together on the red carpet of the 2012 Emmy Awards, mere months after the actor finalized his divorce from Jennifer Hall, his “Dexter” co-star. Naysayers doubted that the budding relationship would stand the test of time, especially as Michael maintained a close relationship with his second ex-wife, but to their surprise, the low-key couple tied the knot in February 2019.
Before meeting Morgan, Michael was married to the actress Amy Spanger, divorcing in 2006 following four years of union. Months later, he began dating Jennifer, and they eloped on New Year’s Eve 2008, making their first public appearance as a married couple at the 66th Golden Globes Award which were held in January 2009. However, things soon turned sour between Michael and Jennifer, who released a joint statement in December 2010 announcing their separation and imminent divorce. It’s been speculated, but never confirmed, that Morgan was the reason behind the couple’s split.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 1st February 1971, Michael grew up an only child, as parents Janice Styons and William Carlisle Hall tragically lost their first daughter to unknown causes sometime in the late sixties. Following his father’s untimely death, a young Michael went on to develop a much closer relationship with his mother, who worked as a mental health counsellor at the time. It’s unknown if Janice remarried or found love after becoming a widow. In 1989, the future celebrity graduated from his hometown’s Ravenscroft School, and furthered his studies at Indiana’s Earlham College. At first Michael planned to become a lawyer, but life had other plans for the A-lister, and in 1996 he graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts.
Getting a foot into the industry as a professional theatre actor, Michael performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theatre, and the Manhattan Theatre Club amongst other venues. He also participated in three plays at the Texas Shakespeare Festival, held in 1995. Michael switched to the silver screen after over a decade in the theatre, co-producing and starring in “Dexter”, portraying a blood splatter analyst who moonlights as a serial killer. The character’s duality and psychopathic tendencies enthralled viewers, who were left heartbroken when Showtime announced the final season in April 2013. When asked how he felt about a spin-off series, Michael replied: “…
As far as playing Dexter again for an undefined amount of time, that’s a little daunting to consider”. However, he left the door open, and in October 2020, it was confirmed by Showtime that Michael would be returning to his role. The series premiered a year later, and was a roaring success, with the last episode breaking records for being the most watched finale in the network’s history. Some awards won by Michael over the years include a Golden Globe in the Best Actor – Television Series Drama category, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
Michael is no stranger to charity work, as in 2011 he became the spokesperson of “Light the Night Walk”, a fundraising campaign created by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, having a year earlier stunned fans when the actor’s agent confirmed that Michael was undergoing treatment for a form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It was a traumatizing experience for the actor, who was 38 at the time, especially as his father lost his battle against the disease at 39 years old. However, just months after the first announcement, Jennifer shared that Michael’s cancer was in full remission. Other causes that Michael champions include Somalia Aid Society’s “Feed the People” campaign, which helps thousands of people a year.
Previously, he also partnered with Kiehl’s to promote a skincare line benefiting the Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit organization aiming to make water cleaner and safer in impoverished regions around the globe.
Due to a lack of available information, Morgan’s net worth is only estimated at close to $1 million, as of early 2022. As for her husband, Michael is reportedly worth a small fortune of $25 million, and can apparently command up to $350,000 per episode, thanks to his level of fame and popularity.