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Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, TV Personality
Lamorne Morris is an American actor, comedian and television personality. He is best known for playing Winston Bishop in the Fox sitcom New Girl. As a game show host, he hosted the Cartoon Network game show BrainRush. He also worked for BET in the past.
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Lamorne Morris is an American actor, comedian and television personality. As a game show host, he hosted the Cartoon Network game show BrainRush. He has worked for BET in the past.
Originally from Chicago, Morris studied at The Second City Training Center and was a member of Second City's Outreach And Diversity Ensemble. He made his TV debut as host of his own show HotWyred on BET, a witty interactive tech and gaming show. Morris has since become a familiar funny guy as one of BET’s most visible on-air personalities, with his comedic antics and coverage for many of the network’s top-rated shows. From signature skits like the “The Package” leading up to the annual BET Awards to segments for 106 & Park, BET’s Spring Bling: Fashion 5-0, 106 & Party, Top 100 Countdown, Grammy Nomination Special, and many more. Most recently Morris has been seen as the co-host of the daily music and entertainment news show BET Now with Alesha Renee. He has also appeared in numerous commercials for McDonald's, Ford and as the face of Edge ActiveCare.
Morris has shown off his acting chops in several award-winning independent films and shorts including April Fools (Code Black), One Word (Panel Select at Cannes) and voiceover work for animated comedy Urban Group Squirrels. He studied theatre at the College of DuPage near Chicago and is a recipient of the Chris Farley Memorial Acting Scholarship. With his recent relocation from New York to Los Angeles, Morris has begun developing several of his own show concepts and is up for several film and television projects.
Currently Morris can be seen in many commercials, including ones for State Farm Insurance, Taco Bell, Twix, Miller Lite, Las Vegas, 7 Up, Edge, Sears, Microsoft Windows, Chili's, McDonald's, Ford and Hornitos Tequila.
Morris is featured in the supporting role of Winston in the Zooey Deschanel anchored comedy series New Girl, scheduled to premiere September 20, 2011, on Fox. However, Morris will not appear until the second episode. Originally, Damon Wayans, Jr. was a member of the cast, in the supporting role of Coach. However, Wayans' other comedy series, Happy Endings, had already been picked up for a second season on rival network ABC. The producers of New Girl initially planned to recast Wayans' role, but later decided not to recast and instead write his character out in the second episode.
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Winston Bishop in New Girl
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