We like to feature actors that come from the Midwest here at MWTVG. Let me introduce you to one that comes from right around the same area as the MWTVG team, the suburbs of Chicago. This guy even went to my high school, Glenbard South, and I didn’t even know it.
This is Midwestern actor Lamorne Morris:
You might recognize him as Winston Bishop on the Fox comedy NEW GIRL. Morris studied acting at the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago and has been working regularly since 2000. I’ll admit that I didn’t know who he was until he got (what I thought) was his big break on NEW GIRL. He has been a very popular actor on BET which I can tell you honestly, I just about never watch unless they are re-playing NEW JACK CITY.
Morris was not originally cast on NEW GIRL but got his break when Damon Wayans Jr.’s show HAPPY ENDINGS was picked up for a 2nd season. Morris got cast in the role then to replace Wayans and the rest is history.