Matthew James “Matt” Morrison is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Morrison was born in Fort Ord, California, the son of Mary and Tom Morrison. He was raised in Orange County, and is of Scottish heritage. He is known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, and for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee (2009–2015). He is signed with Adam Levine’s 222 Records. Morrison received a Tony Award nomination for his featured role as Fabrizio Nacarelli in the musical The Light in the Piazza. From March 2015 to January 2016, Morrison starred in the lead role of J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.
Morrison became engaged to actress Chrishell Stause on December 9, 2006. Their relationship later ended. In 2011, Morrison began dating Renee Puente. On June 27, 2013, Elton John helped Morrison announce that Morrison and Puente were engaged. Morrison and Puente were married on October 18, 2014 at a private home on the island of Maui.