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Debbi Morgan
Pine Valley Presence
At A Glance
Debbi Morgan was born in Dunn, North Carolina, and moved to New York City when she was three months old. Her father, George Morgan, Jr., died of leukemia when she was eight, and she was raised by her mother, Lora.

Her acting career began in high schools in New York's South Bronx when she landed the role of Puck in a musical version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. She became involved in workshops run by the Negro Ensemble Company and the New Federal Theatre, which led to a Broadway role in Ron Milner's What the Wine Sellers Buy. She toured with the national company for a year, and since then has also appeared off-Broadway in Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and in Los Angeles productions of My Sister, My Sister and Once in a Wifetime.

Morgan's earliest recurring television role was as Diane Harris on What's Happening!! from 1976 to 1977. In 1979, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Alex Haley's great-aunt Elizabeth Harvey on the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations, and her guest-starring role as Curtis Jackson's ex-girlfriend turned prostitute on The White Shadow. In 1982, Morgan embarked on what would end up being her most famous role -- All My Children's Angie Baxter Hubbard. Her portrayal of Angie struck a chord with many Black viewers across America; Angie and her love interest, Jesse Hubbard (Darnell Williams), became the first African-American "supercouple" on the daytime serials. In 1989, Morgan earned a Daytime Emmy for her work on All My Children.

After leaving All My Children, Morgan played the role of Chantal Marshall on the NBC soap opera, Generations. She then reprised her role as Angie on Loving and The City. From 1997 to 1998, she played Dr. Ellen Burgess on Port Charles. In the early 2000s, she played lead character Lora Gibson, opposite Lea Thompson, on the Lifetime series For the People. She also played the role of The Seer in the fourth season of Charmed.

In the late-1990's, Morgan garnered critical acclaim from movie critics for her portrayal of clairvoyant Mozelle Batiste Delacroix in the motion picture Eve's Bayou. For her portrayal, she won a Chicago Film Critics Association Award and an Independent Spirit Award, and was nominated for an Image Award.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Yolanda Hamilton
October 7, 2011 to October 30, 2012

The Bold and the Beautiful
Jennifer Tartaro
October 18, 2006 to June 21, 2007

Close to Home
Lizette Carter
2006

Ghost Whisperer
Mrs. Riley
2006

I Wanna Be A Soap Star
Herself/Judge
2005-1006

Touching Evil
Aileen Mooney
2004

Charmed
The Seer
2002-2003

Soul Food
Lynette Van Adam
2001-2002

For the People
District Attorney Lora Gibson
2002

Providence
Marilyn Chase
2001

Boston Public
Superintendant Marsha Shinn
2000-2001

Strong Medicine
Chloe Simons / Cora Simons
2000-2001

The Practice
Marsha Shinn
2001

City of Angels
Actress
2000

The Runaway
Reba Monroe
2000

Any Day Now
Actress
1999-2000

Spawn
Granny Blake
1999

General Hospital
Dr. Mary Eleanor 'Ellen' Burgess
1997-1998

Port Charles
Dr. Mary Eleanor 'Ellen' Burgess
1997-1998

The City
Angie Baxter Hubbard Harrison Foster
1995-1997

Loving
Angie Baxter Hubbard Harrison Foster
1993-1995

Herman's Head
Melodie
1992

Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing
Maureen Gilman
1992

The Cosby Show
Tracy
1992

A Different World
Lisa Westin
1991

Generations
Chantal Marshall
1990-1991

Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story
Marcia Hickson
1987

All My Children
Angie Baxter Hubbard Harrison Foster
1982-1990; January 18, 2008 to September 23, 2011

The Jesse Owens Story
Ruth Solomon Owens
1984

Trapper John, M.D.
Denise
1980-1982

Behind the Screen
Lynette Porter
1981

Sanford
Charlene
1981

Thornwell
Katherine
1981

The Incredible Hulk
Jody
1980

The White Shadow
Delores Raye
1979

Love's Savage Fury
Opal
1979

Roots: The Next Generations
Elizabeth Harvey
1979

The Love Boat
Stephine Jackson
1979

What's Happening!!
Diane
1976-1977

Good Times
Samantha
1977

Good Times
Ellen
1976
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Color of the Cross
Mary
2006

Relative Strangers
Mrs. Manoire
2006

Coach Carter
Tonya
2005

Back in the Day
Mrs. Packer
2005

Woman Thou Art Loosed
Twana
2004

Love & Basketball
Nona McCall
2000

The Hurricane
Mae Thelma Carter
1999

Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle
Granny Blake
1999

She's All That
Ms. Rousseau
1999

Asunder
Lauren Hubbs
1998

Eve's Bayou
Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
1997

The Monkey Hu$tle
Vi
1976

Mandingo
Dite
1975

Cry Uncle
Olga Winter
1971

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1989)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2009, 2011, 2012; for All My Children)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1989; for All My Children)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Ingénue (1986; for All My Children

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2009, 2011, 2012; for All My Children)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Winner, Best Supporting Actress (1998; for Eve's Bayou)

Independent Spirit Awards Winner, Best Supporting Female (1998; for Eve's Bayou)

Satellite Awards, Nominee Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama (1998; for Eve's Bayou)

Image Awards Winner, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2009; for All My Children)
Image Awards Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2002; for Soul Food)

Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2009, 2011; for All My Children)
Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2002; Soul Food)
Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (2000; for The Hurricane)
Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (1998; for Eve's Bayou)
Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (1996; for The City)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination, Outstanding Young Leading Actress (1986)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1990)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Dunn, North Carolina
DATE OF BIRTH: September 20, 1956
HEIGHT: 5'3"
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Jeffrey Winston (2009-present)
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Donn Thompson [Married: Mar 15, 1997; Divorced: 2000]
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Charles S. Dutton [Dec 31, 1989 to 1994]
News Archives
News Archive: Morgan's former Port Charles role being phased out. [Dec 15, 2007]
News Archive: Casting call may signal return of Hubbard family to Pine Valley. [Mar 4, 2002]
News Archive: Frankie Hubbard returns to town, Angie and Jesse do not. [May 27, 2002]
News Archive: Daytime's first African American supercouple, Jesse and Angie Hubbard, returning. [Dec 15, 2007]
News Archive: Morgan earns chance to win an Emmy all of her own. [May 14, 2009]
News Archive: Morgan "surprised" by Emmy nomination. [May 14, 2009]
News Archive: Debbi Morgan to take personal leave from AMC. [Dec 6, 2010]
News Archive: Morgan nominated for NAACP Image Award. [Jan 12, 2011]
News Archive: Morgan reveals she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. [Jan 14, 2011]
News Archive: Debbi Morgan signs on to join Y&R after AMC's ABC run. [Jul 8, 2011]
News Archive: Darnell Williams to join Debbi Morgan on Y&R. [Jan 4, 2012]
News Archive: Debbi Morgan cut from Y&R, to tape exit in October. [Sep 14, 2012]
News Archive: Debbi Morgan reveals she's signed for Prospect Park's AMC. [Jan 5, 2013]
News Archive: Prospect Park confirms Morgan, others for AMC reboot. [Jan 22, 2013]
News Archive: No statement made on AMC's future, star is 'disappointed yet again' [Nov 9, 2013]
News Archive: Morgan says she won't submit her name for Emmy consideration. [Dec 2, 2013]
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