Lamorne Morris is an American actor, comedian and television personality best known for playing Winston in the Fox sitcom New Girl.

He voices the "How to Karate" Grandmaster in Star vs. the Forces of Evil, in "All Belts are Off".

Early life

Originally from Glen Ellyn, a suburb near Chicago, before wanting to become an actor, Morris wanted to be a basketball player. He attended Glenbard South High School. Morris graduated the College of DuPage in 2003, where he studied theatre, and was a member of Second City's Outreach And Diversity Ensemble.


Morris made his televison debut as host of his own show HotWyred on BET, an interactive tech and gaming show. Morris has since become a familiar presence 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. Most recently, Morris has been seen as the co-host of the daily music and entertainment news show BET Now with Alesha Renee.

Morris has appeared in several award-winning independent films and shorts including April Fools (Code Black), One Word, and voiceover work for animated comedy Urban Group Squirrels. He can be seen in commercials for State Farm Insurance, Taco Bell, Twix, Miller Lite, Las Vegas, 7Up, 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 starting September 20, 2011 on Fox. He has also appeared in some YouTube videos by the channels "FunnyorDie" and, more recently, "Water". Morris featured in one of Water's videos starring Matt Damon which aim to increase awareness about the lack of water in developing countries. Additional, Morris starred in a parody music video of the song "Wiggle" by Jason Derulo on the "Bart Baker" YouTube channel.

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