Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in "The Walking Dead" on AMC as Negan. He also recently starred in CBS's "Extant" as JD Richter, CBS's "The Good Wife" as Jason Crouse, and Starz' "Magic City" as Ike Evans.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's charisma, undeniable charm and versatility have landed him a variety of prestigious films working alongside a number of award-winning actors and filmmakers. Having worked nonstop in back-to-back features the past few years, Morgan has captured the attention of Hollywood and has emerged as one of the industry's most sought-after leading men.

Morgan starred in Warner Bros.' "Watchmen," director Zack Snyder's ("300") adaptation of the iconic graphic novel. He played the pivotal role of Edward Blake/The Comedian, a Vietnam vet who is a member of a group of heroes called the Minutemen. It is the storyline of The Comedian that sparks an investigation that leads to a bigger conspiracy, linking the Minutemen's past to catastrophic consequences for the future. USA Weekend's Lorrie Lynch proclaimed, "Jeffrey Dean Morgan has the best chance to become an A-list star, with what looks like a movie-stealing performance as the cigar-chomping antihero, 'The Comedian.'" Audiences recently saw Morgan in the murder mystery "The Texas Killing Fields." In the film, which is based on a true story, Morgan portrays a detective transplanted from New York who teams with a local investigator, played by Sam Worthington. Together they work on a series of unsolved murders in industrial wastelands surrounding Gulf Coast refineries, where as many as 70 bodies turned up over the past two decades, and wage a war against the unknown assailants. The cast also includes Chloe Moretz and Jessica Chastain. Michael Mann produced, while his daughter Ami Canaan Mann directed. "The Texas Killing Fields" hit theaters in 2011.

Morgan will next be seen in Lionsgate's upcoming horror feature "The Possession." The story centers on a recently divorced father (Morgan) whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box that the two purchase at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building and finally discovers that the box was built to contain a dislocated spirit called a dibbuk, which inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. Kyra Sedgwick also stars, with famed horror master Sam Raimi producing. Lionsgate, who made its mark in the genre with the "Saw" franchise, will release the film in summer 2012.

Also in the can is MGM/UA's upcoming reboot of the 1984 action movie "Red Dawn." The plot focuses on a group of teenagers who form an insurgency, called the Wolverines, when Chinese and Russian soldiers invade their town. Morgan fills the role of Lieutenant Andrew Tanner, leader of the U.S. Special Forces who finds the Wolverines.

The in-demand actor was on location in upstate New York last year filming the independent feature "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding," alongside Catherine Keener and Jane Fonda, for director Bruce Beresford ("Driving Miss Daisy"). The story revolves around conservative lawyer Diane (Keener), who brings her son and daughter to visit their estranged, hippie grandmother, Grace (Fonda) in Woodstock, New York after her husband asks her for a divorce. Morgan stars as Jude, a musician and carpenter who falls in love with Diane. The ensemble cast also includes Chace Crawford, Rosanna Arquette and Kyle MacLachlan.

Following "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding," Morgan completed production on Arclight Films' "The Courier," for which he both starred in and executive produced. The film, written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (the team who wrote "Wanted," "3:10 to Yuma"), is about a daredevil courier (Morgan), well known for taking on impossible missions and never missing a drop. His newest job is to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure that can't be found, all while being pursued by corrupt cops, double-crossing feds, and rival crime bosses. The film was directed by Hany-Aby, who helmed the Oscar-nominated foreign film "Paradise Now."

In 2010, Morgan starred in the feature "The Losers," an adaptation of DC-Vertigo's acclaimed comic book series about a band of black ops commandos who are set up to be killed by their own government. The team barely survives and sets out to get even. Morgan played the role of Clay, the leader of the group. The film was produced by Joel Silver and directed by Sylvain White.

In 2011, Morgan starred in the suspense thriller "The Resident" opposite two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank for Hammer Films. It is the story of a young doctor (Swank) who moves into a Brooklyn loft and becomes suspicious that she is not alone. Morgan plays the role of Max, her charming new landlord, who she discovers has developed a dangerous obsession with her. Morgan previously co-starred with Swank in Warner Bros.‟ "P.S. I Love You."

Morgan previously had the opportunity to work with Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee on Focus Features' "Taking Woodstock." Morgan also starred in the Weinstein Company's period drama "Shanghai" with John Cusack. Additional feature credits include "The Accidental Husband" opposite Uma Thurman, a cameo role alongside Rachel Weisz in Warner Bros. comedy "Fred Claus," and the independent office comedy "Kabluey," in which he played a charismatic yet smarmy co-worker to Lisa Kudrow's character.

Morgan endeared himself to audiences with his recurring role on ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy." His dramatic arc as heart patient Denny Duquette, who wins the heart of intern Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite. He also had recurring roles on The CW and Warner Bros. Television's drama series, "Supernatural," and on Showtime and Lionsgate Television's award-winning comedy series, "Weeds."

In his spare time, Morgan enjoys barbecuing on the grill, reading, watching movies and listening to his favorite band, The Eagles. The Seattle native also loves to root for his NFL home team, the Seattle Seahawks. He has two dogs, Bisou and Bandit Morgan, a puppy he rescued in Puerto Rico while filming "The Losers."

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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: April 22, 1966
Height: 6' 2"
Nickname: Jeff
Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Wife: Anya Longwell

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