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.
2012 was been a busy year for Morgan. In addition to “Magic City,” he starred in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding alongside Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda and Elizabeth Olsen for director Bruce Beresford. The film is the story of a conservative New York City lawyer who takes her two teenagers to visit her estranged hippie mother after her husband asks for a divorce.
In August, he starred with Kyra Sedgwick in The Possession for producer Sam Raimi. The film centers on a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box that the two purchase at a yard sale.
Audiences will next see him in the reboot of the 1984 action movie Red Dawn which features a group of teenagers who form an insurgency, called the Wolverines, when Chinese and North Korean soldiers invade their town.
Most recently Morgan starred 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 to solve a murder. The film, directed by Ami Canaan Mann and produced by Michael Mann, also stars Sam Worthington, Chloe Moretz and Jessica Chastain.
Prior to that Morgan starred in the Warner Bros. film Watchmen for director Zack Snyder, which was an adaptation of the iconic graphic novel. Morgan played the pivotal role of ‘Edward Blake/The Comedian,’ a Vietnam vet who is a member of a group of heroes called the Minutemen.
Morgan also co-starred with Hilary Swank in the Warner Bros. film P.S., I Love You about a woman who is grieving the loss of her husband.
Morgan also starred in 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 film was produced by Joel Silver and directed by Sylvain White.
Morgan’s additional film credits include Ang Lee’s film Taking Woodstock, The Accidental Husband alongside Uma Thurman, a cameo role alongside Rachel Weisz in the 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 the ABC hit series “Grey’s Anatomy.” His dramatic arc as heart patient ‘Denny Duquette,’ who wins the heart of intern ‘Izzie Stevens’ in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite. He also had a recurring role in Showtime’s award-winning comedy series, “Weeds.”