Matthew Morrison

LOS ANGELES - NOV 9:  Matthew Morrison at the Hamilton Behind Th

Morrison in 2014, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Matthew James Morrison

Place of Birth: Fort Ord, Monterey, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 30, 1978

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Austrian, possibly other

Matthew Morrison is an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. He is known for his roles as Will on Glee and Link Larkin in the musical Hairspray on Broadway.

Matthew is the son of Mary Louise and Thomas Morrison. He is married to Renee Puente, with whom he has two children.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Who Do You Think You Are? (2018) stated that Matthew’s genetic ancestry is:

*61% Great Britain
*12% Europe West
*9% Scandinavia
*7% Europe South
*6% Ireland/Scotland/Wales
*3% Caucasus
*<1% Iberian Peninsula
*<1% Asia South
*<1% Europe East

Matthew’s maternal grandfather was Ocie Roy Fraser (the son of John William Gordon Fraser and Lessie Lindley Hammond). Ocie was born in Texas. John was the son of Thomas J. Fraser and Martha Ann/C. Henderson. Leslie was the daughter of Robert Willis Hammond and Eldorada “Rada” Webb.

Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Lucille Darling (the daughter of Lloyd Nelson Darling and Amelie Johanna Elise “Molly”/Mollie Eul). Ethel was born in Wisconsin. Lloyd was the son of Willard Nelson Darling and Mary Elizabeth Vanorman. Amelie was the daughter of Theodore M. Ehl, who was of Austrian descent, and of Bertha C. Schreiber, who was born in Mecklenberg, Germany, the daughter of John Carl Schreiber and Wilhelmine Gierra.


Matthew’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2018 –

Marriage record of Matthew’s maternal grandparents, Ocie Roy Fraser and Ethel Lucille Darling –

Matthew’s maternal grandmother, Ethel Lucille Darling, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

2 Responses

  1. cdonorab says:

    Correction. Found some more info on Ethel Darling. Her mother was named Mollie Eul who was born in Wisconsin to German parents.

  2. cdonorab says:

    Correction. He has English ancestry through his mom. On Who Do You Think You Are they did his mom was the daughter of Ocie Roy Fraser and Ethel Lucille Darling.

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