Debbi Morgan

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Actress

Birth Date: September 20, 1956

Age: 67 years old

Birth Place: Dunn, North Carolina

A petite, attractive and commanding black actress, Debbi Morgan has long been known to fans of daytime dramas but it took her galvanizing performance as Mozelle, the psychic aunt of the child heroine of "Eve's Bayou" (1997) for film critics and audiences to take notice. Born in North Carolina but raised in the South Bronx, she began acting in high school productions. Morgan began working with both the Negro Ensemble Company and the New Federal Theatre in NYC and appeared in the Broadway production of "What the Wine Sellers Buy" in 1974. Her stage success led to her film debut as one of the slaves in the dreadful "Mandingo" (1975). Morgan found more or less steady work as a guest player on TV shows, including playing recurring roles on "Good Times" and "What's Happening!." In the 1979 ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation," she was cast as Alex Haley's aunt Elizabeth. In her first regular series role on the CBS drama "Behind the Screen," Morgan was cast as an aspiring soap opera actress. Ironically, she would garner the most steady work of her career in that genre.

Settling in NYC, Morgan debuted as Angie on ABC's "All My Children" in the early 80s. Coupled romantically onscreen with Darnell Williams, the pair were one of the first blacks to headline a major soap love story. During her long tenure on the show, Morgan earned two Daytime Emmy nominations, winning the trophy in 1989. She was also able to fit in other work as well, including hosting the syndicated "New York Hot Tracks" from 1984 to 1986 and co-starring with Dorian Harewood in "The Jesse Owens Story" (syndicated, 1984) and "Guilty of Innocence: The Lennel Jeter Story" (CBS, 1986). After leaving "All My Children," Morgan assumed the role of Chantal on the Los Angeles-based NBC soap "Generations," then reprised her award-winning part on ABC's "Loving" in 1993. She and Darnell Williams were again partnered onscreen (although he was playing a different character). When that show was revamped, Morgan was among the cast who was retained for the new series, "The City" (ABC, 1995-97) but the show failed to find its audience. Undaunted, Morgan returned to Los Angeles and created the role of the demanding resident Dr Ellen Burgess on "Port Charles," a spin-off of the popular "General Hospital," a role she played from 1997 to 1998.

Credits

Divorce in the Black

Actor
Movie
2024

Keyshia Cole: This Is My StoryStream

Actor
Frankie
Movie
2023

Our Kind of PeopleStream

Guest Star
Patricia "Aunt Piggy" Williams
Reality
2021

Our Kind of People: Extras

Actor
Show
2021

Fantasy IslandStream

Guest Star
Eileen
Series
2021
62%

With All of My Children: Reunion Road Trip

Self
Show
2021

Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding

Actor
Marchelle
Movie
2020

Tamron Hall

Guest
Talk
2019

Sextuplets

Actor
Janet
Movie
2019

Merry Liddle ChristmasStream

Actor
Marchelle
Movie
2019

Tales

Actor
Clarice
Show
2017

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

Actor
Evelyn Braxton
Movie
2016

A Royal Family Holiday

Actor
Alfreda Royal
Movie
2015

A Royal Family Christmas

Actor
Alfreda Royal
Movie
2015

Holiday Love: The Rebirth

Actor
Show
2014

PowerStream

Guest Star
Estelle
Series
2014
81%

Color of the Cross

Actor
Mary
Movie
2006

Close to Home

Guest Star
Show
2005

Coach CarterStream

Actor
Tonya
Movie
2005
64%

Woman Thou Art Loosed

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Twana
Movie
2004

For the People

Actor
Show
2002

Boston Public

Guest Star
Series
2000

Soul Food

Guest Star
Series
2000

City of Angels

Guest Star
Show
2000

Love and BasketballStream

Actor
Nona McCall
Movie
2000
85%

The Runaway

Actor
Reba Monroe
Movie
2000

Providence

Guest Star
Series
1999

The HurricaneStream

Actor
Mae Thelma
Movie
1999
82%

CharmedStream

Guest Star
Series
1998

Asunder

Actor
Lauren Hubbs
Movie
1998

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Port Charles

Actor
Soap
1997

The PracticeStream

Guest Star
Series
1997

Eve's BayouStream

Actor
Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
Movie
1997
83%

The Bold and the BeautifulStream

Guest Star
Soap
1987

Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story

Actor
Marcia Hickson
Movie
1987

The Oprah Winfrey ShowStream

Guest
Talk
1986

The Jesse Owens Story

Actor
Ruth Solomon Owens
Show
1984

La Historia de Jesse Owens

Actor
Movie
1984

The Jesse Owens Story

Actor
Ruth Solomon Owens
Movie
1984

Loving

Actor
Carrie Mansfield
Soap
1983

Trapper John, M.D.

Guest Star
Series
1979

Roots: The Next GenerationsStream

Actor
Elizabeth Harvey
Miniseries
1979

The White Shadow

Guest Star
Series
1978

The Incredible HulkStream

Guest Star
Series
1978

What's Happening!!Stream

Guest Star
Series
1976

Good TimesStream

Guest Star
Ellen
Series
1974

The Young and the RestlessStream

Guest Star
Series
1973

All My ChildrenStream

Actor
Angie Hubbard
Soap
1970

All My Children Friday

Actor
Show
1970

All My Children Monday

Actor
Show
1970

All My Children Thursday

Actor
Show
1970

All My Children Today

Actor
Show
1970

All My Children Tuesday

Actor
Show
1970

All My Children Wednesday

Actor
Show
1970

All My Children Yesterday

Actor
Show
1970

General Hospital Today

Actor
Show
1963

General Hospital Yesterday

Actor
Show
1963

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