Tracy Morgan was born in The Bronx, New York on November 10, 1968. He has always performed stand-up comedy. He was discovered in 1984 whilst performing stand-up at the Apollo.
He is best known from his tenure on Saturday Night Live from 1996-2003. On SNL he played the characters, Astronaut Jones and Brian Fellow.
He hosted the stand up show Comic Groove on Comedy Central and had his own show on NBC The Tracy Morgan Show, which was cancelled during its first season. Soon after, Tina Fey cast him in her new NBC situation comedy show 30 Rock, which went on to win the 2007 Emmy for Most Outstanding Comedy Program, and has been critically acclaimed.
On November 28th, 2006, Tracy was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in New York in the early morning hours. His sentence, serve no time behind bars, and included a $1,000 fine, five days of community service, and a D.U.I Program in exchange for a guilty plea. However, accepting the plea would mean an admission of guilt to violating his current probation order in Los Angeles for his prior D.U.I. conviction, which would most certainly land him behind bars for a spell. According to the district attorney, Morgan had "watery and bloodshot eyes," and had the odour of alcoholic beverages on his breath when cops pulled over his Cadillac Escalade on the Henry Hudson Parkway. When asked if he had been drinking, he responded, "Yes, I had some beer." He had another court hearing on January 4th, 2007, and on February 14, 2007, Tracy pleaded guilty to misdemeanor D.U.I. charges. According to terms of the plea deal, he must undergo supervised treatment by a doctor and stay out of legal trouble for 6 months. If he complies, he'll pay a $1,000 fine and escape jail time. He is also ordered to perform an undetermined number of community service as well.