Joe Morton [Actor] Age, Married, Partner, Family, Net Worth

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Joe Morton [Actor] Age, Married, Partner, Family, Net Worth

Best known for his appearances on projects such as The Brother from Another Planet, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Eureka and most recently Scandal, Joe Morton is a legendary actor.

Whether it's TV or the silver screen, he has conquered every medium of entertainment known to humankind with class. Nevertheless, it's at the theatre that he found a real home. As a celeb hugging the limelight, Joe is also not immune to conspiracies surrounding him, with one of the most significant being his sexuality. 

Actor Joe Morton With Gay Partner?

Like many Broadway stars before him, Joe is also susceptible to gay rumors.

Contrary to popular beliefs, the God Friended Me actor isn't one. Nor did he ever have a boyfriend to call a partner.

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To his credit, Joe has taken the higher road and never dignified the gay suggestions with a response. Plus, he seemed to be secure with his sexuality than the rest. His history with women certainly indicates so.

Wife? Married?

Joe once led a fulfilling married life with a wife named Nora Chavooshian. Nora is an American actress recognized for her roles in projects such as After Hours and The Beastmaster.

Joe and Nora had met on the set of 1984 film The Brother From Another Planet, and the two soon became romantic; thus, turning the relationship into marriage in no time.

They also share three children - Hopi Noel Morton, Seta Morton, and Ara Morton - in total. All of their kids are now in their 20's.

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After remaining married for almost two decades, the Equal Justice actor and his ex-wife Nora divorced in 2006.

Relationship Now

After Nora, Joe kept his relationship low-key before emerging back in the dating scene with Christine Lietz.

Joe Morton and his longtime girlfriend Christine Lietz sip drinks from custom Ellen mugs (Photo:- Christine Lietz's Instagram)

He often refers to his longtime partner as Lietzeenut.

When quizzed what he would have on him on the night that he won his first Emmy, the American Gangster actor swiftly name-dropped his girlfriend's pet name by saying:-

"My wits, my toothpicks, and my Lietzeenut."

To those uninformed: Joe and Nora have been together for more than half a decade now. Thus, the likelihood of their relationship coming to an abrupt end appears to be slim to none.

Age, Family & Net Worth

Born on 18 October 1947, Joe is a native of New York City - Harlem, to be more specific. His family has a rich military background. While his father Joseph Morton Sr was a US Army intelligence officer, his mother Evelyn was a secretary by trade.

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Because of his father's occupation, young Joe spent a chunk of his early life in Japan and West Germany. When he returned to the US though, he faced bullying due to the accents he had picked up during his overseas stay.

A graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, the veteran actor - now age 71 - holds a drama degree from Hofstra University.

After making Broadway debut with Hair, Joe went on to have an illustrious career -- both small as well as the big screen. For his efforts, he has amassed a reported net worth of $4 million.

He stands 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 m) in height.