Lamorne Morris stepped foot into the acting scene in 2002 with a voice role in the movie Urban Ground Squirrels. Fast forward to 2020, and he is now known for projects like Woke (2020), New Girl (2011-2018), and Human Discoveries (2019), to name a few.

Morris is now earning good money through all his acting jobs and has built up considerable net worth over the two decades he has been in the entertainment industry. But how did he initially rise to prominence? And what role did the Black Panther play in his upward career trajectory? Read along to find out!

From A Voiceover In Animated Movie To A Regular Face On TV

According to Lamorne Morris’s IMDb profile, his first documented job in the entertainment industry was on BET. He first appeared on Countdown in 2001.

In 2002, Morris got his first role, a voice acting role in the 2002 movie Urban Ground Squirrels in which he gave his voice to the character Little David.

Following that, he did one acting job each in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

2011 was the year when his acting career really took off. He got small parts in a few short videos,  movies, and TV shows that year, such as The Guold (2011), Trapped (2011), and The Middle (2011).

Since that year, he has added 47 more acting credits to his name, bringing it to 59 working in projects such as Drunk History (2013), 24/7 Tebow bs. Mayweather (2013), CollegeHumor Originals (2015), King Bachelor’s Pad (2013-2017), New Girl (2011-2018), Valley of the Boom (2019), Human Discoveries (2019), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).

Morris' latest acting jobs include the portrayals of Wilfred Wigans alongside Vin Diesel in Bloodshot (2020), Sean in Desperados (2020), and Keef Knight in the new HULU series Woke (2020). You can also watch him in the role of Sam Hiller in the upcoming comedy movie Eat Wheatiest, which is in post-production as of November 2020 and set to be released in 2021.

Apart from movies, he has also done some commercials and advertisements. As per Fame10, Morris has appeared in commercials for companies like Taco Bell, Twix, 7 Up, Chili’s McDonald’s, Microsoft Windows, and Ford.

What Is Lamorne Morris’s Net Worth?

Considering all his acting jobs and his parts in high production value projects in recent years, we can assume that Morris has decent earning and, ultimately, a good net worth.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lamorne Morris’s net worth falls somewhere around $4 million. And the same is claimed by Fame10, although we do not know how either of them arrived at that particular amount, considering Morris has not revealed his actual earnings yet.

Nevertheless, his activities in the real estate sector also provide a glimpse of his financial position. In January 2019, he splashed $3.11 million on a newly-built 5,840 square foot house in Tarzana in the San Fernando Valley.

Chadwick Boseman’s Contribution In Lamorne Morris’ Success

Chadwick Boseman meant and still means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, The Black Panther is a source of inspiration, and for others, he is a superhero they can relate to.

For Morris, however, he was a mentor and a brother. Boseman had helped him in many ways when he needed support.

During an interview with GQ in September 2020, just days after Boseman passed away, Morris told his story about how Boseman helped him in his acting career and life in general.

When asked if he knew Boseman personally, Morris said he knew him from around when he moved to New York.

I definitely knew him personally. I want to say we've known each other since 2005, maybe 2006. Right around the time I moved to New York or a little bit before that. We became buddies through another actor, Ramses Jimenez.

He also revealed that Boseman coached him for his auditions for New Girl, a project that defined and set his career tone.

Chad had coached me on my New Girl auditions. He gave me advice during that time. When I was going through a which-show-do-I-pick dilemma, I had an offer from two different networks and he walked me through that decision making process.

Boseman also helped him through some tough times when he moved to LA. The Black Panther actor brought one of his friends to live with Morris to have an easier time paying rent.

Morris probably got the best acting advice of his life from Boseman when he was auditioning for Selma (2014). He recalls Boseman as being an intense guy when it came to the craft of acting.

He was such an intense guy when it came to his craft. I remember having an audition for Selma, and I asked him to coach me on it. And he came by, and at the time, I was trying to infuse humor in moments that I didn't need to infuse humor into.

It was after seeing this tendency from Morris that Boseman advised him to take the jokes out of his mind if he wanted to get that serious role.

I just remember him looking at me going, “Hey brother, this movie is going to be two hours long.” And he's like, “I understand you probably just left the set where you were telling jokes, but, if you want this role, you got to check out of that. You got to clock out of that.

Lamorne said that even if he did not get the movie's role, he definitely understood Boseman’s point.

I didn't get the part. But that stuck with me, to attack every audition and every role with that veracity and that intense work ethic.