Sonja Morgan, born November 25, 1963, is a renowned American reality television star. She started her career as a model and moved on to star in the hit reality T.V. show franchise “The Real Housewives of New York.” She made her first appearance on the show in 2010 and has been an integral part of it ever since. Morgan is also a fashion guru whose expertise is still sought-after. Morgan has a ton of accomplishments to her name, and her sunny and confident personality is the cherry on top of her wide-ranging appeal. We especially love the one-liners she usually gives in her interviews. Let us find out more about this real-life Carrie Bradshaw to celebrate her special day.
The straw that stirs the drink
November 25, 1963
When you think of Sonja Morgan, do you think of cameras flashing, paparazzi influx, and a queen walking on a red carpet in her embellished gown with a beautiful smile? Because that’s the exact image that flashes in our minds. Morgan has become a household name in America’s reality T.V. genre. She was born on November 25, 1963, in Albany, New York. Her ethnicity is a mix of German, English, and Irish. Not much is known about her parents and siblings except that she had three siblings, and that they were raised by a single mother. She was enrolled at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) and pursued her bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Morgan became a known personality long before her television appearances. She started working as a fashion model in Milan and Paris while pursuing her bachelor’s degree. She also worked as a fashion critic for “Star Magazine.” Her expert fashion knowledge gained her clients from all over the world. She gained immense fame for her on-screen presence in “The Real Housewives of New York City” (R.H.O.N.Y.C.). Bravo approached her to appear in the reality T.V. show and after declining the offer for two seasons, she signed on to become a cast member during the third season in 2010. Her personality has made her a fan favorite, and she has remained a regular cast member to date. She has had the mind — and skills — of a businesswoman and has had several entrepreneurial endeavors. Morgan launched her fashion brand Sonja Morgan New York during the New York Fall Fashion Week in 2015. She also has her own branded shoe line, an accessories brand, and a scented essential oils line. Morgan also participated in her debut off-Broadway play in 2017.
When it comes to matters of the heart, Morgan has remained a private person, even though being under constant scrutiny by the media did not help her. She was betrothed for six years to Italian Count Pierfrancesco, but the engagement had to be called off. She was then involved with a few other influential and popular names, such as Prince Albert of Monaco and John McEnroe — the tennis star. Her heart finally said yes to the banker John Adams Morgan, with whom she remained married for nearly 10 years. She has engaged in philanthropic work for a long time now and her genuine effort has earned her awards too. She lends a helping hand to various charities and is an open advocate of animals, children, arts, and L.G.B.T.Q. rights.
Sonja Morgan agrees to star in the hit reality T.V. show and goes on to become a series regular and a fan favorite.
She is chosen among the ‘Top 21 Best Dressed’ at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by “New York Magazine.”
She is honored for her entrepreneurial skills, her charity work, and her use of the media with the New York State Senate Award.
Her fashion brand is named Sonja Morgan New York and releases during the New York Fall Fashion Week.
Morgan appears in a comedic role in her debut off-Broadway play.
Morgan achieves another milestone by launching her shoe line called Sonja Morgan by French Sole.
Why We Love Sonja Morgan
She loves giving to charities
Sonja Morgan has had a long-term relationship with charities. She loves giving to various causes and has received several awards for her selfless work. She has also been recognized by several publications for her charitable works.
Her fashion sense is extraordinary
Morgan is known for her chic styles and iconic fashion looks that make our hearts flutter. She keeps her looks true to her personality and gives that special touch to make it unique and eye-catching.
Her epic wittiness
She is an adroit person with a good sense of humor. Her quick and witty replies to questions make all her interviews so much more interesting. She speaks her mind and never apologizes for being herself.
5 Surprising Facts
She worked as a hostess
Before gaining popularity, Sonja Morgan worked as a hostess and event planner for several Manhattan restaurants.
She was once bankrupt
She needed to pay off nine million dollars of debt, which was a result of a couple of her failed business ventures.
Her ex-husband is a presidential descendant
Morgan’s ex-husband, John Adams Morgan, hails from a family of the sixth U.S. president, John Quincy Adams.
She loves toaster ovens
Morgan has always wanted to release her line of toaster ovens and even gave toaster oven-specific recipes on her social media.
She is a film producer
Her long list of achievements includes producing films, including her most recent work “The Man in the Attic” (2017).
Sonja Morgan FAQs
How did Sonja Morgan become rich?
Morgan initially became rich when she married into a wealthy family, but the divorce made her almost bankrupt. She gained wealth for the second time with the help of her successful businesses and her career as a reality T.V. star.
How much does Sonja Morgan receive per episode?
Her reported earnings from the “R.H.O.N.Y.C.” are said to be $465,000 per episode.
Who is Sonja Morgan’s daughter?
Morgan has a 21-year-old daughter named Quincy Morgan who goes to college.
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