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Persia White: More Than Just Joseph Morgan’s Wife

Have you fallen in love with Abby Bennett from ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ every time she came on screen? Have you drooled over the power of the character? Do you know more about the actor who breathed life into Abby? And, then how many of you did go and stalk her on Instagram? Yes, we are talking about Persia White, aka. Abby Bennett aka. Joseph Morgan wife, Persia White, aka. Abby Bennett!

Let’s get some scoops into the life of the powerhouse performer. And, what is beyond the title of being Joseph Morgan’s wife!

The Human Soul Beyond Screens

If you ever thought, Persia White is just an actress, you are in for a surprise.

White has more than one feather in her cap.


Persia White
Persia White

She is an actress, producer, animal rights activist, and a successful musician. White has founded a production company, called Echoed Images. The primary aim of the production is to create media that is challenging and authentic.

The producer of award-winning documentaries is also a member of PETA.

Persia White is also one of the board members of Humane Society in the USA and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Persia has been vocal about animal rights for a long time now and is a vegan. The environmentalist was awarded the Humanitarian of The Year Award in 2005 by PETA.

White has been very vocal about animal rights. She has taken the right steps towards making the change.

She along with actor Joaquin Phoenix produced, Earthlings, a documentary on climate awareness. The documentary received a lot of accolades, and she considers that her favorite work. In an interview, she also goes on to talk about how she meets different leaders on such issues. White mentions how she works with people to bring real change on animal rights on the ground.

She mentions how she works with people to bring real change on animal rights on the ground.

Ruling The Screens

As an actress, Persia White has had a long career trajectory.

Starting with her debut film ‘Last Action Hero‘ (an uncredited appearance) in 1993. She is popular for her role as ‘Lynn’ in CW’s famous TV show ‘Girlfriends’.

Her two most popular roles so far have been in ‘Girlfriends’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’. She also remarks on Lynn as her favorite role and it was destined to happen.

White has had a long and fruitful career in the business of films with the recent one, ‘The Vampire Diaries‘. She played the mother of Bonnie in the series.

She started her career in the early 90s and has been doing some amazing work on the screens.

Her filmography includes some strong and powerful work. Have a glimpse of them below!

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997-2002)

Persia White in Beyond belief: Fact or Fiction
Persia White in Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Beyond Belief is an American anthology series that dealt with a series of events that might be true or false. Later it will be revealed to the viewers that the events were fiction or not. The show aired from 1997 to 2002 on fox network and was created by Lynn Lehmann.

Over the years, the show, as well as its cast (including Persia) has gained a huge loyal following which has turned into a mini cult. Every episode of the show had 5 stories that predominantly defied logic although they might look scripted.

Note: Not all of these events were picked from reality and some of them were exaggerated.


Cargo is a drama thriller inspired by true events.

The story follows the protagonist’s struggle with managing money for his son’s school. Due to which he takes up illegal means.

The film received two nominations in film festivals for the writing and creation by Kareem Mortimer. Persia plays the role of Berneice in the film.

Cargo sheds light on how refugees are often mistreated and pushed to the verge of doing anything to have a peaceful day in their lives. The country progresses while the minorities and immigrants are left behind. A compelling movie, that will push you to think.

Dysfunctional Friends (2012)

Cast of Dysfunctional Friends - Persia White is sitting 3rd from right
Persia White (3rd from Right side)

Persia White plays the role of Trenyce in ‘Dysfunctional Friends‘, which is a story of 9 friends. They are united after one of their friends passes away. The friends have been made to meet each other on a weekend and the story follows on how the meeting pans out.

Directed by Corey Grant, it’s a story of how friends grow out of each other. Sometimes we grow sooner from our friends and reach different stations in our life. Following the story of how nine individual friends, once part and parcel of each other, change entirely but does the bond change or remain the same?

What happens when personalities change over the years but the yearning for love remains the same?

You will see a similar story answering some of these questions on the screen.


Black November (2012)

Directed by Jeta Amata, Black November is a Nigerian American action film that has an ensemble cast including Persia White.

The story talks about the Niger Delta community’s struggle against a government and an MNC to save the environment. The film had a significant impact. It was also screened in the United Nations General Assembly.

The name of the movie, Black November, was derived from the month where activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed in 1995. The film was a reissued version of Black Gold in 2011. The movie had to be reshot approximately by 60% to make the movie contemporary and relevant to the year it was released.

The movie gained much popularity for its socially relevant theme and delicate handling of the sensitive subject at hand.

You Can’t Fight Christmas (2017)

Persia White in You Can't Fight Christmas

This is a fun romance-meets-comedy sorta film. Wherein a businessman, Edmund, does not like the tradition and idea of Christmas. However, his idea is changed when a decorator helps him come back to the idea and fall in love with it all over again.

This simple plotline of the show goes as Chestertown hotel is being decorated by Leslie Major for Christmas. Edmund is going to inherit the hotel completely from his uncle, after which they will be reinventing the hotel into a resort.

Amidst all this Millicent the lover of Edmund also has plans of proposing to him for marriage, which he might not be currently ready for. The cast along with Persia, includes Brely Evans, Andra Fuller, and others, making this an even more interesting watch.

Earthlings (2005)

Earthlings is a documentary film that focuses on how we as humans exploit animals and other living creatures is in the form of pets, clothing, entertainment, scientific purposes, and other personal reasons.

Persia White has been a very vocal activist against animal cruelty and the exploitation of animals. As also mentioned in the introduction part of this article, Persia has narrated the documentary along with Joaquin Phoenix.


The show was directed by Sean Monson and covers a lot of pet stores, malls, animal professions and every other day-to-day practice that require the labor of animals to be successfully done. The documentary was the premiere of the activist film for the festival and it also won the best documentary feature there.

Watch it here for free.

Unity (2015)

Unity is a 2015 documentary that was directed written and produced by Shaun Monson.

The show is considered as a sequel to the 2005 Earthlings narrated by Persia.

In Unity, Persia is one of the many narrators who become part of in this long journey. The documentary was primarily targeted at making people understand the necessity of going vegan and how it is important to be self-conscious and what we consume. The documentary is presented in 5 chapters Cosmic, Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul.

The show received a lot of positive reviews and people appreciated it for its informative and interesting storyline.

Spoken Word (2009)

Persia White in Spoken Word


Persia White dons the role of Shae in this drama, Spoken Word directed by Victor Nunez. The film was revived well by the audience and is an interesting watch with a significant backdrop of the socio-political structure of America. The show focuses on the life of Cruz who is a spoken word artist in San Francisco. He comes back to New Mexico to reconcile with his dying father and his brother.

From here, his life takes him on a different route. He finds himself amidst confusion and collaboration of what should be done and where he is heading to. He is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the rest of the story follows how he gets his life together.

A very existential film would also give you perspective on how and where you stand in your life if you have planned to change careers or have ever switched careers.


Blackish (2014-2022)

Persia White in Blackish
Persia White in Blackish (first one from the right)

This American sitcom television series was created by Kenya Barris and was launched in 2014.

The show ran for seven seasons on ABC and focuses on a black family that is settled in a heavily white-dominated neighborhood. 

A fresh social-political commentary on how a lot of black upper-class life is led in a really why-dominated society informs the crux of the story. 

The show has been renewed for a final and its last season which will be premiering on ABC from January 4, 2022.

Persia White has a recurring cameo appearance in the show as Lila. You should watch the show to have a good view of how modern African-Americans lead a life along with catching up with white people.

Also, read: Top 9 Christmas Movies You Probably Might Have Never Heard Of

Persia White: Actor cum Singer
Persia White

Tuning Music

Do you know that Persia White never wanted to become an actress?

Initially, her aim was to become a singer, something that took her from Miami to Los Angeles.

But had to turn down many music deals and contracts because of the creative restrictions in them. But her inclinations towards music could not stop her at all.

Persia debut into music was with her first album Mecca in 2009. The album is named after her daughter.

The album is 37 minutes long with 11 songs in its entirety. The album stands on her unique style and brings about her personality with the lyrics.

Not to miss, the efforts put by her are clearly visible.

White also sang Choices for the season 6 finale of Girlfriends.

Glimpse into Her Personal Life

Persia White was born in Miami, South Florida.

Her mother was a humble woman, whose traits White has picked up over years. Her mother worked as a schoolteacher and writer, and also a civil-rights activist.

Later, they moved to the Bahamas for work but came back to Miami when she was a young child.

White was interested in the creative field as a young child as well. She was a trained ballet dancer and got into acting as soon as they went back to Miami. She navigated her way through theater before completely getting into musical theater and juggled different forms of art, including painting. Also, she’s very passionate about painting though.

Persia White married Saul Williams, in 2008 and both of them have worked together on projects. They both met while shooting for Girlfriends.

They separated in 2009 when Persia White announced it on her blog.

Joseph Morgan with her wife, Persia White

Reel to Real Life Love Story

Persia White said her I do’s with Joseph Morgan after they met on the sets of ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

Their relationship branched into several colors after their first meet.

The couple got married in 2014, after 2 months of announcing that they were engaged. The couple has an online store, called the ‘Morgan White Store’. You can buy their merchandise there!

The couple has always maintained that both of them have stood as a support to each other. Through all the circumstances. Morgan also remarked that White has contributed to his show: The Originals.

It is a spin-off to The Vampire Diaries.

Although she did not act in it. He said,

”She comes to set frequently and is there. I’ll get home after an exhausting 16-hour day, and there’s some food and a beer in the fridge. She’s incredibly, incredibly supportive.’’

Persia White is a woman, someone who has craved her niche for herself over the years. Although she is popularly known as Joseph Morgan’s wife, it is imperative that we note her craft, art, and brilliance in whatever she does.


Did you know: Joseph Morgan’s wife aka Persia White has been ruling the screens for more than two decades?

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