|Date of Birth
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Morgan James is an American singer and actress. Born Morgan Grunerud, in Boise, Idaho, James is the daughter of Allen Grunerud and Shellie Harwood. Growing up, James's family moved from Pocatello, ID, to Logan, UT, to Knoxville, TN, and finally to Modesto, CA, where James attended Johansen High School. Upon graduation, James was accepted to The Juilliard School, in New York City, where she received her BM in Voice.
James started voice lessons and singing in choirs when she was 13, then performed as a solo artist. In 2012, she signed with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. James' debut album, "Morgan James Live," a celebration of Nina Simone, was released December 4, 2012. In 2012 James publicly criticized a preview of Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, an action which drew media attention and criticism from her colleagues, and for which she subsequently apologized.