Michael C. Hall, the beloved star of Dexter and Six Feet Under, has been notoriously private when it comes to his personal life. But those who follow him closely know one of the most important people in his life is his wife, the brilliant and beautiful Morgan Macgregor. Although their romance has not been on the front pages of tabloids, Morgan has an intriguing backstory.

The currently 35-year-old author and actress was born on March 10, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Knowing the name of her father is a well-guarded secret, her mother is the actress and comedian Maria Macgregor. The mother and daughter duo are extremely close and have attended several events together.

In 2006 Morgan began her college education at the University of California in San Diego, becoming a double major in International Studies and Theater. She then also attended Yale University, graduating with an M.A. in Comparative Literature p in June 2010.

After graduating, Morgan held a variety of jobs. She has worked as a publishing assistant, an adjunct professor, a teacher’s assistant, a mentor, a manager, and a dancer. In 2017, she undertook training to become a psychoanalyst and wrote several pieces published in The New Yorker.

Although she is studied, accomplished and talented, it is her personal life that has gained significant attention.

Morgan and Michael met in 2012 after being introduced by a mutual friend. Morgan was instantly attracted to Michael and although he had had a successful career in film and television for a two-decades, he had never been married. It didn’t take long for the two to move in together and by May 2016, the couple married in a secret ceremony, after remaining together for four years.

Ever since the two got together, they have only shown the utmost respect for each other. The two constantly share sweet posts about each other on their respective social media accounts and are often seen together during red carpet events.

When it comes to work, both Michael and Morgan have stayed busy. Michael proudly discussed his wife’s talents in an interview with The Cut and praised her as “a writer of tremendous power, shrewd intelligence, wit, and insight. … She’s written things as explorations of her own consciousness, and they’re quite beautiful – and I feel incredibly lucky to have her in my life.”

Morgan commits considerable time and energy to her charity work as well. She recently raised thousands of dollars to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM and writing and was recently chosen to be a part of the New America Social Media Task Force.

As attractive, smart and successful as the couple are, their “us before them” mantra proves Michael and Morgan are made for each other. In an interview with The Cut, Michael summed it up best: “We both enjoy feeling like we’re in this together — that constitutes a real partnership and makes us both resilient, I think.”

It is clear that in Morgan Macgregor, Michael C. Hall has found not just a beautiful wife, but a true partner for life. With her intelligence and ambition, Morgan Macgregor has proved to be Michael C. Hall’s perfect match.