Morgan Ailis Webb (born October 5, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario,
Canada) is co-host and senior segment producer of the G4 (formerly
G4TechTV) television program X-Play with Adam Sessler, the "Gaming
Goddess" of FHM, where she contributes a monthly video game
column, and is the current host of G4's 60-second Cheat! supplementary
segments. She previously appeared on TechTV's The Screen Savers
and Call For Help.
Morgan was born in Toronto, but because she and her family moved
to Los Angeles, California soon afterwards, she gained dual-citizenship
in the U.S. and Canada. As an infant and small child, Webb appeared
in advertisements for Gerber baby food, Kenner Toys, and most famously,
an ad for McDonald's, where she recited the ingredients of the Big
Mac to a game of Pattycake. Ironically, Webb's parents refused to
let her watch television as a child, so she made up for lost hours
of television time by playing video games. She began with an Atari,
primarily the game Combat, but as technology progressed, The Legend
of Zelda and Phantasy Star became two of her favorite games.
Webb graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1996 with Highly
Gifted Magnet honors. After graduating high school, she left home
to attend UC Berkeley. While there, she earned a bachelor's degree
in rhetoric and a minor in Italian.
Webb developed computer skills in her free time at Berkeley, and
after graduating from college, worked for a dot-com company as a
website administrator. After the company went under during the dot-com
bubble burst of 2000, her friend Catherine Schwartz pulled her in
at TechTV in 2001 and Morgan became employed as the associate producer
and web researcher for The Screen Savers. Thanks to her vast self-taught
knowledge of computers and technology, she was quickly promoted
to an on-screen member of the program where she presented daily
in-depth segments dealing with Microsoft Windows and Linux operating
systems, and on select occasions hosted The Screen Savers herself.
Throughout 2002 and 2003, she also regularly co-hosted Call For
Help with Chris Pirillo. In April 2003, Webb left The Screen Savers
to co-host X-Play with Adam Sessler.
In April 2004, Webb, along with fellow TechTV personalities Sarah
Lane, Laura Swisher, Catherine Schwartz and Melanie Kim, was included
in the "TechTV's Sexiest Techie" poll sponsored by Playboy
magazine. TechTV viewers could vote for their favorite girl via
the Playboy website, and the winner of the poll would be offered
a nude photo spread in a future issue of Playboy. Webb won the poll,
and despite being "very flattered" by the photo shoot
offer, she immediately refused, citing her own personal reasons,
as well as her parents' objection to the idea.
Throughout 2004, Webb was featured in numerous issues of FHM and
She was spotlighted in the July 2004 issue of Maxim
She had a five-page feature article in the November 2004 issue of
She was rated 73rd in FHM's one-hundred sexiest women in the world
for 2005, and 62nd in 2006
She was rated 39th on FHM's 2004 list of the fifty most eligible
women in the world
In August 2005, Webb became a contributing game columnist for FHM,
alongside her regular hosting duties on X-Play. Her monthly column
is entitled "Tips From The Gaming Goddess"; readers are
encouraged to email Morgan their video game-related inquiries, she
answers one question each month.
Webb has appeared in the music video Strange New Element from the
band Low Water. She makes her appearance near the end of the video
alongside other fellow TechTV personalities, including Catherine
Schwartz, Sarah Lane, Laura Swisher, Chi-Lan Lieu and Sumi Das.
In addition to appearing in Low Water's music video, Morgan is also
featured in the artwork of the band's album, Hard Words In A Speakeasy.
Webb is one of only six TechTV personalities, including Adam Sessler,
Sarah Lane, Chi-Lan Lieu, Kevin Rose, and Brendan Moran, to survive
the massive layoffs resulting from the May 2004 merger of G4 and
TechTV. Lieu, Rose, Lane and Moran have since left.
Webb currently resides in her second hometown of Los Angeles.
- Morgan is severely allergic to cranberries.
- She has a pet Chilean Rose Tarantula that goes by the names
Zoe Zaphod Webb, Tranny and Cruella, and she also owns two Betta
fish; an orange one named Fish Face, and a purple-blue one named
- She adores kittens and cats, and loves to cuddle them, despite
having an allergy to them.
- She hates chocolate, along with most other sweets.
- Morgan's natural hair color is light brown-red. In high school,
Morgan had a habit of dyeing her hair, using unsweetened Kool-Aid.
After too many of these treatments turned her hair an unattractive
green, she completely shaved her head, and subsequently started
using real dye. Her hair-dyeing habit continues to this day (her
hair has had eight different color variations, since 2000).
- Morgan prefers to use Linux as her home computer's main OS,
as opposed to Microsoft Windows.
- Her favorite genre of video games are first-person shooters,
with her favorites being Unreal Tournament 2004, Half-Life and
Halo. Favorites from other genres include Ratchet & Clank
and Command and Conquer.
- Morgan loves the TV series Family Guy.
- She also loves Anime; her favorite series is FLCL, and her favorite
anime character is Haruhara Haruko from FLCL.
- Morgan likes to knit and crochet.
- Morgan is 5' 7" tall, but she prefers to wear 3" heels.
- Morgan suffers from astigmatism, and therefore needs glasses
- Her favorite sports teams are the Oakland Raiders, the San Francisco
Giants, and the California Golden Bears (her alma mater).
- She has an older brother named Evan.
- Her favorite soft drink is Diet Coke.
- Her favorite movies include (to name a few) Kill Bill, Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, This Is
Spinal Tap, and Star Wars (Episodes IV, V and VI). She hates Horror
and Romance movies.
- Her all-time favorite video game character is Ulala (pronounced
oo-la-la) from Space Channel 5.
- Morgan's true fans (people who appreciate and respect her for
more than her looks) are officially addressed as "Webbheads".
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