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Who Plays Morgan Elsbeth In Ahsoka? Meet Diana Lee Inosanto

Morgan Elsbeth is a figure whose allure gradually reveals itself in the initial episodes of the “Ahsoka” series. Though appearing as a novel character in the Star Wars saga, Morgan is no stranger to the universe. Her debut on our screens was in “The Mandalorian” Season 2, Episode 5, where she emerged as a significant figure in the Imperial Starfleet.

Her first meeting with Ahsoka Tano was electrifying, marked by a duel that not only defined their intricate relationship but also set the stage for the events in “Ahsoka.” So, who exactly is Morgan, and who plays the role?

Who Is Morgan Elsbeth in Ahsoka?

Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth
Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, Source: Ahsoka, Disney+

Morgan’s roots connect her to the Nightsisters of Dathomir, a mystical group of women resembling witches in the Star Wars world. This lineage took on special importance following the devastating slaughter of her people during The Clone Wars, an incident that propelled her ascent within the Galactic Empire and fueled her subsequent resentment. Her contribution to the Empire was far from insignificant; she played a crucial role in building the Imperial Navy and became a faithful follower of the nefarious Grand Admiral Thrawn.

With the Empire’s downfall, Morgan took on the mantle of magistrate in Calodan, a city on the planet Corvus. Her reign, however, was characterized by brutality and unfairness, qualities that eventually led her to a confrontation with Ahsoka. Their duel was a battle of beliefs and abilities, with Ahsoka brandishing her signature double white lightsabers and Morgan responding with a beskar spear. Ahsoka emerged victorious, apprehending Morgan and demanding Thrawn’s whereabouts.

Morgan’s relentless search for Thrawn is a collaborative effort. She works with characters like Baylan Skoll, Shin Hati, and Inquisitor Marrok. Her mission includes locating a map hidden in a temple constructed by her ancestral Nightsisters, adding yet another dimension to her multifaceted character. Her motives are a mix of personal revenge, allegiance to Thrawn, and a past marred by loss and deception.

Meet Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth

Diana Lee Inosanto, born on May 29, 1966, in Torrance, California, to a 5 member family, is a multifaceted talent: an actress, director, stuntwoman, and martial artist.

Personal Life

Diana is married to Ron Balicki, and they are blessed with two sons, Sebastian and Zachary Balicki.


Diana’s theatrical journey began under her aunt, Asian American actress Lilia Inosanto, also known as Lona Nai. She later studied with renowned Broadway casting director and acting coach, the late Michael Shurtleff, and Asian American character actor Tzi Ma through East West Players’ workshops. She also joined the Lodestone Theater Ensemble.

Social Media

Diana actively shares glimpses of her personal life and work on Instagram (@therealdianaleeinosanto) and Twitter (@TheRealDLI).

Career, Movies, And More

Joining the cast of the new Star Wars series, “Ahsoka,” and becoming part of the legendary Star Wars franchise might seem fantastical, but for Diana, it’s a tangible reward for three decades of commitment and perseverance.

Despite her talents, Diana found that Hollywood was not always welcoming. Nevertheless, she has acted in various films and series, including her directorial debut, “The Sensei,” in 2008. In 2020, she appeared in “The Mandalorian” as Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth and reprised the role in “Ahsoka.”

Her directorial debut was with “The Sensei” in 2008, and she has produced several other projects, including the 2016 film “The Last Tour.” Her martial arts training has also paved the way for a successful career as a stuntwoman. She has been part of well-known TV shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and “Bones.”