Morgan Freeman

Film Producer / Film Director / Aircraft Pilot / Character Actor / Actor / Television Presenter / Beekeeper | * 06/01/1937 (83) | Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director and narrator. He is particularly known for his distinctive deep voice, and has appeared in a range of film genres portraying character roles. Freeman is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman was raised in Mississippi where he began acting in school plays. He studied theatre arts in Los Angeles and appeared in stage productions in his early career. He rose to fame in the 1970s for his role in the children's television series The Electric Company. Freeman then appeared in the Shakespearean plays Coriolanus and Julius Caesar, the former of which earned him an Obie Award. His breakout role was in Street Smart (1987), playing a hustler, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He achieved further stardom in the comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy (1989), which garnered Freeman a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor. His ... ()
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Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank REDemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008. Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Morgan Freeman

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Kennedy Center Honors AFI Life Achievement Award Golden Globe Award Silver Bear 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 3x Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

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Movies with Morgan Freeman as Actor(149)

as Thaddeus Bradley2020 Now You See Me
2020 Panama
as Doc2019 The Poison Rose
as Jerome Johnson (uncredited)2019 Brian Banks
as President Trumbull2019 Angel Has Fallen
as himself2017 Laddie
as Willie Davis2017 Going in Style
as Sheik Ilderim2016 Ben-Hur
as (voice)2016 The C Word
as Vice President Alan Trumbull2016 London Has Fallen
as Thaddeus Bradley2016 Now You See Me 2
as Senator2015 Momentum
as Bartok2015 Last Knights
as Patrick Meighan2015 Ted 2
as Alex Carver2014 5 Flights Up
as Himself (archive footage)2014 Lennon or McCartney
as Narrator2014 We the People
as Maxwell Omni2014 Wish Wizard
as Dr. Cameron McCarthy2014 Dolphin Tale 2
as Joseph Tagger2014 Transcendence
as Vitruvius (voice)2014 The Lego Movie
as Professor Samuel Norman2014 Lucy
as Thaddeus Bradley2013 Now You See Me
as Archie2013 Last Vegas
as Speaker Trumbull2013 Olympus Has Fallen
as Malcolm Beech2013 Oblivion
as Monte Wildhorn2012 The Magic of Belle Isle
as Self2012 Ending the Knight
as Lucius Fox2012 The Dark Knight Rises
as Narrator2011 Breaking the Taboo
as Narrator (voice)2011 Conan the Barbarian
as Narrator2011 Born to Be Wild
as Dr. McCarthy2011 Dolphin Tale
as himself2011 Clint Eastwood's West
as Joe Matheson2010 RED
as Narrator2010 The Eastwood Factor
as Nelson Mandela2009 Invictus
as himself2009 The People Speak
as Keith Ripley2009 Thick as Thieves
as Charles2009 The Maiden Heist
as Lucius Fox2008 The Dark Knight
as (Voice)2008 The Love Guru
as Narrator (uncredited)2008 A Raisin in the Sun
as Sloan2008 Wanted
as Jack Doyle2007 Gone Baby Gone
as Carter Chambers2007 The Bucket List
as God2007 Evan Almighty
as Harry Stevenson2007 Feast of Love
as 'Him'2006 10 Items or Less
as Frank Carden2006 The Contract
as The Boss2006 Lucky Number Slevin
as Moses Ashford2005 Edison
as himself2005 Blues Divas
as Narrator (Voice)2005 War of the Worlds
as Narrator2005 March of the Penguins
as Mitch Bradley2005 An Unfinished Life
as Lucius Fox2005 Batman Begins
as Sam2005 Unleashed
as Walter Crewes2004 The Big Bounce
as Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris2004 Million Dollar Baby
as God2003 Bruce Almighty
as Lt. Redding2003 Guilty by Association
as Miles Evans2003 Levity
as Col. Abraham Curtis2003 Dreamcatcher
as Charlie Grimes2002 High Crimes
as Narrator2002 Partners of the Heart
as DCI William Cabot2002 The Sum of All Fears
as Alex Cross2001 Along Came a Spider
as Narrator (voice)2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
as Captain Victor Benezet2000 Under Suspicion
as Charlie2000 Nurse Betty
as President Tom Beck1998 Deep Impact
as Jim1998 Hard Rain
as Narrator1997 The Long Way Home
as Theodore Joadson1997 Amistad
as Alex Cross1997 Kiss the Girls
as Paul Shannon1996 Chain Reaction
as Narrator (voice)1996 Cosmic Voyage
as Hibble1996 Moll Flanders
as Detective Lt. William Somerset1995 Se7en
as Billy Ford1995 Outbreak
as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding1994 The Shawshank Redemption
as Ned Logan1992 Unforgiven
as Geel Piet1992 The Power of One
as Judge Leonard White1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
as Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins1989 Glory
as Hoke Colburn1989 Driving Miss Daisy
as Lt. A.Z. Drones1989 Johnny Handsome
as Principal Joe Clark1989 Lean On Me
as Craig1988 Clean and Sober
as Dorsey Pratt1988 Clinton and Nadine
as Dr. Sherard1987 Fight for Life
as Fast Black1987 Street Smart
as Luther Johnson1986 Resting Place
as Charles Traughber1985 Marie
as Messenger1985 The Gospel at Colonus
as Charlie Woods1985 That Was Then... This Is Now
as Siemanowski1984 Harry & Son
as Lewis1984 Teachers
as Clarence Collins1981 The Marva Collins Story
as Lieutenant Black1981 Eyewitness
as Malcolm X1981 Death of a Prophet
as Hap Richards1980 Attica
as Walter1980 Brubaker
as Himself / Croupier1974 Out to Lunch
as Chris1973 Blade
as Man on Street1965 The Pawnbroker

TV Shows/Series with Morgan Freeman as Actor(29)

Movies with Morgan Freeman as Crew(6)

Production/Producer2019 Lucca Mortis
Production/Producer2014 5 Flights Up
Directing/Director2010 The 16th Man
Production/Executive Producer2009 Invictus
Production/Producer2000 Under Suspicion
Directing/Director1993 Bopha!

TV Shows/Series with Morgan Freeman as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2014 Madam Secretary
Production/Producer2010 Through The Wormhole

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Morgan Freeman
Born: Tuesday, 06/01 1937 (June) in Memphis (current age: 83 years + 145 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Greenwood Public School District
Net worth estimate: 120,000,000 USD
Other names for Morgan Freeman (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr."
"Morgan J. Freeman"
"مورغان فريمان"
"모건 프리먼"
"Морган Фриман"
"Морган Фримен"
"มอร์แกน ฟรีแมน"
"Μόργκαν Φρίμαν"
Morgan Freeman frequently works together with these people:
Deena Adair (23x, Crew)
Clint Eastwood (18x, Actor)
Christopher Nolan (13x, Crew)
Sarah Jessica Parker (11x, Actress)
Glenn Close (11x, Actress)
Robert Downey Jr. (10x, Actor)
Charlize Theron (10x, Actress)
Debra Messing (10x, Actress)
Michael Hancock (10x, Crew)
Tom Hanks (9x, Actor)
Kiefer Sutherland (9x, Actor)
Janet Jackson (9x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:15, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/20/2020