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Morgan Freeman

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.


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Born:
Jun 1, 1937 In Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
151
First Appeared:
In the series Resting Place
Latest Project:
Movie Laddie 2017-10-20
Known For
Poster of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Poster of Niepamięć
Poster of Curiosity
Poster of Through the Wormhole
Filmography
Movie The True Story of Glory Continues Narrator 2018
Movie The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office Narrator 2018
Series Resting Place Luther Johnson 2018
Series The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 2017
Series Mississippi Rising Unknown 2017
Series Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution Unknown 2017
Movie Villa Capri 2017-08-25
Movie Going in Style Willie 2017-04-06
Series Rabbit Ears Productions Unknown 2017
Movie Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Presenter 2016-04-03
Movie Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim 2016-08-17
Movie Iluzja 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Movie Londyn W Ogniu Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Movie Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Movie Ostatni Rycerze Bartok 2015-04-03
Movie Momentum Senator 2015-08-01
Movie Lego: Przygoda Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Narrator 2014-04-03
Movie We the People Narrator 2014-01-06
Movie Transcendencja Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Movie Lucy Professor Samuel Norman 2014-07-14
Movie Przeprowadzka Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Movie Mój przyjaciel delfin 2: Ocalić Mandy Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Movie Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Movie Olimp w ogniu Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Movie The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan Narrator 2013-01-01
Movie Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Movie Niepamięć Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Movie Iluzja Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Movie Last Vegas Archie 2013-10-31
Movie JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013-11-23
Movie Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Movie Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo Narratore 2012-03-21
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Movie Batman - Mroczny Rycerz Powstaje Lucius Fox 2012-07-16
Movie Magiczne lato Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Movie Born to Be Wild Narrator 2011-04-08
Movie Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Movie Mój przyjaciel Delfin Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Series Curiosity Himself - Narrator 2011-08-07
Movie Conan Barbarzyńca Narrator (voice) 2011-08-17
Movie RED Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Series Through the Wormhole Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Movie The Eastwood Factor Narrator 2010-02-16
Movie Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
Movie Złodziejski Kodeks Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Movie The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Movie Invictus - Niepokonany Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Series 30 for 30 Unknown 2009-10-06
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Plan prawie doskonały Charles 2009-05-09
Movie Wanted - Ścigani Sloan 2008-06-12
Movie Batman - Mroczny Rycerz Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Movie Evan Wszechmogący God 2007-06-09
Movie Gdzie jesteś, Amando Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Movie Choć goni nas czas Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Movie Feast of Love Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition 2007-06-20
Movie Dwa światy 'Him' 2006-09-11
Movie Kontrakt na zabijanie Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Movie Zabójczy numer The Boss 2006-02-24
Movie Edison Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Movie Niedokończone życie Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Movie Blues Divas Himself 2005-01-22
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Movie Marsz pingwinów Narrator 2005-01-26
Movie Batman - Początek Lucius Fox 2005-06-14
Movie Wojna światów Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-23
Movie Człowiek pies Sam 2005-02-02
Series Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Movie The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-06-20
Movie Za wszelką cenę Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie The Big Bounce Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Movie Levity Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Bruce Wszechmogący God 2003-05-23
Movie Declaration of Independence Himself 2003-06-10
Movie Łowca snów Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Movie Uznany za winnego Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Movie Bez przedawnienia Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
Series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Movie Suma wszystkich strachów DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Movie W sieci pająka Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Movie Nurse Betty Charlie 2000-09-08
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Podejrzany Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Movie Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Series Głowa rodziny Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Stephen King: Shining in the Dark Himself 1999-09-09
Movie Powódź Jim 1998-01-16
Movie Dzień zagłady President Tom Beck 1998-05-07
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie Amistad Theodore 1997-12-03
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Kolekcjoner Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Movie The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Movie National Geographic: Inside the White House Narrator 1996-01-01
Movie Cosmic Voyage Narrator (voice) 1996-08-09
Movie Chain Reaction Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Movie Moll Flanders Hibble 1996-06-14
Movie Epidemia Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Movie Siedem Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Skazani na Shawshank Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Power of One Geel Piet 1992-09-17
Movie Bez przebaczenia Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Robin Hood: Książę złodziei Azeem 1991-06-14
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Movie The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Movie Fajerwerki próżności Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Movie Chwała Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Movie Lean On Me Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Movie Wożąc panią Daisy Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Movie Przystojniak Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Movie Clean and Sober Craig 1988-08-10
Movie Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Movie Fight for Life Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Movie Street Smart Fast Black 1987-03-20
Movie Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Series The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Movie The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Movie Marie Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Movie The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Movie That Was Then... This is Now Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Harry & Son Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Movie Teachers Lewis 1984-10-05
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Movie The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Movie Eyewitness Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Movie Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Movie Więzień Brubaker Walter 1980-06-20
Series Texas Detective Michaels 1980-08-04
Movie Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Ryan's Hope Cicero Murphy 1975-07-07
Series The Electric Company Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Series The Academy Awards Morgan Freeman 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24