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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:
137
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Laddie 2017-10-20
Known For
Poster of Лего. Фильм
Poster of Тёмный рыцарь: Возрождение легенды
Poster of The Dark Knight
Poster of Война миров
Filmography
Movie Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Movie Падение Лондона Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-01-22
Series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Presenter 2016-04-03
Movie Иллюзия обмана 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Movie Бен-Гур Ilderim 2016-08-17
Movie Последние рыцари Bartok 2015-04-03
Movie Ускорение Senator 2015-08-01
Movie Третий лишний 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Movie Превосходство Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Movie Остров лемуров: Мадагаскар Narrator 2014-04-03
Movie Лего. Фильм Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Movie Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Movie История дельфина 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Movie Люси Professor Norman 2014-07-14
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Сама жизнь Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Movie Падение Олимпа Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Movie The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan Narrator 2013-01-01
Movie Обливион Beech 2013-04-10
Movie Starперцы Archie 2013-11-01
Movie Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Movie JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013-11-23
Movie Иллюзия обмана Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Movie Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Movie Третий Акт Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Movie Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo Narratore 2012-03-21
Movie Тёмный рыцарь: Возрождение легенды Lucius Fox 2012-07-16
Movie Б.Б. Кинг: Жизнь Райли 2012-10-15
Movie Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Movie Рожденные на воле Narrator 2011-04-08
Series Curiosity Himself - Narrator 2011-08-07
Movie История дельфина Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Movie The Eastwood Factor Narrator 2010-02-16
Movie РЭД Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Series Discovery: Сквозь пространство и время с Морганом Фрименом Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Movie Кодекс вора Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Movie The People Speak Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
Movie Кража в музее Charles 2009-05-09
Movie Непокорённый Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Series 30 событий за 30 лет Unknown 2009-10-06
Movie Особо опасен Sloan 2008-06-12
Movie The Dark Knight Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Movie Эван Всемогущий God 2007-06-09
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition 2007-06-20
Movie Праздник любви Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Movie Пока не сыграл в ящик Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Movie Прощай, детка, прощай Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Movie Счастливое число Слевина The Boss 2006-02-24
Movie Контракт Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Movie 10 Шагов к успеху 'Him' 2006-09-11
Movie Дэнни Цепной пес Sam 2005-02-02
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Series Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Movie Птицы 2: Путешествие на край света Narrator 2005-01-26
Movie Бэтмен: Начало Lucius Fox 2005-06-14
Movie Незаконченная жизнь Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Movie Эдисон Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Movie Война миров Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-28
Movie Большая кража Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Movie The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-06-20
Movie Малышка на миллион Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-14
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie Ловец снов Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Movie Раскаяние Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Movie Брюс Всемогущий God 2003-05-23
Movie Guilty by Association Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Series Шоу Эллен ДеДженерес Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Le Coût de la vie Sam 2003-07-30
Movie Особо тяжкие преступления Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
Movie Цена страха DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Series Приключения Джимми Нейтрона, мальчика-гения Unknown 2002-07-20
Movie И пришел паук Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Сестричка Бетти Charlie 2000-09-08
Movie Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Movie Под подозрением Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Series Гриффины Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Ливень Jim 1998-01-16
Movie Столкновение с бездной President Tom Beck 1998-05-07
Series Взгляд Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Царь горы Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Movie Целуя девушек Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Movie Амистад Theodore 1997-12-03
Movie National Geographic: Inside the White House 1996-01-01
Movie Moll Flanders Hibble 1996-06-14
Movie Cosmic Voyage Narrator (voice) 1996-08-09
Movie Цепная реакция Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Movie Эпидемия Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Movie Семь Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Series В студии актерского мастерства Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Побег из Шоушенка Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-10
Series Поздняя ночь с Конаном О`Брайэном Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Ночное шоу с Джейем Лено Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Power of One Geel Piet 1992-09-17
Movie Непрощенный Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Movie Робин Гуд: Принц воров Azeem 1991-06-14
Movie The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Movie The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Movie Костер тщеславий Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Movie Lean On Me Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Movie Красавчик Джонни Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Movie Доблесть Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Movie Шофер Мисс Дэйзи Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Movie Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Movie Clean and Sober Craig 1988-08-10
Movie Street Smart Fast Black 1987-03-20
Movie Fight for Life Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Movie Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Movie The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Movie Marie Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Movie The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
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 В прямом эфире с Риджесом и Кэти Ли Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Movie Eyewitness Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Movie The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Movie Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Movie Brubaker Walter 1980-06-20
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
Movie The No Mercy Man Harry Stevenson 1973-01-01
Movie Florentiner 73 Narrator 1972-01-01
Series The Electric Company Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Movie Le tigri di Mompracem God 1970-12-11
Movie Модести Блэйз Narrator 1966-05-01
Series Сегодня Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series The Academy Awards Morgan Freeman 1929-05-16