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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:
245
First Appeared:
In the movie Janice Beard 45 WPM
Latest Project:
Series The Word (US) 2018
Known For
Poster of Paddington
Poster of Little Britain Comic Relief 2007
Poster of Little Britain Comic Relief 2005
Poster of Musicool
Filmography
Series The Word (US) Sam 2018
Series Musicool Thaddeus Bradley 2018
Movie Janice Beard 45 WPM Narrator 2018
Series Not Only But Always Narrator 2017
Series River City Narrator (voice) 2017
Series Battle Force: Andromeda Jack Doyle 2017
Series Manions of America Mitch Bradley 2017
Movie Villa Capri 2017-08-25
Movie Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Movie Going in Style Willie 2017-04-06
Series 13 Reasons Why Thaddeus Bradley 2017-03-31
Series Roots: The Gift Lt. A.Z. Drones 2017
Series Pandamen Hoke Colburn 2017
Series Berlin Station Himself 2016-01-10
Movie Objetivo: Londres Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Series The Catch Unknown 2016-03-24
Series Minority Report Himself (archive footage) 2016-07-13
Movie Ben-Hur Ilderim 2016-08-17
Movie Snowden Narrator 2016-09-15
Movie Ahora me ves 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Movie Los últimos caballeros Bartok 2015-04-03
Movie The Marriage of Reason & Squalor Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2015-06-11
Movie Madame Bovary Warden Pratt 2015-06-04
Series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Unknown 2015-07-16
Movie Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Movie Len and Company Joseph Tagger 2015-09-11
Movie Dan y Wenallt Clarence Collins 2015-06-20
Movie Søvnløs i Lofoten Narrator 2014-05-30
Movie Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Movie La LEGO película Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Movie Lucy Professor Norman 2014-07-14
Movie Transcendence Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Movie Ático sin ascensor Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Movie Paddington Himself - Narrator 2014-11-27
Movie Lío en Broadway Narrator 2014-10-27
Movie Serena Unknown 2014-10-12
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Emulsion Ben Shelter 2014-10-01
Movie La gran aventura de Winter el delfín 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Movie The look of love Ben Shelter 2013-04-26
Movie Oblivion Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Movie Objetivo: La Casa Blanca Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Movie Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Movie Mi otro yo Narrator 2013-11-15
Movie Plan en Las Vegas Archie 2013-10-31
Movie Ahora me ves... Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Movie The Naughty List Lucius Fox 2013-12-10
Movie In Secret Unknown 2013-09-17
Series Crossing Lines Unknown 2013-08-22
Movie Mi vecino el asesino Unknown 2012-03-10
Movie Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Movie Not That Funny Willie 2012-04-12
Movie Eternamente comprometidos Hibble 2012-04-27
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Movie Amazing Love Patrick Meighan 2012-11-06
Movie El caballero oscuro: La leyenda renace Lucius Fox 2012-07-16
Movie El verano de sus vidas Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Movie La boda de mi mejor amiga Unknown 2011-04-28
Movie Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Movie Gnomeo y Julieta Unknown 2011-01-13
Movie The Organ Grinder's Monkey Unknown 2011-06-06
Movie Derren Brown: Behind the Mischief Unknown 2011-02-01
Series NTSF:SD:SUV:: Alex Cross 2011-07-21
Movie La princesa de Castlebury Hall Narrator 2011-12-03
Series Neverland Maxwell Omni 2011-12-04
Movie Anonymous Principal Joe Clark 2011-10-21
Movie Neverland: el país de Nunca Jamás Luther Johnson 2011-12-03
Movie La gran aventura de Winter el delfín Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Series Curiosity Himself - Narrator 2011-08-07
Movie Alicia en el país de las maravillas Unknown 2010-03-03
Movie Greenberg Narrator (voice) 2010-03-26
Movie El factor Eastwood Narrator 2010-02-16
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Series Secretos del universo Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Movie Exit Through the Gift Shop Dr. McCarthy 2010-01-24
Movie La niñera mágica y el Big Bang Geel Piet 2010-03-26
Movie Young Alexander the Great Senator 2010-12-01
Series Any Human Heart Himself 2010-11-21
Series Los pilares de la tierra Dorsey Pratt 2010-07-23
Movie Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte - Parte I Judge Leonard White 2010-10-17
Movie RED Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Movie First Light Alex Carver 2010-09-14
Movie Les Misérables in Concert - The 25th Anniversary Cicero Murphy 2010-10-03
Movie The One Ronnie Unknown 2010-12-25
Movie Mr. Nice Himself 2010-10-07
Movie The Code Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Movie The People Speak Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Radio encubierta Joe Matheson 2009-04-01
Movie El infiel Easy Reader 2009-09-16
Movie Invictus Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Series Mercy Detective Lt. William Somerset 2009-09-23
Movie Las vidas posibles de Mr. Nobody Frederick Douglass 2009-09-11
Movie El atraco Charles 2009-05-09
Movie Breaking the Mould Narratore 2009-07-29
Movie Wanted (Se busca) Sloan 2008-06-12
Movie The Last Word Monologues Himself 2008-08-25
Movie The Response Ned Logan 2008-08-08
Movie El caballero oscuro Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Movie Los confidentes Lt. Redding 2008-11-05
Series The Black Donnellys God 2007-02-26
Series The Wild West Himself 2007-02-27
Series Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier Moses Ashford 2007-02-19
Movie Hannibal, el origen del mal Charles Traughber 2007-02-06
Movie Four Last Songs Fast Black 2007-01-11
Movie Little Britain Comic Relief 2007 Presenter 2007-03-07
Series Party Animals Himself 2007-01-31
Movie Ahora o nunca Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Movie Adiós pequeña, adiós Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Movie Sigo como Dios God 2007-06-09
Movie El juego del amor Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Movie Elizabeth: La edad de oro Paul Shannon 2007-09-09
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition 2007-06-20
Movie Little Britain Abroad Luther Johnson 2007-06-21
Movie A Very British Sex Scandal Unknown 2007-07-20
Movie El caso Slevin The Boss 2006-02-24
Movie The Contract Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Movie Dame 10 razones 'Him' 2006-09-11
Movie The Wind in the Willows Unknown 2006-12-18
Movie Little Britain Live Unknown 2006-11-13
Series Minuscule Vitruvius (voice) 2006-10-01
Movie Danny the Dog Sam 2005-02-02
Movie Alta sociedad Keith Ripley 2005-01-01
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Series Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Movie The Undertaker Speaker Trumbull 2005-01-01
Movie Ciudad sin ley Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Series Garo Unknown 2005-10-07
Movie Little Britain Comic Relief 2005 Himself - Host 2005-10-04
Movie Una vida por delante Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Movie Cold & Dark Detective Michaels 2005-03-31
Movie La guerra de los mundos Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-23
Movie Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005-06-14
Movie The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-06-20
Movie Golpe en Hawai Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Movie Burst Professor Norman 2004-01-01
Series Island at War (voice) 2004-07-11
Movie Skip to the End Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie AD/BC: A Rock Opera Unknown 2004-12-21
Movie Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Movie La feria de las vanidades (Vanity Fair) Walter Crewes 2004-09-01
Movie Not Only But Always Monte Wildhorn 2004-12-30
Movie El intruso Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 2004-11-26
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Movie The Real Little Britain Narrator 2004-10-12
Movie Inside Björk Unknown 2003-01-01
Movie Moo(n) Unknown 2003-01-01
Movie Levity Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Movie El cazador de sueños Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Movie Como Dios God 2003-05-23
Movie Declaration of Independence Himself 2003-06-10
Movie El amor esta en el aire Harry Stevenson 2003-05-16
Movie Toda la verdad Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
Movie Pánico nuclear DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Series Kim Possible Frank Carden 2002-06-07
Movie Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Alex Cross 2002-09-06
Movie Hotel Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie La hora de la araña Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Movie Human Nature Siemanowski 2001-05-18
Movie Negocios sucios Narrator 2001-12-07
Movie Atando cabos Archie 2001-12-18
Movie Cuento de Navidad, de Charles Dickens Himself 2001-12-07
Movie Love, Honour and Obey Charlie Woods 2000-04-07
Series Doctors Unknown 2000-03-27
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Kevin and Perry Go Large President Tom Beck 2000-04-20
Movie Rancid Aluminium Narrator 2000-01-21
Series Rebus Ilderim 2000-04-26
Series The District Morgan Freeman 2000-10-07
Movie Little Nicky Himself 2000-11-10
Movie Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Movie Bajo sospecha Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Movie X-Men Unknown 2000-07-13
Movie Equipo a la fuerza Azeem 2000-08-07
Movie Persiguiendo a Betty Charlie 2000-09-08
Movie Heart Malcolm X 1999-01-01
Movie Plunkett y MacLeane Clarence Collins 1999-01-22
Movie Robbie the Reindeer - Hooves of Fire Dr. Sherard 1999-12-25
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Narrator 1999-03-30
Movie Stephen King: Shining in the Dark Himself 1999-09-09
Movie You're Dead Sloan 1999-10-01
Movie Notting Hill Beech 1999-05-13
Movie Rocketships Narrator (Voice) 1998-01-01
Movie Deep impact President Tom Beck 1998-05-07
Series Legacy Unknown 1998-10-09
Movie El baile de agosto Narrator 1998-09-04
Movie Hard Rain Jim 1998-01-16
Movie The Deadness of Dad Hap Richards 1997-01-01
Movie Amistad Theodore 1997-12-03
Movie Twin Town Craig 1997-04-11
Movie El coleccionista de amantes Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Movie The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Movie Moll Flanders, el coraje de una mujer Hibble 1996-06-14
Movie Reacción en cadena Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Movie Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond The Boss 1996-10-06
Movie August Himself 1996-08-08
Movie Estallido Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Movie Seven Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Movie Cadena perpetua Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
Series Gárgolas, Héroes Góticos Captain Victor Benezet 1994-10-24
Movie La fuerza de uno Geel Piet 1992-09-17
Movie Sin perdón Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Series The Pirates of Dark Water Miles Evans 1991-02-25
Movie Robin Hood: Príncipe de los ladrones Azeem 1991-06-14
Series Man of the People Walter 1991-09-15
Movie The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Movie La hoguera de las vanidades Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Movie The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Movie Tiempos de gloria Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Movie Escuela de jóvenes rebeldes Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Movie Paseando a Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Movie Johnny el guapo Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Movie Judgment in Berlin Himself 1988-01-01
Movie Alcohol y coca Craig 1988-08-10
Series Murphy Brown DCI William Cabot 1988-11-14
Movie Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Series HeartBeat Neil Armstrong 1988-03-23
Movie Fight for Life Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Movie El reportero de la calle 42 Fast Black 1987-03-20
Movie Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Movie The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Movie The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Movie Vientos de tempestad Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
Movie Marie Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Series Juzgado de guardia Lucius Fox 1984-01-04
Movie Harry e hijo Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Movie Teachers Lewis 1984-10-05
Series Se ha escrito un crimen 'Him' 1984-09-30
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1982-09-18
Series St. Elsewhere Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1982-10-26
Movie Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Movie El ojo mentiroso Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Movie The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Movie The Beaver Kid 2 Unknown 1981-09-04
Series Texas Detective Michaels 1980-08-04
Movie Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Movie Brubaker Walter 1980-06-20
Series Mrs. Columbo Charlie 1979-02-26
Movie Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
Movie The Word Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 1978-11-12
Series Ryan's Hope God 1975-07-07
Series The Electric Company Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown 1969-10-05
Series Another World 1964-05-04