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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne’s first marriage was to actress to Hajna O. Moss. They had two children together: a son, Langston and a daughter, Montana. Fishburne is now married to actress Gina Torres. They live in Hollywood with their daughter Delilah.


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Born:
Jul 30, 1961 In Augusta, Georgia, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
109
First Appeared:
In the movie America's Game: 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Latest Project:
Movie Untitled Man of Steel Sequel 2020-12-31
Known For
Poster of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Poster of The Matrix Reloaded
Poster of The Matrix
Poster of Boyz n the Hood
Filmography

Untitled Man of Steel Sequel (2020)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as Perry White

America's Game: 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2018)

Movie
as Narrator
10 1 votes

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War (2018)

Movie
as Himself
10 1 votes

Thurgood (2018)

Series
as Thurgood Marshall

Last Flag Flying (2017)

Movie
as Mulhall

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Thriller Action Crime
Movie
as The Bowler King
6.5 1346 votes

Standoff (2016)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Sade
5.9 74 votes

Roots (2016)

History Drama
Movie
as Alex Haley
6.8 8 votes

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Action Adventure Fantasy
Movie
as Perry White
5.6 5694 votes

Passengers (2016)

Adventure Drama Romance Science Fiction
Movie
as Gus Mancuso
6.6 2819 votes

The Snowy Day (2016)

Animation
Movie
as Narrator

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (2015)

Documentary
Movie

The Muppets (2015)

Comedy
Series
as Himself
7.3 25 votes

Ride Along (2014)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Omar
6.1 767 votes

The Signal (2014)

Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Wallace Damon
5.8 548 votes

Rudderless (2014)

Music Drama Comedy
Movie
as Del
7.3 90 votes

black-ish (2014)

Comedy
Series
as Pops
6.9 51 votes

Hannibal (2013)

Drama
Series
as Jack Crawford
7.5 298 votes

The Colony (2013)

Action Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as Briggs
5.2 419 votes

Man of Steel (2013)

Action Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Perry White
6.5 5575 votes

Khumba (2013)

Animation Adventure Family
Movie
as Seko (voice)
5.8 62 votes

Thurgood (2011)

Drama
Movie
as Thurgood Marshall
5.8 4 votes

Contagion (2011)

Drama Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Ellis Cheever
6.2 1155 votes

Have a Little Faith (2011)

Drama
Movie
as Henry Covington
4.4 4 votes

Predators (2010)

Action Science Fiction Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Noland
5.9 1032 votes

Top Gear (2010)

Comedy Documentary
Series
as Unknown
6.9 7 votes

Armored (2009)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Baines
5.5 183 votes

Black Water Transit (2009)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Jack

Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence (2008)

Talk
Series
as Self

21 (2008)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Cole Williams
6.5 1199 votes

Tortured (2008)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Archie Green
5.3 17 votes

The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Tad Gruzsa
5.8 90 votes

TMNT (2007)

Comedy Adventure Fantasy Action Science Fiction Family
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
6 295 votes

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Adventure Fantasy Action Thriller
Movie
as Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer (voice)
5.4 2081 votes

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Larabee
6.7 70 votes

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Adventure Action Thriller
Movie
as Theodore Brassel
6.4 1739 votes

Bobby (2006)

History Drama
Movie
as Edward Robinson
6.3 103 votes

Five Fingers (2006)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Ahmat
5.9 32 votes

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

Thriller
Movie
as Marion Bishop
6 269 votes

The Matrix Recalibrated (2004)

Documentary Science Fiction
Movie
as Himself
5.8 6 votes

House (2004)

Drama Comedy Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.9 455 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 15 votes

A History of Sex (2003)

Movie
as Himself
4.8 4 votes

Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz' (2003)

Action
Movie
as Himself

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Adventure Action Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Morpheus
6.6 2959 votes

Mystic River (2003)

Thriller Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Sergeant Whitey Powers
7.6 1157 votes

Biker Boyz (2003)

Action Drama
Movie
as Smoke
5 52 votes

The Soul of a Man (2003)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Narrator
5.4 4 votes

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Adventure Action Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Morpheus
6.4 2613 votes

CSI: Miami (2002)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
5.3 92 votes

The Matrix Revisited (2001)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself / Morpheus
6.6 59 votes

Osmosis Jones (2001)

Adventure Animation Action Comedy Family
Movie
as Thrax (voice)
5.9 186 votes

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6.3 173 votes

Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
7.2 9 votes

Once in the Life (2000)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as 20 / 20 Mike
5.5 2 votes

The Matrix (1999)

Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Morpheus
7.8 7553 votes

Always Outnumbered (1998)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Socrates Fortlow
7.3 4 votes

Event Horizon (1997)

Horror Science Fiction Mystery
Movie
as Captain Miller
6.4 630 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.5 14 votes

Miss Evers' Boys (1997)

Drama
Movie
as Caleb Humphries
5.4 5 votes

Hoodlum (1997)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Bumpy Johnson
6.5 30 votes

Fled (1996)

Action Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Piper
5.1 39 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 91 votes

Higher Learning (1995)

Romance Drama Crime
Movie
as Professor Maurice Phipps
6 37 votes

Bad Company (1995)

Action Crime Romance Thriller
Movie
as Nelson Crowe
5.5 6 votes

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

TV Movie Drama History War
Movie
as Hannibal Lee
6 22 votes

Just Cause (1995)

Action Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Sheriff Tanny Brown
6 107 votes

Othello (1995)

Drama
Movie
as Othello
6.8 28 votes

MADtv (1995)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.3 18 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 17 votes

TriBeCa (1993)

Drama
Series

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Drama
Movie
as Vinnie
7.1 76 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 33 votes

What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Drama Music
Movie
as Ike Turner
6.9 62 votes

Deep Cover (1992)

Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Russell Stevens Jr./John Hull
6.7 31 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 23 votes

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Jason 'Furious' Styles
7.4 307 votes

Class Action (1991)

Drama
Movie
as Nick Holbrook
6.4 31 votes

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8 53 votes

King of New York (1990)

Thriller Crime
Movie
as Jimmy Jump
6.5 108 votes

Cadence (1990)

Drama
Movie
as Roosevelt Stokes
6.3 17 votes

Decoration Day (1990)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Michael Waring, DOD Man
8 1 votes

The Civil War (1990)

Documentary
Movie
as Various
9.2 15 votes

Red Heat (1988)

Action Crime
Movie
as Lt. Charlie Stobbs
5.7 297 votes

Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)

Family Comedy TV Movie
Movie
5.8 4 votes

School Daze (1988)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Dap
6 23 votes

Cherry 2000 (1987)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Glu Glu Lawyer
6 55 votes

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Max
6.3 285 votes

Gardens of Stone (1987)

Drama History
Movie
as Sgt. Flanagan
5.4 17 votes

Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)

Kids Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 11 votes

Band of the Hand (1986)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Cream
7.3 11 votes

Quicksilver (1986)

Action Adventure Drama
Movie
as Voodoo
5.1 16 votes

The Color Purple (1985)

Drama
Movie
as Swain
7.6 278 votes

Spenser: For Hire (1985)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 7 votes

The Equalizer (1985)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5.9 10 votes

Miami Vice (1984)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.1 61 votes

The Cotton Club (1984)

Music Drama Crime Romance
Movie
as Bumpy Rhodes
6.6 60 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Rumble Fish (1983)

Action Adventure Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Midget
6.8 121 votes

For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers (1982)

Movie
as Jimbo Collins

Death Wish 2 (1982)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Cutter
6.1 56 votes

Hill Street Blues (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.6 30 votes

The Six O'Clock Follies (1980)

Comedy
Series
as Robby Robinson

Trapper John, M.D. (1979)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 5 votes

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Drama War
Movie
as Tyrone 'Clean' Miller
8 1672 votes

Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)

Drama
Movie
as Wilford Robinson

M*A*S*H (1972)

War & Politics Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 138 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Unknown
6.7 10 votes

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown