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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 movie The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
Latest Project:
Movie Laddie 2017-10-20
Known For
Poster of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Poster of Through the Wormhole
Poster of The Dark Knight
Poster of The Shawshank Redemption
Filmography

The True Story of Glory Continues (2018)

Movie
as Narrator

The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office (2018)

Movie
as Narrator

The Marva Collins Story (2018)

Series
as Clarence Collins

Laddie (2017)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution (2018)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Mississippi Rising (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Villa Capri (2017)

Action Comedy
Movie

Going in Style (2017)

Crime Comedy Drama
Movie
as Willie
6.2 91 votes

Rabbit Ears Productions (2018)

Series
as Unknown

London Has Fallen (2016)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Vice President Alan Trumbull
5.7 1390 votes

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Action Adventure Comedy Crime Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Thaddeus Bradley
6.6 2377 votes

The C Word (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as (voice)

Ben-Hur (2016)

Adventure Drama History
Movie
as Sheik Ilderim
5.2 492 votes

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016)

Documentary
Series
as Presenter
6.7 6 votes

Last Knights (2015)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Bartok
6.2 291 votes

Momentum (2015)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Senator
5.8 139 votes

Ted 2 (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as Patrick Meighan
6.2 2067 votes

The Lego Movie (2014)

Adventure Animation Comedy Family Fantasy
Movie
as Vitruvius (voice)
7.5 2698 votes

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
4.3 8 votes

We the People (2014)

History Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
1 1 votes

5 Flights Up (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Alex Carver
5.8 68 votes

Transcendence (2014)

Thriller Science Fiction Drama Mystery
Movie
as Joseph Tagger
5.9 1984 votes

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

Family Drama
Movie
as Dr. Cameron McCarthy
6.6 80 votes

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself (archive footage)
7.5 4 votes

Wish Wizard (2014)

Fantasy Family
Movie
as Maxwell Omni
3 1 votes

Lucy (2014)

Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Professor Samuel Norman
6.2 4750 votes

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
10 1 votes

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Speaker Trumbull
6.2 2751 votes

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4.7 3 votes

Last Vegas (2013)

Comedy
Movie
as Archie
6.4 700 votes

Oblivion (2013)

Action Science Fiction Adventure Mystery
Movie
as Malcolm Beech
6.4 4330 votes

Now You See Me (2013)

Thriller Crime
Movie
as Thaddeus Bradley
7.3 4413 votes

JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)

Documentary Drama History
Movie
as Narrator
7 1 votes

Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Narratore
7 1 votes

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (2012)

Movie
as Himself

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Lucius Fox
7.5 7957 votes

The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Monte Wildhorn
7.1 79 votes

B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012)

Documentary Music
Movie
7.4 4 votes

Born to Be Wild (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
7.2 17 votes

Curiosity (2011)

Documentary
Series
as Himself - Narrator
6.8 4 votes

Dolphin Tale (2011)

Drama Family
Movie
as Dr. McCarthy
6.6 135 votes

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Adventure Fantasy Action
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
5.1 509 votes

Breaking the Taboo (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
7.4 11 votes

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (2010)

Documentary
Movie
as (voice)

The Eastwood Factor (2010)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
7 2 votes

Through the Wormhole (2010)

Documentary
Series
as Himself - Host
7.8 37 votes

RED (2010)

Action Adventure Comedy Crime Thriller
Movie
as Joe Matheson
6.5 2465 votes

Thick as Thieves (2009)

Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Keith Ripley
5.5 159 votes

Prom Night in Mississippi (2009)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8.3 3 votes

Live from Studio Five (2009)

Series
as Unknown
3.2 3 votes

The People Speak (2009)

History Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7 2 votes

Invictus (2009)

Drama History
Movie
as Nelson Mandela
7 913 votes

30 for 30 (2009)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown
6.6 7 votes

The Maiden Heist (2009)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Charles
5.8 83 votes

Wanted (2008)

Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Sloan
6.4 2172 votes

The Dark Knight (2008)

Drama Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Lucius Fox
8.2 10260 votes

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Jack Doyle
7.2 844 votes

The Bucket List (2007)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Carter Chambers
7 946 votes

AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)

Movie
6 1 votes

Feast of Love (2007)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Harry Stevenson
5.8 43 votes

Evan Almighty (2007)

Fantasy Comedy Family
Movie
as God
5.2 952 votes

The Contract (2006)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Frank Carden
5.6 125 votes

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Drama Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as The Boss
7.4 1087 votes

10 Items or Less (2006)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as 'Him'
6.7 41 votes

Blues Divas (2005)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (2005)

Documentary
Movie
as Neil Armstrong
7 2 votes

March of the Penguins (2005)

Documentary Family
Movie
as Narrator
6.9 306 votes

Edison (2005)

Thriller
Movie
as Moses Ashford
5.4 68 votes

An Unfinished Life (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Mitch Bradley
6.7 129 votes

War of the Worlds (2005)

Adventure Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Narrator (Voice)
6.1 1835 votes

Batman Begins (2005)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Lucius Fox
7.4 6232 votes

Slavery and the Making of America (2005)

Documentary
Series
as Narrator
7.5 1 votes

Unleashed (2005)

Action Crime
Movie
as Sam
6.6 425 votes

The Big Bounce (2004)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Walter Crewes
4.9 66 votes

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Drama
Movie
as Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
7.7 1967 votes

Genius. A Night for Ray Charles (2004)

Movie
as Himself
7.5 4 votes

The Hunting of the President (2004)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
8 1 votes

Levity (2003)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Miles Evans
5.6 21 votes

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Drama Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Col. Abraham Curtis
5.2 490 votes

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Fantasy Comedy
Movie
as God
6.4 2403 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 21 votes

Guilty by Association (2003)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Lt. Redding
2.5 6 votes

Declaration of Independence (2003)

Movie
as Himself

High Crimes (2002)

Drama Mystery Thriller Crime
Movie
as Charlie Grimes
6.1 152 votes

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

Thriller Action Drama
Movie
as DCI William Cabot
5.8 383 votes

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)

Animation Action & Adventure Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.9 30 votes

Along Came a Spider (2001)

Crime Mystery Thriller Action
Movie
as Alex Cross
6.1 337 votes

Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (2000)

Movie
as Himself

Nurse Betty (2000)

Comedy Crime Thriller
Movie
as Charlie
5.7 94 votes

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
7 1 votes

Under Suspicion (2000)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Captain Victor Benezet
6.4 88 votes

Family Guy (1999)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.7 586 votes

Stephen King: Shining in the Dark (1999)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4.8 3 votes

Hard Rain (1998)

Thriller
Movie
as Jim
5.5 151 votes

Deep Impact (1998)

Action Drama Romance
Movie
as President Tom Beck
5.8 720 votes

Kiss the Girls (1997)

Drama Mystery Thriller Crime
Movie
as Alex Cross
6.1 283 votes

Amistad (1997)

Drama History Mystery
Movie
as Theodore
6.7 265 votes

King of the Hill (1997)

Animation Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 103 votes

The Long Way Home (1997)

Documentary History War
Movie
as Narrator

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.5 14 votes

National Geographic: Inside the White House (1996)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
6 2 votes

Cosmic Voyage (1996)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
6 7 votes

Chain Reaction (1996)

Action Drama Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Paul Shannon
5.3 246 votes

Moll Flanders (1996)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Hibble
6.4 16 votes

Se7en (1995)

Crime Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Detective Lt. William Somerset
8 4670 votes

Outbreak (1995)

Action Drama Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Billy Ford
6.3 399 votes

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
8.4 7194 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 17 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 33 votes

Unforgiven (1992)

Western
Movie
as Ned Logan
7.7 933 votes

The Power of One (1992)

Drama
Movie
as Geel Piet
7.4 33 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 23 votes

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Adventure Drama Action Romance
Movie
as Azeem
6.6 749 votes

Pebble Mill (1991)

Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Judge Leonard White
5.2 88 votes

The Civil War (1990)

Documentary
Movie
as Frederick Douglass
9.2 15 votes

The Earth Day Special (1990)

Movie

The Civil War (1990)

Documentary
Series
as Frederick Douglass

Lean On Me (1989)

Drama
Movie
as Principal Joe Clark
6.8 63 votes

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Lt. A.Z. Drones
6 42 votes

Glory (1989)

War
Movie
as Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
7.3 335 votes

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Hoke Colburn
6.9 295 votes

Blood Money (1988)

Action Thriller TV Movie
Movie
as Dorsey Pratt
4.5 2 votes

Clean and Sober (1988)

Drama
Movie
as Craig
6.2 13 votes

Fight for Life (1987)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Sherard

Street Smart (1987)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie
as Fast Black
5.7 15 votes

Resting Place (1986)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Luther Johnson
6.8 2 votes

The Atlanta Child Murders (1985)

Drama
Series
as Ben Shelter
5 1 votes

The Atlanta Child Murders (1985)

Movie
as Ben Shelter

Marie (1985)

Drama
Movie
as Charles Traughber

That Was Then... This is Now (1985)

Drama
Movie
as Charlie Woods
5.9 9 votes

The Twilight Zone (1985)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 39 votes

The Execution of Raymond Graham (1985)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Warden Pratt
7.3 3 votes

Teachers (1984)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Lewis
6 18 votes

Harry & Son (1984)

Drama
Movie
as Siemanowski
5.2 13 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

The Marva Collins Story (1981)

Drama
Movie
as Clarence Collins

Death of a Prophet (1981)

Documentary
Movie
as Malcolm X
5 3 votes

Eyewitness (1981)

Action Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Lieutenant Black
6 20 votes

Texas (1980)

Soap
Series
as Detective Michaels

Brubaker (1980)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Walter
7 72 votes

Attica (1980)

Drama History TV Movie
Movie
as Hap Richards
6.3 4 votes

Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry (1978)

Movie
as Uncle Hammer

The Kennedy Center Honors (1978)

Series
as Unknown

Ryan's Hope (1975)

Drama
Series
as Cicero Murphy
6.8 2 votes

The Electric Company (1971)

Comedy
Series
as Easy Reader
6 4 votes

Another World (1964)

Soap
Series

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Morgan Freeman
6.7 10 votes

Today (1952)

News
Series
as Unknown
1 1 votes

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown