Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 01-06-1937
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.
    Morgan J. Freeman

  • Popularity: 17.16
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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.

Year Movie Character
1989 Driving Miss Daisy as Hoke Colburn
2006 The Contract as Frank Carden
2005 Edison as Ashford
2001 Along Came a Spider as Alex Cross
2006 10 Items or Less as 'Him'
1998 Hard Rain as Jim
2003 Dreamcatcher as Col. Abraham Curtis
2009 Invictus as Nelson Mandela
2009 The Maiden Heist as Charles
2004 The Hunting of the President as Narrator (voice)
1997 Kiss the Girls as Alex Cross
1996 Cosmic Voyage as Narrator (voice)
2007 Feast of Love as Harry Stevenson
1981 Death of a Prophet as Malcolm X
1989 Lean On Me as Principal Joe Clark
2009 Thick as Thieves as Keith Ripley
2009 Prom Night in Mississippi as Himself
2011 Dolphin Tale as Dr. McCarthy
2003 Guilty by Association as Lt. Redding
2011 Born to Be Wild as Narrator
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle as Monte Wildhorn
1991 The True Story of Glory Continues as Narrator
1997 The Long Way Home as Narrator (voice)
2010 The Eastwood Factor as Narrator
2004 Genius. A Night for Ray Charles as Himself
2013 JFK: A President Betrayed as Narrator
2014 Island of Lemurs: Madagascar as Narrator
2014 Dolphin Tale 2 as Dr. Cameron McCarthy
2014 5 Flights Up as Alex Carver
2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows as Narrator (voice)
2017 Just Getting Started as Duke
1996 Inside the White House as Narrator
2005 March of the Penguins as Narrator
1994 The Shawshank Redemption as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
2003 Bruce Almighty as God
1995 Se7en as Detective Lt. William Somerset
2005 Unleashed as Sam
2007 Evan Almighty as God
2000 Nurse Betty as Charlie
2000 Under Suspicion as Captain Victor Benezet
2002 The Sum of All Fears as DCI William Cabot
2003 Levity as Miles Evans
2002 High Crimes as Charlie Grimes
2007 The Bucket List as Carter Chambers
1997 Amistad as Theodore Joadson
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as Azeem
1996 Chain Reaction as Paul Shannon
2004 The Big Bounce as Walter Crewes
2010 RED as Joe Matheson
1996 Moll Flanders as Hibble
1986 Resting Place as Luther Johnson
2013 Oblivion as Beech
2013 Last Vegas as Archie
1981 The Marva Collins Story as Clarence Collins
2013 Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot as Himself
2014 Lucy as Professor Samuel Norman
2014 We the People as Narrator
2017 Laddie as Himself
2015 Last Knights as Bartok
2013 The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan as Narrator
2015 Momentum as Senator
2012 Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo as Narratore
2010 The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office as Narrator
2017 Going in Style as Willie Davis
2000 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist as Himself
2016 The C Word as (voice)
2019 Angel Has Fallen as Alan Trumbull
1991 The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry as Narrator
2008 Where the Water Meets the Sky
2002 Partners of the Heart as Narrator
1970 Lucca Mortis
2020 The Comeback Trail as Reggie Fontaine
2004 Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation
2002 All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger as Self
2010 The 16th Man as Narrator
1970 Into Nature's Wild as Narrator
1979 Coriolanus as Coriolanus
2015 JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness as Narrator
1992 Unforgiven as Ned Logan
2004 Million Dollar Baby as Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris
1989 Johnny Handsome as Lt. A.Z. Drones
2005 An Unfinished Life as Mitch Bradley
2007 Gone Baby Gone as Jack Doyle
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon as Neil Armstrong
1995 Outbreak as Billy Ford
2008 Wanted as Sloan
2009 The People Speak as Himself
1988 Clean and Sober as Craig
1988 Clinton and Nadine as Dorsey Pratt
1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham as Warden Pratt
2013 Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story as Himself
1980 Attica as Hap Richards
1987 Fight for Life as Dr. Sherard
2005 Blues Divas as Self
2017 March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step as Narrator (voice)
2018 America's Musical Journey as Narrator (voice)
2019 The Poison Rose as Doc
2001 Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature as Himself
1971 Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow!
1970 A Good Person
1989 Glory as Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
1987 Street Smart as Fast Black
1984 Harry & Son as Siemanowski
1985 Marie as Charles Traughber
2016 London Has Fallen as Alan Trumbull
2016 Ben-Hur as Sheik Ilderim
2010 For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as (voice)
2003 Declaration of Independence as Himself
2018 Die Clint Eastwood Story as Himself
2021 Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It as Self
2006 Lucky Number Slevin as The Boss
1998 Deep Impact as President Tom Beck
1999 Stephen King: Shining in the Dark as Himself
2014 Wish Wizard as Maxwell Omni
2021 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
1980 Brubaker as Walter
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities as Judge Leonard White
2011 Breaking the Taboo as Narrator
2013 Olympus Has Fallen as Alan Trumbull
2012 Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl as Himself
1974 Out to Lunch as Himself / Croupier
2006 The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits as Self
2008 The Dark Knight as Lucius Fox
1985 That Was Then... This Is Now as Charlie Woods
2014 Transcendence as Joseph Tagger
2016 Now You See Me 2 as Thaddeus Bradley
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Himself
2020 Meeting the Beatles in India as Narrator
2012 The Dark Knight Rises as Lucius Fox
2013 Now You See Me as Thaddeus Bradley
2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley as Narrator (voice)
2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as Drosselmeyer
1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? as Grand Central Commuter
2014 The Lego Movie as Vitruvius (voice)
1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry as Uncle Hammer
2015 Ted 2 as Patrick Meighan
2011 Clint Eastwood's West as Himself
2020 Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
1981 Eyewitness as Lieutenant Black
2019 Brian Banks as Jerome Johnson (uncredited)
2020 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A Virtual Table Read as Narrator
2005 Batman Begins as Lucius Fox
1973 Blade as Chris
2012 Ending the Knight as Self
1984 Teachers as Lewis
1990 The Earth Day Special
2002 Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' as Self
2021 Coming 2 America as Himself
1966 A Man Called Adam as Party Guest (Uncredited)
2017 The Words That Built America as Reader - Declaration of Independence
1992 The Power of One as Geel Piet
1965 The Pawnbroker as Man on Street (Uncredited)
2008 The Love Guru as (Voice)
2011 Conan the Barbarian as Narrator (voice)
1994 A Century of Cinema
2008 A Raisin in the Sun as Narrator (uncredited)
2013 The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy as Himself (archive footage)
2006 The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays as Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
2020 The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II as Himself
2005 War of the Worlds as Narrator (Voice)
2014 Lennon or McCartney as Himself (archive footage)
1993 Bopha!
2009 Invictus
2014 5 Flights Up
1970 Lucca Mortis
2010 The 16th Man
2001 Along Came a Spider
2000 Under Suspicion
Photo Name Department
1999 Family Guy (1 episode)
1983 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (2 episode)
1997 King of the Hill (1 episode)
1997 The View (2 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1980 Texas (273 episode) as Detective Michaels
1971 The Electric Company (781 episode) as Count Dracula
1971 The Electric Company (781 episode) as Mad Scientist
1971 The Electric Company (781 episode) as Easy Reader
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (4 episode)
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode) as Self
1952 Today (1 episode)
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode)
2005 Slavery and the Making of America (4 episode) as Narrator
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode)
1991 Pebble Mill (1 episode)
2009 Live from Studio Five (1 episode)
2009 30 for 30 (1 episode)
2016 The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (15 episode) as Himself - Presenter
2011 Curiosity (31 episode) as Himself - Narrator
1990 The Civil War (9 episode) as Frederick Douglass
2010 Through The Wormhole (62 episode) as Himself - Host
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Self
2017 The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (6 episode) as Himself - Host
1988 American Experience (2 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2004 America Beyond the Color Line (1 episode) as Himself
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (2 episode) as Ben Shelter
2005 The Reichen Show (1 episode)
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1971 Great Performances (1 episode) as Messenger
1997 Leute heute (1 episode) as self
1992 HBO First Look (1 episode)
2010 Through the Wormhole (38 episode) Production as (Producer)
2014 Madam Secretary (3 episode) Directing as (Director)

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