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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:
134
First Appeared:
In the movie The Pawnbroker 1965-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard 2020-08-26
Known For

Morgan Freeman Movies Filmography

Movie
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
2020-08-26
Movie
The Poison Rose
Doc 2019-05-23
Movie
Angel Has Fallen
President Trumbull 2019-08-21
Movie
Brian Banks
Jerome Johnson (uncredited) 2019-08-09
Movie
America's Musical Journey
Narrator 2018-05-17
Movie
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Drosselmeyer 2018-10-26
Movie
Just Getting Started
Duke 2017-12-01
Movie
Laddie
Himself 2017-10-20
Series
The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman
Himself - Host 2017-10-11
Movie
The Words That Built America
Himself 2017-07-04
Movie
Going in Style
Willie Davis 2017-04-06
Movie
March of the Penguins 2
Narrator 2017-02-15
Movie
Ben-Hur
Sheik Ilderim 2016-08-17
Movie
Now You See Me 2
Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Series
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Himself - Presenter 2016-04-03
Movie
London Has Fallen
Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Movie
Last Knights
Bartok 2015-04-03
Movie
Momentum
Senator 2015-08-01
Movie
Ted 2
Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Movie
Lennon or McCartney
Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie
Dolphin Tale 2
Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Movie
5 Flights Up
Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Movie
Lucy
Professor Samuel Norman 2014-07-25
Movie
Wish Wizard
Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Movie
Transcendence
Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Movie
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Narrator 2014-04-03
Movie
The Lego Movie
Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Movie
Oblivion
Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Movie
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
Himself 2013-01-15
Movie
Olympus Has Fallen
Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Movie
The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan
Narrator 2013-01-01
Movie
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story
Himself 2013-04-27
Movie
Last Vegas
Archie 2013-10-31
Movie
Now You See Me
Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Movie
JFK: A President Betrayed
Narrator 2013-11-23
Movie
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl
Himself 2012-01-16
Movie
B.B. King: The Life of Riley
2012-10-15
Movie
The Magic of Belle Isle
Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Movie
The Dark Knight Rises
Lucius Fox 2012-07-16
Movie
Dolphin Tale
Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Movie
Conan the Barbarian
Narrator (voice) 2011-08-17
Series
Curiosity
Himself - Narrator 2011-08-07
Movie
Breaking the Taboo
Narrator 2011-06-03
Movie
Born to Be Wild
Narrator 2011-04-08
Movie
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
Narrator 2010-11-24
Movie
RED
Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Series
Through The Wormhole
Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Movie
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
(voice) 2010-01-01
Movie
Thick as Thieves
Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Movie
Invictus
Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Movie
The Maiden Heist
Charles 2009-05-09
Movie
The People Speak
Himself 2009-12-13
Movie
A Raisin in the Sun
Narrator (uncredited) 2008-02-25
Movie
The Dark Knight
Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Movie
Wanted
Sloan 2008-06-19
Movie
The Love Guru
(Voice) 2008-06-20
Movie
The Bucket List
Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Movie
Feast of Love
Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Movie
Gone Baby Gone
Jack Doyle 2007-09-18
Movie
Evan Almighty
God 2007-06-09
Movie
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition
Himself 2007-06-20
Movie
10 Items or Less
'Him' 2006-09-11
Movie
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
Jaques (segment "As You Like It") 2006-05-02
Movie
The Contract
Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Movie
Lucky Number Slevin
The Boss 2006-02-24
Movie
March of the Penguins
Narrator 2005-01-26
Movie
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Movie
Blues Divas
Himself 2005-01-22
Movie
War of the Worlds
Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-28
Movie
Unleashed
Sam 2005-02-02
Movie
Batman Begins
Lucius Fox 2005-06-10
Movie
Edison
Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Movie
An Unfinished Life
Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Movie
Million Dollar Baby
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Movie
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles
Himself 2004-10-07
Movie
The Hunting of the President
Narrator 2004-06-20
Movie
The Big Bounce
Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Movie
Guilty by Association
Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Movie
Declaration of Independence
Himself 2003-06-10
Movie
Bruce Almighty
God 2003-05-23
Movie
Dreamcatcher
Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Movie
Levity
Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Movie
The Sum of All Fears
DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Movie
High Crimes
Charlie Grimes 2002-04-05
Movie
Along Came a Spider
Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Movie
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
Himself 2001-09-08
Movie
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Movie
Under Suspicion
Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Movie
Nurse Betty
Charlie 2000-08-30
Movie
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist
Himself 2000-01-01
Movie
Stephen King: Shining in the Dark
Himself 1999-09-09
Movie
Deep Impact
President Tom Beck 1998-05-08
Movie
Hard Rain
Jim 1998-01-16
Movie
Amistad
Theodore Joadson 1997-12-03
Movie
Kiss the Girls
Alex Cross 1997-09-29
Movie
The Long Way Home
Narrator 1997-09-19
Movie
Chain Reaction
Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Movie
Moll Flanders
Hibble 1996-06-14
Movie
National Geographic: Inside the White House
Narrator 1996-01-01
Movie
Se7en
Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Movie
Outbreak
Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Movie
The Shawshank Redemption
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding 1994-09-23
Movie
Unforgiven
Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Movie
The Power of One
Geel Piet 1992-03-27
Movie
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Azeem 1991-06-14
Movie
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry
Narrator 1991-01-01
Movie
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Series
The Civil War
Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Movie
The Earth Day Special
1990-04-22
Movie
Glory
Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Movie
Johnny Handsome
Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Movie
Lean On Me
Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Movie
Driving Miss Daisy
Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Movie
Clean and Sober
Craig 1988-08-10
Movie
Blood Money: The Story of Clinton and Nadine
Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Movie
Fight for Life
Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Movie
Street Smart
Fast Black 1987-03-20
Movie
Resting Place
Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Series
The Atlanta Child Murders
Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Movie
The Execution of Raymond Graham
Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Movie
Marie
Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Movie
That Was Then... This Is Now
Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
Movie
Teachers
Lewis 1984-10-05
Movie
Harry & Son
Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Movie
The Marva Collins Story
Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Movie
Eyewitness
Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Movie
Death of a Prophet
Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Movie
Brubaker
Walter 1980-06-20
Movie
Attica
Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Movie
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
Movie
Out to Lunch
Himself / Croupier 1974-12-10
Movie
Blade
Chris 1973-12-01
Series
The Electric Company
Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Movie
The Pawnbroker
Man on Street 1965-04-20