Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman (Actor)

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.

Born: June 1, 1937 (Age 82) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Filmography
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
Movie
6.5
Actor 'Him' 2006
Movie
6.5
Actor Alex Carver 2014
Movie
6.6
Actor Alex Cross 2001
Movie
7.4
Actor Theodore Joadson 1997
Movie
7.1
Actor Mitch Bradley 2005
Movie
5.9
Actor President Trumbull 2019
Movie
Actor 2012
Movie
8.5
Actor Lucius Fox 2005
Movie
5.7
Actor Sheik Ilderim 2016
Movie
Actor Chris 1973
Movie
7.4
Actor Walter 1980
Movie
6.7
Actor God 2003
Movie
5.9
Actor Paul Shannon 1996
Movie
6.9
Actor Craig 1988
Movie
4.7
Actor Narrator (voice) 2011
Movie
5.6
Actor President Tom Beck 1998
Movie
7.1
Actor Dr. McCarthy 2011
Movie
6.8
Actor Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014
Movie
5.8
Actor Col. Abraham Curtis 2003
Movie
7.6
Actor Hoke Colburn 1989
Movie
Actor Himself 2013
Movie
5
Actor Moses Ashford 2005
Movie
5.8
Actor God 2007
Movie
6.2
Actor Lieutenant Black 1981
Movie
6.7
Actor Harry Stevenson 2007
Movie
8.4
Actor Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989
Movie
6.7
Actor Willie Davis 2017
Movie
8
Actor Jack Doyle 2007
Movie
6
Actor Jim 1998
Movie
6.1
Actor Siemanowski 1984
Movie
6.6
Actor Charlie Grimes 2002
Movie
7.4
Actor Nelson Mandela 2009
Movie
Actor Narrator 2013
Movie
6.6
Actor Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989
Movie
5.1
Actor Duke 2017
Movie
7
Actor Alex Cross 1997
Movie
Actor Himself 2017
Movie
6.6
Actor Bartok 2015
Movie
7
Actor Archie 2013
Movie
7.5
Actor Principal Joe Clark 1989
Movie
6.6
Actor Miles Evans 2003
Movie
5.8
Actor Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016
Movie
9.5
Actor Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding 1994
Movie
9.2
Actor Lucius Fox 2008
Movie
8.6
Actor Lucius Fox 2012
Movie
9
Actor Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995
Movie
8.8
Actor Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004
Movie
7.3
Actor Thaddeus Bradley 2013
Movie
6.7
Actor Malcolm Beech 2013
Movie
5.8
Actor Professor Samuel Norman 2014
Movie
5.9
Actor Narrator (Voice) 2005
Movie
6.9
Actor Sloan 2008
Movie
8.9
Actor Ned Logan 1992
Movie
7.9
Actor Vitruvius (voice) 2014
Movie
7.2
Actor The Boss 2006
Movie
7.1
Actor Joe Matheson 2010
Movie
6.7
Actor Speaker Trumbull 2013
Movie
7.5
Actor Carter Chambers 2007
Movie
5.4
Actor Joseph Tagger 2014
Movie
6.6
Actor Thaddeus Bradley 2016
Movie
7.1
Actor Azeem 1991
Movie
5.9
Actor Patrick Meighan 2015
Movie
6.4
Actor Billy Ford 1995
Movie
6.4
Actor DCI William Cabot 2002
Movie
7.2
Actor Sam 2005
Movie
7.3
Actor Narrator 2005
Movie
4.4
Actor (Voice) 2008
Movie
6.2
Actor Charlie 2000
Movie
6.2
Actor Keith Ripley 2009
Movie
5.9
Actor Frank Carden 2006
Movie
6.7
Actor Captain Victor Benezet 2000
Movie
5.9
Actor Judge Leonard White 1990
Movie
5.4
Actor Walter Crewes 2004
Movie
7.3
Actor Monte Wildhorn 2012
Movie
6.2
Actor Charles 2009
Movie
5.9
Actor Senator 2015
Movie
7.8
Actor Geel Piet 1992
Movie
6.7
Actor Hibble 1996
Movie
6.2
Actor Lewis 1984
Movie
6.7
Actor Fast Black 1987
Movie
Actor Charlie Woods 1985
Movie
7.6
Actor Narrator 2011
Movie
Actor Narrator 2004
Movie
Actor Charles Traughber 1985
Movie
Actor Narrator 1997
Movie
Actor Himself 2009
Movie
Actor Himself 2009
Movie
6.8
Actor Narrator 2017
Movie
Actor (voice) 2016
Movie
Actor Himself 1998
Movie
Actor Narrator 1991
Movie
5.9
Actor Drosselmeyer 2018
Movie
Actor Himself 2013
Movie
Actor Himself 2005
Movie
Actor Narrator 2013
Movie
Actor 2008
Movie
4.8
Actor Doc 2019
Movie
Actor 2020
Movie
7.9
Actor Man on Street 1964
Movie
Actor
Movie
Actor
Movie
7.3
Actor Jerome Johnson (uncredited) 2018
Movie
Actor 1994
Movie
Actor
TV Series
8.5
Actor Himself - Host
(62 Episodes)
2010-2017
TV Series
7.7
Actor Himself - Presenter
(15 Episodes)
2016
TV Series
Actor Easy Reader
(781 Episodes)
1971-1977
TV Series
Actor Himself - Narrator
(31 Episodes)
2011
TV Series
8.1
Actor Himself - Host
(6 Episodes)
2017
TV Series
Actor Narrator
(4 Episodes)
2005-2005
TV Series
8
Actor (1 Episode) 1985-1989
TV Series
Actor (1 Episode) 2009
TV Series
8.7
Actor (1 Episode) 2009
TV Series
8.7
Actor Narrator (voice)
(2 Episodes)
1988
TV Series
Actor (2 Episodes) 1951
TV Series
Actor (1 Episode) 1972-1996
TV Series
7.6
Actor (1 Episode) 1999
TV Series
Actor (2 Episodes) 1988
TV Series
7.8
Actor (1 Episode) 1997-2010
TV Series
3.5
Actor (2 Episodes) 1997
TV Series
5.7
Actor (1 Episode) 1992-2014
TV Series
8.5
Actor (1 Episode) 1994
TV Series
6.4
Actor (1 Episode) 2003
TV Series
Actor (1 Episode) 1952
TV Series
7.9
Actor (1 Episode) 1993-2009
TV Series
8.1
Actor Himself
(1 Episode)
2007
TV Series
Actor (1 Episode) 2005
Short Film
7.6
Actor Narrator 2011
Short Film
Actor Neil Armstrong 2005
Short Film
6.7
Actor Narrator 2014
Short Film
Actor Narrator (voice) 1996
Short Film
Actor Maxwell Omni 2014
Short Film
Actor Himself (archive footage) 2014
Short Film
Actor Narrator 2018
Short Film
Actor Narrator 2014
TV Movie
6.5
Actor Narrator (uncredited) 2008
TV Movie
Actor Dorsey Pratt 1988
TV Movie
Actor Luther Johnson 1986
TV Movie
Actor Malcolm X 1981
TV Movie
Actor Clarence Collins 1981
TV Movie
Actor Himself 2007
TV Movie
Actor Dr. Sherard 1987
TV Movie
Actor Himself 2012
TV Movie
Actor Himself 1999
TV Movie
Actor Himself 2001
TV Movie
Actor Narrator 2010
TV Movie
Actor Himself / Croupier 1974
TV Movie
Actor Himself 2017
TV Movie
Actor Uncle Hammer 1978
TV Movie
Actor (voice) 2010
TV Movie
Actor Warden Pratt 1985
TV Movie
Actor Hap Richards 1980
TV Mini-Series
9.3
Actor Frederick Douglass
(9 Episodes)
1990-1990
TV Mini-Series
Actor Ben Shelter
(2 Episodes)
1985-1985
TV Special
Actor Himself 2004
TV Special
Actor (1 Episode) 2012
TV Special
Actor 1990
TV Mini-Series
Actor Himself
(1 Episode)
2002-2004
Movie
6.5
Production Producer 2014
Movie
Directing Director 1993
Movie
7.4
Production Executive Producer 2009
Movie
6.7
Production Producer 2000
Movie
Production Producer
TV Series
7.5
Directing Director
(3 Episodes)
2014-2019
TV Series
8.5
Production Producer
(38 Episodes)
2010-2017
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
Videos