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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. - Movie-Watch

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Jun 1, 1937 In Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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First Appeared:
movie Angel Has Fallen
Latest Project:
Movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018-10-26
Morgan Freeman starred in
Roles Morgan Freeman starred in Now You See Me 2
Roles Morgan Freeman starred in An Unfinished Life
Roles Morgan Freeman starred in Se7en
Roles Morgan Freeman starred in The Shawshank Redemption
Movie Angel Has Fallen - Morgan Freeman Allan Trumbull 2019
Series Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution - Morgan Freeman Unknown 2018
Movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - Morgan Freeman Drosselmeyer 2018-10-26
Movie Laddie - Morgan Freeman Himself 2017-10-20
Series Mississippi Rising - Morgan Freeman Unknown 2017
Movie Just Getting Started - Morgan Freeman Duke 2017-12-01
Movie The Words That Built America - Morgan Freeman Himself 2017-07-04
Series Rabbit Ears Productions - Morgan Freeman Unknown 2017
Movie Going in Style - Morgan Freeman Willie Davis 2017-04-06
Movie The C Word - Morgan Freeman (voice) 2016-07-28
Movie Now You See Me 2 - Morgan Freeman Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman - Morgan Freeman Presenter 2016-04-03
Movie London Has Fallen - Morgan Freeman Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Movie Ben-Hur - Morgan Freeman Sheik Ilderim 2016-08-17
Movie Momentum - Morgan Freeman Senator 2015-08-01
Movie Ted 2 - Morgan Freeman Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Movie Last Knights - Morgan Freeman Bartok 2015-04-03
Movie Transcendence - Morgan Freeman Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Movie We the People - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2014-01-06
Movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2014-04-03
Movie The Lego Movie - Morgan Freeman Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Movie Wish Wizard - Morgan Freeman Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Movie Lucy - Morgan Freeman Professor Samuel Norman 2014-07-25
Movie 5 Flights Up - Morgan Freeman Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Movie Dolphin Tale 2 - Morgan Freeman Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Movie Lennon or McCartney - Morgan Freeman Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2013-01-01
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot - Morgan Freeman Himself 2013-01-15
Movie Olympus Has Fallen - Morgan Freeman Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Movie Oblivion - Morgan Freeman Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Movie Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story - Morgan Freeman Himself 2013-04-27
Movie Now You See Me - Morgan Freeman Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Movie Last Vegas - Morgan Freeman Archie 2013-10-31
Movie JFK: A President Betrayed - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2013-11-23
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley - Morgan Freeman 2012-10-15
Movie The Dark Knight Rises - Morgan Freeman Fox 2012-07-16
Movie The Magic of Belle Isle - Morgan Freeman Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Movie Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo - Morgan Freeman Narratore 2012-03-21
Movie Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl - Morgan Freeman Himself 2012-01-16
Movie Breaking the Taboo - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2011-06-03
Movie Born to Be Wild - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2011-04-08
Movie Conan the Barbarian - Morgan Freeman Narrator (voice) 2011-08-17
Movie Dolphin Tale - Morgan Freeman Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Series Curiosity - Morgan Freeman Himself - Narrator 2011-08-07
Movie RED - Morgan Freeman Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Movie The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2010-11-24
Series Through the Wormhole - Morgan Freeman Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Movie The Eastwood Factor - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2010-02-16
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots - Morgan Freeman (voice) 2010-01-01
Movie The People Speak - Morgan Freeman Himself 2009-12-13
Movie Invictus - Morgan Freeman Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Series 30 for 30 - Morgan Freeman Unknown 2009-10-06
Series Live from Studio Five - Morgan Freeman Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Prom Night in Mississippi - Morgan Freeman Himself 2009-01-15
Movie Thick as Thieves - Morgan Freeman Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Movie The Maiden Heist - Morgan Freeman Charles 2009-05-09
Movie The Dark Knight - Morgan Freeman Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Movie The Love Guru - Morgan Freeman (Voice) 2008-06-20
Movie Wanted - Morgan Freeman Sloan 2008-06-19
Movie A Raisin in the Sun - Morgan Freeman Narrator (uncredited) 2008-02-25
Movie Evan Almighty - Morgan Freeman God 2007-06-09
Movie Gone Baby Gone - Morgan Freeman Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition - Morgan Freeman 2007-06-20
Movie Feast of Love - Morgan Freeman Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Movie The Bucket List - Morgan Freeman Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Movie 10 Items or Less - Morgan Freeman 'Him' 2006-09-11
Movie The Contract - Morgan Freeman Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Movie Lucky Number Slevin - Morgan Freeman The Boss 2006-02-24
Movie An Unfinished Life - Morgan Freeman Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Movie Edison - Morgan Freeman Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Movie War of the Worlds - Morgan Freeman Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-28
Movie Batman Begins - Morgan Freeman Lucius Fox 2005-06-10
Series Slavery and the Making of America - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2005-02-09
Movie Unleashed - Morgan Freeman Sam 2005-02-02
Movie March of the Penguins - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2005-01-26
Movie Blues Divas - Morgan Freeman Himself 2005-01-22
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon - Morgan Freeman Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Movie The Big Bounce - Morgan Freeman Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Movie The Hunting of the President - Morgan Freeman Narrator 2004-06-20
Movie Million Dollar Baby - Morgan Freeman Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles - Morgan Freeman Himself 2004-10-07
Movie Guilty by Association - Morgan Freeman Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Movie Levity - Morgan Freeman Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Morgan Freeman Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Declaration of Independence - Morgan Freeman Himself 2003-06-10
Movie Dreamcatcher - Morgan Freeman Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Movie Bruce Almighty - Morgan Freeman God 2003-05-23
Series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Morgan Freeman Unknown 2002-07-20
Movie The Sum of All Fears - Morgan Freeman DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Movie High Crimes - Morgan Freeman Charlie Grimes 2002-04-05
Movie Along Came a Spider - Morgan Freeman Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Movie Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows - Morgan Freeman Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Movie Under Suspicion - Morgan Freeman Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Movie Nurse Betty - Morgan Freeman Charlie 2000-09-08
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist - Morgan Freeman Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Stephen King: Shining in the Dark - Morgan Freeman Himself 1999-09-09
Series Family Guy - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Deep Impact - Morgan Freeman President Tom Beck 1998-05-08
Movie Hard Rain - Morgan Freeman Jim 1998-01-16
Series King of the Hill - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie The Long Way Home - Morgan Freeman Narrator 1997-09-19
Series The View - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Kiss the Girls - Morgan Freeman Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Movie Amistad - Morgan Freeman Theodore 1997-12-03
Movie Cosmic Voyage - Morgan Freeman Narrator (voice) 1996-08-09
Movie Chain Reaction - Morgan Freeman Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Movie Moll Flanders - Morgan Freeman Hibble 1996-06-14
Movie National Geographic: Inside the White House - Morgan Freeman Narrator 1996-01-01
Movie Se7en - Morgan Freeman Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Movie Outbreak - Morgan Freeman Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Movie The Shawshank Redemption - Morgan Freeman Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
Series Inside the Actors Studio - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Unforgiven - Morgan Freeman Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Power of One - Morgan Freeman Geel Piet 1992-03-27
Movie The True Story of Glory Continues - Morgan Freeman Narrator 1991-06-19
Movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Morgan Freeman Azeem 1991-06-14
Series Pebble Mill - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie The Bonfire of the Vanities - Morgan Freeman Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Movie The Earth Day Special - Morgan Freeman 1990-04-22
Series The Civil War - Morgan Freeman Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Movie Driving Miss Daisy - Morgan Freeman Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Movie Johnny Handsome - Morgan Freeman Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Movie Lean On Me - Morgan Freeman Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Movie Glory - Morgan Freeman Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Movie Clean and Sober - Morgan Freeman Craig 1988-08-10
Movie Blood Money - Morgan Freeman Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Movie Fight for Life - Morgan Freeman Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Movie Street Smart - Morgan Freeman Fast Black 1987-03-20
Movie Resting Place - Morgan Freeman Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Movie The Execution of Raymond Graham - Morgan Freeman Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Movie That was Then... This is Now - Morgan Freeman Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
Series The Twilight Zone - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Marie - Morgan Freeman Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Series The Atlanta Child Murders - Morgan Freeman Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Movie Harry & Son - Morgan Freeman Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Movie Teachers - Morgan Freeman Lewis 1984-10-05
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Eyewitness - Morgan Freeman Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Movie Death of a Prophet - Morgan Freeman Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Movie The Marva Collins Story - Morgan Freeman Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Series Texas - Morgan Freeman Detective Michaels 1980-08-04
Movie Brubaker - Morgan Freeman Walter 1980-06-20
Movie Attica - Morgan Freeman Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Series The Kennedy Center Honors - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry - Morgan Freeman Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
Series Ryan's Hope - Morgan Freeman Cicero Murphy 1975-07-07
Movie Out to Lunch - Morgan Freeman Himself / Croupier 1974-12-10
Movie Blade - Morgan Freeman Chris 1973-12-01
Series The Electric Company - Morgan Freeman Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Series Another World - Morgan Freeman 1964-05-04
Series The Academy Awards - Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman 1953-03-18
Series Today - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame - Morgan Freeman Unknown 1951-12-24

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