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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:
265
First Appeared:
In the movie The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
Latest Project:
Pelicula The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018-06-01
Known For
Poster of Paddington
Poster of Little Britain Comic Relief 2007
Poster of Little Britain Comic Relief 2005
Poster of Musicool
Filmography
Pelicula The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer 2018-06-01
Series Musicool Thaddeus Bradley 2018
Pelicula The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office Narrator 2018
Pelicula Janice Beard 45 WPM Narrator 2018
Series River City Narrator (voice) 2018
Series The Word (US) Sam 2018
Series Battle Force: Andromeda Jack Doyle 2017
Series Not Only But Always Narrator 2017
Series Manions of America Mitch Bradley 2017
Series Roots: The Gift Lt. A.Z. Drones 2017
Pelicula Villa Capri 2017-11-22
Pelicula Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Pelicula Un golpe con estilo Willie 2017-04-06
Series Pandamen Hoke Colburn 2017
Series Por trece razones Thaddeus Bradley 2017-03-31
Pelicula Objetivo: Londres Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Series The Catch Unknown 2016-03-24
Series La historia de Dios Presenter 2016-04-03
Series Minority Report Himself (archive footage) 2016-07-13
Pelicula Ben-Hur Ilderim 2016-08-17
Pelicula Snowden Narrator 2016-09-15
Pelicula Ahora me ves 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Series Berlin Station Himself 2016-10-16
Pelicula Los últimos caballeros Bartok 2015-04-03
Pelicula The Marriage of Reason & Squalor Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2015-06-11
Pelicula Madame Bovary Warden Pratt 2015-06-04
Pelicula Len and Company Joseph Tagger 2015-09-11
Series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Unknown 2015-07-16
Pelicula Momentum Senator 2015-08-01
Pelicula Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Pelicula Dan y Wenallt Clarence Collins 2015-06-20
Pelicula Transcendence Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Pelicula Isla de Lemures: Madagascar Narrator 2014-04-03
Pelicula We the People Narrator 2014-01-06
Pelicula Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Pelicula La LEGO película Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Pelicula Lucy Professor Samuel Norman 2014-07-14
Pelicula Lío en Broadway Narrator 2014-10-27
Pelicula Serena Unknown 2014-10-12
Pelicula Søvnløs i Lofoten Narrator 2014-05-30
Pelicula Emulsion Ben Shelter 2014-10-01
Pelicula Paddington Himself - Narrator 2014-11-27
Pelicula Ático sin ascensor Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Pelicula Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Pelicula La gran aventura de Winter el delfín 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Pelicula Oblivion Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Pelicula Objetivo: La Casa Blanca Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Pelicula Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Pelicula The look of love Ben Shelter 2013-04-26
Pelicula The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan Narrator 2013-01-01
Pelicula JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013-11-23
Pelicula Mi otro yo Narrator 2013-11-15
Pelicula Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Pelicula Plan en Las Vegas Archie 2013-10-31
Pelicula The Naughty List Lucius Fox 2013-12-10
Pelicula Ahora me ves... Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Series Crossing Lines Unknown 2013-08-22
Pelicula In Secret Unknown 2013-09-17
Pelicula Mi vecino el asesino Unknown 2012-03-10
Pelicula Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Pelicula Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo Narratore 2012-03-21
Pelicula Not That Funny Willie 2012-04-12
Pelicula Eternamente comprometidos Hibble 2012-04-27
Pelicula B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Pelicula Amazing Love Patrick Meighan 2012-11-06
Pelicula El caballero oscuro: La leyenda renace Lucius Fox 2012-07-16
Pelicula El verano de sus vidas Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Pelicula Born to Be Wild Narrator 2011-04-08
Pelicula La boda de mi mejor amiga Unknown 2011-04-28
Pelicula Gnomeo y Julieta Unknown 2011-01-13
Pelicula Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Pelicula Derren Brown: Behind the Mischief Unknown 2011-02-01
Pelicula La gran aventura de Winter el delfín Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Pelicula Anonymous Principal Joe Clark 2011-10-21
Pelicula The Organ Grinder's Monkey Unknown 2011-06-06
Pelicula Neverland: el país de Nunca Jamás Luther Johnson 2011-12-03
Series Neverland Maxwell Omni 2011-12-04
Pelicula La princesa de Castlebury Hall Narrator 2011-12-03
Pelicula Conan el bárbaro Narrator (voice) 2011-08-17
Series NTSF:SD:SUV:: Alex Cross 2011-07-21
Series Curiosity Himself - Narrator 2011-08-07
Pelicula La niñera mágica y el Big Bang Geel Piet 2010-03-26
Pelicula Greenberg Narrator (voice) 2010-03-26
Pelicula El factor Eastwood Narrator 2010-02-16
Pelicula For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Series Secretos del universo Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Pelicula Exit Through the Gift Shop Dr. McCarthy 2010-01-24
Pelicula Alicia en el país de las maravillas Unknown 2010-03-03
Series Any Human Heart Himself 2010-11-21
Pelicula Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte - Parte I Judge Leonard White 2010-10-17
Series Los pilares de la tierra Dorsey Pratt 2010-07-23
Pelicula Young Alexander the Great Senator 2010-12-01
Pelicula RED Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
Pelicula First Light Alex Carver 2010-09-14
Pelicula Les Misérables in Concert - The 25th Anniversary Cicero Murphy 2010-10-03
Pelicula The One Ronnie Unknown 2010-12-25
Pelicula Mr. Nice Himself 2010-10-07
Pelicula Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
Pelicula The Code Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Pelicula Radio encubierta Joe Matheson 2009-04-01
Pelicula El infiel Easy Reader 2009-09-16
Pelicula Invictus Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Pelicula The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Pelicula El atraco Charles 2009-05-09
Series Mercy Detective Lt. William Somerset 2009-09-23
Pelicula Las vidas posibles de Mr. Nobody Frederick Douglass 2009-09-11
Pelicula Breaking the Mould Narratore 2009-07-29
Pelicula Wanted (Se busca) Sloan 2008-06-19
Pelicula The Last Word Monologues Himself 2008-08-25
Pelicula El caballero oscuro Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Pelicula The Response Ned Logan 2008-08-08
Pelicula Los confidentes Lt. Redding 2008-11-05
Series Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier Moses Ashford 2007-02-19
Series The Black Donnellys God 2007-02-26
Pelicula Hannibal, el origen del mal Charles Traughber 2007-02-06
Pelicula Ahora o nunca Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Series The Wild West Himself 2007-02-27
Series Party Animals Himself 2007-01-31
Pelicula Four Last Songs Fast Black 2007-01-11
Pelicula Adiós pequeña, adiós Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Pelicula El juego del amor Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Pelicula Elizabeth: La edad de oro Paul Shannon 2007-09-09
Pelicula Little Britain Comic Relief 2007 Presenter 2007-03-07
Pelicula A Very British Sex Scandal Unknown 2007-07-20
Pelicula Sigo como Dios God 2007-06-09
Pelicula AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition 2007-06-20
Pelicula Little Britain Abroad Luther Johnson 2007-06-21
Pelicula El caso Slevin The Boss 2006-02-24
Pelicula The Contract Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Pelicula Dame 10 razones 'Him' 2006-09-11
Pelicula The Wind in the Willows Unknown 2006-12-18
Pelicula Little Britain Live Unknown 2006-11-13
Series Minuscule Vitruvius (voice) 2006-10-01
Pelicula Blues Divas Himself 2005-01-22
Pelicula Alta sociedad Keith Ripley 2005-01-01
Pelicula El viaje del emperador Narrator 2005-01-26
Pelicula Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Pelicula The Undertaker Speaker Trumbull 2005-01-01
Pelicula Una vida por delante Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Pelicula Little Britain Comic Relief 2005 Himself - Host 2005-10-04
Pelicula Danny the Dog Sam 2005-02-02
Pelicula Ciudad sin ley Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Pelicula La guerra de los mundos Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-23
Series 牙狼<GARO> Unknown 2005-10-07
Pelicula Cold & Dark Detective Michaels 2005-03-31
Series Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Pelicula Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005-06-10
Pelicula The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-06-20
Pelicula Golpe en Hawai Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Pelicula Burst Professor Norman 2004-01-01
Series Island at War (voice) 2004-07-11
Pelicula Skip to the End Unknown 2004-01-01
Pelicula Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Pelicula El intruso Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 2004-11-26
Pelicula La feria de las vanidades (Vanity Fair) Walter Crewes 2004-09-01
Pelicula AD/BC: A Rock Opera Unknown 2004-12-21
Pelicula Not Only But Always Monte Wildhorn 2004-12-30
Pelicula Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Pelicula The Real Little Britain Narrator 2004-10-12
Pelicula Inside Björk Unknown 2003-01-01
Pelicula Moo(n) Unknown 2003-01-01
Pelicula Levity Miles Evans 2003-03-16
Pelicula El cazador de sueños Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Pelicula Declaration of Independence Himself 2003-06-10
Pelicula Fuego cruzado Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Pelicula El amor esta en el aire Harry Stevenson 2003-05-16
Pelicula Como Dios God 2003-05-23
Pelicula Pánico nuclear DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Pelicula Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Alex Cross 2002-09-06
Series Kim Possible Frank Carden 2002-06-07
Pelicula Toda la verdad Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
Pelicula Hotel Narrator 2001-01-01
Pelicula Cuento de Navidad, de Charles Dickens Himself 2001-12-07
Pelicula La hora de la araña Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Pelicula Negocios sucios Narrator 2001-12-07
Pelicula Atando cabos Archie 2001-12-18
Pelicula Human Nature Siemanowski 2001-05-18
Series Doctors Unknown 2000-03-27
Pelicula Rancid Aluminium Narrator 2000-01-21
Pelicula Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Pelicula Love, Honour and Obey Charlie Woods 2000-04-07
Pelicula Kevin & Perry: ¡Hoy mojamos! President Tom Beck 2000-04-20
Pelicula Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Series The District Morgan Freeman 2000-10-07
Pelicula Little Nicky Himself 2000-11-10
Pelicula Bajo sospecha Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Pelicula Persiguiendo a Betty Charlie 2000-09-08
Series Rebus Ilderim 2000-04-26
Pelicula X-Men Unknown 2000-07-13
Pelicula Equipo a la fuerza Azeem 2000-08-07
Pelicula Heart Malcolm X 1999-01-01
Pelicula Plunkett y MacLeane Clarence Collins 1999-01-22
Pelicula Robbie the Reindeer - Hooves of Fire Dr. Sherard 1999-12-25
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Narrator 1999-03-30
Pelicula Notting Hill Beech 1999-05-13
Pelicula Stephen King: Shining in the Dark Himself 1999-09-09
Pelicula You're Dead Sloan 1999-10-01
Pelicula Rocketships Narrator (Voice) 1998-01-01
Pelicula Hard Rain Jim 1998-01-16
Pelicula El baile de agosto Narrator 1998-09-04
Pelicula Deep impact President Tom Beck 1998-05-08
Series Legacy Unknown 1998-10-09
Pelicula The Deadness of Dad Hap Richards 1997-01-01
Pelicula The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Pelicula El coleccionista de amantes Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Pelicula Twin Town Craig 1997-04-11
Pelicula Amistad Theodore 1997-12-03
Pelicula Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond The Boss 1996-10-06
Pelicula National Geographic: Inside the White House Narrator 1996-01-01
Pelicula Moll Flanders, el coraje de una mujer Hibble 1996-06-14
Pelicula Cosmic Voyage Narrator (voice) 1996-08-09
Pelicula August Himself 1996-08-08
Pelicula Reacción en cadena Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Pelicula Estallido Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Pelicula Seven Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
Pelicula The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-10-14
Pelicula Cadena perpetua Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
Series Gárgolas Captain Victor Benezet 1994-10-24
Pelicula Sin perdón Ned Logan 1992-08-07
Pelicula La fuerza de uno Geel Piet 1992-09-17
Series The Pirates of Dark Water Miles Evans 1991-02-25
Pelicula The True Story of Glory Continues Narrator 1991-06-19
Pelicula Robin Hood: Príncipe de los ladrones Azeem 1991-06-14
Series Man of the People Walter 1991-09-15
Pelicula The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Pelicula The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Pelicula La hoguera de las vanidades Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Pelicula Escuela de jóvenes rebeldes Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Pelicula Johnny el guapo Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Pelicula Paseando a Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Pelicula Tiempos de gloria Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Pelicula Judgment in Berlin Himself 1988-01-01
Series HeartBeat Neil Armstrong 1988-03-23
Pelicula Alcohol y coca Craig 1988-08-10
Pelicula Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Series Murphy Brown DCI William Cabot 1988-11-14
Pelicula Fight for Life Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Pelicula El reportero de la calle 42 Fast Black 1987-03-20
Pelicula Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Pelicula Vientos de tempestad Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
Pelicula The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Pelicula Marie Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Pelicula The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Series Se ha escrito un crimen 'Him' 1984-09-30
Pelicula Teachers Lewis 1984-10-05
Pelicula Harry e hijo Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Series Juzgado de guardia Lucius Fox 1984-01-04
Series St. Elsewhere Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1982-10-26
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1982-09-18
Pelicula The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Pelicula The Beaver Kid 2 Unknown 1981-09-04
Pelicula Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Pelicula El ojo mentiroso Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Series Texas Detective Michaels 1980-08-04
Pelicula Brubaker Walter 1980-06-20
Pelicula Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Series Mrs. Columbo Charlie 1979-02-26
Pelicula The Word Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 1978-11-12
Pelicula Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
Series Ryan's Hope God 1975-07-07
Pelicula Out to Lunch Himself / Croupier 1974-12-10
Series The Electric Company Easy Reader 1971-10-25
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown 1969-10-05
Series Another World 1964-05-04