Morgan Freeman

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1937-06-01

Place of Birth
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Also Known As
Freeman
Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.
Morgan J. Freeman
مورغان فريمان
모건 프리먼
モーガン・フリーマン
Морган Фриман
Морган Фримен
มอร์แกน ฟรีแมน
摩根·弗里曼
Морган Фрийман
Μόργκαν Φρίμαν

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.

1992
Unforgiven
7.9
2004
Million Dollar Baby
7.9
2005
War of the Worlds
6.4
2008
The Dark Knight
8.4
2006
Lucky Number Slevin
7.5
2005
Batman Begins
7.6
1994
The Shawshank Redemption
8.7
2003
Bruce Almighty
6.6
1989
Driving Miss Daisy
7.3
1989
Johnny Handsome
6.3
1995
Se7en
8.3
2006
The Contract
5.7
1980
Brubaker
7.2
2005
March of the Penguins
7.0
2005
Unleashed
6.7
2006
Edison
5.5
2005
An Unfinished Life
6.7
2001
Along Came a Spider
6.3
2006
10 Items or Less
6.3
2007
Evan Almighty
5.5
2000
Nurse Betty
6.0
2000
Under Suspicion
6.2
2002
The Sum of All Fears
6.2
2007
Gone Baby Gone
7.3
2005
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
6.0
2003
Levity
6.2
1998
Hard Rain
5.7
2003
Dreamcatcher
5.4
2009
Invictus
7.2
2002
High Crimes
6.2
1995
Outbreak
6.4
2007
The Bucket List
7.1
2009
The Maiden Heist
5.8
1984
Teachers
5.9
1997
Amistad
7.0
1981
Eyewitness
5.9
1991
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
6.8
1998
Deep Impact
6.1
1996
Chain Reaction
5.6
2008
Wanted
6.4
2004
The Hunting of the President
6.3
1997
Kiss the Girls
6.4
2004
The Big Bounce
5.0
1990
The Bonfire of the Vanities
5.5
1989
Glory
7.5
2009
The People Speak
7.0
1996
Cosmic Voyage
6.9
1992
The Power of One
7.8
2007
Feast of Love
6.1
1981
Death of a Prophet
4.0
1988
Clean and Sober
6.4
1989
Lean On Me
7.2
2009
Thick as Thieves
5.9
1987
Street Smart
6.4
2009
Prom Night in Mississippi
7.2
2011
Dolphin Tale
6.8
2003
Guilty by Association
2.7
1985
That Was Then... This Is Now
6.8
2010
RED
6.6
1996
Moll Flanders
6.0
2011
Born to Be Wild
7.1
1986
Resting Place
6.3
2012
The Dark Knight Rises
7.7
1984
Harry & Son
5.8
2013
Oblivion
6.5
2013
Now You See Me
7.4
1985
Marie
6.0
2011
Breaking the Taboo
7.0
2012
The Magic of Belle Isle
7.0
1988
Blood Money: The Story of Clinton and Nadine
4.7
1991
The True Story of Glory Continues
0.0
1997
The Long Way Home
7.7
1985
The Execution of Raymond Graham
7.3
2010
The Eastwood Factor
5.0
2013
Olympus Has Fallen
6.3
2014
B.B. King: The Life of Riley
7.2
2013
Last Vegas
6.4
2014
The Lego Movie
7.4
2004
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles
7.3
1999
Stephen King: Shining in the Dark
6.1
2013
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story
4.1
1981
The Marva Collins Story
7.8
2013
JFK: A President Betrayed
7.0
2013
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
0.0
2014
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
5.7
1980
Attica
5.4
2014
Transcendence
6.0
1987
Fight for Life
5.5
2014
Lucy
6.3
2014
Dolphin Tale 2
6.7
2014
We the People
1.0
2014
Wish Wizard
3.0
2005
Blues Divas
0.0
1978
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
0.0
2016
Now You See Me 2
6.8
2017
Laddie
1.0
2016
London Has Fallen
5.9
2015
Last Knights
6.3
2015
5 Flights Up
5.9
2013
The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan
10.0
2015
Ted 2
6.1
2015
Momentum
5.8
2012
Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo
4.0
2010
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
5.5
2000
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
7.0
2007
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition
6.5
2016
Ben-Hur
5.6
2010
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
8.0
2017
Going in Style
6.6
2000
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist
10.0
2003
Declaration of Independence
10.0
2012
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl
0.0
2017
Just Getting Started
5.0
2014
Lennon or McCartney
6.6
2016
The C Word
6.6
1990
The Earth Day Special
10.0
2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
6.0
1974
Out to Lunch
0.0
2011
Conan the Barbarian
5.2
1973
Blade
5.0
2019
Angel Has Fallen
5.6
1996
National Geographic: Inside the White House
6.0
2017
The Words That Built America
7.0
2008
A Raisin in the Sun
6.2
1991
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry
0.0
2008
The Love Guru
4.3
2017
March of the Penguins 2
6.5
2008
Where the Water Meets the Sky
0.0
2018
America's Musical Journey
5.0
2019
The Poison Rose
4.3
2001
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
9.3
2011
Clint Eastwood's West
0.0
2006
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
0.0
2020
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
0.0
1965
The Pawnbroker
7.5
2002
Partners of the Heart
0.0
Panama
0.0
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