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

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.

Unforgiven

1992

Unforgiven

7.9

Million Dollar Baby

2004

Million Dollar Baby

7.9

War of the Worlds

2005

War of the Worlds

6.3

The Dark Knight

2008

The Dark Knight

8.4

Lucky Number Slevin

2006

Lucky Number Slevin

7.5

Batman Begins

2005

Batman Begins

7.6

The Shawshank Redemption

1994

The Shawshank Redemption

8.6

Bruce Almighty

2003

Bruce Almighty

6.6

Driving Miss Daisy

1989

Driving Miss Daisy

7.2

Johnny Handsome

1989

Johnny Handsome

6.2

Se7en

1995

Se7en

8.3

The Contract

2006

The Contract

5.7

Brubaker

1980

Brubaker

7.2

March of the Penguins

2005

March of the Penguins

7.0

Unleashed

2005

Unleashed

6.7

Edison

2006

Edison

5.4

An Unfinished Life

2005

An Unfinished Life

6.7

Along Came a Spider

2001

Along Came a Spider

6.2

10 Items or Less

2006

10 Items or Less

6.5

Evan Almighty

2007

Evan Almighty

5.4

Nurse Betty

2000

Nurse Betty

6.0

Under Suspicion

2000

Under Suspicion

6.2

The Sum of All Fears

2002

The Sum of All Fears

6.2

Gone Baby Gone

2007

Gone Baby Gone

7.3

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

2005

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

6.0

Levity

2003

Levity

6.2

Hard Rain

1998

Hard Rain

5.6

Dreamcatcher

2003

Dreamcatcher

5.3

Invictus

2009

Invictus

7.2

High Crimes

2002

High Crimes

6.1

Outbreak

1995

Outbreak

6.4

The Bucket List

2007

The Bucket List

7.1

The Maiden Heist

2009

The Maiden Heist

5.8

Teachers

1984

Teachers

5.9

Amistad

1997

Amistad

6.9

Eyewitness

1981

Eyewitness

5.9

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

1991

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

6.7

Deep Impact

1998

Deep Impact

6.0

Chain Reaction

1996

Chain Reaction

5.5

Wanted

2008

Wanted

6.4

The Hunting of the President

2004

The Hunting of the President

7.0

Kiss the Girls

1997

Kiss the Girls

6.3

The Big Bounce

2004

The Big Bounce

5.0

The Bonfire of the Vanities

1990

The Bonfire of the Vanities

5.5

Glory

1989

Glory

7.5

The People Speak

2009

The People Speak

7.0

Cosmic Voyage

1996

Cosmic Voyage

7.0

The Power of One

1992

The Power of One

7.7

Feast of Love

2007

Feast of Love

6.0

Death of a Prophet

1981

Death of a Prophet

4.8

Clean and Sober

1988

Clean and Sober

6.3

Lean On Me

1989

Lean On Me

7.1

Thick as Thieves

2009

Thick as Thieves

5.9

Street Smart

1987

Street Smart

6.5

Prom Night in Mississippi

2009

Prom Night in Mississippi

7.2

Dolphin Tale

2011

Dolphin Tale

6.8

Guilty by Association

2003

Guilty by Association

2.6

That Was Then... This Is Now

1985

That Was Then... This Is Now

6.8

RED

2010

RED

6.6

Moll Flanders

1996

Moll Flanders

6.1

Born to Be Wild

2011

Born to Be Wild

7.1

Resting Place

1986

Resting Place

6.5

The Dark Knight Rises

2012

The Dark Knight Rises

7.7

Harry & Son

1984

Harry & Son

5.8

Oblivion

2013

Oblivion

6.5

Now You See Me

2013

Now You See Me

7.4

Marie

1985

Marie

4.0

Breaking the Taboo

2011

Breaking the Taboo

7.1

The Magic of Belle Isle

2012

The Magic of Belle Isle

7.0

Blood Money

1988

Blood Money

4.7

The True Story of Glory Continues

1991

The True Story of Glory Continues

0.0

The Long Way Home

1997

The Long Way Home

8.0

The Execution of Raymond Graham

1985

The Execution of Raymond Graham

7.3

The Eastwood Factor

2010

The Eastwood Factor

6.3

Olympus Has Fallen

2013

Olympus Has Fallen

6.2

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

2014

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

7.8

Last Vegas

2013

Last Vegas

6.4

The Lego Movie

2014

The Lego Movie

7.4

Genius. A Night for Ray Charles

2004

Genius. A Night for Ray Charles

7.2

Stephen King: Shining in the Dark

1999

Stephen King: Shining in the Dark

4.8

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

2013

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

5.4

The Marva Collins Story

1981

The Marva Collins Story

7.8

JFK: A President Betrayed

2013

JFK: A President Betrayed

7.0

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

2013

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

0.0

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

2014

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

5.5

Attica

1980

Attica

5.8

Transcendence

2014

Transcendence

6.0

Fight for Life

1987

Fight for Life

5.3

Lucy

2014

Lucy

6.3

Dolphin Tale 2

2014

Dolphin Tale 2

6.7

We the People

2014

We the People

1.0

Wish Wizard

2014

Wish Wizard

3.0

Blues Divas

2005

Blues Divas

0.0

Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

1978

Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

0.0

Now You See Me 2

2016

Now You See Me 2

6.8

Laddie

2017

Laddie

1.0

London Has Fallen

2016

London Has Fallen

5.9

Last Knights

2015

Last Knights

6.3

5 Flights Up

2015

5 Flights Up

5.9

The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan

2013

The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan

10.0

Ted 2

2015

Ted 2

6.1

Momentum

2015

Momentum

5.8

Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo

2012

Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo

7.0

The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

2010

The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

10.0

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

2000

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

7.0

AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

2007

AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

6.5

Ben-Hur

2016

Ben-Hur

5.5

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

2010

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

8.0

Going in Style

2017

Going in Style

6.6

Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist

2000

Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist

10.0

Declaration of Independence

2003

Declaration of Independence

0.0

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl

2012

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl

0.0

Just Getting Started

2017

Just Getting Started

5.0

Lennon or McCartney

2014

Lennon or McCartney

7.1

The C Word

2016

The C Word

6.5

The Earth Day Special

1990

The Earth Day Special

10.0

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

2018

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

6.0

Out to Lunch

1974

Out to Lunch

0.0

Conan the Barbarian

2011

Conan the Barbarian

5.2

Blade

1973

Blade

5.0

Angel Has Fallen

2019

Angel Has Fallen

0.0

National Geographic: Inside the White House

1996

National Geographic: Inside the White House

6.0

The Words That Built America

2017

The Words That Built America

7.0

A Raisin in the Sun

2008

A Raisin in the Sun

6.2

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

1991

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

0.0

The Love Guru

2008

The Love Guru

4.3

March of the Penguins 2

2017

March of the Penguins 2

6.6

Science Show - Cosa è successo prima del Big Bang -Siamo soli nell'Universo

2010

Science Show - Cosa è successo prima del Big Bang -Siamo soli nell'Universo

8.0

Science Show - Di cosa siamo fatti - L'enigma dei Buchi Neri

2010

Science Show - Di cosa siamo fatti - L'enigma dei Buchi Neri

8.0

Morgan Freeman Science Show - Esistono universi paralleli

2012

Morgan Freeman Science Show - Esistono universi paralleli

5.0

Morgan Freeman Science Show - L’Universo é infinito

2012

Morgan Freeman Science Show - L’Universo é infinito

5.0

Morgan Freeman Science Show - La meccanica dell’Universo

2012

Morgan Freeman Science Show - La meccanica dell’Universo

6.0

Morgan Freeman Science Show - Viaggiare più veloci della luce -- Il tempo esiste davvero

2012

Morgan Freeman Science Show - Viaggiare più veloci della luce -- Il tempo esiste davvero

6.0

Where the Water Meets the Sky

2008

Where the Water Meets the Sky

0.0

America's Musical Journey

2018

America's Musical Journey

9.0

The Poison Rose

2019

The Poison Rose

0.0

Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature

2001

Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature

9.0

Clint Eastwood's West

2011

Clint Eastwood's West

0.0