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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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Nato:
Jun 1, 1937 In Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Movie/TV Crediti:
148
Prime apparizioni:
nel movie The True Story of Glory Continues
Ultimi progetti:
Film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018-10-31
Known For
Poster of For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of I Griffin
Poster of King of the Hill
Filmography
Film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer 2018-10-31
Film The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office Narrator 2018
Film The True Story of Glory Continues Narrator 2017
series The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 2017
series Rabbit Ears Productions Unknown 2017
Film Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-10-20
Film Insospettabili sospetti Willie Davis 2017-04-06
series Mississippi Rising Unknown 2017
Film Attacco al potere 2 Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016-03-02
Film Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim 2016-08-17
Film Now You See Me 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016-06-02
Film Last Knights Bartok 2015-04-03
Film Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015-06-25
Film Momentum Senator 2015-08-01
Film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Narrator 2014-04-03
Film We the People Narrator 2014-01-06
Film The Lego Movie Vitruvius (voice) 2014-02-06
Film Transcendence Joseph Tagger 2014-04-16
Film L'incredibile storia di Winter il delfino 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014-09-12
Film Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014-04-29
Film Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Film Ruth & Alex - L'amore cerca casa Alex Carver 2014-09-05
Film Lucy Professor Samuel Norman 2014-07-14
Film Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Film The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan Narrator 2013-01-01
Film Attacco al potere - Olympus Has Fallen Speaker Trumbull 2013-03-20
Film Oblivion Malcolm Beech 2013-04-10
Film Last Vegas Archie 2013-10-31
Film JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013-11-23
Film Now you see me - I maghi del crimine Thaddeus Bradley 2013-05-29
Film Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013-04-27
Film Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself 2012-01-16
Film Il cavaliere oscuro - Il ritorno Fox 2012-07-16
Film B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Film The magic of Belle Isle - Un'incantevole vacanza Monte Wildhorn 2012-07-06
Film Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo Narratore 2012-03-21
Film Born to Be Wild Narrator 2011-04-08
Film Conan the barbarian Narrator (voice) 2011-08-17
Film L'incredibile storia di Winter il delfino Dr. McCarthy 2011-09-23
Film Quebrando o Tabu Narrator 2011-06-03
Film For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Film Red Joe Matheson 2010-10-13
series Morgan Freeman Science Show Himself - Host 2010-06-09
Film The Eastwood Factor Narrator 2010-02-16
Film The Code Keith Ripley 2009-01-09
Film Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009-01-15
series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Film The Maiden Heist Charles 2009-05-09
Film Invictus - L'invincibile Nelson Mandela 2009-12-10
Film The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
series 30 for 30 Unknown 2009-10-06
Film Wanted - Scegli il tuo destino Sloan 2008-06-19
Film A raisin in the sun - Un Grappolo di Sole Narrator (uncredited) 2008-02-25
Film Il cavaliere oscuro Lucius Fox 2008-07-16
Film AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition 2007-06-20
Film Un'impresa da Dio God 2007-06-09
Film Feast of Love Harry Stevenson 2007-09-28
Film Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle 2007-10-19
Film Non è mai troppo tardi Carter Chambers 2007-12-25
Film 10 cose di noi 'Him' 2006-09-11
Film Slevin - Patto criminale The Boss 2006-02-24
Film The Contract Frank Carden 2006-04-05
Film Blues Divas Himself 2005-01-22
Film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005-01-01
Film La marcia dei pinguini Narrator 2005-01-26
Film Danny the dog Sam 2005-02-02
Film Edison City Moses Ashford 2005-07-29
Film La guerra dei mondi Narrator (Voice) 2005-06-28
Film Il vento del perdono Mitch Bradley 2005-09-09
Film Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005-06-10
series Slavery and the Making of America Narrator 2005-02-09
Film Brivido biondo Walter Crewes 2004-01-30
Film Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself 2004-10-07
Film The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004-06-20
Film Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004-12-15
Film Levity Miles Evans 2003-03-16
series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Una settimana da Dio God 2003-05-23
Film L'acchiappasogni Col. Abraham Curtis 2003-03-21
Film Drug War - L'ora della vendetta Lt. Redding 2003-07-22
Film High Crimes - Crimini di stato Charlie Grimes 2002-04-03
series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Film Al vertice della tensione DCI William Cabot 2002-05-31
Film Nella morsa del ragno Alex Cross 2001-04-06
Film Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Film Betty Love Charlie 2000-09-08
Film Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice) 2000-09-27
Film Under Suspicion Captain Victor Benezet 2000-09-24
Film Stephen King: Shining in the Dark Himself 1999-09-09
series I Griffin Unknown 1999-01-31
Film Pioggia infernale Jim 1998-01-16
Film Deep Impact President Tom Beck 1998-05-08
series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Amistad Theodore 1997-12-03
Film The Long Way Home Narrator 1997-09-19
Film Il collezionista Alex Cross 1997-10-03
Film National Geographic: Inside the White House Narrator 1996-01-01
Film Moll Flanders Hibble 1996-06-14
Film Cosmic Voyage Narrator (voice) 1996-08-09
Film Reazione a catena Paul Shannon 1996-08-02
Film Virus Letale Billy Ford 1995-03-10
Film Seven Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995-09-22
series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Le ali della libertà Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994-09-23
series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film La forza del singolo Geel Piet 1992-09-17
series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Gli spietati Ned Logan 1992-08-07
series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Film Robin Hood - Principe dei Ladri Azeem 1991-06-14
Film The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Film The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
series The Civil War Frederick Douglass 1990-09-23
Film Il falò delle vanità Judge Leonard White 1990-12-21
Film Conta su di me Principal Joe Clark 1989-03-03
Film Johnny il bello Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989-09-12
Film Glory - Uomini di gloria Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989-12-15
Film A spasso con Daisy Hoke Colburn 1989-12-13
Film La contropartita Dorsey Pratt 1988-05-04
Film Fuori dal tunnel Craig 1988-08-10
Film Street Smart - Per le strade di New York Fast Black 1987-03-20
Film Lotta per la vita Dr. Sherard 1987-03-23
Film Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986-01-01
Film The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
series The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985-02-10
Film Una donna, una storia vera Charles Traughber 1985-09-27
Film Due vite in una Charlie Woods 1985-11-08
series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Film The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt 1985-11-17
Film Harry & Son Siemanowski 1984-03-02
Film Teachers Lewis 1984-10-05
series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981-01-01
Film Uno scomodo testimone Lieutenant Black 1981-02-13
Film The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins 1981-12-01
Film Brubaker Walter 1980-06-20
series Texas Detective Michaels 1980-08-04
Film Attica Hap Richards 1980-03-01
Film Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Uncle Hammer 1978-11-12
series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
series Ryan's Hope Cicero Murphy 1975-07-07
series The Electric Company Easy Reader 1971-10-25
series Another World 1964-05-04
series The Academy Awards Morgan Freeman 1953-03-18
series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
series Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution Unknown 0