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Birth information

1 June 1937 Memphis, Tennessee, USA

How tall is Morgan Freeman?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Myrna Colley-Lee
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

Life Story of Morgan Freeman

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959. His first dramatic arts exposure was on the stage including appearing in an all-African American production of the exuberant musical Hello, Dolly!.

Throughout the 1970s, he continued his work on stage, winning Drama Desk and Clarence Derwent Awards and receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Mighty Gents in 1978. In 1980, he won two Obie Awards, for his portrayal of Shakespearean anti-hero Coriolanus at the New York Shakespeare Festival and for his work in Mother Courage and Her Children. Freeman won another Obie in 1984 for his performance as The Messenger in the acclaimed Brooklyn Academy of Music production of Lee Breuer's The Gospel at Colonus and, in 1985, won the Drama-Logue Award for the same role. In 1987, Freeman created the...

Significant features of Morgan Freeman

Frequently plays characters with calm demeanor
[Narration] Often provides narration for his films, as either himself or the character he is playing.
Often plays authorative leaders that seem highly trustworthy (even when they are...

How much money has Morgan Freeman earned?

Kiss the Girls (1997) $5,000,000

What movies did Morgan Freeman play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Lucca Mortis , Madam Secretary (2019) , The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2019) , The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (2017) , Through the Wormhole (2017) , 5 Flights Up (2014) , Man vs. the Universe (2014) , Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking (2014) , Curiosity (2011) , 30 for 30 (2010) , Invictus (2009) , The Maiden Heist (2009) , 10 Items or Less (2006) , Levity (2003) , Along Came a Spider (2001) , Mörderisches Spiel (2000) , Mutiny (1999) ,
Directors...

Birth information

1 June 1937 Memphis, Tennessee, USA

How tall is Morgan Freeman?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Myrna Colley-Lee
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

Life Story of Morgan Freeman

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959. His first dramatic arts exposure was on the stage including appearing in an all-African American production of the exuberant musical Hello, Dolly!.

Throughout the 1970s, he continued his work on stage, winning Drama Desk and Clarence Derwent Awards and receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Mighty Gents in 1978. In 1980, he won two Obie Awards, for his portrayal of Shakespearean anti-hero Coriolanus at the New York Shakespeare Festival and for his work in Mother Courage and Her Children. Freeman won another Obie in 1984 for his performance as The Messenger in the acclaimed Brooklyn Academy of Music production of Lee Breuer's The Gospel at Colonus and, in 1985, won the Drama-Logue Award for the same role. In 1987, Freeman created the...

Significant features of Morgan Freeman

Frequently plays characters with calm demeanor
[Narration] Often provides narration for his films, as either himself or the character he is playing.
Often plays authorative leaders that seem highly trustworthy (even when they are...

How much money has Morgan Freeman earned?

Kiss the Girls (1997) $5,000,000

What movies did Morgan Freeman play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Lucca Mortis , Madam Secretary (2019) , The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2019) , The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (2017) , Through the Wormhole (2017) , 5 Flights Up (2014) , Man vs. the Universe (2014) , Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking (2014) , Curiosity (2011) , 30 for 30 (2010) , Invictus (2009) , The Maiden Heist (2009) , 10 Items or Less (2006) , Levity (2003) , Along Came a Spider (2001) , Mörderisches Spiel (2000) , Mutiny (1999) ,
Directors...

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Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Andre Braugher, and Mark A. Jones in Glory (1989)

Ranked #31 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

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Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow in Sieben (1995)

Village Voice Obie for Driving Miss Daisy (1989). [1990]

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Father of Alfonso Freeman from his relationship with Loletha Adkins and Saifoulaye Freeman (born 1960) from another previous relationship.

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Jaimz Woolvett in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Father of Morgana Freeman with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. He also adopted his first wife's daughter, Deena.

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Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Received the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting" Award on August 7, 2000.

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

He was (along with director/actress Billie Allen, director/playwright Garland Thompson, and journalist Clayton Riley') a founding member of the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, named after noted Black actor Frank Silvera.

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Jaimz Woolvett in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Has reprised the same character three times. He played Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) and then reprised the role in Along Came a Spider (2001). He also played God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and then reprised that role in Evan Almighty (2007). Finally, he played Lucius Fox in both Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Considered joining the Air Force to become a fighter pilot but opted to stay with acting instead.

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Worked as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.

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Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, and Marcia Gay Harden in Bruchreif (2009)

Recently earned a Private Pilot license.

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Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken in Bruchreif (2009)

Broadway debut in the musical "Hello, Dolly!" with Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.

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Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken in Bruchreif (2009)

Has his own production company, Revelation Entertainment.

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Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken in Bruchreif (2009)

Has starred in two movies based on Stephen King books: Dreamcatcher (2003) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

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Morgan Freeman in Bruchreif (2009)

Has appeared in two films opposite a main character named Jack Ryan: The Sum of All Fears (2002) and The Big Bounce (2004).

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Morgan Freeman and Justin Timberlake in Edison (2005)

Owns a boat which is berthed in the Caribbean. His busy schedule, however, only allows him to go sailing on it once a year.

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Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

During an interview with Charlie Rose regarding the 10th year anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Freeman said he regarded that film, Glory (1989), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and Unforgiven (1992) as the highlights of his career.

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Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Is often called the greatest living actor in film, a title he humbly waves off and says he is just "lucky".

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Morgan Freeman and Josh Hartnett in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Was nominated for Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Feature Role - Play) for "The Mighty Gents".

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Morgan Freeman in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Said in an issue of Life magazine (February 2005) that he can be seen as an extra in The Pawnbroker (1964).

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Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Arrived in Los Angeles, California in 1959 and his first job was as a clerk typist.

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Morgan Freeman and Paz Vega in 10 Items or Less (2006)

Speaks French fluently. He gave an introductory speech in French to the crowd of extras gathered in Montreal's Olympic Stadium to portray the Baltimore Super Bowl audience in The Sum of All Fears (2002).

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Morgan Freeman, Christopher Reeve, Andre Gregory, etc.

In May 2005, he won the right to the Internet domain name www.morganfreeman.com from the company Mighty LLC, of Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis in a UN panel.

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Morgan Freeman and Christopher Reeve in Glitzernder Asphalt (1987)

Received a trademark on his name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 19, 2006.

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Morgan Freeman in Glitzernder Asphalt (1987)

Most of the characters he has played are not written specifically for an African-American actor.

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Morgan Freeman and Christopher Reeve in Glitzernder Asphalt (1987)

Keeps his Oscar statuette inside a cabinet which resides in his office. The cabinet was built by a good friend of his in 1998 especially for the Oscar that his friend predicted he would win. It even came with a plaque that read: "No Parking. Reserved for Oscar."

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Morgan Freeman and Christopher Reeve in Glitzernder Asphalt (1987)

Has played three men who teach someone to box in three separate films. First, he played Geel Piet in Im Glanz der Sonne (1992), he then played Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) where, at the beginning of the film, he was teaching a group of young boys how to box, and he also played Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupree in Million Dollar Baby (2004).

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Morgan Freeman in Der Nussknacker und die vier Reiche (2018)

His performance as Fast Black in Street Smart (1987) is ranked #77 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

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Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck in Der Anschlag (2002)

In January 2001, opened Madidi, a fine-dining restaurant in Clarksdale, MS, with local attorney and businessman, Bill Lucket. They also co-own Ground Zero Blues Club, a blues bar and grill that opened in May 2001.

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Morgan Freeman in The Dark Knight (2008)

Three films of his are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) at #77, Glory (1989) at #31 and The Shawshank Redemption (1994) at #23.

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Morgan Freeman in The Dark Knight (2008)

Narrated two Academy Award-winning feature-length documentaries: The Long Way Home (1997) and March of the Penguins (2005).

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Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, and Saul Rubinek in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Attended the 2004 and 2005 Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates.

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Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Works closely with screenwriter Grant Boucher.

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Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Has said that watching Gary Cooper's films in his youth inspired him to become an actor.

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Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

In addition to his role as Lucius Fox in the current Batman franchise, Freeman previously acted alongside another Batman: Michael Keaton in Clean and Sober (1988).

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Jaimz Woolvett in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Broke his arm and shoulder when he flipped his car near his home of Charleston, Mississippi on August 3, 2008.

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Though he was born in Memphis, he actually grew up in the Mississippi Delta region. He moved back to Mississippi to open a blues club and restaurant in 2001.

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Friends with Kenny Chesney.

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Resides in Charleston, Mississippi and New York City.

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Morgan Freeman and Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Was honored with the American Film Institute's 39th Lifetime Achievement Award on June 9, 2011.

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Morgan Freeman and Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Listed his five favorite films as King Kong (1933), High Noon (1952), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Moby Dick (1956).

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Morgan Freeman and Marion Cotillard in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Received the 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in January 2012.

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Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Andre Braugher in Glory (1989)

Favorite films include the original films King Kong (1933) and Moulin Rouge (1952).

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