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Morgan Freeman

Born: 1937

Biography

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director, and narrator. Noted for his distinctive deep voice, Freeman is known for his various roles in a wide variety of film genres. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman was raised in Mississippi where he began acting in school plays. He studied theatre arts in Los Angeles and appeared in stage productions in his early career. He rose to fame in the 1970s for his role in the children's television series The Electric Company. Freeman then appeared in the Shakespearean plays Coriolanus and Julius Caesar, the former of which earned him an Obie Award. His breakout role was in Street Smart (1987), playing a hustler, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He achieved further stardom in Glory, the biographical drama Lean on Me, and comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy (all 1989), the latter of which garnered him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 1992, Freeman starred alongside Clint Eastwood in the western revenge film Unforgiven; this would be the first of several collaborations with Eastwood. In 1994, he starred in the prison drama The Shawshank Redemption for which he received another Academy Award nomination. Freeman also starred in David Fincher's crime thriller Se7en (1995), and Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad (1997). Freeman won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Clint Eastwood's 2004 sports drama Million Dollar Baby. In 2009, he received his fifth Oscar nomination for playing former South African President Nelson Mandela in Eastwood's Invictus. Freeman is also known for his performance as Lucius Fox in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012). In addition to acting, Freeman has directed the drama Bopha! (1993). He also founded film production company Revelations Entertainment with business partner Lori McCreary. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. For his performances in theatrical productions, he has won three Obie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for recognizing excellence in theatre. Description above from the Wikipedia article Morgan Freeman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Resources

Movies

Unforgiven

Ned Logan in Unforgiven

Million Dollar Baby

Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris in Million Dollar Baby

War of the Worlds

Narrator (voice) in War of the Worlds

The Dark Knight

Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight

Lucky Number Slevin

The Boss in Lucky Number Slevin

Batman Begins

Lucius Fox in Batman Begins

The Shawshank Redemption

Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding in The Shawshank Redemption

Bruce Almighty

God in Bruce Almighty

Driving Miss Daisy

Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy

Johnny Handsome

Lt. A.Z. Drones in Johnny Handsome

Se7en

Somerset in Se7en

The Contract

Frank Carden in The Contract

Brubaker

Walter in Brubaker

Unleashed

Sam in Unleashed

Edison

Ashford in Edison

An Unfinished Life

Mitch Bradley in An Unfinished Life

Along Came a Spider

Alex Cross in Along Came a Spider

10 Items or Less

'Him' in 10 Items or Less

Evan Almighty

God in Evan Almighty

Nurse Betty

Charlie in Nurse Betty

Under Suspicion

Captain Victor Benezet in Under Suspicion

The Sum of All Fears

DCI William Cabot in The Sum of All Fears

Gone Baby Gone

Jack Doyle in Gone Baby Gone

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

Neil Armstrong (voice) in Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

Levity

Miles Evans in Levity

Hard Rain

Jim in Hard Rain

Dreamcatcher

Col. Abraham Curtis in Dreamcatcher

Invictus

Nelson Mandela in Invictus

High Crimes

Charlie Grimes in High Crimes

Outbreak

General Billy Ford in Outbreak

The Bucket List

Carter Chambers in The Bucket List

Teachers

Lewis in Teachers

The Maiden Heist

Charles Peterson in The Maiden Heist

Amistad

Theodore Joadson in Amistad

Eyewitness

Lieutenant Black in Eyewitness

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Azeem in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Deep Impact

President Tom Beck in Deep Impact

Chain Reaction

Paul Shannon in Chain Reaction

Wanted

Sloan in Wanted

The Hunting of the President

Narrator (voice) in The Hunting of the President

Kiss the Girls

Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Judge Leonard White in The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Big Bounce

Walter Crewes in The Big Bounce

Glory

Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins in Glory

The People Speak

Self in The People Speak

Cosmic Voyage

Narrator (voice) in Cosmic Voyage

The Power of One

Geel Piet in The Power of One

Feast of Love

Harry Stevenson in Feast of Love

Death of a Prophet

Malcolm X in Death of a Prophet

Clean and Sober

Craig in Clean and Sober

Lean On Me

Principal Joe Clark in Lean On Me

Thick as Thieves

Keith Ripley in Thick as Thieves

Street Smart

Leo "Fast Black" Smalls, Jr. in Street Smart

Prom Night in Mississippi

Narrator (voice) in Prom Night in Mississippi

Dolphin Tale

Dr. McCarthy in Dolphin Tale

Guilty by Association

Lt. Redding in Guilty by Association

That Was Then... This Is Now

Charlie Woods in That Was Then... This Is Now

RED

Joe Matheson in RED

Moll Flanders

Hibble in Moll Flanders

Born to Be Wild

Narrator (voice) in Born to Be Wild

Resting Place

Luther Johnson in Resting Place

The Dark Knight Rises

Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight Rises

Harry & Son

Siemanowski in Harry & Son

Now You See Me

Thaddeus Bradley in Now You See Me

Oblivion

Beech in Oblivion

Marie

Charles Traughber in Marie

Breaking the Taboo

Narrator (voice) in Breaking the Taboo

The Magic of Belle Isle

Monte Wildhorn in The Magic of Belle Isle

Clinton and Nadine

Dorsey Pratt in Clinton and Nadine

The True Story of Glory Continues

Narrator (voice) in The True Story of Glory Continues

The Long Way Home

Narrator (voice) in The Long Way Home

The Execution of Raymond Graham

Warden Pratt in The Execution of Raymond Graham

The Eastwood Factor

Narrator (voice) in The Eastwood Factor

Olympus Has Fallen

Alan Trumbull in Olympus Has Fallen

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

Narrator (voice) in B.B. King: The Life of Riley

The Lego Movie

Vitruvius (voice) in The Lego Movie

Last Vegas

Archibald 'Archie' Clayton in Last Vegas

Stephen King: Shining in the Dark

Self in Stephen King: Shining in the Dark

The Marva Collins Story

Clarence Collins in The Marva Collins Story

JFK: A President Betrayed

Narrator (voice) in JFK: A President Betrayed

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

Self in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Narrator (voice) in Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Attica

Hap Richards in Attica

Transcendence

Joseph Tagger in Transcendence

Fight for Life

Dr. Sherard in Fight for Life

Lucy

Professor Samuel Norman in Lucy

Dolphin Tale 2

Dr. Cameron McCarthy in Dolphin Tale 2

Wish Wizard

Maxwell Omni in Wish Wizard

Blues Divas

Self in Blues Divas

We the People

Narrator (voice) in We the People

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Uncle Hammer in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Now You See Me 2

Thaddeus Bradley in Now You See Me 2

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Self in Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

London Has Fallen

Alan Trumbull in London Has Fallen

Last Knights

Bartok in Last Knights

5 Flights Up

Alex Carver in 5 Flights Up

The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan

Narrator (voice) in The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan

Ted 2

Patrick Meighan in Ted 2

Momentum

Senator in Momentum

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

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

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

Narrator (voice) in The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

Narrator (voice) in Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

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

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

Ben-Hur

Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur

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

Self (voice) in For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

Going in Style

Willie Davis in Going in Style

Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist

Self in Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist

Declaration of Independence

Self in Declaration of Independence

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

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

Just Getting Started

Duke in Just Getting Started

The C Word

Narrator (voice) in The C Word

The Earth Day Special

Walter Samson in The Earth Day Special

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Out to Lunch

Self / Croupier in Out to Lunch

Conan the Barbarian

Narrator (voice) in Conan the Barbarian

Blade

Chris in Blade

Angel Has Fallen

Alan Trumbull in Angel Has Fallen

Inside the White House

Narrator (voice) in Inside the White House

The Words That Built America

Reader - Declaration of Independence in The Words That Built America

A Raisin in the Sun

Narrator (voice) (uncredited) in A Raisin in the Sun

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

Narrator (voice) in The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step

Narrator (english voice) in March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step

Where the Water Meets the Sky

in Where the Water Meets the Sky

America's Musical Journey

Narrator (voice) in America's Musical Journey

The Poison Rose

Doc in The Poison Rose

Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature

Self in Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

Jaques (segment "As You Like It") in The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Senior in Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

The Pawnbroker

Man on Street (Uncredited) in The Pawnbroker

Partners of the Heart

Narrator (voice) in Partners of the Heart

Brian Banks

Jerome Johnson (uncredited) in Brian Banks

The Comeback Trail

Reggie Fontaine in The Comeback Trail

Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation

in Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation

Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Self in Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven'

Self in Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven'

All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger

Self in All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger

The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits

Self in The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits

The Disney Family Singalong - Volume II

Self in The Disney Family Singalong - Volume II

Ending the Knight

Self in Ending the Knight

The 16th Man

Narrator (voice) in The 16th Man

Into Nature's Wild

Narrator (voice) in Into Nature's Wild

Meeting the Beatles in India

Narrator (voice) in Meeting the Beatles in India

The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy

Self (archive footage) in The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

Grand Central Commuter in Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow!

Afro in Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow!

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Self in Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

A Man Called Adam

Party Guest (Uncredited) in A Man Called Adam

JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

Narrator (voice) in JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

A Good Person

Daniel in A Good Person

Coming 2 America

Morgan Freeman in Coming 2 America

Vanquish

Damon in Vanquish

All About Us

Self in All About Us

Hate to See You Go

Sonny Bell in Hate to See You Go

Oscar Micheaux: The Superhero of Black Filmmaking

Self in Oscar Micheaux: The Superhero of Black Filmmaking

Hollow Image

Sweet Talk in Hollow Image

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters

Self in Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

The Ritual Killer

Dr. Mackles in The Ritual Killer

Sniff

Joe Mulwray in Sniff

Betty White: A Celebration

Self in Betty White: A Celebration

The Minute You Wake Up Dead

Sheriff Thurmond Fowler in The Minute You Wake Up Dead

The Blues Live On! The Delta Blues Museum

Narrator (voice) in The Blues Live On! The Delta Blues Museum

57 Seconds

Anton Burrell in 57 Seconds

Paradise Highway

Gerick in Paradise Highway

Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial

Edward G. Robinson in Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial

Night of 100 Stars III

Self in Night of 100 Stars III

Echoes 'Cross the Tracks

Self in Echoes 'Cross the Tracks

Heroes & Villains

in Heroes & Villains

Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie

Self in Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Narrator in Follow the Drinking Gourd

A Concert for Hurricane Relief

Self in A Concert for Hurricane Relief

Gunner

Kendrick Ryker in Gunner

761st Tank Battalion: The Original Black Panthers

Self in 761st Tank Battalion: The Original Black Panthers

Panama Canal in 3D a Land Divided a World United

Self in Panama Canal in 3D a Land Divided a World United

The Little Bedroom

in The Little Bedroom

March of the Penguins

Narrator (English voice) in March of the Penguins

Morgan Freeman: Breaking Barriers

Himself in Morgan Freeman: Breaking Barriers

My Dead Friend Zoe

Dr. Cole in My Dead Friend Zoe

Sidney

Self in Sidney

Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Self in Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Self in Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Die Clint Eastwood Story

Self in Die Clint Eastwood Story

Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend

Self (archive footage) in Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend

Clint Eastwood's West

Self in Clint Eastwood's West

Genius. A Night for Ray Charles

Self in Genius. A Night for Ray Charles

Now You See Me 3

Thaddeus Bradley in Now You See Me 3

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

Grand Central Commuter (uncredited) in Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

The Alphabet Movie

Wizard Zero in The Alphabet Movie

TV Shows

LIVE with Kelly and Mark

in LIVE with Kelly and Mark

The View

Self in The View

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Electric Company

Count Dracula in The Electric Company

The Electric Company

Easy Reader in The Electric Company

The Electric Company

Mad Scientist in The Electric Company

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Clarence in Hallmark Hall of Fame

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

Inside the Actors Studio

Self in Inside the Actors Studio

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Today

Self in Today

The Twilight Zone

Tony in The Twilight Zone

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Slavery and the Making of America

Self - Narrator (voice) in Slavery and the Making of America

The Kennedy Center Honors

Self in The Kennedy Center Honors

Pebble Mill

Self in Pebble Mill

Live from Studio Five

Self in Live from Studio Five

30 for 30

in 30 for 30

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Self - Host in The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Curiosity

Self - Narrator (voice) in Curiosity

The Civil War

Frederick Douglass in The Civil War

Through the Wormhole

Self - Host in Through the Wormhole

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman

Self - Host in The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman

American Experience

Narrator (voice) in American Experience

America Beyond the Color Line

Self in America Beyond the Color Line

The Atlanta Child Murders

Ben Shelter in The Atlanta Child Murders

The Reichen Show

Self - Guest in The Reichen Show

Goldene Kamera Verleihung

Self in Goldene Kamera Verleihung

Great Performances

Messenger in Great Performances

HBO First Look

in HBO First Look

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Morgan Freeman (voice) in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

The Jay Leno Show

Self in The Jay Leno Show

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Promised Land

Self - Narrator (voice) in The Promised Land

The Daily Show

Self in The Daily Show

Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman

Self - Host in Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Spidey Super Stories

Easy Reader in Spidey Super Stories

Spidey Super Stories

Count Dracula in Spidey Super Stories

Spidey Super Stories

Police officer in Spidey Super Stories

Spidey Super Stories

Umpire in Spidey Super Stories

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Luther in Hallmark Hall of Fame

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

American Masters

Narrator (voice) in American Masters

The Graham Norton Show

Self - Guest in The Graham Norton Show

Our Universe

Self - Narrator (voice) in Our Universe

Life on Our Planet

Self - Narrator (voice) in Life on Our Planet

Solos

Stuart in Solos

Saturday Night Live

Self - Cameo (uncredited) in Saturday Night Live

100 Years of Warner Bros.

Self - Narrator (voice) in 100 Years of Warner Bros.

The Chris Rock Show

in The Chris Rock Show

The Muppets Mayhem

Himself in The Muppets Mayhem

Lioness

Secretary of State Edwin Mullins in Lioness

CBS News Sunday Morning

Self in CBS News Sunday Morning

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

60 Minutes

Self in 60 Minutes

History's Greatest Escapes with Morgan Freeman

Host in History's Greatest Escapes with Morgan Freeman

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories

Narrator (Voice) in Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories

Honest Trailers

Lucius Fox (archive footage) in Honest Trailers

Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy

Self in Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy