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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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Jun 1, 1937 In Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Movie Hate to See You Go Sonny Bell
Movie Gunner Kendrick Ryker
Series Special Ops: Lioness Edwin Mullins
Movie 57 Seconds Anton Burrell
Movie The Ritual Killer Professor Mackles
Series 100 Years of Warner Bros. Self - Narrator (voice)
Movie A Good Person Daniel
Movie Paradise Highway Gerick
Movie The Minute You Wake Up Dead Sheriff Thurmond Fowler
Movie Panama
Movie Heroes & Villains Self
Movie Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It Self
Movie Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
Series Solos Stuart
Movie Vanquish Damon
Movie Coming 2 America Himself
Movie Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy Self
Movie Oscar Micheaux: The Superhero of Black Filmmaking Self
Movie Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
Movie The Disney Family Singalong - Volume II Himself
Movie The Comeback Trail Reggie Fontaine
Movie Meeting the Beatles in India Narrator (voice)
Movie Angel Has Fallen President Trumbull
Movie Brian Banks Jerome Johnson (uncredited)
Movie The Poison Rose Doc
Movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer
Movie America's Musical Journey Narrator
Movie March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step Narrator (english voice)
Movie The Words That Built America Himself
Movie Going in Style Willie Davis
Movie Just Getting Started Duke
Movie Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself
Movie Now You See Me 2 Thaddeus Bradley
Movie London Has Fallen Vice President Alan Trumbull
Movie Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim
Movie Momentum Senator
Movie Ted 2 Patrick Meighan
Movie Last Knights Bartok
Movie The Lego Movie Vitruvius (voice)
Movie We the People Narrator
Movie 5 Flights Up Alex Carver
Movie Transcendence Joseph Tagger
Movie Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni
Movie Lucy Professor Samuel Norman
Movie Dolphin Tale 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage)
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Speaker Trumbull
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself
Movie The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy Himself (archive footage)
Movie Oblivion Malcolm Beech
Movie Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself
Movie Now You See Me Thaddeus Bradley
Movie Last Vegas Archie
Movie The Dark Knight Rises Lucius Fox
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley Narrator
Movie Echoes 'Cross the Tracks Self
Movie Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Himself
Movie Ending the Knight Self
Movie The Magic of Belle Isle Monte Wildhorn
Movie Dolphin Tale Dr. McCarthy
Movie Conan the Barbarian Narrator (voice)
Series Curiosity Himself - Narrator
Movie Clint Eastwood's West Himself
Movie Breaking the Taboo Narrator
Movie The Eastwood Factor Narrator
Movie The 16th Man Narrator (voice)
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (archival footage)
Movie RED Joe Matheson
Movie Wild Ride
Movie Invictus Nelson Mandela
Movie Thick as Thieves Keith Ripley
Movie The Maiden Heist Charles
Movie The People Speak Himself
Movie The Dark Knight Lucius Fox
Movie The Love Guru (Voice)
Movie Wanted Sloan
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Narrator (uncredited)
Movie The Bucket List Carter Chambers
Movie All About Us Self
Movie Feast of Love Harry Stevenson
Movie Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition Himself
Movie Evan Almighty God
Movie The Contract Frank Carden
Movie Lucky Number Slevin The Boss
Movie The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
Movie The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits Self
Movie 10 Items or Less 'Him'
Movie Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Himself
Movie Unleashed Sam
Movie Blues Divas Self
Movie March of the Penguins Narrator
Movie An Unfinished Life Mitch Bradley
Series Slavery and the Making of America Self - Narrator (voice)
Movie Batman Begins Lucius Fox
Movie Edison Moses Ashford
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Movie War of the Worlds Narrator (Voice)
Movie The Hunting of the President Narrator
Movie Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Himself
Movie The Big Bounce Walter Crewes
Movie Declaration of Independence Himself
Movie Bruce Almighty God
Movie Dreamcatcher Col. Abraham Curtis
Movie Levity Miles Evans
Movie Guilty by Association Lt. Redding
Movie All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger Self
Movie Partners of the Heart Narrator (voice)
Movie The Sum of All Fears DCI William Cabot
Movie High Crimes Charlie Grimes
Movie Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' Self
Movie Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature Himself
Movie Along Came a Spider Alex Cross
Movie Under Suspicion Captain Victor Benezet
Movie Nurse Betty Charlie
Movie Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Narrator (voice)
Movie The Life Before This Paper Boy
Movie Stephen King: Shining in the Dark Himself
Movie Water Damage Tom Preedy
Movie 54 Angelic Boy
Movie Deep Impact President Tom Beck
Movie Hard Rain Jim
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself
Movie Amistad Theodore Joadson
Movie Eastwood on Eastwood Himself (archive footage)
Movie Kiss the Girls Alex Cross
Movie The Long Way Home Narrator
Movie Chain Reaction Paul Shannon
Movie Moll Flanders Hibble
Movie Inside the White House Narrator
Movie Se7en Detective Lt. William Somerset
Movie Outbreak Billy Ford
Movie A Century of Cinema
Movie The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
Movie Unforgiven Ned Logan
Movie The Power of One Geel Piet
Movie The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry Narrator
Movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Azeem
Series The Civil War Frederick Douglass
Movie Night of 100 Stars III Self
Movie The Earth Day Special
Movie The Bonfire of the Vanities Judge Leonard White
Movie Glory Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Movie Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn
Movie Johnny Handsome Lt. A.Z. Drones
Movie Lean On Me Principal Joe Clark
Movie Clean and Sober Craig
Movie Clinton and Nadine Dorsey Pratt
Movie Fight for Life Dr. Sherard
Movie Street Smart Fast Black
Movie Resting Place Luther Johnson
Movie Marie Charles Traughber
Series The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter
Movie That Was Then... This Is Now Charlie Woods
Movie The Execution of Raymond Graham Warden Pratt
Movie Teachers Lewis
Movie Harry and Son Siemanowski
Movie Eyewitness Lieutenant Black
Movie Death of a Prophet Malcolm X
Movie The Marva Collins Story Clarence Collins
Series Texas Detective Michaels
Movie Brubaker Walter
Movie Attica Hap Richards
Movie Coriolanus Coriolanus
Movie Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Uncle Hammer
Movie Out to Lunch Himself / Croupier
Movie Blade Chris
Movie Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! Afro
Series The Electric Company Easy Reader
Movie Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Grand Central Commuter
Movie A Man Called Adam Party Guest (Uncredited)
Movie The Pawnbroker Man on Street