Morgan Freeman Biography, Facts & Life Story

Morgan Freeman American Actor, Producer, Director, Theater Actor, TV Actor

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
Weight 97 kg (214 lbs)
Waist 39 inches
Body Type Average
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Gray
Nickname Morgan
Full Name Morgan Freeman
Profession Actor, Producer, Director, Theater Actor, TV Actor
Nationality American
Birthplace Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Religion Atheist
Zodiac Sign Gemini

Morgan Freeman is a renowned American actor, director, and narrator. He is best known for his deep voice and for his roles in a wide variety of film genres. He has earned multiple accolades throughout his career spanning over five decades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

Career

Morgan Freeman grew up in Mississippi where he began acting in school plays. He learned theatre arts in Los Angeles and performed 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 (1971).

Freeman appeared in the Shakespearean plays Coriolanus and Julius Caesar, the former of which earned him an Obie Award. His breakout role in Street Smart (1987) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He achieved further prominence in Glory (1989), Lean on Me (1989), and Driving Miss Daisy (1989), the latter of which picked up his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

In 1992, Morgan Freeman starred in the western revenge film Unforgiven alongside Clint Eastwood. This would be the first of several participations with Eastwood. In 1994, he starred in the prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, for which he earned another Academy Award nomination.

Freeman later starred in David Fincher’s crime thriller, Se7en (1995). In 1997, he then starred in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama, Amistad. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in Clint Eastwood’s 2004 sports drama Million Dollar Baby.

In 2009, he got his fifth Oscar nomination for playing former South African President Nelson Mandela in Eastwood’s Invictus. From 2005 to 2012, Freeman is best known for his performance in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Besides acting, Morgan Freeman has directed the drama Bopha! (1993). He founded the film production company Revelations Entertainment with business partner Lori McCreary. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including the Kennedy Center Honors, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Morgan Freeman Education

School Broad Street High School
College Jackson State University, Pasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles City College

Morgan Freeman Career

Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Theater Actor, TV Actor

Net Worth: $200 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Morgan Porterfield Freeman

Mother: Mayme Edna

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex Spouse: Myrna Colley-Lee (m. 1984 d. 2010), Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (m. 1967 d. 1979)

Children: 4

Son(s): Alfonso Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman

Daughter(s): Deena Freeman, Morgana Freeman

Dating History:

  • Loletha Adkins

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