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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman Name: Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr.
Born place: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Born date: June 1, 1937
Parents: His father was Morgan Porterfield Freeman (he died in 1961 at age 47 from a liver disease) and his mother was Mayme Edna Freeman.
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Afro-American
Wife(s): Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967-1979) (divorced) and Myrna Colley-Lee (1984-2007) (divorced).
Children: He has two daughters: Deena Freeman and Morgana Freeman, and two sons: Alphonso Freeman and Saifoulaye Freeman.
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer, Nightclub owner, Restaurateur, Transcript clerk
Studies: Los Angeles Community College, Los Angeles, CA

Biography and Career :

Morgan Freeman (full name Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr.) was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Ten nessee, U.S. He is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor, film director, and narrator.

He was born to Mayme Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr. as one of four children and he spent his early childhood mostly in Charleston, Mississippi with his grandmother. After he lived in Greenwood, Mississippi, Gary, Indiana, and finally Chicago, Illinois because his family had to move alot.

Morgan first studied at Greenwood High School in Mississippi where also debuted in acting with a school play. After that he also won a statewide drama competition while still in Greenwood High School. While his first movie was "Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow?" Morgan saw recognition as an actor only after playing in "Another World", a soap opera and "The Electric Company" a television show for kids.

He starred in huge success movies as Driving Miss Dais, Glory, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Seven, Deep Impact and many more. He has won more than 20 awards and nominations for his talent and great performances in the movies in which he played.

Why do we like Morgan Freeman?

Morgan Freeman is one of the biggest actors from Hollywood with a long and impressive cinematic career. He was nominated three times at Oscar and he won the famous award once. Morgan Freeman is a symbol for Hollywood industry and he continues to impress even after a 50 years career.

Why is Morgan Freeman famous?

Morgan Freeman is famous after his amazing roles in successful movies. I can enumerate here just a few Freeman remarkable performances: "Street Smart", "Driving Miss Daisy", and "The Shawshank Redempion", 'Million Dollar Baby", "Bruce Almighty", "Along Came a Spider" or "Invictus".


Invictus (2009)
The Maiden Heist (2009)
Wanted (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Feast of Love (2007)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
The Bucket List (2007)
The Contract (2007)
10 Items or Less (2006)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Batman Begins (2005)
Blues Divas (2005)
Edison (2005)
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)
Unleashed (2005)
War of the Worlds (2005)
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
The Big Bounce (2004)
The Hunting of the President (2004)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Guilty By Association (2003)
Levity (2003)
The Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2003)
High Crimes (2002)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Along Came A Spider (2001)
Nurse Betty (2000)
Under Suspicion (2000)
Deep Impact (1998)
Hard Rain (1998)
Amistad (1997)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
The Long Way Home (1997)
Chain Reaction (1996)
Cosmic Voyage (1996)
Moll Flanders (1996)
Outbreak (1995)
Seven (1995)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Power of One (1992)
Attica (1991)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
The True Story of 'Glory' Continues (1991)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Glory (1989)
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Lean on Me (1989)
Blood Money: The Story of Clinton and Nadine (1988)
Clean & Sober (1988)
Street Smart (1987)
MARIE: A True Story (1985)
That Was Then...This Is Now (1985)
The Execution of Raymond Graham (1985)
Harry & Son (1984)
Teachers (1984)
Death of a Prophet (1981)
Eyewitness (1981)
Brubaker (1980)
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow (1971)
Moses Taite's War
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The Pawnbroker
A Man Called Adam
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
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Harry & Son
That Was Then... This Is Now
Street Smart
Clean and Sober
Driving Miss Daisy
Johnny Handsome
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Date Added: 02 August '13

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