Morgan Freeman

  • Birth Name: Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr
  • Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Was a mechanic in the Air Force.
  • Made Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, with Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.
  • Played Easy Reader, Count Dracula and other characters in the PBS children's series Electric Company.
  • Was 50 years old before he got his Hollywood big break in Street Smart (1987).
  • Created the role of Hoke Colburn in the 1987 original off-Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy. Two years later, he reprised the role for the film, for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar.
  • Survived a near-fatal car accident in August 2007 and made a full recovery from his injuries.
  • Was the subject of an Internet hoax in December 2010, when a Twitter user posted false information that Freeman had died.

Awards

  • 1989, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1990, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actor: Winner
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1988, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1978, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Series or Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Icon: Winner
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Saifoulaye Freeman — Son
  • Deena Freeman — Stepdaughter
  • Mayme Edna Revere Curtis — Mother
  • Jeanette Adair Bradshaw — Ex-wife
  • Alphonso Freeman — Son
  • Grafton Curtis — Stepfather
  • Morgana Freeman — Daughter
  • Myrna Colley-Lee — Ex-wife
  • Morgan Porterfield Freeman — Father

College

  • Attended Los Angeles Community College, Los Angeles, California, United States
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