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Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Morgan [middle?] Freeman

June 1, 1937

Memphis Tennessee

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Morgan Freeman[1] (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, aviator and narrator. 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. Freeman has appeared in many other box office hits, including Unforgiven, Glory, Seven, Deep Impact, The Sum of All Fears, Bruce Almighty, Batman Begins, March of the Penguins, The Bucket List, Wanted, The Dark Knight, and RED.

 

****

Background Information

Born

June 1, 1937

Memphis, Tennessee

Occupation

Actor, director, narrator

Years active

1964–present

Spouse

Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967–79)

Myrna Colley-Lee (1984–2010)

****

 

Early life

 

Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere), a teacher,[2] and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber who died April 27, 1961 from cirrhosis. He has three older siblings. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi.[3][4][5] His family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.[5] 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, 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 musical theater 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[6][7] (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.

 

Career

 

Acting career

 

Although his first credited film appearance was in 1971's Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow?, Freeman first became known in the American media through roles on the soap opera Another World and the PBS kids' show The Electric Company,[5] (notably as Easy Reader and Vincent the Vegetable Vampire) which he later said he should have left earlier than he did.

 

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Freeman began playing prominent supporting roles in many feature films, earning him a reputation for depicting wise, fatherly characters.[5] As he gained fame, he went on to bigger roles in films such as the chauffeur Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy, and Sergeant Major Rawlins in Glory (both in 1989).[5] In 1994 he portrayed Red, the redeemed convict in the acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption. In the same year he was a member of the jury at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.[8]

 

He also starred in films such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Unforgiven, Seven, and Deep Impact. In 1997, Freeman, together with Lori McCreary, founded the film production company Revelations Entertainment, and the two co-head its sister online film distribution company ClickStar. Freeman also hosts the channel Our Space on ClickStar, with specially crafted film clips in which he shares his love for the sciences, especially space exploration and aeronautics.

 

After three previous nominations—a supporting actor nomination for Street Smart, and leading actor nominations for Driving Miss Daisy, and The Shawshank Redemption—he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Academy Awards.[5] Freeman is recognized for his distinctive voice, making him a frequent choice for narration. In 2005 alone, he provided narration for two films, War of the Worlds and the Academy Award-winning documentary film March of the Penguins.

 

Freeman appeared as God in the hit film Bruce Almighty and its sequel, Evan Almighty, as well as Lucius Fox in the critical and commercial success Batman Begins and its 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight. He starred in Rob Reiner's 2007 film The Bucket List, opposite Jack Nicholson. He teamed with Christopher Walken and William H. Macy for the comedy The Maiden Heist, which was released direct to video due to financial problems of the distribution company. In 2008, Freeman returned to Broadway to co-star with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher for a limited engagement of Clifford Odets's play, The Country Girl, directed by Mike Nichols.

 

He had wanted to do a film based on Nelson Mandela for some time. At first he tried to get Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, adapted into a finished script, but it was not finalized.[9] In 2007 he purchased the film rights to a pre-published 2008 book by John Carlin, Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation.[10] Clint Eastwood directed the Nelson Mandela bio-pic titled Invictus, starring Freeman as Mandela and Matt Damon as rugby team captain Francois Pienaar.[11] In October 2010, Freeman co-starred alongside Bruce Willis in Red.[12]

 

Freeman's latest project is the Danny DeVito directed film Charlotte Doyle which will also feature Irish actor Pierce Brosnan and is due to start filming in Ireland in early 2012.[13]

 

Other work

 

In July 2009 Freeman was one of the presenters at the 46664 concert (celebrating Nelson Mandela's birthday) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

 

Freeman was the first American to record a par on Legend Golf & Safari Resort's Extreme 19th hole.[14]

 

At age 65, Freeman earned a private pilot's license.[15] He owns or has owned at least three private aircraft, including a Cessna Citation 501 jet and a Cessna 414 twin-engine prop. In 2007 he purchased an Emivest SJ30[16] long-range private jet, and took delivery in December 2009.[17] He is certified to fly all of them.[18]

 

Effective January 4, 2010, Freeman replaced Walter Cronkite as the voiceover introduction to the CBS Evening News featuring Katie Couric as news anchor.[19] CBS cited the need for consistency in introductions for regular news broadcasts and special reports as the basis for the change.[19]

 

As of 2010, Freeman is the host and narrator of the Discovery Channel television show Through the Wormhole.[20]

 

In September 2011, Freeman was featured with John Lithgow in the Broadway debut of Dustin Lance Black's play, '8' — a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage — as Attorney David Boies.[21] The production was held at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.[22][23]

 

Personal life

 

Family

 

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.[24] On September 15, 2010, their divorce was finalized in Mississippi.[25] He adopted his first wife's daughter, and the couple also had his fourth child.[citation needed]

 

In 2008, the TV series African American Lives 2 revealed that Freeman's great-great-grandparents were slaves who migrated from North Carolina to Mississippi. Freeman also discovered that his caucasian maternal great-great-grandfather had lived with, and was buried beside, Freeman's African-American great-great-grandmother (the two could not legally marry at the time, in the South).[2]

 

Properties

 

Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

 

 

Car accident

 

Freeman was injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, on the night of August 3, 2008. The vehicle in which he was traveling, a 1997 Nissan Maxima, left the highway and flipped over several times. He and a female passenger, Demaris Meyer, were rescued from the vehicle using the "Jaws of Life". Freeman was taken via medical helicopter to The Regional Medical Center (The Med) hospital in Memphis.[26][27] Police ruled out alcohol as a factor in the crash.[28] Freeman was coherent following the crash, as he joked to a photographer about taking his picture at the scene.[29] He broke his shoulder, arm and elbow in the crash and had surgery on August 5, 2008. Doctors operated for four hours to repair nerve damage in his shoulder and arm.[30] On CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight he stated that he is left handed but currently cannot move the fingers of his left hand. He wears a compression glove to protect against blood pooling due to non-movement. His publicist announced he was expected to make a full recovery.[31][32] Meyer, his passenger, has sued him for negligence, claiming that he was drinking the night of the accident.[33]

 

Beliefs

 

In an interview with CNN, Freeman denied the claim that he was a "man of God," immediately assuming a scientific position on faith, saying that "the question of faith is whatever you actually believe is. We take a lot of what we're talking about in science on faith; we posit a theory, and until it's disproven we have faith that it's true."[34]

 

Activism

 

Charitable work

 

In 2004 Freeman and others formed the Grenada Relief Fund to aid people affected by Hurricane Ivan on the island of Grenada. The Grenada Relief Fund has since become PLANIT NOW, an organization that seeks to provide preparedness resources for people living in hurricane and severe-storm afflicted areas.[35]

 

Freeman has worked on narrating small clips for global organizations, such as One Earth,[36] whose goals include raising awareness of environmental issues. He has narrated the clip "Why Are We Here", which can be viewed on One Earth's website.

 

Freeman has donated money to the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville, Mississippi. The Horse park is part of Mississippi State University. Freeman has several horses that he takes there.[37]

 

Comments on race

 

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."[38] He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month."[39] 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."[38] Freeman supported the defeated proposal to change the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag.[40][41]

 

Politics

 

Freeman endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy for the 2008 presidential election, although he stated that he would not join Obama's campaign.[42] He narrates for The Hall of Presidents with Barack Obama, who has been added to the exhibit.[43][44] The Hall of Presidents re-opened on July 4, 2009 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.[44]

 

Freeman joined President Bill Clinton, USA Bid Committee Chairman Sunil Gulati, and USMNT midfielder Landon Donovan on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Zurich for the USA bid committee's final presentation to FIFA for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[45]

 

Freeman sparked an outcry in September 2011 when, on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, he accused the Tea Party movement of racism.[46] He said that the Tea Party's "stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What's, what does that, what underlines that? Screw the country. We're going to do whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here." Piers Morgan responded, "But is that necessarily a racist thing?...Wouldn't they say that about any Democrat?" Freeman replied, "It is a racist thing...[The rise of the Tea Party] shows the weak, dark underside of America. We’re supposed to be better than that. We really are. That’s why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. ‘Ah look at what we are–this is America.’ Then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced–like stirring up muddy water."[47][48] Freeman was criticized for the comments; black Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said the comments were short-sighted and said most who have criticized the Tea Party have never been to a Tea Party,[49] and actor Adam Baldwin said, "It's the content of Obama's character [and] policies, not the color of his skin, that's at issue."[46]

 

Honors

 

On October 28, 2006, Freeman was honored at the first Mississippi's Best Awards in Jackson, Mississippi, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his works on and off the big screen. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts and Letters from Delta State University during the school's commencement exercises on May 13, 2006.[50]

 

In 2008, Freeman's family history was profiled on the PBS series African American Lives 2. A DNA test showed that he is descended from the Songhai and Tuareg peoples of Niger.

 

Filmography

 

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1964

Pawnbroaker !The Pawnbroker

Man on Street

uncredited

1966

Man Called Adam, AA Man Called Adam

Unknown

uncredited

1968

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

Grand Central Commuter

uncredited

1980

Brubaker

Walter

 

1981

Eyewitness

Lieutenant Black

 

1984

Teachers

Al Lewis

 

1984

Harry & Son

Siemanowski

 

1985

Marie

Charles Traughber

 

1985

That Was Then... This Is Now

Charlie Woods

 

1987

Street Smart

Fast Black

Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

1988

Clean and Sober

Craig

 

1989

Glory

Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins

Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

1989

Driving Miss Daisy

Hoke Colburn

40th Berlin International Film Festival – Silver Bear for Best Joint Performance (shared with Jessica Tandy)[51]
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor

1989

Lean on Me

Principal Joe Clark

 

1989

Johnny Handsome

Lt. A.Z. Drones

 

1990

Bonfire of the Vanities, TheThe Bonfire of the Vanities

Judge Leonard White

 

1990

Civil War, TheThe Civil War

Voice of Frederick Douglass

 

1991

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Azeem

Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Kevin Costner)

1992

Unforgiven

Ned Logan

 

1992

Power of One, TheThe Power of One

Geel Piet

 

1993

Bopha!

 

director only, his directorial debut

1994

Shawshank Redemption, TheThe Shawshank Redemption

Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, Narrator

Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor (tied with Wallace Shawn for Vanya on 42nd Street)
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

1995

Outbreak

Brig. Gen. Billy Ford

 

1995

Se7en

Detective Lt. William Somerset

Empire Award for Best Actor
London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Brad Pitt)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor

1996

Chain Reaction

Paul Shannon

 

1996

Moll Flanders

Hibble

 

1996

Cosmic Voyage

Narrator

 

1997

Amistad

Theodore Joadson

 

1997

Kiss The Girls

Dr. Alex Cross

 

1997

Long Way Home, TheThe Long Way Home

Narrator

 

1998

Deep Impact

President Tom Beck

 

1998

Hard Rain

Jim

 

2000

Nurse Betty

Charlie Quinn

Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

2000

Under Suspicion

Victor Benezet

 

2001

Along Came a Spider

Dr. Alex Cross

 

2002

Sum of All Fears, TheThe Sum of All Fears

DCI William Cabot

 

2002

High Crimes

Charlie Grimes

 

2003

Bruce Almighty

God

 

2003

Dreamcatcher

Col. Abraham Curtis

 

2003

Levity

Pastor Miles Evans

 

2003

Drug War

Lt. Redding

 

2004

Million Dollar Baby

Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Italian Online Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2004

Hunting of the President, TheThe Hunting of the President

Narrator

limited release

2004

Big Bounce, TheThe Big Bounce

Walter Crewes

 

2005

Unfinished Life, AnAn Unfinished Life

Mitch Bradley

 

2005

War of the Worlds

Narrator

 

2005

March of the Penguins

Narrator

 

2005

Batman Begins

Lucius Fox

 

2005

Unleashed

Sam

 

2006

Edison Force

Ashford

 

2006

Contract, TheThe Contract

Frank Carden

 

2006

Lucky Number Slevin

The Boss

 

2006

10 Items or Less

Himself

 

2007

Evan Almighty

God

 

2007

Feast of Love

Harry Stephenson

 

2007

Gone, Baby, Gone

Jack Doyle

 

2007

Bucket List, TheThe Bucket List

Carter Chambers

Also Narrator

2008

Wanted

Sloan

 

2008

Love Guru, TheThe Love Guru

Narrator

Voice

2008

Dark Knight, TheThe Dark Knight

Lucius Fox

Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast

2009

Prom Night in Mississippi

Himself

limited release

2009

Thick as Thieves

Keith Ripley

 

2009

Maiden Heist, TheThe Maiden Heist

Charlie

 

2009

Invictus

Nelson Mandela

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (tied with George Clooney for Up in the Air)
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Actor

2010

RED

Joe

 

2011

Born to Be Wild 3D

Narrator

 

2011

Conan the Barbarian

Narrator[52]

 

2011

Dolphin Tale

Dr. Cameron McCarthy

 

2012

Dark Knight Rises, TheThe Dark Knight Rises

Lucius Fox

filming

2012

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, TheThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Zachariah

in production

2012

Summer at Dog Dave's

 

pre-production

2013

Untitled Tom Cruise Project

 

Filming

 

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1971–1977

Electric Company, TheThe Electric Company

Easy Reader, DJ Mel Mounds, Dracula, Vincent the Vegetable Vampire

television series

1978

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Uncle Hammer

made-for-television

1981

Ryan's Hope

Cicero Murphy

TV series (various episodes)

1981

Marva Collins Story, TheThe Marva Collins Story

Clarence Collins

made-for-television

1982–1984

Another World

Roy Bingham

TV series (various episodes)

1985

Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone

Tony

Television series (episode "Dealer's Choice")

1986

Resting Place

Luther Johnson

made-for-television

1987

Fight For Life

Dr. Sherard

made-for-television

2008

Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution

Himself (host)

television series, series host

2008

Stephen Fry in America

Himself

television series, appears in episode 3

2010

Colbert Report, TheThe Colbert Report

Himself

interview

2010

Daily Show, TheThe Daily Show

Himself

interview

2010

Through the Wormhole
with Morgan Freeman[20]

Himself (host)

television series, series host

2010

Saturday Night Live

Himself (celebrity cameo)

What Up With That

2011

Curiosity

Himself

"Is There a Parallel Universe?" (#1.5)

 

 

Other awards and honors

1978 Nominated for Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play in The Mighty Gents

 1997 Received an honorary degree from Rhodes College, becoming an honorary alumnus[53]

 2003 Received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

 2006 Guest of honor at the Cairo International Film Festival

 2007 He and his wife received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

 2007 Outstanding Contribution To Film And TV gong at the Screen Nation Film and TV Awards

 2008 Kennedy Center Honors

 2010 Received an honorary degree from Brown University[54]

 2011 Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute

 2012 Chosen as Favorite Movie Icon at the People's Choice Awards

 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award

 

References

 

1.^ In a July 3, 1978 interview with The New Yorker, Freeman states about his grandmother, "She had been married to Morgan Herbert Freeman, and my father was Morgan Porterfield Freeman, but they forgot to give me a middle name.", see here.

 2.^ a b "Morgan Freeman". African American Lives 2. PBS. Retrieved July 13, 2011.

 3.^ Morgan Freeman biography. Film Reference.com.

 4.^ Profiles: Morgan Freeman. Hello Magazine.com

 5.^ a b c d e f Inside the Actors Studio. Original air date: January 2, 2005 (Season 11, Episode 10)

 6.^ Morgan Freeman at the Internet Movie Database

 7.^ Morgan Freeman Biography. tiscali.co.uk Film & TV.

 8.^ "Berlinale: 1994 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved June 9, 2011.

 9.^ Gumbel, Andrew. "The Independent: Morgan Freeman to play Mandela in new film". The Independent. September 26, 2007.

 10.^ "Morgan Freeman to Star as Nelson Mandela". New York Times. June 25, 2007.

 11.^ Keller, Bill. "Entering the Scrum". The New York Times Book Review. August 17, 2008.

 12.^ "Morgan Freeman Joins The Big Screen Adaptation of Warren Ellis’ Red". /Film. July 19, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2010.

 13.^ "Morgan Freeman & Pierce Brosnan in Danny DeVito's 'Charlotte Doyle', Filming in Ireland 2012". IFTN. Retrieved April 15, 2011.

 14.^ Extreme 19th Leaderboard, Legend Golf & Safari Resort

 15.^ Morgan Freeman: The Bucket List video interview[dead link]

 16.^ SJ30jet.Com

 17.^ "Luxury Launches". Luxury Launches. December 23, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

 18.^ "Ameinfo". Ameinfo. December 24, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

 19.^ a b "Freeman replaces Cronkite on CBS news". Boston Globe. January 5, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2010.

 20.^ a b "Through the Wormhole". Discovery Channel.

 21.^ "Prop 8 Play On Broadway Makes Its Debut". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 17, 2012.

 22.^ ""8": A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality". YouTube. Retrieved March 18, 2012.

 23.^ "YouTube to broadcast Proposition 8 play live". pinknews.co.uk. Retrieved March 18, 2012.

 24.^ "Celebrity News, Photos & Videos". Access Hollywood. August 6, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2010.

 25.^ The Detroit Free Press, September 18, 2010, p. 6D

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