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With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
(1994)
Se7en
Se7en Somerset
(1995)
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn
(1989)
Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
(2004)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (120 credits)
 2015-2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Chief Justice Wilbourne / Chief Justice Frawley
- Sea Change (2016) ... Chief Justice Wilbourne (uncredited)
- The Show Must Go On (2015) ... Chief Justice Frawley (uncredited)
 2016 Ben-Hur
Ilderim
 2000-2015 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Contributor / Narrator
- B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2015) ... Contributor
- Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 2015/I Momentum
Senator
 2015 Last Knights
Bartok
 2014 5 Flights Up
Alex Carver
 2014 Wish Wizard (Short)
Maxwell Omni
 2014 The Lego Movie
Vitruvius (voice)
 2013/I Oblivion
Beech
 2011 Conan the Barbarian
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2010 RED
Joe Matheson
 2010 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The 16th Man (2010) ... Narrator (voice)
 2008 Wanted
Sloan
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie)
Narrator (uncredited)
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Lucius Fox (voice)
 2005 War of the Worlds
Narration (voice)
 2005 Edison
Ashford
 2005 Unleashed
Sam
 2005 Slavery and the Making of America (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Challenge of Freedom (2005) ... Narrator
- Seeds of Destruction (2005) ... Narrator
- Liberty in the Air (2005) ... Narrator
- The Downward Spiral (2005) ... Narrator
 2004 A Remarkable Promise (Short)
Narrator
 2004 Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2003 Guilty by Association (Video)
Police Lieutenant Redding
 1998 Hard Rain
Jim
 1996 Moll Flanders
Hibble
 1995 Se7en
Somerset
 1992 The Savior Is Born (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 The True Story of Glory Continues (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry (1991) ... Narrator (voice)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Walter Samson
 1989 Johnny Handsome
Lt. A.Z. Drones
 1988 Clean and Sober
Craig
 1988 Clinton and Nadine (TV Movie)
Dorsey Pratt
 1987 Fight for Life (TV Movie)
Dr. Sherard
 1986 Resting Place (TV Movie)
Luther Johnson
 1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV Movie)
Warden Pratt
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Tony (segment "Dealer's Choice")
- Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) ... Tony (segment "Dealer's Choice")
 1985 That Was Then... This Is Now
Charlie Woods
 1985 Marie
Charles Traughber
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Shelter
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Ben Shelter
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Ben Shelter
 1984 Teachers
Lewis
 1984 Harry & Son
Siemanowski
 1983 Another World (TV Series)
Dr. Roy Bingham
- Episode #1.4720 (1983) ... Dr. Roy Bingham
 1981 Death of a Prophet (TV Movie)
Malcolm X
 1981 The Marva Collins Story (TV Movie)
Clarence Collins
 1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Cicero Murphy
- Episode #1.1620 (1981) ... Cicero Murphy
- Episode #1.1619 (1981) ... Cicero Murphy
 1981 Texas (TV Series)
Detective Michaels
- Episode #1.266 (1981) ... Detective Michaels
- Episode #1.260 (1981) ... Detective Michaels
 1981 Eyewitness
Lieutenant Black
 1980 Brubaker
Walter
 1980 Attica (TV Movie)
Hap Richards
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
Coriolanus
 1979 Julius Caesar (Video)
Casca
 1979 Hollow Image (TV Movie)
Ralph 'Sweet Talk' Simmons
 1978 Visions (TV Series)
 1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (TV Movie)
Uncle Hammer
 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 130B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 129B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 128B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 127B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 126B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
 1973 Blade
Chris
 1970 Caught in the Middle (TV Movie)
Cuz
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Hard Travelin' (1969)
 1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Grand Central Commuter (uncredited)
 1966 A Man Called Adam
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1964 The Pawnbroker
Man on Street (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (11 credits)
Show Show Self (310 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (37 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Visa cards for the 2008 Summer Olympics (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 23 Interviews | 27 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Morgan J. Freeman

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I saw Neil LaBute's first movie, In the Company of Men (1997), and I thought it sucked deeply. I mean, talk about a couple of scuzzy guys. Man, they were turds. But I was intrigued by the mind that would think this up and film it. Then I saw LaBute's second movie, Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). Not any better, but still intriguing. So then I got the script for Nurse Betty (2000), and I ... See more »

Trivia:

Accredits his voice to studying at the LACC Theater Academy. Other alumni include Clint Eastwood, Mark Hamill, Cindy Williams, Donna Reed and Rene Michelle Aranda. See more »

Trademark:

[Narration] Often provides narration for his films, as either himself or the character he is playing. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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