Biografia

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. 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.

Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.

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 High School, 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 music 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 (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.

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. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008.

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." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". 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.

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. 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.

Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.

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 High School, 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 music 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 (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.

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. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008.

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." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". 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.

Informazioni Personali

Conosciuto Per Recitazione

Genere Maschio

Crediti Conosciuti 176

Compleanno 1937-06-01

Luogo di Nascita Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Sito Ufficiale -

Conosciuto anche come

  • Freeman
  • Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.
  • Morgan J. Freeman
  • مورغان فريمان
  • 모건 프리먼
  • モーガン・フリーマン
  • Морган Фриман
  • Морган Фримен
  • มอร์แกน ฟรีแมน
  • 摩根·弗里曼
  • Морган Фрийман
  • Μόργκαν Φρίμαν

Recitazione Serie TVFilm

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (0 episodi)
The Comeback Trail
Panama
Lucca Mortis
2020 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
2019 Attacco al potere 3 - Angel Has Fallen come President Trumbull
2019 Brian Banks come Jerome Johnson (uncredited)
2019 La rosa velenosa come Doc
2018 Lo schiaccianoci e i quattro regni come Drosselmeyer
2018 America's Musical Journey come Narrator
2017 È solo l'inizio come Duke
2017 Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies come Himself
2017 The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (6 episodi) come Himself - Host
2017 The Words That Built America come Himself
2017 Insospettabili sospetti come Willie Davis
2017 La marcia dei pinguini - Il richiamo come Narrator
2016 Ben-Hur come Sheik Ilderim
2016 The C Word come (voice)
2016 Now You See Me 2 come Thaddeus Bradley
2016 The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (15 episodi) come Himself - Presenter
2016 Attacco al potere 2 come Vice President Alan Trumbull
2015 Momentum come Senator
2015 Ted 2 come Patrick Meighan
2015 Last Knights come Bartok
2014 Lennon or McCartney come Himself (archive footage)
2014 L'incredibile storia di Winter il delfino 2 come Dr. Cameron McCarthy
2014 Ruth & Alex - L'amore cerca casa come Alex Carver
2014 Lucy come Professor Samuel Norman
2014 Wish Wizard come Maxwell Omni
2014 Transcendence come Joseph Tagger
2014 Madagascar: L'isola dei Lemuri come Narrator
2014 The LEGO Movie come Vitruvius (voice)
2014 We the People come Narrator
2013 JFK: A President Betrayed come Narrator
2013 Last Vegas come Archie
2013 Now You See Me - I maghi del crimine come Thaddeus Bradley
2013 Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story come Himself
2013 Oblivion come Malcolm Beech
2013 Attacco al potere - Olympus Has Fallen come Speaker Trumbull
2013 Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot come Himself
2013 The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan come Narrator
2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley
2012 Il cavaliere oscuro - Il ritorno come Lucius Fox
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle come Monte Wildhorn
2012 Le frontiere dell'Astronomia - EP-7 Vite aliene nel cosmo come Narratore
2012 Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl come Himself
2011 L'incredibile storia di Winter il delfino come Dr. McCarthy
2011 Conan the Barbarian come Narrator (voice)
2011 Curiosity (31 episodi) come Himself - Narrator
2011 Clint Eastwood's West come Himself
2011 Quebrando o Tabu come Narrator
2011 Born to Be Wild come Narrator
2010 The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office come Narrator
2010 Red come Joe Matheson
2010 Morgan Freeman Science Show (62 episodi) come Himself - Host
2010 The Eastwood Factor come Narrator
2010 For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots come (voice)
2009 The People Speak come Himself
2009 Invictus - L'invincibile come Nelson Mandela
2009 30 for 30 (1 episodio)
2009 Live from Studio Five (1 episodio)
2009 The Maiden Heist - Colpo grosso al museo come Charles
2009 Prom Night in Mississippi come Himself
2009 The Code come Keith Ripley
2008 Il cavaliere oscuro come Lucius Fox
2008 The Love Guru come (Voice)
2008 Wanted - Scegli il tuo destino come Sloan
2008 Where the Water Meets the Sky
2008 A raisin in the sun - Un Grappolo di Sole come Narrator (uncredited)
2007 Non è mai troppo tardi come Carter Chambers
2007 Feast of Love come Harry Stevenson
2007 Gone Baby Gone come Jack Doyle
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition come Himself
2007 Un'impresa da Dio come God
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episodio) come Himself
2006 10 cose di noi come 'Him'
2006 The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays come Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
2006 The Contract come Frank Carden
2006 Slevin - Patto criminale come The Boss
2005 The Reichen Show (1 episodio)
2005 Il vento del perdono come Mitch Bradley
2005 Edison City come Moses Ashford
2005 La guerra dei mondi come Narrator (Voice)
2005 Batman Begins come Lucius Fox
2005 Slavery and the Making of America (4 episodi) come Narrator
2005 Danny the dog come Sam
2005 La marcia dei pinguini come Narrator
2005 Blues Divas come Himself
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon come Neil Armstrong
2004 Million Dollar Baby come Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
2004 Genius. A Night for Ray Charles come Himself
2004 The Hunting of the President come Narrator
2004 America Beyond the Color Line (1 episodio) come Himself
2004 Brivido biondo come Walter Crewes
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episodio)
2003 Drug War - L'ora della vendetta come Lt. Redding
2003 Declaration of Independence come Himself
2003 Una settimana da Dio come God
2003 L'acchiappasogni come Col. Abraham Curtis
2003 Levity come Miles Evans
2002 Le avventure di Jimmy Neutron (1 episodio)
2002 Partners of the Heart come Narrator
2002 Al vertice della tensione come DCI William Cabot
2002 High Crimes - Crimini di stato come Charlie Grimes
2001 Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature come Himself
2001 Nella morsa del ragno come Alex Cross
2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows come Narrator (voice)
2000 Under Suspicion come Captain Victor Benezet
2000 Betty Love come Charlie
2000 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist come Himself
1999 Stephen King: Shining in the Dark come Himself
1999 I Griffin (1 episodio)
1998 Deep Impact come President Tom Beck
1998 Pioggia infernale come Jim
1997 Amistad come Theodore Joadson
1997 Il collezionista come Alex Cross
1997 The Long Way Home come Narrator
1997 The View (2 episodi)
1997 King of the Hill (1 episodio)
1996 Cosmic Voyage come Narrator (voice)
1996 Reazione a catena come Paul Shannon
1996 Moll Flanders come Hibble
1996 National Geographic: Inside the White House come Narrator
1995 Seven come Detective Lt. William Somerset
1995 Virus letale come Billy Ford
1994 Le ali della libertà come Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episodio)
1994 A Century of Cinema
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episodio)
1992 Gli spietati come Ned Logan
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episodio)
1992 La forza del singolo come Geel Piet
1991 Pebble Mill (1 episodio)
1991 The True Story of Glory Continues come Narrator
1991 Robin Hood - Principe dei ladri come Azeem
1991 The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry come Narrator
1990 Il falò delle vanità come Judge Leonard White
1990 The Civil War (9 episodi) come Frederick Douglass
1990 The Earth Day Special
1989 Glory - Uomini di gloria come Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
1989 A spasso con Daisy come Hoke Colburn
1989 Johnny il bello come Lt. A.Z. Drones
1989 Conta su di me come Principal Joe Clark
1988 American Experience (2 episodi) come Narrator (voice)
1988 Fuori dal tunnel come Craig
1988 La contropartita come Dorsey Pratt
1987 Lotta per la vita come Dr. Sherard
1987 Street Smart - Per le strade di New York come Fast Black
1986 Un posto per riposare come Luther Johnson
1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham come Warden Pratt
1985 Due vite in una come Charlie Woods
1985 Ai confini della realtà (1 episodio)
1985 Una donna, una storia vera come Charles Traughber
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (2 episodi) come Ben Shelter
1984 Teachers come Lewis
1984 Harry & Son come Siemanowski
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (2 episodi)
1981 The Marva Collins Story come Clarence Collins
1981 Uno scomodo testimone come Lieutenant Black
1981 Death of a Prophet come Malcolm X
1980 Texas (273 episodi) come Detective Michaels
1980 Brubaker come Walter
1980 Attica come Hap Richards
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episodio)
1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry come Uncle Hammer
1974 Out to Lunch come Himself / Croupier
1973 Blade come Chris
1971 The Electric Company (781 episodi) come Easy Reader (781 episodi) come Mad Scientist (781 episodi) come Count Dracula
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episodio) come himself
1965 L'uomo del banco dei pegni come Man on Street
1953 The Academy Awards (4 episodi)
1952 Today (1 episodio)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodi)

Produzione

Lucca Mortis Produttore
2014 Ruth & Alex - L'amore cerca casa Produttore
2010 Morgan Freeman Science Show (38 episodi)Produttore
2009 Invictus - L'invincibile Produttore Esecutivo
2000 Under Suspicion Produttore

Direzione

2014 Madam Secretary (3 episodi)Regista
2010 The 16th Man Regista
1993 Bopha! Regista

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