Laurence Fishburne

Biography

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993).

Fishburne’s first marriage was to actress to Hajna O. Moss. They had two children together: a son, Langston and a daughter, Montana. Fishburne is now married to actress Gina Torres. They live in Hollywood with their daughter Delilah.

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993).

Fishburne’s first marriage was to actress to Hajna O. Moss. They had two children together: a son, Langston and a daughter, Montana. Fishburne is now married to actress Gina Torres. They live in Hollywood with their daughter Delilah.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1961-07-30

Place of Birth Augusta, Georgia, United States

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.laurence-fishburne.com/

Also Known As

  • Larry Fishburne

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 John Wick: Chapter Two
2016 Passengers as Gus Mancuso
2016 Roots as Alex Haley
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Perry White
2016 Standoff as Sade
2015 The Muppets(1 episode) as Himself
2015 August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
2014 Rudderless as Del
2014 black-ish(6 episodes) as Pops
2014 The Signal as Dr. Wallace Damon
2014 Ride Along as Omar
2013 Khumba as Seko (voice)
2013 Man of Steel as Perry White
2013 The Colony as Briggs
2013 Hannibal(39 episodes) as Jack Crawford
2011 Have a Little Faith as Henry Covington
2011 Contagion as Dr. Ellis Cheever
2011 Thurgood as Thurgood Marshall
2010 Top Gear(1 episode)
2010 Predators as Noland
2009 Armored as Baines
2009 Black Water Transit as Jack
2008 Tortured as Archie Green
2008 21 as Cole Williams
2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z as Tad Gruzsa
2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer as Silver Surfer (voice)
2007 TMNT as Narrator (voice)
2006 Bobby as Edward Robinson
2006 Mission: Impossible III as Theodore Brassel
2006 Five Fingers as Ahmat
2006 Akeelah and the Bee as Dr. Larabee
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 as Marion Bishop
2004 The Matrix Reloaded Revisited as Morpheus
2004 The Matrix Revolutions Revisited as Morpheus
2004 House(1 episode)
2004 The Matrix Recalibrated as Himself
2003 Mystic River as Sergeant Whitey Powers
2003 The Matrix Revolutions as Morpheus
2003 The Soul of a Man as Narrator
2003 The Matrix Reloaded as Morpheus
2003 Biker Boyz as Smoke
2003 Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz' as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 A History of Sex as Himself
2002 CSI: Miami(1 episode)
2001 The Matrix Revisited as Himself / Morpheus
2001 Osmosis Jones as Thrax (voice)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(2 episodes)
2000 Michael Jordan to the Max as Narrator (voice)
2000 Once in the Life as 20 / 20 Mike
1999 Making The Matrix as Himself
1999 The Matrix as Morpheus
1998 Always Outnumbered as Socrates Fortlow
1997 Hoodlum as Bumpy Johnson
1997 Event Horizon as Captain Miller
1997 The View(3 episodes)
1997 Miss Evers' Boys as Caleb Humphries
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1996 Fled as Piper
1995 Othello as Othello
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 The Tuskegee Airmen as Hannibal Lee
1995 Just Cause as Sheriff Tanny Brown
1995 Bad Company as Nelson Crowe
1995 Higher Learning as Professor Maurice Phipps
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer as Vinnie
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It as Ike Turner
1993 TriBeCa(7 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1992 Deep Cover as John Hull
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
1991 Boyz n the Hood as Jason 'Furious' Styles
1991 Class Action
1990 Cadence as Roosevelt Stokes
1990 Awakenings as Orderly
1990 Decoration Day as Michael Waring, DOD Man
1990 The Civil War as Various
1990 King of New York as Jimmy Jump
1988 Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
1988 Red Heat as Lt. Charlie Stobbs
1988 School Daze as Dap
1987 Cherry 2000 as Glu Glu Lawyer
1987 Gardens of Stone as Sgt. Flanagan
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors as Max
1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse(3 episodes)
1986 Band of the Hand as Cream
1986 Quicksilver as Voodoo
1985 The Color Purple as Swain
1985 Spenser: For Hire(1 episode)
1985 The Equalizer(1 episode)
1984 Miami Vice(1 episode)
1984 The Cotton Club as Bumpy Rhodes
1983 Rumble Fish as Midget
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1982 For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers as Jimbo Collins
1981 Death Wish 2 as Cutter
1981 Hill Street Blues(1 episode)
1980 The Six O'Clock Follies(6 episodes) as Robby Robinson
1979 Trapper John, M.D.(1 episode)
1979 Apocalypse Now as Tyrone 'Clean' Miller
1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me as Wilford Robinson
1972 M*A*S*H(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1900 America's Game: 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers as Narrator
1900 King: Man of Peace in a Time of War as Himself
1900 Thurgood(0 episodes) as Thurgood Marshall

Production

2006 Five Fingers … Producer
2000 Once in the Life … Producer
1998 Always Outnumbered … Executive Producer

Writing

2000 Once in the Life … Screenplay
2000 Once in the Life … Writer

Directing

2000 Once in the Life … Director

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