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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman


Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director, and narrator. Noted for his distinctive deep voice, Freeman is known for his various roles in a wide variety of film genres. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman was raised in Mississippi where he began acting in school plays. He studied theatre arts in Los Angeles and appeared in stage productions in his early career. He rose to fame in the 1970s for his role in the children's television series The Electric Company. Freeman then appeared in the Shakespearean plays Coriolanus and Julius Caesar, the former of which earned him an Obie Award. His breakout role was in Street Smart (1987), playing a hustler, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He achieved further stardom in Glory, the biographical drama Lean on Me, and comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy (all 1989), the latter of which garnered him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.


In 2009, he portrayed former South African President ‘Nelson Mandela’ in the Clint Eastwood-directed sports drama film ‘Invictus.’ Freeman stated that it was his fondest dream to play Nelson Mandela on screen.

He got his first big break in 1987 when he was cast as the violent pimp ‘Fast Black’During the mid-in ‘Street Smart.’ The role earned him positive reviews and an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’acting and dancing classes during the early 1960s at the ‘Pasadena Playhouse.’
He moved to Los Angeles and took acting and dancing classes during the early 1960s at the ‘Pasadena Playhouse.’ During the mid-1960s, he joined the ‘Opera Ring’ musical theater group and became part of the touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun.’
July 1937
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis.


Further Resources


Morgan Freeman - IMDb


June 1, 1937

Who is Morgan Freeman? Everything You Need to Know



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