Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is certainly one of the most respected actors today and is still active despite being born on June 1, 1937. No one in his family was an actor, his mother a teacher and his dad a barber. In fact, Morgan Freeman’s acting started completely by accident, when he pulled a chair from under one girl in his junior high. His ”punishment” was to perform in a school play, that’s where it all started. He’s the winner of one Oscar and almost 60 other awards up until now.

Morgan Freeman Details
Known AsMorgan Freeman
Full NameMorgan Freeman
Nick NameMorgan
ProfessionActor, Producer, Narrator
Net Worth2015 – $150 Million
Height6′ 2″
Weight79 kilograms
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorGray
Personal Details
Date of BirthJune 1, 1937
Birth PlaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Sun SignGemini
Marital StatusDivorced
Fan Mail AddressMorgan Freeman
Stan Rosenfield & Associates, Inc.
2029 Century Park E.
Suite 1190
Los Angeles, CA 90067
SchoolBroad Street High School (Threadgill Elementary School now), LACC Theater Academy, Pasadena Playhouse
CollegeDelta State University (Honorary Doctors Degree in 2006), Boston University (Honorary Doctor Degree in 2013)
Educational QualificationUniversity (Doctor of Humane Letters, Doctor of Arts and Letters)
Best FriendsKenny Chesney, Rita Moreno
  1. Debbie Allen
  2. Marcia Gay Harden
  3. Rita Moreno
  4. Loletha Adkins
  5. Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967-1979)
  6. Myrna Colley-Lee (1984-2010
  7. Demaris Meyer (2008)
WebsiteNo Offical website
Social Media ProfilesFacebookGoogle+
DebutThe Pawnbroker (1964)
Famous RoleRoles in The ShawshankRedemption (1994) and Million Dollar Baby (2004)
SalaryHe got paid around $5,000,000 for Kiss the Girls (1997)
FatherMorgan Porterfield Freeman
MotherMayme Edna (Teacher)
SiblingsThree older siblings
Wife/SpouseMyrna Colley-Lee (1984-2010), Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967-1979)
ChildrenAlfonso Freeman, Deena Freeman, Morgana Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman
Other Family MembersMorgan Herbert Freeman (Paternal Grandfather)
Other Details
Brand EndorsementsGive Health a Hand PA, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Listerine Mouthwash, McDonald’s, USA CORPS, Be A Mentor (Save the Children), The University of Mississippi,, St. Judes Children Hospital
Likes and Dislikes
  • Favorite actor. Gary Cooper
  • Al Green is his favorite musician
  • The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King is his favorite book and the movie that he starred at
  • Fried chicken and cornbread
  • Cats
Distinctive Features
  • Plays calm characters very often
  • Narrates a lot of movies
  • Plays authoritative leaders
  • Rich, deep voice, often said to be the best voice in the world
CarsTesla Model S

Besides acting, Morgan Freeman always wanted to be a fighter pilot. He even turned down a role to go to U.S. Air Force, but he spent most of the time on the ground, being a mechanic. That’s when he decided to come back into acting and starred on Bradway in Hello Dolly! He went through a lot of struggles at the time, both professionally and privately – his marriage was in jeopardy, and he developed a drinking problem.

Morgan Freeman The Dark Knight Rises
Morgan Freeman acting in The Dark Knight Rises movie

However, he managed to overcome all that, and in 1980 came back by starring in Brubaker alongside Robert Redford. Since there were no sequels, he starred in TV series Another World, and later went to act in more movies. But what made him really famous – his narrating skills and a pleasant, deep mellow voice. Some say it’s the best voice in the world, which really helped him. The 1990s were the best years for Morgan Freeman, as he starred in The Power of One, Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood, and later in The Shawshank Redemption and Seven in 1995. Both of those brought him worldwide recognition.

Morgan Freeman Movies and Series

1964The PawnbrokerMan on Street (uncredited)
1966A Man Called AdamParty Guest (uncredited)
1968Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?Grand Central Commuter (uncredited)
1969New York Television Theatre (TV Series)Hard Travelin’ (1969)
1970Caught in the MiddleCuz
1971Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow!Afro
1971-1977The Electric Company (TV Series)Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds
1978Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryUncle Hammer
1978Visions (TV Series)Charlie Smith and the Fritter Tree (1978)
1979Hollow ImageRalph ‘Sweet Talk’ Simmons
1979Julius CaesarCasca
1979Coriolanus (Video)Coriolanus
1980AtticaHap Richards
1981EyewitnessLt. Black
1981Texas (TV Series)Detective Michaels
1981Ryan’s Hope (TV Series)Ryan’s Hope (TV Series)
1981The Marva Collins StoryClarence Collins
1981Death of a ProphetMalcolm X
1983Another World (TV Series)Dr. Roy Bingham
1984Harry & SonSiemanowski
1985The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)Ben Shelter
1985MarieCharles Traughber
1985That Was Then… This Is NowCharlie Woods
1985Great Performances (TV Series)Messenger
1985The Twilight Zone (TV Series)Tony (segment “Dealer’s Choice”)
1985The Execution of Raymond GrahamWarden Pratt
1986Resting PlaceLuther Johnson
1987Street SmartFast Black
1987Fight for LifeDr. Sherard
1988Clinton and NadineDorsey Pratt
1988Clean and SoberCraig
1989Lean on MePrincipal Joe Clark
1989Johnny HandsomeLt. A.Z. Drones
1989Driving Miss DaisyHoke Colburn
1989GlorySgt. Maj. John Rawlins
1990The Earth Day SpecialWalter Samson
1990The Civil WarFrederick Douglass / John Boston
1990The Bonfire of the VanitiesJudge Leonard White
1991Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesAzeem
1991American ExperienceNarrator
1991The True Story of Glory ContinuesNarrator (voice)
1992The Savior Is BornEthan Hunt
1992The Power of OneGeel Piet
1992UnforgivenNed Logan
1994The Shawshank RedemptionEllis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding
1995OutbreakGeneral Billy Ford
1996Moll FlandersHibble
1996Chain ReactionPaul Shannon
1997Kiss the GirlsDr. Alex Cross
1997AmistadTheodore Joadson
1998Hard RainJim
1998Deep ImpactPresident Beck
2000Under SuspicionCaptain Victor Benezet
2000Nurse BettyCharlie
2001Along Came a SpiderAlex Cross
2002High CrimesCharles W. Grimes
2002The Sum of All FearsDCI William Cabot
2003Freedom: A History of UsFrederick Douglass / Ernest Green / Thurgood Marshall
2003LevityMiles Evans
2003DreamcatcherCol. Abraham Curtis
2003Bruce AlmightyGod
2003Guilty by Association (Video)Police Lieutenant Redding
2004Rameses: Wrath of God or Man?Narrator
2004The Big BounceWalter Crewes
2004A Remarkable PromiseNarrator
2004Million Dollar BabyEddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
2005Slavery and the Making of America (TV Series)Narrator
2005Batman BeginsLucius Fox
2005War of the WorldsNarration (voice)
2005Batman Begins (Video Game)Lucius Fox (voice)
2005An Unfinished LifeMitch Bradley
2005Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3DNeil Armstrong (voice)
2006Lucky Number SlevinThe Boss
200610 Items or LessHim
2006The ContractCarden
2007Evan AlmightyGod
2007Gone Baby GoneJack Doyle
2007Feast of LoveHarry Stevenson
2007The Bucket ListCarter
2008A Raisin in the SunNarrator (uncredited)
2008The Dark KnightLucius Fox
2009Thick as ThievesRipley
2009The Maiden HeistCharles Peterson
2009InvictusNelson Mandela
201030 for 30Narrator
2010REDJoe Matheson
2011Conan the BarbarianNarrator (voice, uncredited)
2011Dolphin TaleDr. Cameron McCarthy
2012The Magic of Belle IsleMonte Wildhorn
2012The Dark Knight RisesFox
2013Olympus Has FallenSpeaker Trumbull
2013Now You See MeThaddeus Bradley
2013Last VegasArchie Clayton
2014The Lego MovieVitruvius (voice)
2014TranscendenceJoseph Tagger
2014Wish WizardMaxwell Omni
2014LucyProfessor Norman
20145 Flights UpAlex Carver
2014Dolphin Tale 2Dr. Cameron McCarthy
2015Last KnightsBartok
2015Ted 2Patrick Meighan
2000-2015American MastersContributor / Narrator
2016London Has FallenVP Allan Trumbull
2016Now You See Me 2Thaddeus Bradley
2017Going in StyleWillie Davis
2015-2017Madam Secretary (TV Series)Chief Justice Wilbourne / Chief Justice Frawley
2017Just Getting StartedDuke
The Manuscript (pre-production)
Cold Warriors (pre-production)
2018The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (filming)Drosselmeyer
2018Angel Has Fallen (pre-production)Allan Trumbull

Morgan Freeman is still actively acting and working on more projects, and he found a new way to relax – beekeeping keeps him calm and gives him vitality and makes him happy. Angel Has Fallen is coming out either this year or the next, and he’s playing with Gerard Butler. It’s very action-packed, and there’s assassination attempt framing involved. We wouldn’t want to reveal too much, so if that seems interesting to you, be on a lookout. Before you go, read more Morgan Freeman facts below.

Morgan Freeman Facts

  • Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 18th, 2003.
  • He is one of the highest grossing actor of all time, his movies grossing over $10 billion worldwide.
  • Supported Barack Obama in 2008 presidential election.
  • Morgan Freeman actually owned a restaurant with a name Madidi, but unfortunately closed it down in 2012.
  • Keeps his Oscar in a cabinet in his office. His close friend designed it specifically for an Oscar back in 1998, as he predicted Morgan would win one in the future.