Laurence Fishburne

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Laurence John Fishburne III
  • Birth Place: Augusta, GA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/30/1961, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Laurence Fishburne Fast Facts:
  • Was cast in Apocalypse Now when he was 14 by telling director Francis Ford Coppola he was 18.
  • Turned down the role of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It five times.  When he heard Angela Bassett would be playing Tina, he reconsidered.
  • First African-American to play Shakespeare's Othello on film, in the 1995 movie.
  • Wrote his 2000 directorial debut film Once in the Life, which he based on his play, Riff Raff.
  • In 2008, began a two-and-a-half season stint as criminal pathologist Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
  • Portrayed Thurgood Marshall on Broadway in 2008’s one-man play Thurgood; later reprised his role for a 2010 Kennedy Center production that HBO filmed and then debuted in 2011.
  • Laurence Fishburne Relationships:
  • Langston Fishburne - Son
  • Hajna Moss - Ex-wife
  • Laurence John Fishburne Jr. - Father
  • Gina Torres - Wife
  • Hattie Fishburne - Mother
  • Delilah Fishburne - Daughter
  • Montana Fishburne - Daughter
  • Laurence Fishburne Awards:
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Winner
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1992 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2008 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee

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