Morgan Freeman

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr
  • Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/01/1937, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Morgan Freeman Fast Facts:
  • Was a mechanic in the Air Force.
  • Made Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, with Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.
  • Played Easy Reader, Count Dracula and other characters in the PBS children's series Electric Company.
  • Was 50 years old before he got his Hollywood big break in Street Smart (1987).
  • Created the role of Hoke Colburn in the 1987 original off-Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy. Two years later, he reprised the role for the film, for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar.
  • Survived a near-fatal car accident in August 2007 and made a full recovery from his injuries.
  • Was the subject of an Internet hoax in December 2010, when a Twitter user posted false information that Freeman had died.
  • Morgan Freeman Relationships:
  • Grafton Curtis - Stepfather
  • Morgana Freeman - Daughter
  • Myrna Colley-Lee - Ex-wife
  • Mayme Edna Revere Curtis - Mother
  • Morgan Porterfield Freeman - Father
  • Alphonso Freeman - Son
  • Saifoulaye Freeman - Son
  • Deena Freeman - Stepdaughter
  • Jeanette Adair Bradshaw - Ex-wife
  • Morgan Freeman Awards:
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Movie Icon - Winner
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1978 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Los Angeles Community College, Los Angeles, California, United States

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