Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Leeftijd83geboren op 1 juni 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008. Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.
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The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman
Himself - Host
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The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Himself - Presenter
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Through the Wormhole
Himself - Host
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The Civil War
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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Aflevering 02x02
2020
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Aflevering 16x147
2018
The Graham Norton Show
Aflevering 21x01
2017
The Project (2009)
Aflevering 08x163
2016
Oprah presents Master Class
Aflevering 05x08
2015
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Aflevering 01x19
2015
30 for 30
Aflevering 01x13
2010
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Aflevering 05x202
2009
The Jay Leno Show
Aflevering 01x57
2009
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Aflevering 15x49
2006
Family Guy
Aflevering 04x22
2006
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Aflevering 03x128
2006
American Experience
Aflevering 15x08
2003
King of the Hill
Aflevering 07x05
2002
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Aflevering 01x04
1993
American Experience
Aflevering 04x03
1991
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Aflevering 01x20
1985