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With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
(1994)
Se7en
Se7en Somerset
(1995)
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn
(1989)
Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
(2004)

Filmography

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 2018 Angel Has Fallen (pre-production)
Allan Trumbull
  Powell (pre-production)
Colin Powell
 2015-2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Chief Justice Wilbourne / Chief Justice Frawley
- News Cycle (2017) ... Chief Justice Wilbourne (uncredited)
- Sea Change (2016) ... Chief Justice Wilbourne (uncredited)
- The Show Must Go On (2015) ... Chief Justice Frawley (uncredited)
 2017 Going in Style
Willie Davis
 2016 Ben-Hur
Ilderim
 2016 Now You See Me 2
Thaddeus Bradley
 2016 London Has Fallen
VP Allan Trumbull
 2000-2015 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Contributor / Narrator
- B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2015) ... Contributor
- Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 2015/I Momentum
Senator
 2015 Ted 2
Patrick Meighan
 2015 Last Knights
Bartok
 2014 Dolphin Tale 2
Dr. Cameron McCarthy
 2014 5 Flights Up
Alex Carver
 2014/I Lucy
Professor Norman
 2014 Wish Wizard (Short)
Maxwell Omni
 2014/I Transcendence
Joseph Tagger
 2014 The Lego Movie
Vitruvius (voice)
 2013 Last Vegas
Archie Clayton
 2013/I Now You See Me
Thaddeus Bradley
 2013/I Oblivion
Beech
 2013 Olympus Has Fallen
Speaker Trumbull
 2012 The Magic of Belle Isle
Monte Wildhorn
 2011 Dolphin Tale
Dr. Cameron McCarthy
 2011 Conan the Barbarian
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2010 RED
Joe Matheson
 2010 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The 16th Man (2010) ... Narrator (voice)
 2009 Invictus
Nelson Mandela
 2009 The Maiden Heist
Charles Peterson
 2009/I Thick as Thieves
Ripley
 2008 The Dark Knight
Lucius Fox
 2008 Wanted
Sloan
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie)
Narrator (uncredited)
 2007 The Bucket List
Carter
 2007 Feast of Love
Harry Stevenson
 2007 Gone Baby Gone
Jack Doyle
 2007 Evan Almighty
God
 2006 The Contract
Carden
 2006 10 Items or Less
Him
 2006 Lucky Number Slevin
The Boss
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Neil Armstrong (voice)
 2005 An Unfinished Life
Mitch Bradley
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Lucius Fox (voice)
 2005 War of the Worlds
Narration (voice)
 2005 Batman Begins
Lucius Fox
 2005 Edison
Ashford
 2005 Unleashed
Sam
 2005 Slavery and the Making of America (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Challenge of Freedom (2005) ... Narrator
- Seeds of Destruction (2005) ... Narrator
- Liberty in the Air (2005) ... Narrator
- The Downward Spiral (2005) ... Narrator
 2004 Million Dollar Baby
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
 2004 A Remarkable Promise (Short)
Narrator
 2004 The Big Bounce
Walter Crewes
 2004 Rameses: Wrath of God or Man? (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2003 Guilty by Association (Video)
Police Lieutenant Redding
 2003 Bruce Almighty
God
 2003 Dreamcatcher
Col. Abraham Curtis
 2003 Levity
Miles Evans
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Frederick Douglass / Ernest Green / Thurgood Marshall / ...
- Let Freedom Ring (2003) ... Ernest Green
- Democracy and Struggles (2003) ... Thurgood Marshall
- Becoming Free (2003) ... Langston Hughes
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Frederick Douglass
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Frederick Douglass
 2002 The Sum of All Fears
DCI William Cabot
 2002 High Crimes
Charles W. Grimes
 2001 Along Came a Spider
Alex Cross
 2000 Nurse Betty
Charlie
 2000 Under Suspicion
Captain Victor Benezet
 1998 Deep Impact
President Beck
 1998 Hard Rain
Jim
 1997 Amistad
Theodore Joadson
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Dr. Alex Cross
 1996 Chain Reaction
Paul Shannon
 1996 Moll Flanders
Hibble
 1995 Se7en
Somerset
 1995 Outbreak
General Billy Ford
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
 1992 Unforgiven
Ned Logan
 1992 The Power of One
Geel Piet
 1992 The Savior Is Born (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 The True Story of Glory Continues (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry (1991) ... Narrator (voice)
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Judge Leonard White
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Frederick Douglass / John Boston
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Walter Samson
 1989 Glory
Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy
Hoke Colburn
 1989 Johnny Handsome
Lt. A.Z. Drones
 1989 Lean on Me
Principal Joe Clark
 1988 Clean and Sober
Craig
 1988 Clinton and Nadine (TV Movie)
Dorsey Pratt
 1987 Fight for Life (TV Movie)
Dr. Sherard
 1987 Street Smart
Fast Black
 1986 Resting Place (TV Movie)
Luther Johnson
 1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV Movie)
Warden Pratt
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Tony (segment "Dealer's Choice")
- Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) ... Tony (segment "Dealer's Choice")
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
Messenger
- The Gospel at Colonus (1985) ... Messenger
 1985 That Was Then... This Is Now
Charlie Woods
 1985 Marie
Charles Traughber
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Shelter
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Ben Shelter
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Ben Shelter
 1984 Teachers
Lewis
 1984 Harry & Son
Siemanowski
 1983 Another World (TV Series)
Dr. Roy Bingham
- Episode #1.4720 (1983) ... Dr. Roy Bingham
 1981 Death of a Prophet (TV Movie)
Malcolm X
 1981 The Marva Collins Story (TV Movie)
Clarence Collins
 1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Cicero Murphy
- Episode #1.1620 (1981) ... Cicero Murphy
- Episode #1.1619 (1981) ... Cicero Murphy
 1981 Texas (TV Series)
Detective Michaels
- Episode #1.266 (1981) ... Detective Michaels
- Episode #1.260 (1981) ... Detective Michaels
 1981 Eyewitness
Lieutenant Black
 1980 Brubaker
Walter
 1980 Attica (TV Movie)
Hap Richards
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
Coriolanus
 1979 Julius Caesar (Video)
Casca
 1979 Hollow Image (TV Movie)
Ralph 'Sweet Talk' Simmons
 1978 Visions (TV Series)
 1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (TV Movie)
Uncle Hammer
 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 130B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 129B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 128B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 127B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
- 126B (1977) ... Mark / Easy Reader / Mel Mounds / ...
 1973 Blade
Chris
 1970 Caught in the Middle (TV Movie)
Cuz
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Hard Travelin' (1969)
 1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Grand Central Commuter (uncredited)
 1966 A Man Called Adam
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1964 The Pawnbroker
Man on Street (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (18 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (11 credits)
Show Show Self (313 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (38 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Morgan J. Freeman

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the failure of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)] I knew that movie wasn't going to work. I don't think Brian De Palma had a clue. It struck me that he didn't read the book - or that he didn't like the book. It was the one time Tom Hanks was awfully miscast. Originally, they hired Alan Arkin to play my role. I thought that was perfect casting. But then they thought they had to be politically... See more »

Trivia:

In addition to his role as Lucius Fox in the current Batman franchise, Freeman previously acted alongside another Batman: Michael Keaton in Clean and Sober (1988). See more »

Trademark:

Deep authoratitve voice See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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