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MORGAN FREEMAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Morgan Freeman was born on June 1st, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee to parents, Mayne Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman.  Morgan had three older siblings and as a child he was raised in a number of different cities.  As a young boy he became interested in acting and would often participate in school productions. 
 
Upon graduation from Broad Street High School he went on to study at Los Angeles Community College before he then decided to join the United States Air force and work as a mechanic. 
 
After working in the military, Freeman relocated to Los Angeles, California and first found work as a transcript clerk.  He then decided to move to New York and worked as a dancer.  His first paid  acting job was working a stage actor in an off Broadway production of, "The Nigger Lovers" followed by a Broadway role in the musical, "Hello, Dolly!" (1969). 
 
Soon, Freeman was getting film and television acting roles with his first film debut in, "Who Says I can't Ride a Rainbow?" (1971) followed by roles in the soap opera, "Another World" and on a television PBS children's show, "The Electric Company".  Some small film roles followed appearing on the screen in, "Blade" (1973), "Julius Caesar" (1979) and "Brubaker" (1980) starring Robert Redford.
 
As his career progressed, casting directors and film critics began to take notice of him after seeing him in such films as, "Role of Thunder, Here Me Cry" (1978).  Soon such feature film roles as, "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "Glory" (1989) and "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) were being offered to him.
 
Freeman was now an actor in demand and continued to take on new and challenging film roles in such features as, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991), "Unforgiven" (1992) alongside Clint Eastwood, "Seven" (1995) and "Deep Impact" (1998).
 
Freeman then won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film, "Million Dollar Baby" (2004).  Along with appearing on the screen, due to his unique and string voice he has provided the narration for a number of films such as, "War of the Worlds" and "March of the Penguins". 
 
Some of his more recent film roles have been in, "Thick as Thieves" (2009), "Invictus" (2009), "Conan the Barbarian" (2011) and "Wish Wizard" (2011).  He is still going strong with some more films soon to be released in 2012, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Now You See Me" (2014).
 
He has a number of other interests besides acting.  At the age of sixty five he earned a pilots license and is involved in a number of charitable causes such as being a founder of the Grenada Fund that aided people affected by Hurricane Ivan.  He also narrates clips for an organization called, One Earth that helps promote awareness of global issues. 
 
Morgan Freeman has married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Jeanette Adair Bradshaw whom he wed in 1967 and after having two children, the couple divorced in 1979.  He then married, Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984 and this marriage also ended in divorce in 2010.
 
Freeman currently owns property in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City.
 

Filmography

2014 Now You See Me
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2012 Summer at Dog Dave's
2011 Wish Wizard
2011 We the People 
2011 Dolphin Tale
2011 Conan the Barbarian 
2010 Red
2010 30 for 30
2009 Invictus
2009 The Maiden Heist
2009 Thick as Thieves
2008 The Dark Knight
2008 Wanted
2008 A Raisin in the Sun
2007 The Bucket List
2007 Feast of Love
2007 Gone Baby Gone
2007 Evan Almighty
2006 The Contract
2006 10 Items or Less
2006 Lucky Number Slevin
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
2005 Edison
2005 An Unfinished Life
2005 Batman Begins
2005 War of the Worlds
2005 Batman Begins
2005 Slavery and the Making of America
2005 Unleashed
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2004 A Remarkable Promise
2004 The Big Bounce
2003 Guilty by Association
2003 Bruce Almighty
2003 Dreamcatcher
2003 Levity
2003 Freedom: A History of Us
2002 The Sum of All Fears
2002 High Crimes
2001 Along Came a Spider
2000 American Masters
2000 Nurse Betty
2000 Under Suspicion
1998 Deep Impact
1998 Hard Rain
1997 Amistad
1997 Kiss the Girls
1996 Chain Reaction
1996 Moll Flanders
1995 Se7en
1995 Outbreak
1994 The Shawshank Redemption
1992 Unforgiven
1992 The Power of One
1991 The American Experience
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
1990 The Civil War
1989 Glory 
1989 Driving Miss Daisy
1989 Johnny Handsome 
1989 Lean on Me
1988 Clean and Sober
1988 Clinton and Nadine
1987 Fight for Life
1987 Street Smart
1981-1986 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1986 Resting Place
1985 Great Performances
1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham
1985 The Twilight Zone 
1985 That Was Then... This Is Now
1985 Marie
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders 
1984 Teachers 
1984 Harry & Son 
1982-1984 Another World 
1981 Ryan's Hope 
1981 Texas 
1981 Eyewitness 
1981 Death of a Prophet
1980 Brubaker
1980 Attica
1979 Hollow Image
1979 Julius Caesar
1979 Coriolanus 
1978 Visions 
1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 
1971-1977 The Electric Company
1974 Out to Lunch
1973 Blade
1971 Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow!
1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
1966 A Man Called Adam
1964 The Pawnbroker 





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Matinee Classics - Amistad starring Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick Ashong, Geno Silva, John Ortiz,Ralph Brown, Darren E. Burrows, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Xander Berkeley, Jeremy Northam, Arliss Howard, Austin Pendleton, Daniel von Bargen, Rusty Schwimmer, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Harry Bla


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