Morgan Freeman
  • Morgan Freeman

  • Birthday: 1937-06-01
  • Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Biography:

    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.

Morgan Freeman Movie List

Title Role Year
The Poison Rose Doc 2019 Try Prime Free >
The Movies 2019 Try Prime Free >
Alpha Narrator (voice) 2018 Free Watch now
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Drosselmeyer 2018 Try Prime Free >
Going in Style Willie Davis 2017 Free Watch now
Laddie Himself 2017 Try Prime Free >
Just Getting Started 2017 Free Watch now
Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim 2016 Free Watch now
Now You See Me 2 Thaddeus Bradley 2016 Free Watch now
London Has Fallen Vice President Alan Trumbull 2016 Try Prime Free >
Ted 2 Patrick Meighan 2015 Try Prime Free >
Last Knights Bartok 2015 Free Watch now
Momentum Senator 2015 Free Watch now
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Narrator 2014 Try Prime Free >
Lucy Professor Samuel Norman 2014 Try Prime Free >
The Lego Movie Vitruvius (voice) 2014 Try Prime Free >
Transcendence Joseph Tagger 2014 Free Watch now
Wish Wizard Maxwell Omni 2014 Try Prime Free >
5 Flights Up Alex Carver 2014 Free Watch now
Dolphin Tale 2 Dr. Cameron McCarthy 2014 Free Watch now
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Himself 2013 Try Prime Free >
JFK: A President Betrayed Narrator 2013 Try Prime Free >
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013 Try Prime Free >
The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights the Klan Narrator 2013 Try Prime Free >
Now You See Me Thaddeus Bradley 2013 Try Prime Free >
Oblivion Malcolm Beech 2013 Try Prime Free >
Olympus Has Fallen Speaker Trumbull 2013 Try Prime Free >
Last Vegas Archie 2013 Try Prime Free >
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Try Prime Free >
The Magic of Belle Isle Monte Wildhorn 2012 Free Watch now
The Dark Knight Rises Lucius Fox 2012 Try Prime Free >
Conan the Barbarian Narrator (voice) 2011 Try Prime Free >
Born to Be Wild Narrator 2011 Try Prime Free >
Dolphin Tale Dr. McCarthy 2011 Try Prime Free >
The Eastwood Factor Narrator 2010 Try Prime Free >
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010 Try Prime Free >
RED Joe Matheson 2010 Try Prime Free >
Thick as Thieves Keith Ripley 2009 Try Prime Free >
The Maiden Heist Charles 2009 Free Watch now
Invictus Nelson Mandela 2009 Free Watch now
Prom Night in Mississippi Himself 2009 Try Prime Free >
A Raisin in the Sun Narrator (uncredited) 2008 Try Prime Free >
The Dark Knight Lucius Fox 2008 Free Watch now
Wanted Sloan 2008 Free Watch now
The Bucket List Carter Chambers 2007 Free Watch now
Evan Almighty God 2007 Free Watch now
Gone Baby Gone Jack Doyle 2007 Free Watch now
Feast of Love Harry Stevenson 2007 Free Watch now
10 Items or Less 'Him' 2006 Try Prime Free >
The Contract Frank Carden 2006 Try Prime Free >
Lucky Number Slevin The Boss 2006 Try Prime Free >
Unleashed Sam 2005 Try Prime Free >
War of the Worlds Narrator (Voice) 2005 Try Prime Free >
Batman Begins Lucius Fox 2005 Try Prime Free >
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Neil Armstrong 2005 Try Prime Free >
March of the Penguins Narrator 2005 Try Prime Free >
Blues Divas Himself 2005 Try Prime Free >
An Unfinished Life Mitch Bradley 2005 Try Prime Free >
Edison Moses Ashford 2005 Try Prime Free >
The Hunting of the President Narrator 2004 Try Prime Free >
The Big Bounce Walter Crewes 2004 Try Prime Free >
Million Dollar Baby Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris 2004 Free Watch now
Dreamcatcher Col. Abraham Curtis 2003 Try Prime Free >
Bruce Almighty God 2003 Try Prime Free >
Guilty by Association Lt. Redding 2003 Try Prime Free >
Levity Miles Evans 2003 Try Prime Free >
High Crimes Charlie Grimes 2002 Free Watch now
The Sum of All Fears DCI William Cabot 2002 Free Watch now
Along Came a Spider Alex Cross 2001 Free Watch now
Under Suspicion Captain Victor Benezet 2000 Free Watch now
Nurse Betty Charlie 2000 Try Prime Free >
Hard Rain Jim 1998 Free Watch now
Deep Impact President Tom Beck 1998 Free Watch now
Kiss the Girls Alex Cross 1997 Free Watch now
The Long Way Home Narrator 1997 Try Prime Free >
Amistad Theodore 1997 Free Watch now
Moll Flanders Hibble 1996 Try Prime Free >
National Geographic: Inside the White House Narrator 1996 Try Prime Free >
Chain Reaction Paul Shannon 1996 Free Watch now
Cosmic Voyage Narrator (voice) 1996 Try Prime Free >
Outbreak Billy Ford 1995 Try Prime Free >
Se7en Detective Lt. William Somerset 1995 Try Prime Free >
The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 1994 Free Watch now
Unforgiven Ned Logan 1992 Free Watch now
The Power of One Geel Piet 1992 Try Prime Free >
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Azeem 1991 Free Watch now
The Bonfire of the Vanities Judge Leonard White 1990 Free Watch now
Johnny Handsome Lt. A.Z. Drones 1989 Free Watch now
Glory Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins 1989 Free Watch now
Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn 1989 Free Watch now
Lean On Me Principal Joe Clark 1989 Try Prime Free >
Clean and Sober Craig 1988 Free Watch now
Blood Money Dorsey Pratt 1988 Try Prime Free >
Street Smart Fast Black 1987 Try Prime Free >
Resting Place Luther Johnson 1986 Try Prime Free >
That was Then... This is Now Charlie Woods 1985 Try Prime Free >
Marie Charles Traughber 1985 Try Prime Free >
The Atlanta Child Murders Ben Shelter 1985 Try Prime Free >
Harry & Son Siemanowski 1984 Try Prime Free >
Teachers Lewis 1984 Try Prime Free >
Death of a Prophet Malcolm X 1981 Free Watch now
Brubaker Walter 1980 Free Watch now
Attica Hap Richards 1980 Try Prime Free >
Blade Chris 1973 Try Prime Free >

Morgan Freeman

Trailers

Free Trial Networks with Amazon Prime

Prime Video

Lifetime Movie Club

Tribeca Shortlist

Urban Movie Channel

AD
Join our Newsletter
  • Get weekly update on free movie information
  • Join
X