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Morgan Freeman

Mostly Credited As: Morgan Freeman
Date Of Birth: June 01, 1937 (Age 77)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Morgan Freeman

This tall, mellowvoiced black actor, one of the contemporary screen's most accomplished supporting players and character leads, has brought dignity as well as talent to a wide array of movie roles. Long before moviegoers knew his face, children were watching him as Easy Reader on the popular PBS TV series "The Electric Company." After considerable stage and TV experience, Freeman stunned movie audiences (and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination) as the suavely vicious pimp in Street Smart (1987). Prior to that, he'd had small parts in Brubaker (1980), Eyewitness(1981), Teachers (1984), Marie, a True Story and That Was Then, This Is Now (both 1985). Since attaining stardom, he has played a number of uplifting characters in Clean and Sober (1988), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Freeman was tireless in 1989, playing a Civil War sergeant in Glory a disciplineminded high school principal in Lean on Me a gentle chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy (Oscar nomination for Best Actor), and even squeezing in a change of pace as a nasty cop in Johnny Handsome He continues to work on stage-he made a notable Petruchio in a 1991 production of "The Taming of the Shrew," opposite Tracey Ullman. He costarred with Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven (1992) before making his directing debut on the little-seen apartheid story Bopha! (1993). Freeman earned another Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of a prison lifer in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and, most recently, has costarred in Outbreak and Seven (both 1995).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
My Shakespeare (2014)As: Himself
Beyond the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (2013)As: Himself (Host)
JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (2010)As: Himself (Host)
The Atlanta Child Murders (1985)As: Ben Shelter
The Electric Company (1971)As: Mark, Easy Reader, Mel Mounds - the DJ, Count Dracula, Mad Scientist, The Cop
Another World (1964)As: Roy Bingham (1982 - 1984)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015) 
  Morgan Freeman on Soul Daddy & FLOTUS Critics 01x57: (May/12/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Morgan Freeman, Génesis Rodríguez 11x15: (Sep/19/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Morgan Freeman, Adam Ray 10x58: (Apr/10/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Morgan Freeman, Cathy Ladman 09x111: (Jul/09/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Talk (2010) 
  Morgan Freeman, iJustine, Joey Fatone 05x09: (Sep/18/2014) As Himself 
  Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, a performance from Cirque Du Soleil's "Zarkana", guest co-host Mary Steenburgen 04x40: (Nov/01/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 3, Episode 133 03x133: (Mar/27/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Morgan Freeman, Julianne Hough, Ingrid Michaelson 12x183: (Sep/11/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Morgan Freeman, Mira Sorvino, Shawn Mendes 32x234: (Jul/24/2014) As Himself 
  Morgan Freeman, "Dancing with the Stars" winners Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, "American Idol" castoff Angie Miller 31x188: (May/22/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Morgan Freeman; Ashanti; Diana Krall; 26x11: (Sep/17/2007) As Himself 
  Rachel Weisz and Morgan Freeman 25x57: (Nov/21/2006) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Morgan Freeman, Kesha, Tweedy 01x93: (Jul/24/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 102 63x102: (Jun/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 63, Episode 67 63x67: (Apr/15/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Kyle Chandler, Morgan Freeman 56x22: (Oct/03/2006) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Morgan Freeman 10x112: (Jun/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Freeman 06x05: (Jan/11/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Katie (2012) (2012) 
  Morgan Freeman & Forgiving The Unforgivable 02x139: (Apr/17/2014) As Himself 
  Morgan Freeman, Bob Saget 02x137: (Apr/15/2014) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Morgan Freeman, a performance from the Broadway cast of "Aladdin", guest co-host Margaret Hoover 17x141: (Apr/15/2014) As Himself 
  Morgan Freeman 11x92: (Jan/11/2008) As Himself 
  Morgan Freeman, Scott Wolf 10x22: (Oct/04/2006) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 86 04x86: (Jan/03/2014) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Morgan Freeman 18x108: (May/23/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Morgan Freeman 15x70: (Jun/02/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Daybreak (2010) 
  July 20, 2012 02x224: (Jul/20/2012) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Morgan Freeman, "Britain's Got Talent" winners Ashleigh & Pudsey, Jana Kramer 20x116: (Jul/11/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Megan Fox, Michel Hazanavicius, Mariachi El Bronx 20x34: (Feb/27/2012) As Himself (Footage from “Oscars”), [Uncredited]
  Morgan Freeman, Eric Stonestreet, Rodrigo y Gabriela 18x131: (Sep/30/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Morgan Freeman, Meredith Vieira 18x05: (Mar/05/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald (2012) 
  Episode 2 01x02: (Apr/17/2012) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 84th Annual Academy Awards 60x01: (Feb/26/2012) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Performer (Opening Segment), [Featuring]
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 77th Annual Academy Awards 53x01: (Feb/27/2005) As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'Million Dollar Baby') 

Oprah's Master Class (2011) 
  Morgan Freeman 02x03: (Jan/22/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Curiosity (2011) 
  Parallel Universes - Are They Real? 01x05: (Sep/04/2011) As Himself (Guest Host) 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Bryan Cranston/Kanye West 36x02: (Oct/02/2010) As Himself, [Uncredited]

This Morning (1988) 
  June 15, 2010 22x195: (Jun/15/2010) As Himself 

American Idol (2002) 
  One of 7 Voted Off; Idol Gives Back 09x33: (Apr/21/2010) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 118 01x118: (Mar/05/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 97 01x97: (Feb/04/2010) As Himself 

In Performance at the White House (2010) 
  A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement 01x03: (Feb/11/2010) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  February 1, 2010 11x32: (Feb/01/2010) As Himself 

The Kennedy Center Honors (1978) 
  31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 31x01: (Dec/30/2008) As Himself (Honoree) 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Morgan Freeman, Kaley Cuoco, Wild Sweet Orange 15x143: (Jun/27/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Morgan Freeman, Tom Brokaw, Chuck Prophet 15x40: (Jan/09/2008) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Morgan Freeman, Cheryl Hines, KT Tunstall 15x01: (Sep/17/2007) As Himself 
  Ed McMahon, Morgan Freeman, Jonathan Richman 01x04: (Sep/16/1993) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Annette Bening, Morgan Freeman 21x10: (Sep/29/2006) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  George Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Natasha Bedingfield 03x128: (Mar/23/2006) As Himself 

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002) 
  Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2 - When Nerds Collide 03x18: (Jan/16/2006) Voiced  Himself 

60 Minutes (US) (1968) 
  The Bridge to Gretna; Rendition; Morgan Freeman 37x31: (Dec/18/2005) As Himself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 11x01: (Feb/05/2005) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (for 'Million Dollar Baby') 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Morgan Freeman 11x10: (Jan/02/2005) As Himself 

American Experience (1988) 
  Partners of the Heart 15x08: (Feb/10/2003) Voiced  Narrator 
  The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry 04x03: (Oct/07/1991) Voiced  Narrator 

American Masters (1986) 
  Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows 14x01: (Sep/27/2000) Voiced  Narrator 

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 5, Show 45 05x45: (Jan/02/1996) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 47x01: (Jan/20/1990) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Driving Miss Daisy') 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Resting Place 35x02: (Apr/27/1986) As Luther 
  The Marva Collins Story 31x01: (Dec/01/1981) As Clarence 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  Dealer's Choice 01x20: (Nov/15/1985) As Tony 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (2010)• Executive Producer
Madam Secretary (2014)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


He is 6'3

Speaks fluent French. He gave an introductory speech in French to the crowd of extras gathered in Montreal's Olympic Stadium to portray the Baltimore Super Bowl audience in the Sum of all Fears

He was in the movie Shawshank Redemption.

Has his own production company, Revelation Entertainment.

He is often called the greatest living actor in film, a title he humbly waves off and says he is just "lucky."

He was in the movie Bruce Almighty (2003)

The only African-American actor/actress to appear in three Best Picture Oscar Winners: "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "Unforgiven" (1992) and "Million Dollar Baby" (2004).

Has starred in two movies based on Stephen King books: Dreamcatcher (2003) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

Narration: Often provides narration for his films, as either himself or the character he is playing.

Frequently plays characters with calm demeanor

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