Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director and film narrator who was born on 1 June 1937 in Memphis Tennessee. His mother,Mayme Ednawas a teacher, and his father, Morgan Porterfield Freemana barber. In 2005, Morgan won an Academy Award for The Best Supporting Actor for his role in Million Dollar Baby.
Morgan has a Golden Globe Award together with a Screen Actors Guild Award and has bagged over 60 acting and image awards.He has been nominated numerous times for an Oscar.
Morgan is a highly respected and revered actor in Hollywood. He presents himself as a confident, straight forward person and that could be why he is usually cast in roles that portray a confident, wise and dignified character.
Morgan started acting while in school. At the age of 12, he entered an acting competition that was held across the state and won the first prize. This opened a door for Morgan to appear on a Tennessee radio show
Morgan has had a remarkable acting career which has spanned over more than 50 years. Through his memorable performances, he has endeared himself to his audiences. He has been seen on stage, on the screen and on TV.
Morgan was cast in the TV soap operas Another World, The Electric Company and the PBS kid’s show. To his credit, Morgan is one of the few black actors who has been cast in roles that had not been written specifically for black actors.
In 1967, Morgan made his Broadway debut in an all-black production of Hello Dolly. His performances on the stage were remarkable and this led to his getting movie parts. When in his 50s, he had a role in Street Smart, a role that won him his first Academy Award nomination. Other nominations were for his performance in Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus. Morgan is still a highly engaging actor even today.
Dance and Theatre Career
Morgan attended night dance and acting schools and soon tried his hand on the stage. He enjoyed a solid dancing stint until 1965 when he moved to New York to perform in off-Broadway productions.
Morgan as a dancer has gone up to professional level and even danced to earn some money for his upkeep.
His stage acting was powerful and won him 2 Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award and a Clarence Derwent Award.
Morgan Freeman Net Worth
Morgan Freeman’s net worth is estimated at $250 million. For the 30 years Morgan has been working in movies, he has appeared in at least one movie every year. He is the co-founder of Revelations Entertainment, a movie production company, together with ClickStar, its online distribution company.
He owns a club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Ground Zero Blues Club. To help nurture the dwindling bee community, Morgan has converted his 124 acre ranch into a bee sanctuary. Morgan has been the proud owner of at least 3 private aircrafts – a Cessna Citation 501 jet, a Cessna 414 and an Emivest S130.
Morgan Freeman Personal Life
Morgan did not set out to be an actor, acting came about as the result of his misbehavior. When in school, he pulled a chair out from under a classmate and his punishment was to take part in the school play. That is when he realized he loved acting.
After graduating from Broad Street High School, Jackson State University offered Morgan a partial drama scholarship but he turned it down to join the Air Force but after 4 years, he realized the Air Force was not for him and went back into acting.
Morgan got his private pilot’s license at the age of 65 years. He owns 3 aircrafts, all of which he is licensed to fly.
Morgan Freeman Marriages and Divorces
Morgan has been married two times, the first time to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, a marriage that lasted 12 years. His second marriage was to Myrna Colley-Lee and lasted 23 years. He has 4 children, 3 biological and 1 adopted.
Morgan Freeman and Social Media
Morgan has an active social media life with his presence visible on Facebook where he has 17 million followers, Instagram with 845 thousand followers and Twitter where his followers number 350 thousand.
Morgan Freeman Nationality and Ethnicity
Morgan Freeman is an American citizen and holds a US nationality. His ethnicity is mixed.
|Biography & Facts|
|Born:||1 June, 1937|
|Ethnicity:||African American& distant English|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Director& Film Narrator|
|Net Worth:||$250 million|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Height:||6ft 2inor 1.88 m|
|Weight:||97 kg or 214 pounds|
|Children:||Alfonso, Saifoulaye, Deena & Morgana|
|Education:||Broad Street High School|