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Other Profession(s): Producer, Director, Narrator
Higher Education: Broad Street High School
Morgan Freeman was born in Tennessee, in 1937 to Mayme Edna (teacher) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman(barber). Before spending several years as a mechanic in the US Air Force, Freeman attended Los Angeles City College. His first exposure to dramatic arts was on stage, where he performed in a performance of the vivacious musical Hello, Dolly! That was entirely comprised of African Americans.
In 1968: In an all-black production of "Hello Dolly!" he made his off-Broadway debut.
In 1970: His performance in the children's television programme "The Electric Company" propelled him to popularity.
In 1980: In the drama "Brubaker," he played the little part of Walter.
In 1981: Morgan Freeman appeared in "Eyewitness" by Peter Yates.
In 1987: Being cast in "Street Smart" gave him his big break.
In 1989: In the comedy-drama movie "Driving Miss Daisy," he played a prominent role.
In 1994: Freeman portrayed Red in "The Shawshank Redemption" for which he received a nomination for Best Actor.
In 2003: Morgan Freeman portrayed "God" in the blockbuster movie "Bruce Almighty,"
In 2009: Morgan played Nelson Mandela in the motion picture “Invictus”.
In 2012: The Dark Knight Rises marked Freeman's third time playing Lucius Fox.
In 2013: Morgan played an ex-magician in the movie “Now You See Me”. He appeared in “Oblivion” alongside Tom Cruise that same year.
In 2020: “The Comeback Trail”, a criminal comedy starring Robert De Niro, was Freeman's subsequent film appearance.
Achievements and Awards:
Morgan received the "Academy Award" for "Million Dollar Baby."
Additionally, the "Screen Actors Guild Academy" gave him the "Lifetime Achievement Award," which he also received.
At the age of 65, Morgan got his private pilot's license.
Morgan joined the "U.S. Air Force" at an early age.