Table of Contents
Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director, and narrator. He is known for his distinctive deep voice and various roles in a wide variety of film genres.
Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., American. The actor’s emotional depth, subtle humor, and versatility made him one of the most-respected performers of his generation.
Over a career that included numerous memorable performances on stage, screen, and television, Freeman was one of the few African American actors who consistently received roles that were not specifically written for Black actors.
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema.
The young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959.
His first dramatic arts exposure was on the stage including appearing in an all-African American production of the exuberant musical Hello, Dolly!.
Freeman first appeared on TV screens as several characters including “Easy Reader”, “Mel Mounds” and “Count Dracula” on the Children’s Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) show The Electric Company (1971).
He then moved into feature film with another children’s adventure, Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow! (1971).
Throughout the 1970s, he continued his work on stage, winning Drama Desk and Clarence Derwent Awards and receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Mighty Gents in 1978.
In 1980, he won two Obie Awards, for his portrayal of Shakespearean anti-hero Coriolanus at the New York Shakespeare Festival and for his work in Mother Courage and Her Children.
Freeman won another Obie in 1984 for his performance as The Messenger in the acclaimed Brooklyn Academy of Music production of Lee Breuer’s The Gospel at Colonus and, in 1985, won the Drama-Logue Award for the same role.
In 1987, Freeman created the role of Hoke Coleborn in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy, which brought him his fourth Obie Award.
In 1990, Freeman starred as Petruchio in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s The Taming of the Shrew, opposite Tracey Ullman.
Returning to the Broadway stage in 2008, Freeman starred with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher in Clifford Odets’ drama The Country Girl, directed by Mike Nichols.
Morgan Freeman was once married. In fact, he has been married twice. His first marriage lasted from 967 to 1979, and he was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.
His second marriage lasted from 1984 to 2010, and he was married to Myrna Colley-Lee. He currently does not have a wife.
As earlier indicated, Morgan Freeman is currently without a wife so he is not married.
What is Morgan Freeman’s Net Worth?
Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director and narrator who has a net worth of $250 million dollars. For over 20 years he has been one of the most famous and in-demand actors in the world. His current net worth would have been much higher had Morgan not been forced to pay his ex-wife a $100 – $200 million divorce settlement in 2010.
The Oscar-winning star became a father for the first time when he welcomed son Alfonso in 1959. At the time, Morgan was in a relationship with a woman named Loletha Adkins. There isn’t a lot of information out there about exactly when the two dated, but they called it quits after Alfonso arrived, according to reports.
Shortly following their split, Morgan experienced fatherhood for the second time in 1960, welcoming another son, Saifoulaye. However, it’s unclear exactly who the Now You See Me star shares his child with as details about Saifoulaye’s mother have never been revealed.
It was years before Morgan expanded his family once again, but in 1967, he walked down the aisle with his first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.
How Old Is Morgan Freeman?
June 1, 1937, a legend was born (age 85 years).