Morgan Freeman Facts

Morgan Freeman Facts
Morgan Freeman is an American actor and producer and often featured as a narrator of various projects. He was born on June 1st, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee to Mayme Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman. Morgan has three older siblings and was sent when he was an infant to live with his paternal grandmother in Charleston. He moved frequently as a child and when he was 16 almost died of pneumonia. His acting debut was in a school play when he was nine. At the age of 12 he won a statewide drama contest. He performed on radio while attending school at 16. He joined the United States Air Force instead of accepting a partial drama scholarship to university. He took acting lessons in L.A. after serving four years in the military. The first credited film appearance was in Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow, in 1971.
Interesting Morgan Freeman Facts:
When Morgan Freeman joined the military he wanted to become a fighter pilot. After he finished his four years he decided he wanted to pursue acting instead.
Morgan Freeman has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including for his performances in Street Smart, The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy, and Invictus.
In 2005 Morgan Freeman won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Million Dollar Baby.
Morgan Freeman has won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe.
Some of the box office hits that Morgan Freeman has appeared in include Unforgiven, Seven, Deep Impact, The Sum of All Fears, Bruce Almighty, March of the Penguins, and Lucy.
Morgan Freeman is perhaps most well-known for his voice. It is deep and smooth and resonates with audiences very well.
Morgan Freeman worked as a dancer in the 1964 World's Fair in New York City.
He was an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker but his first credited role was in 1971.
Morgan Freeman became known as an actor for his role on the soap opera Another World and in The Electric Company, a PBS kid's show.
Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary formed the production company Revelations Entertainment in 1997. They also own Clickstar, an online film distribution company.
Morgan Freeman narrated March of the Penguins and War of the Worlds in 2005. March of the Penguins was a documentary and won an Academy Award.
Morgan Freeman played Lucius Fox in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
In 2007 Morgan Freeman starred in The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson.
Morgan Freeman tried to get a film made about nelson Mandela for many years. In 2009 Invictus was made and Freeman played Mandela.
Morgan Freeman executive produces the TV show Madam Secretary and in 2015 played the role of Chief Justice of the United States.
Morgan Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979.
He was married to Myrna Colley-Lee from 1984 to 2010.
Morgan Freeman and Colley-Lee's adopted daughter E'dena Hines was murdered in 2015 at the age of 33, in New York City.

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