Laurence Fishburne

Award-winning American Film + Theatre + Television Actor + Film Director + Film Producer + Playwright.
Born Jul 30, 1961

Laurence John Fishburne III is an American film and stage actor, playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, as Cowboy Curtis on the 1980s television show Pee-wee's Playhouse, and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on July 30, 1961.


1973 11 Years Old For most of his early career, he was credited as Larry Fishburne. In 1973, Fishburne had his first acting role portraying Joshua Hall on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. … Read More
1976 14 Years Old When production began in March 1976, he was just 14 years old, having lied about his age to get the part. … Read More


1984 22 Years Old He also had a role in the 1984 movie The Cotton Club. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old Fishburne married actress Hajna O. Moss in 1985, in New York. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old Also in 1987 he played a part in the third Nightmare On Elm Street film as a hospital orderly. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old In 1990, he played Jimmy Jump in the controversial King of New York, and in 1991, Fishburne starred in Boyz n the Hood.


1992 - 1995 3 More Events
1997 35 Years Old In 1997, Fishburne starred in the science fiction horror Event Horizon alongside Sam Neill.
1999 37 Years Old Fishburne is perhaps best known for his role as Morpheus, the hacker-mentor of Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, in the 1999 blockbuster science fiction film The Matrix.
2001 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Fishburne provided the voice of Thrax in Osmosis Jones in 2001.


2003 41 Years Old He reprised his role as Morpheus in the Matrix sequels The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. … Read More
2006 44 Years Old He played terrorist leader, Ahmat who was revealed to be CIA in the 2006 film Five Fingers.
He provided the voice of the narrator in the 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, TMNT.
2008 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2008, Fishburne returned to the stage in the Broadway production of Thurgood, a new play by George Stevens, Jr. Thurgood opened at the Booth Theatre on April 30, 2008. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old In May 2009, Fishburne performed on-stage in the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
2010 48 Years Old Fishburne starred in Predators in 2010 and Contagion in 2011.
2011 49 Years Old On June 7, 2011, Fishburne announced that he was leaving CSI to return to movies and theatre, opting not to renew his contract and would not appear in Season 12. … Read More


2013 51 Years Old In 2013, Fishburne joined the cast of Hannibal, as Dr. Jack Crawford, head of Behavioral Sciences at the FBI.
2014 52 Years Old In 2014, Fishburne reprised his role as Morpheus in a series of Kia K900 commercials.
2015 53 Years Old In 2015, Fishburne joined the ABC sitcom Black-ish in the recurring role of Pops; Fishburne is also a producer on the show.
2016 54 Years Old In 2016, Fishburne reprised his role as White in the sequel Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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