Morgan Freeman

Born Jul 3, 1978

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Morgan Freeman.


1937 Birth Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee.


1955 18 Years Old …  In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to enlist in the United States Air Force and served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman, rising to the rank of Airman 1st Class. … Read More


1961 24 Years Old He is the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere; 1912–2000), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber who died on April 27, 1961, from cirrhosis.
1964 27 Years Old During this period, Freeman also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring musical theater group.
1965 28 Years Old He acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker.


1967 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Freeman made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the Freedom Riders during the American Civil Rights Movement), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly! which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.


1980 43 Years Old He continued to be involved in theater work and received the Obie Award in 1980 for the title role in Coriolanus.
1984 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, he received his second Obie Award for his role as the preacher in The Gospel at Colonus. … Read More


1989 52 Years Old He received his third Obie Award for his role as a chauffeur for a Jewish widow in Driving Miss Daisy, which was adapted for the screen in 1989. … Read More
1993 56 Years Old Freeman made his directorial debut in 1993 with Bopha! for Paramount Pictures.
1994 57 Years Old In 1994, he portrayed Red, the redeemed convict in the acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption. … Read More


1997 60 Years Old He also starred in such films as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Unforgiven, Seven, and Deep Impact. In 1997, Freeman, together with Lori McCreary, founded the film production company Revelations Entertainment, and the two co-head its sister online film distribution company ClickStar. … Read More
2005 68 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Invictus (2009). … Read More
2007 70 Years Old 1 More Event
He starred in Rob Reiner's 2007 film The Bucket List, opposite Jack Nicholson. … Read More
In 2008, Freeman returned to Broadway to co-star with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher for a limited engagement of Clifford Odets's play, The Country Girl, directed by Mike Nichols.
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2011 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Freeman was featured with John Lithgow in the Broadway debut of Dustin Lance Black's play, 8, a staged reenactment of Perry v. Brown, the federal trial that overturned California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. … Read More
In 2014, he co-starred in the action film Lucy.
In 2015, Freeman played the Chief Justice of the United States in the season two premiere of Madam Secretary (Freeman is also one of the series' executive producers).
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