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Morgan Freeman

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Net worth 2018: $200 Million
Residence: Memphis
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1 June 1937
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Los Angeles City College - New York University,

Morgan Freeman was bornon 1 June 1937 in Memphis, American. Morgan Freeman is an Academy Award winning actor known for his brilliant performances in movies like ‘Million Dollar baby’, ‘Street Smart’ and ‘Driving Miss Daisy’. He loved acting from childhood and won a state wide drama competition when he was just 12. Even though acting was always his first love, he was unsure of pursuing it as a career and instead chose to serve as a radar technician in the United States Air Force. But, he soon realized that acting was his true passion and took acting and dancing lessons. He made his acting debut as a stage actor in a touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’. He got his big break when he was cast in the all African-American Broadway production of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ which got his performance noticed. Gradually he made his transition into movies, first appearing in a number of minor roles before landing on more substantial ones. His movie career began to take-off in the mid 1980s when the actor was already approaching 50. He was often chosen to play wise, fatherly characters because of his age and kindly looks. His amazing performances have earned him one Academy Award win along with several other prestigious awards like Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award.


$200 Million


In 2009, he portrayed South African president Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood directed sports drama ‘Invictus’


He reprised this role in the sequel ‘Evan Almighty’ in 2007


He acted in the sports drama film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in 2004 in which he played Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, an elderly boxer


He played God in the 2003 super-hit film ‘Bruce Almighty’ which also starred Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston


He portrayed the South African president Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Invictus’ which was based on the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup


The most notable among these was ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) which was based on the Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’


The prolific actor appeared in several movies over the 1990s


In 1989, he starred in the comedy drama ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ which had been adapted from a play of the same name


He got his first big film break in 1987 when he was cast as the violent pimp Fast Black in the film ‘Street Smart’


His second marriage was to Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984


Initially he could find only small roles in films like ‘Brubaker’ (1980), ‘Eyewitness’ (1981), ‘Harry & Son’ (1984) and ‘Marie’ (1985)


Starting from 1971 he began appearing regularly on the television program for children, ‘The Electric Company’ which was an educational program aimed at teaching children how to read


This led to his Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of ‘Hello Dolly!’ also starring Pearl Bailey


He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967 in the play ‘The Nigger Lovers’ which also starred Viveca Lindfors


During the mid 1960s he joined the Opera Ring musical theater group and acted with a touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’


He quit his military career in 1959 on realizing that this was not what he wanted to do

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