Sept 6, 2022
Morgan Freeman, son of Mayme Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, was born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee.
When Freeman was only nine years old and had the lead role in a school play, he caught the acting bug.
Following his graduation from Broad Street High School in 1955, he joined the US Air Force.
After serving in the military, he relocated to Los Angeles and began taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow was his first film role. In 1971.
He kept up his theatre career and was honoured with the Obie Award in 1980 for his lead performance in Coriolanus.
Freeman's career took off in the late 1980s and early 1990s when he started to appear in leading roles in high-profile movies.
He played Fast Black in the 1987 movie Street Smart, which led to his nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars.
At the 77th Academy Awards, Morgan finally received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby.
Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director and narrator who has a net worth of $250 million.
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