Morgan Freeman Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | April 2, 2024

Date of Birth

1 / June / 1937


87 Years


Actor TV host Narrator Director Producer

Morgan Freeman, known by his real name, is a multi-talented figure in the entertainment industry, excelling as an actor, TV host, narrator, director, and producer.

Morgan Freeman Height, Weight, Wife, Age, Biography & More

Born on June 1, 1937, Freeman has delivered iconic performances in a multitude of films spanning various genres. He rose to fame with roles in movies such as “Glory” (1989), “Seven” (1995), and “Bruce Almighty” (2003). His distinctive voice has graced numerous documentaries and films, solidifying his reputation as a revered narrator.

Early Life

Morgan Freeman was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. Growing up, he attended Threadgill Elementary School in his hometown. Before pursuing acting, Freeman served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman in the United States Air Force. His early experiences in Mississippi and military service laid the groundwork for his future career in acting.


Morgan Freeman’s hometown is Greenwood, Mississippi, where he attended Threadgill Elementary School. He pursued further education in acting at the Pasadena Playhouse after serving as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman in the United States Air Force.


Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., under the zodiac sign of Gemini. He was 87 years old and held American nationality.

Physical Stats

Morgan Freeman stands tall at 188 cm (6’2″) and weighs approximately 79 kg (174 lbs). He has dark brown eyes and grey hair.


Morgan Freeman has been romantically linked with several women, including Debbie Allen, Rita Moreno, Loletha Adkins, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, Myrna Colley-Lee, and Demaris Meyer.

Wife and Children

Morgan Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979. He later married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984, and their union lasted until 2010. Together, they share four children: Alfonso Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman, Deena Freeman, and Morgana Freeman.


Morgan Freeman’s father, Morgan Porterfield Freeman, was a barber, and his mother, Mayme Edna, worked as a teacher. He has three older siblings. Regarding religion, Freeman’s perspective is nuanced, as he once stated to “The Wrap” that he believes in God, but he also questions the concept’s origins and his own interpretation.

Morgan Freeman Mother Picture

Morgan Freeman Mother Picture

Morgan Freeman with his Ex-wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

Morgan Freeman with his Ex-wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

Morgan Freeman with his wife Myrna Colley-Lee

Morgan Freeman with his wife Myrna Colley-Lee

Morgan Freeman with his Children

Morgan Freeman with his Children


Morgan Freeman’s illustrious career spans decades and encompasses various roles in film, television, and theater. Renowned for his distinctive voice and commanding presence, Freeman has delivered captivating performances in numerous acclaimed movies such as “Glory” (1989), “Seven” (1995), and “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994).

He has portrayed a diverse array of characters, earning critical acclaim and accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Million Dollar Baby” (2004). Freeman’s contributions to the entertainment industry extend beyond acting, as he has also excelled as a producer, director, and narrator, leaving an indelible mark on cinema.


  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (2017)
  • The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Niggerlovers (1967)
  • The Kominsky Method (2021)
  • The Bucket List (2007)
  • Street Smart (1987)
  • Seven (1995)
  • Select theater roles:[249]
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Purlie (1970–71)
  • Outbreak (1995)
  • Nurse Betty (2000)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Madam Secretary (2017)
  • Lean on Me (1989)
  • Julius Caesar (1979)
  • Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  • Glory (1989)
  • Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  • Driving Miss Daisy (1987–90)
  • Coriolanus (1979)
  • Clean and Sober (1988)
  • Bruce Almighty (2003)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Amistad (1997)

Awards and Nominations

  • 82nd Academy Awards: Best Actor, nomination, for Invictus (2009)
  • 77th Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor, win, for Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • 67th Academy Awards: Best Actor, nomination, for The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • 62nd Academy Awards: Best Actor, nomination, for Driving Miss Daisy (1989
  • 60th Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor, nomination, for Street Smart (1987)

Net Worth

Morgan Freeman’s net worth is estimated to be around $150 million.

Favorite Things

Hobbies Learning about Science (especially space and energy)
Favorite Book Great Expectations, Black Beauty, Moby Dick.
Favorite Movie Rob Reiner’s The Magic of Belle Isle

Some Lesser Known Facts About Morgan Freeman

  • Morgan made his acting debut in a school play at the age of nine, where he was punished for pulling a chair from under a girl and was directed to join the drama class.
  • America recognized Morgan for his roles in the soap opera “Another World” and “The Electric Company,” but he considers his character Fast Black in “Street Smart” (1987) as his breakthrough role.
  • He won a state-level drama competition at the age of 12 and performed on a radio show in Nashville, Tennessee, while still in school.
  • Known for his distinctively smooth voice, Morgan Freeman has lent his narration skills to numerous projects and is the first American to record a par on Legend Golf & Safari Resort’s Extreme 19th hole.
  • Freeman was an Executive Producer of the show “Madam Secretary” and portrayed the Chief Justice of the United States in season 2 of the series.
  • He hosts the show “Through the Wormhole” on Discovery Channel, exploring theories of the universe, science, evolution, and God, showcasing his interest in science.
  • Freeman has appeared and narrated for B.o.B’s song “Bombs Away” from their second album “Strange Clouds.”
  • He owns and operates Ground Zeros, a blues club in Clarkside, Mississippi, and holds a Private pilot license, flying his own planes.
  • Fluent in French, Morgan Freeman’s life story may be narrated by George Clooney or Jeremy Irons.

Check Also: Matt Damon

Body Measurements Not Known
Birth Place Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Children Alfonso Freeman, Morgana Freeman, Deena Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Grey
Height In CM 188 CM
Height In Meter 1.88 M
Nationality American
Parents Father: Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Mother: Mayme Edna
Profession Actor TV host Narrator Director Producer
Siblings Morgan has three older siblings
Spous Myrna Colley-Lee (m. 1984–2010), Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
Weight 79 kg
Zodiac Sign Gemini


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