Happy BirthdayJune 1, 1937
Narrator, Actor and Director, Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, in the Southwestern city of Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr and Mayme Edna, he was the youngest child and with four other siblings. Morgan was raised in a low-income home in Chicago and Mississippi, where his parents struggled to make ends meet. As his parents relocated to Chicago to find jobs, he remained home with his maternal grandmother. Freeman’s grandmother later died while he was at the age of 6, which forced him to move north to live with his mother. At this time her mother had separated from her husband. They moved to Tennessee later on and finally back to Mississippi, settling in Greenwood. As a kid, Morgan Freeman spent most of his time saving enough money to go and watch movies. Upon graduating from high school in late 1955, he was offered a drama scholarship but turned it down, joining the United States Air Force instead. This, however, proved to be difficult than he thought, so he turned back to acting after marrying Jeanette Adair Bradshaw in 1967. His big break came was when he landed a role in a product known as Hello, Dolly! At that time he also performed in The Nigger Lovers, an off-Broadway production.
Morgan Freeman’s fortunes changed in 1987 when he was selected to be cast in Street Smart, a film that placed him as a volatile pimp. This role came as a success to him, earning him the prestigious Oscar nomination for the role of Best Supporting Actor. Two years down the line Morgan earned more acclaim- Second Oscar Nomination and a Golden Glove Award- in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy. Later on, in 1994 and 1998, he starred in big-budget movies, The Shawshank Redemption and Deep Impact respectively. Morgan Freeman finally won an Oscar in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor in the film Million Dollar Baby. At the Golden Globes in 2012, he also received Cecil B. DeMille Award, which he was awarded for his massive contributions to the entertainment industry.
Freeman is most known for playing authority figures and his contribution to the film industry in general. However, many people know him for his role in movies like Driving Miss Daisy, Street Smart, and Million Dollar Baby.
Today, Morgan lives in Charleston, Mississippi. He also has a home in New York City. He currently owns and operates a blues club known as Ground Zero located in the city of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Morgan also formerly co-owned a fine dining restaurant known as Maididi, which is also located in Clarksdale.
|Net Worth in 2021
|Full Real Name
|Date of Birth
|June 1, 1937
|Yers of Birth
Morgan has two extramarital children from his early life, one of them being Alfonso Freeman. In December 2007, he separated from his wife Jeanette Bradshaw, with whom he adopted his step-granddaughter. Although there were rumors that he was set to marry his step-granddaughter, Morgan came out recently to deny it. He is currently not married and focusing on business ventures. He is also passionate about environmental conservation.
|Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1965-1979), Myrna Colley-Lee (1984-2010)
|No Of Children
|Alfonso Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman
|Deena Freeman, Morgana Freeman
|Height (in feets)
|6 Feet 2 inches
|Height (in meters)
|Weight (in kgs)
|Weight (in lbs)
|Bust Waist Hip
|Morgan Porterfield Freeman
|Mayme Edna Revere
|Birth Sign Duality
|Birth Sign Modality
|Jackson State University, Boston University
|Los Angeles City College