Morgan Freeman Biography
BIRTHDAY : June 1, 1937
AGE : 76 years old
Occupation : Actor, director
Spouse : Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1967–1979), Myrna Colley-Lee (1984–2010)
Actor, director, and narrator who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Million Dollar Baby in 2005. He has appeared in hits such as Bruce Almighty, The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Sum of All Fears, and Dolphin Tale.
When he was nine years old, he played the lead role in a school play. He turned down a drama scholarship at Jason State University to work as a radar mechanic in the U.S. Air Force in 1955.
He has spoken in opposition to Black History Month, saying that black history is American history.
He was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979. He married his second wife, Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984.
The couple separated in 2010.
Freeman denied the claim that he was a “man of God”, saying that “the question of faith is whatever you actually believe is. We take a lot of what we’re talking about in science on faith; we posit a theory, and until it’s disproven we have faith that it’s true. If the mathematics work out, then it’s true, until it’s proven to be untrue.”
On October 28, 2006, Freeman was honored at the first Mississippi’s Best Awards in Jackson, Mississippi, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his works on and off the big screen. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts and Letters from Delta State University during the school’s commencement exercises on May 13, 2006. In 2013, Boston University presented him with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
He won an Oscar Award for his role in The Shawshank Redemption with Tim Robbins.