Morgan Freeman Early Life
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 1, 1937. He has five siblings. Morgan’s parents moved to Chicago shortly after he was born, so he lived with his grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. When he was 6, his grandmother died, and he relocated to Chicago with his mother, who had separated from his father. They settled in Tennessee.
Freeman started performing at age 9 in a school play. The 1955 Broad Street High School graduate joined the Air Force. After leaving the military, he took acting instruction at the Pasadena Playhouse. Morgan worked as a transcript clerk at LAC. He was also a dancer and member of a music theater ensemble in New York and San Francisco.
Morgan Freeman Career
In the mid-1960s, Freeman starred in The Niggerlovers off-Broadway and in Hello, Dolly! with Pearl Bailey in 1968. Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow? was his debut film. His work on Another World and The Electric Company established him as a household name in the United States.
In 1980, he won the Obie Award for Coriolanus. In 1984, he won for The Gospel at Colonus, and in 1989, for Driving Miss Daisy (later adapted for the screen, in which he starred
In the 1980s and 1990s, Freeman began appearing in big-budget films. Fast Black earned him an Oscar nomination in 1987 for Street Smart. The Shawshank Redemption elevated him to A-list prominence in 1994. He starred in Seven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Deep Impact, and Unforgiven.
Freeman’s 2005 was big. Morgan went on to win Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Academy Awards.
2005’s Bruce Almighty starred him as God (and later, the sequel, Evan Almighty). He appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins in 2005.He returned for two sequels.
After The Bucket List, Freeman co-starred in The Country Girl alongside Peter Gallagher and Frances McDormand. Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, garnered him an Oscar nod for Best Actor. In 2013, he appeared in Olympus Has Fallen and Oblivion.
Morgan Freeman Other Work
Morgan’s directorial debut was 1993’s “Bopha!” He’s only directed three Madam Secretary episodes.Morgan’s booming voice makes him a popular narrator. He narrated 2005’s War of the Worlds, March of the Penguins, and 2014’s Lego Movie.
He replaced Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News in 2010. He hosts and narrates Discovery Channel’s “Through the Wormhole.” Freeman narrated Visa ads until 2018.
Morgan Freeman Personal Life
1967–1979: Freeman married Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. He divorced Myrna Colley-Lee in September 2010. Four kids. In 2015, his first marriage’s stepdaughter was murdered in New York City.33-year-old
On August 3, 2008, in Ruleville, Mississippi, Freeman was in a near-fatal vehicle accident. After leaving the roadway, his Nissan Maxima overturned numerous times. He and a female passenger were rescued using the “Jaws of Life” and flown to Memphis.
Freeman shattered his shoulder, arm, and elbow. His passenger (Demaris Meyer) eventually sued him for carelessness and claimed he had been drinking. The lawsuit was settled in secret.
Eight women accused Freeman of sexual harassment, CNN reported in May 2018. Eight others said they saw improper behavior on film sets or at his firm. After the report, Freeman apologized.
The Screen Actors Guild decided in September 2018 that Freeman can keep his award for lifetime achievement. Freeman helped Katrina victims and created the Grenada Relief Fund for Ivan’s victims.Morgan’s 124-acre Mississippi property became a bee sanctuary in March 2019.
Morgan Freeman Marriage Settlement
Morgan Freeman’s net worth is $250 million after he paid his ex-wife $100 million to $200 million in real estate and cash in 2010. Myrna once wanted $400 million based on their holdings and projected earnings prospects.
Morgan Freeman Net Worth
Morgan Freeman is a $250 million actor, director, and narrator. He’s been a popular and in-demand actor for almost 20 years. Morgan’s net worth would be higher if he hadn’t paid his ex-wife $100 million to $200 million in 2010.