Morgan Freeman – Bio, Wiki, Age, Social Media Accounts, Zodiac, Family, Net Worth, Career, Films, Awards, Salaries, Interesting Facts and More


Morgan Freeman A Legend of Decades

The Legendary Morgan Freeman is an Academy Award-winning, multitalented, and outstanding American actor, host, film producer, and narrator. He has achieved immense success and fame throughout his acting career. He is best known for his magical voice and versatile roles in the entertainment industry. The over-five-decade career of an American actor and producer has yielded many honors, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. In addition, Freeman has also been recognized with the Kennedy Center Honor, an AFI Life Achievement Award, a Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.


On June 1, 1937, Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee. As a baby, Freeman traveled to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He moved around a lot during his early years, residing in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and Chicago, Illinois. At nine, Freeman performed the lead role in a school play for his acting debut. Currently, he lives in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and owns a home in New York City.

Morgan Freeman Biography and Wiki facts

Social Media Accounts

Morgan has been in the entertainment industry for decades and has a considerable fan base from all around the globe. He is widely recognized and applauded for his professionalism. The following are Freeman’s social media accounts. He regularly shares memorable moments and life events on his social media accounts.

Facebook32M Followers
Twitter377K Followers
Instagram4.2M Followers
TikTokUpdate Soon
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Net Worth

According to an estimate, Morgan Freeman’s net worth is US$250 million as of 2023. As a well-known Hollywood actor and producer, Morgan has been in the entertainment industry for over five decades. He has earned most of his wealth from his acting career.

Zodiac Sign

Morgan’s zodiac sign is Gemini, like Donald Trump, Tom Holland, Abhishek Malhan, and Sheynnis Palacious. He has a daring and adventure-loving personality. He likes to spend his leisure time exploring natural places.

Morgan Freeman as Gemini Zodiac is bold and daring

Wiki Facts

Undoubtedly, people recognize Morgan for his fabulous acting skills and deep voice, which capture listeners’ attention. He has been in the entertainment industry for over fifty years and is continuing. This section contains interesting Wiki facts about his life, career, hobbies, and family.

Full NameMorgan Freeman
Screen NameMorgan Freeman
Date of Birth June 1, 1937
Age87 years as of 2024
Zodiac SignGemini
Birth PlaceMemphis, Tennessee
HometownGreenwood, Mississippi
Current ResidenceClarksdale, Mississippi
SchoolBroad Street High School
CollegeLos Angeles City College
Jackson State University
Pasadena Playhouse
Years Active1964-Present
OrganizationRevelations Entertainment
Net WorthUS$250 million
Marital StatusDivorced Twice
Partner/GirlfriendCurrently dating Lori McCreary
HobbiesStudying Scientific and technology-related content
Hair ColorGrey
Eye ColorDark Brown
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
Weight97 in kilograms
214 pounds
Jet CollectionCessna Citation 501
Cessna 414
Emivest SJ30
Favorite MovieMoulin Rouge!
Production CompanyRevelations Entertainment
Morgan Freeman Wiki facts age height and family details


He attended Broad Street High School (now known as Threadgill Elementary School) in Greenwood, Mississippi. After completing his high school education in 1955, Freeman dropped Jackson State University’s partial drama scholarship to pursue his career in the USA Air Force. He became an airman first class while working as an automatic tracking radar repairman. However, after serving from 1955 to 1959 in the US Air Force, Morgan moved to Los Angeles, California, to enroll in acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse. At Los Angeles City College, where he also studied theatre arts, one of his teachers urged him to pursue a dance career.

Early life of the Legendary Morgan Freeman

Parents and Siblings

His mother, Mayme Edna Revere, was a teacher, and his father, Morgan Porterfield Freeman, was a barber who passed away in 1961 from cirrhosis. He has three siblings whose identities are not open to the public. His parents were not financially independent, so he did not have a lavish childhood.

FatherMorgan Porterfield Freeman
MotherMayme Edna Revere
SiblingsUpdate Soon
Morgan Freeman Family Children and Parents

Family and Children

Morgan married twice. His first marriage to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw took place in 1967 and lasted over a decade. Later, in 1984, he married Myrna Colley-Lee again. Freeman has four children: two sons and two daughters.

First WifeJeanette Adair Bradshaw (m. 1967; div. 1979)​
Second WifeMyrna Colley-Lee (m. 1984; div. 2010)
Son(s)Alfonso Freeman
Saifoulaye Freeman
Daughter(s)Deena Freeman
Morgana Freeman
Grand-ChildrenE’Dena Hines
Donovan Lee Freeman
Joshua Caleb Freeman
Alfonso René Freeman II

Professional Career

Freeman’s dream as a young man was to become a fighter pilot. However, after a disappointing start in the U.S. Air Force, he only focused on his acting career. He served in the Air Force for just four years, from 1955 to 1959. Morgan Freeman’s acting career officially started in 1964. In his early career, he performed in stage plays while pursuing theatre school in Los Angeles. His part in the children’s television series The Electric Company brought him prominence in the 1970s. More difficult film roles emerged his way after his mind-blowing performances in the 1980 movie Brubaker and the 1982–1984 soap opera Another World. He also received positive reviews for his early 1980s theatrical work.

Morgan Freeman professional career glimpses


Below is a list of his work, from the big screen to theatre and television roles in the entertainment industry, reflecting his unparalleled acting skills.

Complete list of Morgan Freeman Hollywood hit films

1964The Pawnbroker
1966A Man Called Adam
1968Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
1971Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow!
1984Harry & Son
1985That Was Then… This Is Now
1987Street Smart
1988Clean and Sober
1989Driving Miss Daisy
1989Lean on Me
1991Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1994The Shawshank Redemption
2000Nurse Betty
2003Bruce Almighty
2004Million Dollar Baby
2005Batman Begins
2007Gone Baby Gone
2007The Bucket List
2008The Dark Knight
2011Dolphin Tale
2012The Dark Knight Rises
2013Now You See Me
2014Dolphin Tale 2
2015Last Knights
2015Ted 2
2016London Has Fallen
2016Now You See Me 2
2017Going in Style
2018The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
2018Brian Banks
2019Angel Has Fallen
2020The Comeback Trail
2021Coming 2 America
2021Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
2022Paradise Highway
2022The Minute You Wake Up Dead
2023The Ritual Killer
2023A Good Person
202357 Seconds

Theatre Play

Like his recognition on big screens, Morgan became equally famous for stage and theatre plays. He earned fame and acclaim for his theatre work globally.

Morgan Freeman films and drama career

As a nine-year-old, he won his first-ever drama competition at the state level. The famous Hello, Dolly! was one of his musical plays.

1964–1970Hello, Dolly!
1967The Nigger lovers
1979Julius Caesar
1987–1990Driving Miss Daisy
1988The Gospel at Colonus
1990The Taming of the Shrew
2008The Country Girl

Television Roles

Additionally, he has contributed to the television industry. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is one of his notable TV shows. He has not only performed in TV plays but also produced some fantastic screenplays that are still recognized and being watched. Madam Secretary was one of the shows where he played the Chief Justice role in its second season. Morgan was also the executive producer of this series.

YearTV Drama/Series
1971–1977The Electric Company 
1979Hollow Image
1981The Marva Collins Story
1981Death of a Prophet
1986Resting Place
1987Fight For Life
1988Clinton and Nadine
1990The Earth Day Special
1997The Long Way Home
2008Smithsonian Channel’s Sound Revolution
2014-2019Madam Secretary
2016-2019The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
20162017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
2017The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman
20172018 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
2020Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
2021The Kominsky Method
2023-PresentSpecial Ops: Lioness

Awards And Nominations

Freeman received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor as a risky hustler in Street Smart. For his work in Driving Miss Daisy, where he recreated the role of Hoke, he was later nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category. He debuted as a director with the anti-apartheid movie Bopha! Freeman won an Academy Award for his outstanding role in Million Dollar Baby. Besides Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio, he is another Hollywood star to win an Academy Award. Upon receiving the Oscar nominations, he expressed his feelings in such a way:

When I got nominated for the Oscar (for Street Smart in 1987), it put rocket boosters in my career. Since childhood, all I wanted to do was make movies. I love the stage, but I wanted to be a movie actor.

Academy Awards

The Hollywood film industry’s most significant awards are the Academy Awards or Oscars. The criteria for nominations and selections are stringent, and not everyone could qualify. Thus, Morgan is one of those skilled and proficient actors who has received five different nominations for Oscars.

Morgan Freeman Oscar Winning Moment

YearAward Category
1988Nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award for Street Smart
1990Nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award for Driving Miss Daisy
1995Nominated for Best Actor Award for The Shawshank Redemption
2005Won Best Supporting Actor Award for Million Dollar Baby
2010Nominated for Best Actor Award for Invictus

Golden Globe Awards

Hollywood’s famous organization, the Foreign Press Association, awards Golden Globe Awards to honor celebrities’ hard work and services worldwide. Morgan has received five nominations. He won the Best Actor award for his movie Driving Miss Daisy.

Morgan Freeman receiving Golden Globe Awards

YearAward Category
1987Nominated for Best Supporting Actor—Motion Picture for Street Smart
1989Won Best Actor—Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Driving Miss Daisy
1994Nominated for Best Actor—Motion Picture Drama for The Shawshank Redemption
2004Nominated for Best Supporting Actor—Motion Picture for Million Dollar Baby
2009Nominated for Best Actor-Motion Picture Drama for Invictus

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards are awarded to celebrities with outstanding appearances and presences on television screens. Freeman’s Primetime Emmy Award nominations as a great TV artist are listed below.

YearAward Category
2016Nominated for Outstanding Informational Series or Special for The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
2018Nominated for Outstanding Narrator for March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step
2021Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Kominsky Method: Chapter 20: The Round Toes of the High Shoes
2023Pending Result for Outstanding Narrator for Our Universe: Chasing Starlight
Is Morgan Freeman dating her partner Lori McCreary

Screen Actor Guild Awards

To praise and celebrate Freeman’s achievements in the drama and film industry, he has received multiple nominations for Screen Guild Awards. The list is as follows:

YearAward Category
1994Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role for The Shawshank Redemption
2004Won an Outstanding Actor Award in a Supporting Role for Million Dollar Baby
2004Nominated for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture for Million Dollar Baby
2009Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role for Invictus

MTV Awards

A list of a few MTV awards received by Freeman is given below.

YearAward Category
1991Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Shared with Kevin Costner)
1995Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo for Seven (Shared with Brad Pitt)
Legendary Morgan Freeman receiving Life Time Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

He has received different lifetime achievement awards for his services to the entertainment industry.

Morgan Freeman at Academy Award 2023

2009Golden Icon Award from the Zurich Film Festival
2011AFI Life Achievement Award
2012Cecil B. DeMille Award Awarded by HFPA for Outstanding Contributions to the Film Industry
2018Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award


Morgan’s professional career is filled with numerous successful hit movies in which he has performed and won the hearts of millions of fans. A list of some of his highest-grossing films is given below.

Kiss the Girls (1997)$5,000,000
March of the Penguins (2005)$1,000,000
Batman Begins (2005)$5,000,000
War of the Worlds (2005)$1,000,000
The Dark Knight (2008)$5,000,000
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)$5,000,000
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)$10,000,000
London Has Fallen (2016)$7,500,000
Angel Has Fallen (2019)$7,500,000

Some lesser known facts about Morgan Freeman

Some lesser-known facts

  • He is a licensed pilot and owns a few private jet collections.
  • He got severe pneumonia when he was 16.
  • At the age of 12, he developed an interest in theatre and music during his school years and won a drama competition at the state level.
  • He broke his arm in a critical accident. Due to a damaged nerve, he wears a glove on his hand to keep the blood flow going.
  • Morgan has a deep and magical voice and excellent narration skills. As a narrator, his soulful speaking skills are admired globally.
  • He speaks French fluently.

Why is Morgan Freeman so popular?

He became famous because of his role in the series "The Electric Company." It was a children's television series. Later, Morgan appeared in some of Shakespeare's famous plays, Julius Caesar and Coriolanus, eventually leading him to fame.

Why does Morgan Freeman wear glove on one of his hands?

He had a car accident in which his shoulder and arm were broken, due to which one of his nerves was damaged. Therefore, to keep the blood flow regular, Morgan has to wear a glove on his hand.

What is the net worth of Morgan Freeman?

His total net worth as of 2023 is US$ 250 million.

How much does Morgan Freeman charge for providing voice over services?

Besides acting, he has also performed in commercials for the Visa Debit Card company. He is estimated to make between US$1 million and US$2 million only from voice-over and narration.

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