Morgan Freeman Biography
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 1, 1937. He was born to Mamie Edna, a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber who died of cirrhosis in 1961. He has three older brothers and sisters. He is currently 84 years old.
His origins were from the Songhai and Tuareg peoples of Niger, according to DNA tests. Slaves who migrated from North Carolina to Mississippi were some of Freeman’s great-great-grandparents. Because the two could not legally marry at the time, Freeman’s Caucasian maternal great-great-grandfather lived with and was buried beside his African-American great-great-grandmother in the segregated South. A DNA test revealed that about a fifth of his African forebears were from the continent.
He lived with his grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi for a while. He had pneumonia as a teenager.
He took up theatre arts as a major in Los Angeles City College and also had an acting class at Pasadena Playhouse.
Morgan Freeman has been married twice; first to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and then to Myrna Colley-Lee. He has four children; Saifoulaye, Deena, Alfonso and Morgana.
Morgan Freeman Career
Morgan Freeman is an American award winning actor, director, and narrator from the United States. Freeman is noted for his many performances in a wide variety of cinema genres and is known for his distinctive deep voice which he has used in narrations of some documentaries and films.
He has won numerous awards throughout the course of his five-decade career, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
Freeman graduated from high school in 1955, but opted to enroll in the United States Air Force instead of accepting a partial theater scholarship from Jackson State University.
He rose to the rank of airman first class as an Automatic Tracking Radar repairman.
Morgan Freeman Net Worth
Morgan Freeman has an estimated net worth of approximately $250 million.