Morgan Freeman, a renowned actor, was born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis. He is a Hollywood actor and narrator. His mother was Mayme Edna and father was Morgan Porterfield Freeman. Morgan Freeman mother was a teacher and father was a barber. Morgan started acting at a very early age when he took part in an act at school. He was just 9 at that time.
The first film he acted was The Royal Hunt of the Sun. But his first credited appearance was on the movie Who says I can’t ride a rainbow. He gained his publicity through his roles on Another World and a kid show named The Electric Company. But unfortunately, Freeman hated his work on The Electric Company.
After the mid-1980s Morgan started getting prominent supporting roles in movies like The Shawshank Redemption, Glory etc.
Freeman married twice, once with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and then with Myrna Colley-Lee. In one of his show African American Life 2, he stated that his great grandparents were slaves who migrated from North Carolina to Mississippi.
Freeman is also a bee-keeper. He once came to know that the population of honey bees were declining. So to save them he turned 124 acres of land into a farm for the bees and made 26 hives.
Freeman also has a private pilot’s license. He earned it at the age of 65. He has owned three aircraft including Emivest SJ30, Cessna Citation and Cessna 414 and has the authority to fly them all on his own.
On the religious front, Morgan Freeman is an atheist. He does not believe in God and he believes that we invented God. He featured a show named The Story of God with Morgan Freeman on National Geography Channel. But this show also couldn’t change his religious views.
Morgan Freeman won many awards and was also nominated for various awards. He won Academy award in 2005 for the best supporting actor on the film Million Dollar Baby. He was also nominated for Oscar for his fascinating performance on the movies like The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy and Street Smart. He has also won Screen Actor Guild Award and Golden Globe Award.
Freeman not only has done acting but also acted as a narrator, host, commentator and voice artist for many programmes and tv shows. He is ranked as a seventh highest-paid actor and his gross average is about $4.5 billion.