Legendary actor Morgan Freeman stepped late in the limelight but the success he earned through his versatile performances promptly landed him among the most respected actors. Born in Memphis, Tennessee to a teacher Mayme Edna and a barber Morgan Porterfield Freeman on 1 June, 1937, Morgan debuted as actor at age nine, portraying the lead character in a school play. He lost his father to cirrhosis on 27th of April 1961. He has 3 siblings. All of them are elder to him. He spent his formative years places such as Gary, Indiana; Greenwood, Mississippi and lastly Chicago, Illinois. After completing primary education, he joined Broad Street High School, which is known as Threadgill Elementary School at present context. Morgan came first on a statewide drama competition at age 12. After graduating through high school, he got offer of partial scholarship from the Jackson State University, which he turned down. Putting acting in the back gear, he began serving the United States Air Force. However after four year, he thought about pursuing acting career and began taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse. He as well took dancing lessons.
Moving into the personal life, Morgan Freeman made headlines for months when the rumors of him romancing his step-granddaughter hit the market. And then the news of him marrying twenty-seven years old E’Dena Hines has stirred the market. He has 2 extramarital children since his early life. Previously he was husband of Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. The couple was together since 1967 to 1979. On June 16, 1984 he tied knot with Myrna Colley-Lee. However the bitterness in the relationship led them to separation in December 2007. The divorce was finalized on 15th of September 2010. He has been linked with women including Debbie Allen, Rita Moreno, Loletha Adkins and Demaris Meyer. He resides in Charleston, Mississippi. He operates and owns a blues club called “Ground Zero” in Clarksdale, Mississippi. On 3rd of August 2008, he has a sever car accident. Kind hearted Morgan Freeman has used his celebrity status to help several less fortunate. He along with other members created the Grenada Relief Fund in order to assist Hurricane Ivan’s victims. He as well has been part of a number of charitable organizations. He has keen interest in politics and has endorsed current president Barak Obama’s candidacy.
Morgan Freeman was first introduced to dramatic arts on the stage plus making appearances in entire African-American production of the ebullient musical Hello, Dolly!. Throughout the 70s, Morgan worked on stage, grabbing number of awards, including Clarence Derwent and Drama Desk Awards as well as Tony Award nomination. In 1980, he grabbed 2 Obi Awards, for his work at the New York Shakespeare Festival and for his performance in Mother Courage and Her Children. He has worked in plays such as “The Gospel at Colonus”, “Driving Miss Daisy”, “The Taming of the Shrew” and “The Country Girl” till date. He entered the Hollywood in 1987 with Street Smart after appearing in a number of small screen ventures. He appeared on small screens as multiple characters including “Count Dracula”, “Mel Mounds” and “Easy Reader”. He then stepped into the big screen with children adventure 1971’s “Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow!”. He then landed a minor role in 1973’s “Blade”. He portrayed Casca in 1979’s “Julius Caesar” and the title part in 1979’s “Coriolanus”. “Street Smart” earned his first Oscar nomination. He earned more acclaim two years later- followed up Oscar nomination and Golden Globe Award for his performance in “Driving Miss Daisy”. By the 90s, he was appearing in big budget movies, such as “Seven”, “Deep Impact” and “The Shawshank Redemption”. He finally grabbed Oscar in 2005 for his work in “Million Dollar Baby”. He has worked in movies such as “The Dark knight”, “The Dark Night Rises’, “Invictus”, “RED”, “Olympus Has Fallen”, “Last Vegas”, “The Lego Movie”, “Lucy” and “Dolphin Tale 2” to name a few. His net worth is estimated to be around ninety million dollars.
Morgan Freeman has multiple hobbies. He is a licensed pilot and avid sailor. He owns number of horses as well. He can be followed in his Facebook and twitter account. He is available in Instagram as well. Wiki provides a close look on personal and professional life of this iconic actor.