|Net Worth Estimate||$260 million|
|Salary Estimate||$5 – $10 million|
|Date of Birth||6/1/1937|
Morgan Freeman is not only a world renowned actor but also a highly respected narrator. His resume lists movies with Academy Award Winning actors like Brad Pitt (in Seven) and narration on such lofty topics as The Cosmos.
His filmography is as extensive as it is impressive, so perhaps it’s not surprising that his net worth has mushroomed to an astonishing estimated amount of $260 million.
Even in his 80s, Morgan Freeman didn’t slow down, churning out movies and TV documentary series that garnered international acclaim.
Who would have known this former military man would go on to become such a respected actor globally? Below we examine the path he took to reach such heights, and hope to answer some of the most common questions about this Memphis, Tennessee native.
- How Much Is Actor Morgan Freeman Worth?
- Where Does Morgan Freeman Live?
- Hold Old Is He?
- Who Is He Married To?
- Is Shawshank Redemption Based On A True Story?
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- Where Was Morgan Freeman Born?
- Did Morgan Freeman Win An Oscar?
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Morgan Freeman Breakthrough Roles
Believe it or not, Morgan began his acting career on soap operas like Another World.
He is reported to not have enjoyed his experience on the kids show The Electric Company, but it wasn’t long before his big break came when he played Fast Black in Street Smart (1987). That movie spring-boarded him to success.
Still, it wasn’t until his role In Driving Miss Daisy that global fame came knocking. And once the door to acting success and fame opened, a run of huge hits followed.
Blockbuster movies like Robinhood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner, and Seven, starring Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow, catapulted Freeman to global fame.
As the narrator of March of the Penguins, Freeman gained a new following of fans thanks to his silky voice and a compelling real-life storyline.
Then came a further string of movie blockbusters, including the Batman movie series: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
It seemed his successful films knew no bounds with roles in Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, and London Has Fallen, all receiving glowing reviews. Is it any wonder Morgan has become a very wealthy man?
Morgan Freeman TV Roles
|2014||The Mona Lisa Myth|
|2010||30 For 30|
|2008||A Raisin In The Sun|
|2005||Slavery and The Making of America|
|2004||Ramases: Wrath of God or Man?|
|2003||Freedom: A History Of Us|
|1992||The Savior Is Born|
|1990||The Earth Day Special|
|1987||Fight For Life|
|1985||The Execution of Raymond Graham|
|1985||The Twilight Zone|
|1985||The Atlanta Child Murders|
|1981||Death of a Prophet|
|1981||The Marva Collins Story|
|1978||Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry|
|1971-1977||The Electric Company|
|1970||Caught In The Middle|
|1969||New York Television Theater|
Morgan Freeman Movies Roles
|2019||Angel Has Fallen|
|2019||The Poison Rose|
|2017||Just Getting Started|
|2017||Going In Style|
|2016||Now You See Me 2|
|2016||London Has Fallen|
|2014||The Mona Lisa Myth|
|2014||Dolphin Tale 2|
|2014||5 Flights Up|
|2014||The Lego Movie|
|2013||Now You See Me|
|2013||Olympus Has Fallen|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises|
|2012||The Magic of Belle Isle|
|2011||Conan The Barbarian|
|2009||The Maiden Heist|
|2009||Thick As Thieves|
|2008||The Dark Knight|
|2007||The Bucket List|
|2007||Feast Of Love|
|2007||Gone Baby Gone|
|2006||10 Items Or Less|
|2006||Lucky Number Slevin|
|2005||An Unfinished Life|
|2005||War Of The Worlds|
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Morgan Freeman Personal Life
Perhaps most surprising of all to acting fans worldwide is that Morgan declined a scholarship from Jackson State University. Instead he chose to pursue a career in the military, specifically the United States Airforce, where he served for 4 years.
Upon graduating Airman 1st Class, he moved to the West Coast where he took dance classes in San Francisco and acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse.
While his acting career has seemingly blossomed without any upper ceiling, Freeman’s relationships have not been bestowed with as much luck. He has divorced both his former spouses, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw in 1979 and Myrna Colley Lee in 2010.
|Alma Mater||United States Airforce|
|Previous Spouse||Myrna Colley Lee, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw|
|Parents||Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Mayme Edna Revere|
Morgan Freeman Awards
|Year||Award||Nominated Movie/TV Show||Role||Result|
|2012||Golden Globe Awards||Cecil B. DeMille Award||NA||Recipient|
|2009||Golden Globe||Invictus||Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama||Lost|
|2004||Golden Globe||Million Dollar Baby||Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture||Lost|
|1994||Golden Globe||The Shawshank Redemption||Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama||Lost|
|1989||Golden Globe||Driving Miss Daisy||Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Won|
|1987||Golden Globe||Street Smart||Best Supporting Actor||Lost|
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