Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director,
and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative
speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for
his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank
Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby.
He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.Freeman
has appeared in many other box office hits, including Unforgiven,
Seven, Deep Impact, The Sum of All Fears, Bruce Almighty, Batman
Begins, March of the Penguins" , The Bucket List, Evan Almighty,
Wanted, The Dark Knight, and Red.
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme
Edna (nee Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber
who died in 1961 from cirrhosis. He has three older siblings. Freeman
was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston,
Mississippi.His family moved frequently during his childhood, living
in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.
Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in
a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently
Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won
a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High
School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street, but turned down a partial
drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead
to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.....