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MORGAN FREEMAN (Narrator) is an Academy Award-winning actor and one of the most recognizable figures in American cinema, whose works are among the most critically and commercially successful films of all time, with a combined worldwide box office of more than $3 billion.

Freeman won the 2005 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in "Million Dollar Baby." In 1990, he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in "Driving Miss Daisy." Freeman also received three more Academy Award nominations, in 1987 for Best Supporting Actor for "Street Smart," in 1994 for Best Actor for "The Shawshank Redemption," and in 2010 for Best Actor for "Invictus."

Freeman was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. That same year, Freeman received the 39th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2000, Freeman received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting, and was honored with the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival.

In 2010, Freeman won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his performance as Nelson Mandela in the acclaimed film "Invictus." In addition to his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, he also received a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics' Choice Award nomination. The picture was produced by Revelations Entertainment, the company he co-founded in 1996 with a mission to produce films that reveal truth. Since its inception, Revelations has continued to be a frontrunner in the field of digital technology.

Revelations' other features include the recently completed "The Code," "The Magic of Belle Isle," "Levity," "Under Suspicion," "Mutiny," "Bopha!", "Along Came a Spider," "Feast of Love," "10 Items or Less," "Maiden Heist" and the Peabody Award-winning ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, "The 16th Man."

Through Revelations Entertainment and CBS TV Studios, Freeman is an executive producer alongside Revelations' Lori McCreary and Tracey Mercer, director David Semel, and creator/writer Barbara Hall on the new CBS pilot "Madame Secretary," staring Tea Leoni.

Currently, Freeman hosts the Emmy-nominated series "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman." The show is in its fourth season on Science Channel and is produced in conjunction with Revelations Entertainment. Freeman not only hosts the hit show, but is an executive producer as well.

Freeman will be seen in the upcoming films "Life Itself," "The Last Knights," "Transcendence," "Lucy," Eagle Films and Revelations' "Ruth and Alex," and "Dolphin Tale 2."

Most recently, Freeman starred in "The LEGO Movie," "Last Vegas," "Now You See Me," "Oblivion," "Olympus Has Fallen" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

Freeman recently narrated The Science Channel program "Stem Cell Universe." He will be narrating the upcoming history documentary "We The People."

Freeman's past credits include "Dolphin Tale," "The Dark Knight," "The Bucket List," "Glory," "Clean and Sober," "Lean on Me," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," "Unforgiven," "Se7en," "Kiss the Girls," "Amistad," "Deep Impact," "The Sum of All Fears," "Bruce Almighty," "Nurse Betty," "Coriolanus," "Attica," "Brubaker," "Eyewitness," "Death of a Prophet," and "Along Came a Spider." He also narrated two Academy Award-winning documentaries, "The Long Way Home" and "The March of The Penguins" as well as "Born To Be Wild 3D."

After beginning his acting career on the off-Broadway stage productions of "The Niggerlovers" and the all African-American production of "Hello Dolly," Freeman segued into television. Many people grew up watching him on the long-running Children's Television Workshop classic "The Electric Company," where he played the iconic Easy Reader among several recurring characters. Looking for his next challenge, he set his sights on both Broadway and the silver screen simultaneously and quickly began to fill his resume with memorable performances.

In 1978, Freeman won a Drama Desk Award for his role as Zeke in "The Mighty Gents." He also received a Tony Nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actor.

His stage work continued to earn him accolades and awards, including Obie Awards in 1980, 1984 and 1987 and a second Drama Desk Nomination in 1987 for the role of Hoke Colburn, which he created for the Alfred Uhry play "Driving Miss Daisy" and reprised in the 1989 movie of the same name.

In 1973, he co-founded the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, now in its 37th season. The workshop seeks to serve successful playwrights of the new millennium. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Earth Biofuels, a company whose mission is to promote the use of clean-burning fuels. He also supports Artists for a New South Africa and the Campaign for Female Education.

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