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MORGAN FREEMAN (Thaddeus Bradley) is an Academy Award-winning actor and one of the most recognizable figures in American cinema. Freeman ranks second among the top-grossing actors of all time, with his films having earned over $4 billion in cumulative ticket sales. Whether a role requires an air of gravitas, a playful smile, twinkle of the eye, or a world-weary but insightful soul, Freeman's ability to delve into the core of a character and infuse it with a quiet dignity has resulted in some of the most memorable characters committed to film.

In 2005 Freeman won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Million Dollar Baby. He earned nominations for Street Smart in 1987 (Best Supporting Actor), The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 (Best Actor) and Invictus in 2010 (Best Actor). He also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in Driving Miss Daisy in 1990. Freeman was honoured 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 accepted the Hollywood Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.

Other film credits include London Has Fallen, Last Knights, 5 Flights Up, Lucy, Dolphin Tale 2, Transcendence, The Lego Movie, Last Vegas, Now You See Me, Oblivion, Olympus Has Fallen, The Dark Knight Rises, Dolphin Tale, Born to be Wild 3D, 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, Nurse Betty, The Sum of All Fears, Bruce Almighty, Nurse Betty, Brubaker, and Eyewitness, as well as the TV movies "Death of a Prophet," "Attica" and "Coriolanus."

In 2010 Freeman won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his performance as Nelson Mandela in Invictus. In addition to his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, he also received a Golden Globe nomination and a Broadcast Critics Association nomination. The picture was produced by Revelations Entertainment, the company Freeman and Lori McCreary co-founded in 1996 with a mission to produce films that reveal truth. Revelations' features include the recently completed 5 Flights Up, The Code, The Magic of Belle Isle, Levity, Under Suspicion, Mutiny, Bopha!, Along Came a Spider, Feast of Love, 10 Items or Less and The Maiden Heist, in addition to the Peabody Award-winning ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, "The 16th Man."

Freeman is an executive producer on the Revelations Entertainment series "Madam Secretary" for CBS, starring Tea Leoni, which debuted in 2014. Freeman hosts and is an executive producer for Revelations' three-time Emmy nominated series "Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman," which has completed its fifth season on Science Channel.

Freeman recently narrated the IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, Science Channel's "Stem Cell

Universe With Stephen Hawking" and the historical doc "We the People." Past narrations include two Academy Award-winning documentaries, The Long Way Home and March of the Penguins.

After beginning his acting career in the Off Broadway stage productions of "The Nigger Lovers" 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 ironic Easy Reader, among several recurring characters. Looking for his next challenge, he set his sights on both Broadway and the silver screen 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" and 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 as well as 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 his spare time, Freeman loves the freedom of both sea and sky; he is a long-time sailor and has earned a private pilot's license. He also has a love for the blues and seeks to keep it in the forefront through his Ground Zero club in Clarksville, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues. In 1973 Freeman 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, and supports both Artists for a New South Africa and the Campaign for Female Education. Freeman has been named to the Forbes list of "Most Trustworthy Celebrities" list each of the five times it has been published since 2006.


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