MORGAN FREEMAN (Dr. Cameron McCarthy) is an Academy Award-winning actor, whose
films are among the most critically and commercially successful of all time,
with a combined worldwide box office of more than $3 billion.
Freeman won the 2005 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in
"Million Dollar Baby," for which he also won a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has
received three more Oscar nominations, in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor for
"Street Smart," in 1995 for Best Actor for "The Shawshank Redemption," and in
2010 for Best Actor for "Invictus."
Freeman won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1990 for his role in "Driving
Miss Daisy." In 2012, he was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the
Golden Globe Awards and, that same year, received the AFI Lifetime Achievement
Award. In 2000, Freeman received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his
distinguished career. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award at the 2000
Hollywood Film Festival.
Freeman earned the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his
performance as Nelson Mandela in the acclaimed 2009 film "Invictus." He also
received a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics' Choice Award nomination, in
addition to the aforementioned Oscar nod. The picture was produced by
Revelations Entertainment, the company Freeman 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. The company's other features include "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, Freeman is an executive producer of the new
series "Madam Secretary," starring Tea Leoni. Under the Revelations
Entertainment banner, he also currently hosts and is an executive producer of
the series "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman," which has completed its
fifth season on the Discovery Science Channel and just received its second
consecutive Emmy Award nomination, for Outstanding Information Series or
Freeman is currently starring in Luc Besson's hit "Lucy," with Scarlett
Johansson, and also stars in a wide range of upcoming features, including "Love
Like That," a Revelations Entertainment film, with Diane Keaton, and "The Last
Knights." He recently starred in "Transcendence," "The LEGO Movie," "Last
Vegas," "Now You See Me," "Oblivion," "Olympus Has Fallen" and "The Dark Knight
Rises." His 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 has also narrated two Oscar-winning documentaries, "The Long Way Home" and
"The March of The Penguins," as well as the documentaries "Born To Be Wild 3D"
and "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." Freeman also recently narrated the Science
Channel program "Stem Cell Universe," and will narrate the upcoming history
documentary "We the People."
Freeman began his acting career in the off-Broadway stage productions of "The
Niggerlovers" and the all African-American production of "Hello Dolly," before
segueing 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 the stage and the silver screen.
In 1978, Freeman won a Drama Desk Award and earned a Tony nomination for his
role as Zeke in "The Mighty Gents." His stage work continued to earn him
accolades and awards, including four Obie Awards, the latest in 1987 for the
role of Hoke Colburn in the Alfred Uhry play "Driving Miss Daisy." He also
earned another Drama Desk Award nomination for his creation of that role, which
he reprised in the Oscar-winning 1989 film.
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.