American Actor Morgan Freeman Wiki, Bio, Family, Age & Net Worth

Respected actor Morgan Freeman has appeared in such films as ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Glory,’ ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ and ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy.’

Morgan Freeman’s Personal Life

Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937 (age 85) in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the son of Mayme Edna, a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. He has three older siblings. 

According to a DNA analysis, some of his ancestors were from Niger. In 2008, a DNA test suggested that among all of his African ancestors, a little over one-quarter came from the area that stretches from present-day Senegal to Liberia. Rest ancestors came from the Congo-Angola region.

Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. Freeman moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.


Morgan Freeman’s Career

He started his debut career in 1971 in the movie named Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow. After that, he has been part of some of the most popular Hollywood movies and became a famous American actor. He gave many hit movies which include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Returns, The LEGO Movie, Batman Begins, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Deep Impact, Wanted, Lucy, The Sum of All Fears and Now You See Me.

Morgan is also famous for his voice other than his tremendous acting. He is one of the most talented narrators of all the times. His voice is also used in many documentaries.

Morgan-Freeman In 'The Shawshank Redemption'
Morgan-Freeman In ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

Morgan Freeman’s Net Worth

Freeman’s net worth is $250 million and he earned this wealth through his acting career. Due to his flourishing career, he not only earned a valuable net worth but also won many awards.

He got Academy Award in 2005 for his role in the movie Million Dollar Baby. He was also nominated for Oscar for his outstanding roles in The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy, Invictus, and Street Smart.