Laurence Fishburne young
July 30, 1961
6 ft 0 in | 184 cm
89 kg | 196 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
10 US | 43 EU
36 in | 91.5 cm
Laurence Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia, United States, on July 30, 1961, is an American actor. Young Laurence Fishburne made his big screen debut in the drama film Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) in role as Wilford Robinson, at age of 13. Laurence's breakthrough role came as Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in epic war film Apocalypse Now (1979) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Ike Turner in biographical film What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).
He portrayed Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy, directed by The Wachowski Brothers: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).
Othello (1995) drama with Kenneth Branagh
Rumble Fish (1983) drama with Matt Dillon, Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke
King of New York (1990) crime thriller with Christopher Walken and Wesley Snipes
Boyz n the Hood (1991) drama crime with Cuba Gooding, Jr., Nia Long and Ice Cube
Event Horizon (1997) science fiction horror with Sam Neill and Jason Isaacs
Hoodlum (1997) crime drama with Tim Roth and Andy García
Mission: Impossible III (2006) action spy with Tom Cruise
Armored (2009) crime thriller with Matt Dillon and Jean Reno
Predators (2010) science fiction action opposite Adrien Brody and Alice Braga
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) drama with Ben Kingsley and Joe Mantegna
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) neo-noir action thriller with Keanu Reeves and Ruby Rose
Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) superhero in role as Perry White
Passengers (2016) science fiction romance with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt
Last Flag Flying (2017) drama comedy opposite Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) superhero in role as Bill Foster
Laurence won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Sterling in play Two Trains Running (1992).
He played Dr. Raymond Langston in CBS TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008-2011).
He portrayed special agent Jack Crawford in NBC TV series Hannibal (2013-2015).
He is a fan of Paulo Coelho.
He was married to actress Hajna O. Moss (1985-1990), they have two children and to actress Gina Torres (2002-2017), they have a daughter.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and in New York City.
I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went 'oooh'.
I play characters. I don't think I really have a persona per se. I don't play the same guy every time. I show up, you don't know what I'm gonna do. I like it that way. I've intentionally tried to do it that way. I think that's what's interesting.
I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit.
I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix' has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.
It's funny, a lot of people think I take myself seriously because I come off so serious sometimes. But it's not that I take myself seriously, I take what I do seriously.