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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne young

Birth Date

July 30, 1961

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Leo

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Dark Brown

Height

6 ft 0 in | 184 cm

Laurence Fishburne young photos

Weight

89 kg | 196 pounds

Chest

42 in | 107 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Waist

36 in | 91.5 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Laurence Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia, United States, on July 30, 1961, is an American actor. Young Laurence Fishburne first started performing during his years at the Lincoln Square Academy in Manhattan, in school theater productions. He landed his stage debut in a play "In My Many Names and Days,", at age of 10.

He got his television debut in drama movie If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band (1972) in role as Fish. He made his big screen debut in drama film Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) in role as Wilford Robinson, at the age of 13.

Laurence's breakthrough performance came as Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in epic war movie Apocalypse Now (1979) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

He made his directorial debut with crime film Once in the Life (2000) also he wrote and starred in role as 20/20 Mike.

New Movies

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) neo-noir action thriller in role as the Bowery King, opposite Keanu Reeves

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) mystery comedy drama in role as Paul Jellinek, with Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup and Kristen Wiig

Running with the Devil (2019) action thriller in role as the Man, opposite Nicolas Cage and Leslie Bibb

Best Movies

He was nominated for the 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)

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

He played Perry White in superhero Movies:

Man of Steel (2013)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

He won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as as Professor Maurice Phipps in drama film Higher Learning (1995).

Othello (1995) drama opposite Kenneth Branagh

Rumble Fish (1983) drama with Matt Dillon, Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke

King of New York (1990) crime thriller opposite 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 opposite 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

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

The Mule (2018) crime drama directed by Clint Eastwood

TV Shows

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance as Caleb Humphries in war drama movie Miss Evers' Boys (1997) and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performances in television movies:

Thurgood (2011) drama movie in role as Thurgood Marshall

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) HBO movie in role as Capt. Hannibal "Iowa" Lee, Jr.

He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Martin in drama anthology series TriBeCa (1993), in episode "The Box".

One Life to Live (1973-1976) ABC soap opera in role as Joshua "Josh" Hall

Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986-1987) CBS children's television program in role as Cowboy Curtis

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008-2011) CBS procedural forensics crime drama television series in role as Dr. Raymond Langston

Hannibal (2013-2015) NBC psychological horror–thriller television series in role as Jack Crawford

Black-ish (2014-2019) ABC sitcom in role as Earl "Pops" Johnson

Roots (2016) miniseries in role as Alex Haley

Madiba (2017) drama miniseries in role as Nelson Mandela

Facts

Graduated from New York's High School of the Performing Arts.

Studied acting at the Lincoln Square Academy in Manhattan, New York City.

He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Sterling Johnson in a play "Two Trains Running" (1992).

He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Thurgood Marshall in a play "Thurgood" (2008).

Fan of Paulo Coelho.

Featured in music videos for:

Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel "White Lines (Don't Do It)" (1983)

Cameo "Attack Me with Your Love" (1985)

Whodini "Growing Up" (1986)

Robert Brookins "Come to Me" (1986)

He voiced Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer in superhero movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and Seko the Zebra in animated comedy film Khumba (2013).

Founding member of the Guggenheim Motorcycle Club.

Ambassador for the United Nations Childrens' Emergency Fund.

He is left-handed.

Lives in Los Angeles, California and in New York City.

Relationships

He was married to:

Hajna O. Moss (1985-1990), they have two children

Gina Torres (2002-2017), they have one daughter

He dated Victoria Dillard (1991-1995).

Quotes

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.

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