Laurence Fishburne

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Real Name: Laurence John Fishburne III
Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia, USA
Birth Date: July 30, 1961
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Director

Laurence Fishburne Biography


Born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, Laurence Fishburne has established himself as one of the premiere African-American actors working today. Following his parents' divorce, Fishburne's math teacher mother transplanted the family to Brooklyn, where at the age of 10 he appeared in his first play ("In My Many Names and Days"). By age 12, Fishburne won a recurring role on the daytime soap "One Life to Live" (1968), and subsequently made his film debut in Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975). At 14, Francis Ford Coppola cast Fishburne in Apocalypse Now (1979). After that lengthy shoot (nearly two years in the Philippines), Fishburne took a bit of a break from acting, though Coppola got him back in the game with featured roles in Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), and Gardens of Stone (1987). Fishburne truly broke out as a star in the early 1990s thanks to a lead role in John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood (1991). He received further acclaim for a powerful performance as an ex-con in play "Two Trains Running," which won him a Tony Award in 1992. A year later, Fishburne won an Emmy for the pilot episode of the series "Tribeca" (1993), and on the big screen Fishburne received an Oscar nomination for his role as Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). It was during this general time of his career that he began billing himself as "Laurence" instead of "Larry."Fishburne's most-popular role to date is Morpheus in sci-fi classic The Matrix (1999) and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). He has also had noteworthy roles in movies like Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Bad Company (1995), Othello (1995), Event Horizon (1997), Hoodlum (1997), Mystic River (2003), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Bobby (2006), 21 (2008), Predators (2010) and Contagion (2011). Fishburne also tried his hand at writing and directing with Once in the Life (2000), which was based on his critically-acclaimed play "Riff Raff" from five years earlier.In 2008, Fishburne replaced William Peterson as the male lead on popular CBS drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), though he left the show in 2011.Fishburne has two children, Langston and Montana, from his first marriage to actress Hajna O. Moss. In September, 2002 Fishburne married Cuban-American actress Gina Torres.

Laurence Fishburne Movies / TV-Shows


The Mule (2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Grown-ish (2018)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Madiba (2017)
Last Flag Flying (2017)
Passengers (2016)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Dawn of the Justice League (2016)
Standoff (2016)
The Muppets. (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Jay Leno's Garage (2015)
Rudderless (2014)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014)
Black-ish (2014)
The Signal (2014)
Ride Along (2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
The Real (2013)
Hannibal (2013)
The Colony (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)
Khumba (2013)
Slavery by Another Name (2012)
Contagion (2011)
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Have a Little Faith (2011)
Thurgood (2011)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
Conan (2010)
A Man's Story (2010)
Predators (2010)
The Talk (2010)
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010)
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)
Armored (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Top Gear USA (2008)
21 (2008)
Tortured (2008)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War (2007)
Bobby Z (2007)
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
TMNT (2007)
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions (2006)
Five Fingers (2006)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Bobby (2006)
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Ashes and Snow (2005)
Iron Chef America: The Series (2004)
The N Word (2004)
The Burly Man Chronicles (2004)
CSI: NY (2004)
Mystic River (2003)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Biker Boyz (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
CSI: Miami (2002)
The Matrix Revisited (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Once in the Life (2000)
The Matrix (1999)
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Hoodlum (1997)
The View (1997)
Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
Event Horizon (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
Fled (1996)
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Just Cause (1995)
Othello (1995)
Higher Learning (1995)
Bad Company (1995)
MADtv (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Deep Cover (1992)
Class Action (1991)
Maury (1991)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
King of New York (1990)
The Civil War (1990)
Cadence (1990)
Decoration Day (1990)
Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse (1988)
Red Heat (1988)
School Daze (1988)
American Experience (1988)
Cherry 2000 (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Band of the Hand (1986)
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)
Quicksilver (1986)
The Color Purple (1985)
The Equalizer (1985)
Miami Vice (1984)
The Cotton Club (1984)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Rumble Fish (1983)
Death Wish II (1982)
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Trapper John, M.D. (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Fast Break (1979)
Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
M*A*S*H (1972)
One Life to Live (1968)
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