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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence FishburneAKA Laurence John Fishburne III

Born: 30-Jul-1961
Birthplace: Augusta, GA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Matrix

Laurence Fishburne began acting on stage at the age of 10. He appeared on One Life to Live beginning at the age of 13, playing a street kid who sold illegal drugs but wised up when he was adopted by loving black parents. It was the early 1970s, and Fishburne's TV family was the first African-American family storyline on a soap opera. At 14, he made his film debut in Cornbread, Earl and Me, with Rosalind Cash and Bernie Casey. At 16, he lied about his age to get a role as a baby-faced soldier in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, and spent a year with Martin Sheen and Dennis Hopper, filming in the Philippines.

Fishburne's later roles include Midget in Coppola's Rumble Fish, Cowboy Curtis on Pee-wee's Playhouse, Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s father in Boyz n the Hood, a loathsome Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It, and of course, Morpheus in The Matrix and its sequels. On Broadway, he played King Henry II in The Lion in Winter, and won a Tony for his 1992 role in Two Trains Running. He has been Emmy-nominated four times, winning twice, and was Oscar-nominated for What's Love Got to Do with It.

Father: Laurence Fishburne, Sr. (prison guard)
Mother: Hattie Fishburne (school teacher)
Wife: Hajna O. Moss (casting agent, m. 1985, div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Langston Fishburne (b. 1987)
Daughter: Montana Fishburne (pornstar, b. 1991)
Girlfriend: Victoria Dillard (actress, together mid 1990s)
Wife: Gina Torres (actress, m. 20-Sep-2002, one daughter)
Daughter: Delilah (b. 2007)

    High School: Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA

    Endorsement of DirecTV 2003
    National Film Preservation Foundation Board of Directors

    Black-ish Pops (2014-)
    Hannibal Jack Crawford (2013-)
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Raymond Langston (2008-11)
    Pee-wee's Playhouse Cowboy Curtis (1986-87)
    One Life to Live Josh Hall (street kid, 1973-76)

    Once in the Life (27-Oct-2000)

    John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum (15-May-2019)
    The Mule (10-Dec-2018)
    Ant-Man and the Wasp (25-Jun-2018)
    Last Flag Flying (28-Sep-2017)
    John Wick: Chapter 2 (30-Jan-2017)
    Passengers (14-Dec-2016)
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (12-Mar-2016)
    Rudderless (24-Jan-2014)
    The Signal (20-Jan-2014)
    Ride Along (17-Jan-2014)
    Khumba (8-Sep-2013) [VOICE]
    Man of Steel (12-Jun-2013)
    The Colony (26-Apr-2013)
    Contagion (3-Sep-2011) · Dr. Ellis Cheever
    Predators (8-Jul-2010) · Noland
    Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (Jun-2010) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Armored (4-Dec-2009) · Baines
    Tortured (10-Sep-2008)
    21 (7-Mar-2008)
    The Death and Life of Bobby Z (18-Jun-2007) · Tad Gruzsa
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (13-Jun-2007) [VOICE]
    TMNT (22-Mar-2007) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Bobby (5-Sep-2006)
    Mission: Impossible III (3-May-2006) · Theodore Brassel
    Five Fingers (1-May-2006) · Ahmat
    Akeelah and the Bee (11-Feb-2006)
    Assault on Precinct 13 (19-Jan-2005)
    The Matrix Revolutions (27-Oct-2003) · Morpheus
    Mystic River (23-May-2003)
    The Matrix Reloaded (7-May-2003) · Morpheus
    Biker Boyz (31-Jan-2003) · Smoke
    Osmosis Jones (7-Aug-2001) · Thrax [VOICE]
    Once in the Life (27-Oct-2000) · 20 20 Mike
    Welcome to Hollywood (27-Oct-2000) · Himself
    The Matrix (31-Mar-1999) · Morpheus
    Always Outnumbered (21-Mar-1998)
    Hoodlum (27-Aug-1997) · Bumpy Johnson
    Event Horizon (15-Aug-1997) · Miller
    Miss Evers' Boys (22-Feb-1997)
    Fled (19-Jul-1996) · Piper
    Othello (15-Dec-1995)
    The Tuskegee Airmen (26-Aug-1995)
    Just Cause (17-Feb-1995) · Tanny Brown
    Bad Company (20-Jan-1995)
    Higher Learning (11-Jan-1995) · Prof. Maurice Phipps
    Searching for Bobby Fischer (11-Aug-1993) · Vinnie
    What's Love Got to Do With It (9-Jun-1993)
    Deep Cover (15-Apr-1992)
    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (May-1991) · Himself
    Class Action (15-Mar-1991)
    Cadence (18-Jan-1991)
    Boyz N the Hood (16-Jan-1991)
    Decoration Day (2-Dec-1990)
    King of New York (18-Jul-1990)
    Red Heat (14-Jun-1988) · Lt. Stobbs
    School Daze (12-Feb-1988)
    Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)
    Cherry 2000 (26-Nov-1987) · Glu Glu Lawyer
    Gardens of Stone (8-May-1987) · Flanagan
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (27-Feb-1987) · Max
    Band of the Hand (11-Apr-1986)
    Quicksilver (14-Feb-1986)
    The Color Purple (18-Dec-1985) · Swain
    The Cotton Club (14-Dec-1984) · Bumpy Rhodes
    Rumble Fish (21-Oct-1983) · Midget
    Death Wish II (20-Feb-1982) · Cutter
    A Rumor of War (24-Sep-1980)
    Willie & Phil (15-Aug-1980)
    Apocalypse Now (15-Aug-1979) · Clean
    Fast Break (2-Mar-1979) · Street Kid
    Cornbread, Earl and Me (21-May-1975)

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