Born June 1, 1937 Morgan Freeman Poterfild ml.
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis (Tennessee). His parents: Mamie Edna worker and Morgan Freeman Portfild, barber, who died in 1961 from cirrhosis of the liver. Freeman family moved often, they lived in Greenwood, Mississippi, Gary, Indiana, and finally settled in Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his debut at age 8, playing a major role in the school play. While he attended Greenwood High School in Mississippi. For 12 years he has participated in a radio show in Nashville, Tenn. In 1955 he graduated from Greenwood High, but giving up partial scholarships to Jackson State University, chose to serve in the US Air Force mechanic.
In the early 70s, Freeman became known to a large audience of viewers through their participation in the popular television series "Electric Company". Actor film debut took place in 1971 in the film "Who says I can not take a walk on a rainbow?". It took nine years before Freeman invited to take part in his next film - prison drama "Brubeyker." After that, the actor spent a lot of time in the dark, until in 1987 was nominated for the "Oscar" for Best Supporting Actor in the film "Street guy."