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Laurence Fishburne Biography and Profile

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Laurence Fishburne Profile

Birth Name Laurence John Fishburne III
Known As Laurence Fishburne
Occupation Actor, film director, film producer, playwright
Popular as Actor
Career 1972–present
Debut Film One Life to Live
Marital Status Married
Date of Birth July 30, 1961
Birth Place Augusta, Georgia, United States
Zodiac Léo
Nationality American
Height 1.84 m
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Father Laurence John Fishburne, Jr.
Mother Hattie Bell
Spouse Gina Torres (m. 2002), Hajna O. Moss (m. 1985)
Children Montana FishburneLangston FishburneDelilah Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne Biography

Laurence John Fishburne III famous as Laurence Fishburne is an American actor, playwright, director and producer. He was born on July 30, 1961 in  Augusta, Georgia, United States to Hattie Bell and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr. His mother is a junior high school teacher and his father is a juvenile corrections officer. His parents were divorced when he was still a child. He graduated in mid 1980s from the Lincoln Square Academy in New York. He started his professional acting career in 973 when he made his appearance in soap opera One Life to Live. He is best known for playing the roles Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, Clean in Apocalypse Now, Cowboy Curtis on the television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse. In 1985 he married actress Hajna O. Moss. The couple had two children together: son, Langston and daughter, Montana Fishburne. The couple was divorced in 1990s. In February 2001 he became engaged to actress, Gina Torres and they married on September 22, 2002. The couple has a daughter, Delilah together.

Laurence Fishburne Filmography

Film
Academy Awards
Year Award Category Title Result
1994 Academy Award Best Actor in a Leading Role What’s Love Got to Do with It Nominated
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Year Award Category Title Result
2000 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor The Matrix Nominated
Acapulco Black Film Festival
Year Award Category Title Result
1997 Black Film Award Best Actor Hoodlum Nominated
BET Awards
Year Award Category Title Result
2004 BET Award Best Actor The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Mystic River
Nominated
Black Movie Awards
Year Award Category Title Result
2006 Black Movie Award Outstanding Motion Picture (Producer) Akeelah and the Bee Nominated
2006 Black Movie Award Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Akeelah and the Bee Won
Black Reel Awards
Year Award Category Title Result
2000 Black Reel Award Best Actor The Matrix Nominated
2007 Black Reel Award Best Supporting Actor Akeelah and the Bee Nominated
2007 Black Reel Award Best Motion Picture (Producer) Akeelah and the Bee Nominated
MTV Movie Awards
Year Award Category Title Result
2000 MTV Movie Award Best Fight (shared with Keanu Reeves) The Matrix Won
2000 MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Keanu Reeves) The Matrix Nominated
NAACP Image Award
Year Award Category Title Result
1994 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture What’s Love Got to Do with It Nominated
1995 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Higher Learning Won
1996 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Othello Nominated
1998 NAACP Image Award Hoodlum Nominated
2000 NAACP Image Award The Matrix Nominated
2004 NAACP Image Award The Matrix Revolutions Nominated
2006 NAACP Image Award Assault on Precinct 13 Nominated
2007 NAACP Image Award Akeelah and the Bee Nominated
2012 NAACP Image Award Contagion Nominated
Television
Emmy Awards
Year Category Title Result
2011 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Thurgood Nominated
1997 Outstanding Made for Television Movie Miss Evers’ Boys Won
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Miss Evers’ Boys Nominated
1996 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special The Tuskegee Airmen Nominated
1993 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series TriBeCa: The Box Won
NAACP Image Award
Year Category Title Result
2011 Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nominated
2010 Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nominated
2009 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nominated
1999 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Always Outnumbered Nominated
1998 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Miss Evers’ Boys Won
1996 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series The Tuskegee Airmen Won

Laurence Fishburne Picture Gallery

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Laurence Fishburne Official Sources

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