Born on 1st June, 1937, Morgan Freeman is an American actor, producer and narrator. According to DNA traces, some of his ancestors originated from Niger. Freeman during his early years moved a lot, with his family relocating over three times. He almost died of pneumonia at the age of 16. At just 9 years of age, Freeman made his acting debut in a school play, handling a lead role. Some of his achievements include:
- 2005 Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004)
- Five time Golden Globe Award winner
- Four time Screen Actors Guild Award winner
- AFI Life Achievement Award, 2011
- Received an honorary degree from Rhodes College, becoming an honorary alumnus in 1997
- Received an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Boston University, 2013.
The father and grandfather of many is also ranked the 4th highest box office star. Some of his most popular movies include; Bruce Almighty, Now you see me, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Street Smart.
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