Actor, director, and narrator Morgan Freeman was born in the United States on June 1, 1937. In addition to playing a variety of roles in a wide range of film genres, he is well known for his distinctive deep voice. Over the course of his more than five-decade career, he has won numerous honors, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, to November 18, 1979, and then to Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007 and divorced on September 15, 2010. Freeman has four children: Alfonso, Deena, Morgana, and Saifoulaye. E’dena Hines, Freeman’s step-granddaughter from his first marriage, was adopted and raised by the couple. Hines, 33, was assassinated in New York City on August 16, 2015.
Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and also has a residence in New York City. At the age of 65, he earned his private pilot’s license and owns or has owned at least three private aircraft, including a Cessna Citation 501, a Cessna 414, and an Emivest SJ30. When asked whether he believed in God, Freeman replied: “It’s a difficult question because, as I stated at the outset, I believe we invented God. So, if I believe in God, which I do, it’s because I believe I am God.” Later, Freeman stated that working on The Story of God with Morgan Freeman did not change his views on religion. He follows Zoroastrianism.
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Due to his commanding voice, Freeman narrated two documentaries, including the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins and Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. Additionally, he played the fictional Lucius Fox in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, the first film in the trilogy known as The Dark Knight.