Laurence Fishburne

 

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Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne's first marriage was to actress to Hajna O. Moss. They had two children together: a son, Langston and a daughter, Montana. Fishburne is now married to actress Gina Torres. They live in Hollywood with their daughter Delilah

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Laurence Fishburne

Born 1961-07-30 (60 years ago) in Augusta, Georgia, United States.
Height 184 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance (Thurgood) 53rd Drama Desk Awards 2008 Thurgood
Black Movie Award for Outstanding Motion Picture (Akeelah and the Bee) 2006 Black Movie Awards 2006 Akeelah and the Bee
Black Movie Award for Excellence in the Arts 2006 Black Movie Awards 2006
Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Akeelah and the Bee) 2006 Black Movie Awards 2006 Akeelah and the Bee
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (The Matrix) 2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 Matrix
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Action/Science-Fiction (The Matrix) 2000 Matrix
Producers Guild of America Award - David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television (Miss Evers' Boys) Producers Guild of America Awards 1997 1998 Miss Evers' Boys
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie (Miss Evers' Boys) 49th Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 Miss Evers' Boys
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (TriBeCa) 45th Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TriBeCa
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Two Trains Running) 46th Tony Awards 1992 Two Trains Running
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Bobby) 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 Bobby
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Mystic River) 10th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 Mystic River
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (The Matrix) 2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 Matrix
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (The Matrix) 2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 Matrix
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Miss Evers' Boys) 49th Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 Miss Evers' Boys
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (The Tuskegee Airmen) 48th Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 The Tuskegee Airmen
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie (The Tuskegee Airmen) 2nd Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 The Tuskegee Airmen
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (The Tuskegee Airmen) 53rd Golden Globe Awards 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (TriBeCa) 45th Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TriBeCa
Academy Award for Best Actor (What's Love Got to Do with It) 66th Academy Awards 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Gina Torres(Gifta: 2002-09-22–) 2002-09-22 Gifta
Hajna O. Moss(Gifta: 1985–) 1985 Gifta
Children

Montana Fishburne, Delilah Fishburne, Langston Fishburne

Parents

Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., Hattie Bell Fishburne

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Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne's first marriage was to actress to Hajna O. Moss. They had two children together: a son, Langston and a daughter, Montana. Fishburne is now married to actress Gina Torres. They live in Hollywood with their daughter Delilah.

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