Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne Biography
Name At Birth: Laurence John Fishburne III
Date of Birth: July 30th, 1961
Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia, USA
Occupation: Actor, film director, film producer, playwright
Years active: 1972–present
Hajna O. Moss (1985–1990s)
Gina Torres (2002–present)
Children: Langston, Montana, Delilah

Laurence Fishburne is an American film, television and theater actor, director, producer and playwright. Also known as Laurence John Fishburne III, he is most fondly remembered as Morpheus of the Matrix trilogy. Although Laurence had been active for almost three decades prior to the release of Matrix, it is this film that got him international recognition and fame. He has appeared in dozens of films and plays. On television, he is mostly known for his role of Dr. Jack Crawford in the popular show Hannibal.

Laurence Fishburne started his career as a child actor. His first stint as an actor was in a television film, If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band, where he played Fish. Then, he was only 10 years old. Later, he bagged the role of Tyrone Miller in Apocalypse Now. Although the film portrayed a 17 year old character, Laurence Fishburne was only 14 at the time of signing the film. He lied about his age, but by the time the shooting of the film was completed, he was almost 17.

Laurence Fishburne was the first African American to play Othello in a film produced by a prominent studio. He has been infrequent with his theater and television work, but has been consistently acting, directing, producing and writing. The plays he is mostly known for are Eden (1976), Short Eyes (1985), Urban Blight (1988), Loose Ends (1988), Two Trains Running (1992), Riff Raff (1995), The Lion in Winter (1999), Fences (2006), Without Walls (2006), Thurgood (2008) and National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C. (2009).

The list of films Laurence Fishburne appeared in includes:

  • If You Give a Dance
  • You Gotta Pay the Band
  • Cornbread
  • Earl and Me
  • Fast Break
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Willie & Phil
  • A Rumor of War
  • Death Wish II
  • I Take These Men
  • For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story
  • Rumble Fish
  • The Cotton Club
  • The Color Purple
  • Quicksilver
  • Band of the hand
  • Deep Cover
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Gardens of Stone
  • Cherry 2000
  • School Daze
  • Red Heat
  • King of New York
  • Cadence
  • Class Action
  • Boyz N The Hood
  • Deep Cover
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Higher Learning
  • Bad Company
  • Just Cause
  • The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Othello
  • Fled
  • Miss Evers’ boys
  • Event Horizon
  • Hoodlum
  • Always Outnumbered
  • The Matrix Trilogy
  • Once in the Life
  • Osmosis Jones
  • Biker Boyz
  • Mystic River
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Mission Impossible III
  • Five Fingers
  • Bobby
  • TMNT
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • The Death and Life of Bobby Z
  • 21
  • Tortured
  • Days of Wrath
  • Black Water Transit
  • Armored
  • Predators
  • Thurgood
  • Have A Little Faith
  • Contagion
  • The Colony
  • Man of Steel
  • Khumba and Rudderless.

On television, Laurence Fishburne has appeared in One Life To Live, The Six O’Clock Follies, Trapper John, M*A*S*H, Strike Force, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, Spenser: For Hire, The Equalizer, American Experience, TriBeCa, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY and Hannibal.

Hannibal on NBC

Hannibal is a NBC horror fiction and psychological thriller television series, which first aired on April 4, 2013. The series is based on the dynamic relationship between FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and famous forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Graham is extremely empathetic and has an uncanny talent for unraveling the hidden motives of serial killers … Read More »

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