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Laurence Fishburne

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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Jul 30, 1961 In Augusta, Georgia, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The School for Good and Evil
Latest Project:
Movie John Wick: Chapter 4 2023-03-23
Known For
Poster of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Poster of Mission: Impossible III
Poster of The Matrix Revolutions
Poster of The Matrix Reloaded
Movie John Wick: Chapter 4 Bowery King 2023-03-23
Movie The School for Good and Evil The Schoolmaster 2023
Movie Space Jam: A New Legacy Thrax (voice) 2021-07-08
Movie The Matrix Resurrections Morpheus (archive footage) (uncredited) 2021-12-16
Movie The Ice Road Goldenrod 2021-06-24
Movie Under the Stadium Lights Harold Christian 2021-06-04
Movie Death to 2020 Narrator (voice) 2020-12-27
Movie Our Lady of 121st Street Rooftop 2020-05-23
Movie Imprisoned Daniel Calvin 2019-09-12
Movie Running with the Devil The Man 2019-08-29
Movie Where'd You Go, Bernadette Paul Jellinek 2019-08-16
Movie John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Bowery King 2019-05-15
Movie The Mule Special Agent in Charge 2018-12-14
Movie Ant-Man and the Wasp Dr. Bill Foster 2018-07-04
Movie Last Flag Flying Reverend Richard Mueller 2017-11-03
Movie John Wick: Chapter 2 Bowery King 2017-02-08
Movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Perry White 2016-03-23
Movie Standoff Sade 2016-01-04
Movie The Snowy Day Narrator 2016-11-25
Movie Passengers Gus Mancuso 2016-12-21
Movie Roots Alex Haley 2016-05-30
Series The Muppets Himself 2015-09-22
Movie August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand 2015-02-20
Movie Rudderless Del 2014-10-17
Series black-ish Pops 2014-09-24
Movie The Signal Dr. Wallace Damon 2014-03-15
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Ride Along Omar 2014-01-07
Movie Khumba Seko (voice) 2013-07-18
Movie Man of Steel Perry White 2013-06-12
Movie The Colony Briggs 2013-04-12
Series Hannibal Jack Crawford 2013-04-04
Movie The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood 2011-07-19
Movie Thurgood Thurgood Marshall 2011-02-24
Movie Contagion Ellis Cheever 2011-09-08
Movie Have a Little Faith Henry Covington 2011-11-27
Movie A Man's Story Self 2011-10-08
Movie Predators: Moments of Extraction Noland (Voice) 2010-10-19
Movie Predators: The Chosen Noland 2010-10-19
Movie Predators Noland 2010-07-03
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (archival footage) 2010-05-04
Movie Rappin' With The Rickster 2010-01-01
Series Top Gear Unknown 2010-11-21
Movie Armored Baines 2009-12-04
Movie The Black List: Volume Two Himself 2009-02-26
Movie Black Water Transit Jack 2009-05-13
Movie Tortured Archie Green 2008-09-10
Movie 21 Cole Williams 2008-03-27
Movie The Death and Life of Bobby Z Tad Gruzsa 2007-07-23
Movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer (voice) 2007-06-13
Movie TMNT Narrator (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Himself 2007-01-16
Movie The Making of 'Event Horizon' 2006-04-18
Movie Bobby Edward Robinson 2006-09-05
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Dr. Larabee 2006-04-28
Movie Five Fingers Ahmat 2006-05-01
Movie Mission: Impossible III Theodore Brassel 2006-05-03
Movie The Matrix: Path of Neo Morpheus (voice) 2005-11-08
Movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bear in Genaros Beer Commercial (voice) (uncredited) 2005-09-05
Movie Ashes and Snow Narrator 2005-03-05
Movie Assault on Precinct 13 Marion Bishop 2005-01-19
Movie The Matrix Reloaded Revisited Morpheus 2004-12-07
Movie The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase Himself 2004-12-07
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie The Matrix Recalibrated Self 2004-04-06
Movie Mystic River Sergeant Whitey Powers 2003-01-01
Movie Biker Boyz Smoke 2003-01-31
Movie Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz' Self 2003-01-30
Movie A History of Sex Himself 2003-01-14
Movie The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus 2003-05-15
Movie The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus 2003-11-05
Movie The Soul of a Man Self - Narrator 2003-05-16
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load Self 2003-10-14
Movie Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Himself 2003-06-24
Movie Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend 2003-09-02
Series CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie The Matrix Revisited Himself / Morpheus 2001-11-19
Movie Apocalypse Now Redux Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (as Larry Fishburne) 2001-08-03
Movie Osmosis Jones Thrax (voice) 2001-08-10
Movie Once in the Life 20 / 20 Mike 2000-10-27
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Michael Jordan to the Max Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Movie Making 'The Matrix' Himself 1999-09-21
Movie Making The Matrix Himself 1999-09-01
Movie The Matrix Morpheus 1999-03-30
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Laurence Fishburne 1998-10-01
Movie Always Outnumbered Socrates Fortlow 1998-03-21
Movie Miss Evers' Boys Caleb Humphries 1997-02-22
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Event Horizon Miller 1997-08-15
Movie Hoodlum Bumpy Johnson 1997-08-27
Movie Fled Piper 1996-07-19
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Othello Othello 1995-12-15
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee 1995-08-25
Movie Just Cause Sheriff Tanny Brown 1995-02-17
Movie Bad Company Nelson Crowe 1995-01-20
Movie Higher Learning Professor Maurice Phipps 1995-01-11
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Searching for Bobby Fischer Vinnie 1993-08-13
Movie What's Love Got to Do with It Ike Turner 1993-06-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Deep Cover Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull 1992-04-15
Movie The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry 1991-01-01
Movie Class Action Nick Holbrook 1991-03-15
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Movie Boyz n the Hood Jason 'Furious' Styles 1991-07-12
Movie Decoration Day Michael Waring, DOD Man 1990-12-02
Movie Awakenings Orderly 1990-12-04
Movie The Civil War Various 1990-09-23
Movie King of New York Jimmy Jump 1990-07-18
Movie Cadence Roosevelt Stokes 1990-11-16
Movie Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse Cowboy Curtis 1988-12-25
Movie Red Heat Lt. Stobbs 1988-06-17
Movie School Daze Vaughn 'Dap' Dunlap 1988-02-12
Movie Cherry 2000 Glu Glu Lawyer 1987-11-10
Movie Gardens of Stone Sgt. Flanagan 1987-05-05
Movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Max 1987-02-27
Series Pee-wee's Playhouse Unknown 1986-09-13
Movie Band of the Hand Cream 1986-04-11
Movie Quicksilver Voodoo 1986-02-14
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Movie The Color Purple Swain 1985-12-18
Movie The Cotton Club Bumpy Rhodes 1984-12-14
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Jimbo Collins 1983-03-22
Movie I Take These Men Hank Johnson 1983-01-05
Movie Rumble Fish Midget 1983-10-20
Movie Death Wish II Cutter 1982-02-20
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Willie and Phil High School Student 1980-08-15
Series The Six O'Clock Follies Robby Robinson 1980-04-24
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie Apocalypse Now Tyrone 'Clean' Miller 1979-08-15
Movie Fast Break Street Kid 1979-03-02
Movie Cornbread, Earl and Me Wilford Robinson 1975-05-21
Movie If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band Fish 1972-12-19
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24