Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne
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Laurence Fishburne is a big fan of Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian lyricist and novelist

Laurence Fishburne is a big fan of Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian lyricist and novelist

Laurence John Fishburne III  (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. Laurence Fishburne 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 Adaptation of the Shakespeare play.

Laurence Fishburne started acting at age twelve, getting his first job in 1973 as a short-lived member of the Mod Squad followed by portraying Joshua Hall on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. He was initially cast in the hit television series Good Times, but the role was eventually given to Ralph Carter. Fishburne’s most memorable childhood role was in Cornbread, Earl and Me in which he played a young boy who witnessed the police shooting of a popular high school basketball star.

Fishburne married actress Hajna O. Moss in 1985, in New York. They have two children together. Hajna and Laurence later decided to divorce in the 1990s and lived their separate lives from then on. In the year 2010, he cut ties with his daughter Montana Fishburne after she made the career move of going into pornography.

Fishburne met Gina Torres while filming The Matrix Reloaded. He and Torres were engaged in February 2001 and married on September 22, 2002, at The Cloisters museum in New York City.

Laurence Fishburne Filmography

2015 Batman vs. Superman
2014 The Signal
2014 Ride Along
2014 Rudderless
2013 Khumba
2013 The Colony
2011 Have a Little Faith
2011 Contagion
2011 Thurgood
2010 Predators
2009 Armored
2009 Black Water Transit
2008 Days of Wrath
2008 21
2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z
2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (voice)
2007 TMNT  (voice)
2006 Bobby
2006 Five Fingers
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2006 Akeelah and the Bee
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang  (voice, uncredited)
2005 Assault on Precinct 13
2003 The Matrix Revolutions
2003 Mystic River
2003 Decoded: The Making of ‘The Matrix Reloaded’
2003 The Matrix Reloaded
2003 Biker Boyz
2001 Osmosis Jones (voice)
2000 Once in the Life
1998 Always Outnumbered
1997 Hoodlum
1997 Event Horizon
1997 Miss Evers’ Boys
1996 Fled
1996 Before Your Eyes
1995 Othello
1995 The Tuskegee Airmen
1995 Just Cause
1995 Bad Company
1995 Higher Learning
1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
1993 What’s Love Got to Do with It
1988 Red Heat
1988 School Daze
1987 Cherry 2000
1987 Gardens of Stone
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
1986 Band of the Hand
1986 Quicksilver
1985 The Color Purple
1984 The Cotton Club
1983 Rumble Fish
1983 I Take These Men
1982 Death Wish II
1980 A Rumor of War
1980 Willie & Phil
1979 Apocalypse Now
1979 Fast Break
1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
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