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Laurence Fishburne

Birth name Laurence John Fishburne III
Born July 30, 1961 (1961-07-30) (age 46)
Flag of the United States Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Other name(s) Lawrence Fishburne
Larry Fishburne
Years active 1973 - present
Spouse(s) Gina Torres (2002-present)
Hajna Moss (m. 1985)
Official site www.Laurence-Fishburne.com

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Biography

Early life

Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia, the son of Hattie Bell (née Crawford), a junior high school mathematics and science teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.[2] His parents divorced during his childhood and his mother moved with him to Brooklyn, New York where he was raised. Fishburne's father saw him once a month.[3][4] He is a graduate of Lincoln Square Academy in New York which closed in the 1980s. Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ... Née redirects here. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


Career

Fishburne started acting at age twelve getting his big break in 1973 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 later earned a supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, in which he played a 17-year-old sailor nicknamed 'Mr. Clean'. When production began in March 1976 he was just fourteen, apparently lying about his age to get the part. Filming took so long that he was already seventeen upon its completion. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... This article is about the television series. ... Ralph Carter in Good Times Ralph Carter (born May 30, 1961 in New York City) is an American actor. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ...


Fishburne spent much of the 1980s in and out of television and periodically on stage. Fishburne had a recurring role as Cowboy Curtis with Paul Reubens' character, Pee Wee Herman in the CBS children's television show, Pee-Wee's Playhouse. He also appeared in the M*A*S*H episode, "The Tooth Shall Set You Free", as Corporal Dorsey. His stage work during the 1980s included Short Eyes in 1984 , and Loose Ends in 1987 . Both were produced at Second Stage Theatre in New York City. Cowboy Curtis was a character from the highly popular childrens show, Pee-wees Playhouse. ... Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, and comedian, known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the... Season 10: 1981-1982 ... Second Stage Theatre // Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give second stagings to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


In 1990 he played Jimmy Jump in the controversial King of New York, and in 1991, Fishburne starred in Boyz N The Hood. The following year, in 1992, he won a Tony Award for his stage performance in the August Wilson play, Two Trains Running and an Emmy Award for his performance in the opening episode, "The Box," of the short-lived anthology series television drama TriBeCa. In 1993, he received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It?. Today, Fishburne is perhaps best known for his role as Morpheus, the hacker-mentor of Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, in the 1999 blockbuster science fiction film, The Matrix. He briefly appears as a stretcher-bearer in one version of the video for The Spooks' song "Things I've Seen" (2000). King of New York is a 1990 film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Larry Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Steve Buscemi and Giancarlo Esposito. ... This article is about the song by rapper Eazy-E. For 1991 film, see Boyz n the Hood. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... August Wilson August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... An Emmy Award. ... An anthology series is a television series that features different stories, with a different cast of characters in every episode. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... TriBeCa was a television drama anthology series[1][2] created by David J. Burke[3][4] and co-produced with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal for TriBeCa Productions in 1993. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Izear Luster Turner (born November 5, 1931) is an African American musician (piano, guitar), bandleader, talent scout and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It? is a 1993 biographical film which tells the life story of Tina Turner. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... This article is about computer hacking. ... Mentoring refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentoree (sometimes vernacularized into mentee) or protégé. // Historical The roots of the practice are lost in antiquity. ... Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced in IPA: ) is an actor, born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... The Spooks is a music band ranging from hip hop to R&B. Their music revolves around social, personal and political issues. ...


Fishburne reprised his role as Morpheus in the Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. He has appeared with Tom Cruise as Theodore Brassell, IMF superior of Cruise's character in Mission: Impossible III. In 2006 he appeared on stage with Angela Bassett in a Pasadena production of the August Wilson masterpiece, Fences.[5] Most recently, he provided the voice of the narrator in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) movie, released March 23rd, 2007.[6] The same year, he provided the voice of the Silver Surfer in 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... The Impossible Mission Force (IMF) is a fictional intelligence agency of the U.S. government from the American television series Mission: Impossible and its three movies starring Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible II, and Mission: Impossible III. IMF agents are sent on covert missions to tackle the dangerous world... Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who is particularly known for biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... August Wilson August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... Fences is a play by August Wilson; it was his second play to go to Broadway. ... For the 1990 film, see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (film). ... This article is about the comic book character. ...


Fishburne has worked with actress Angela Bassett on four projects. He says "An electrifying thing happens when the two of us work together. I haven’t experienced it with anyone else. A freedom happens when we work together." They both plan to work with each other in the future.[citation needed] Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who is particularly known for biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ...


On February 24, 2007, Fishburne was honored with the Harvard Foundation's Artist of the Year award at the annual show Cultural Rhythms. He received this honor for his prowess as an actor and entertainer and for his humanitarian pursuits. Fishburne is a UNICEF ambassador.[7] The mayor of the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mayor Kenneth Reeves awarded him the key to the city and declared the twenty-fourth of February, “Lawrence Fishburne” day in the city of Cambridge.[citation needed] Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... Ken Reeves is the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ...


Personal life

Fishburne was married to actress Hajna Moss in 1985. They have two children together: a son, Langston, born in 1987, and a daughter, Montana, born in 1991. Fishburne's current wife is actress Gina Torres, whom he wedded on September 20, 2002. They have a daughter, Ashley, born June 2007 Fishburne is a big fan of Paulo Coelho and plans to produce a movie based on the novel The Alchemist. Gina Torres (born April 25, 1969) is an American television and movie actress. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Paulo Coelho (IPA: ) (born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. ... For similarly-named works, see Alchemist. ...


Fishburne is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States. This is a list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. ...


Stage

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Filmography

Actor

Producer

Screenwriter

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Cherry 2000 is a science fiction cult film made in 1987. ... Red Heat is a 1988 movie in which Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Russian policeman Ivan Danko. ... School Daze is a 1988 musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell. ... Cadence is a 1990 film directed by (and starring) Martin Sheen, in which Charlie Sheen plays an inmate in a United States Army stockade. ... King of New York is a 1990 film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Larry Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Steve Buscemi and Giancarlo Esposito. ... Decoration Day is a 1990 film based on a novel by John William Corrington of the same name. ... Class Action is a 1991 film directed by Michael Apted. ... This article is about the song by rapper Eazy-E. For 1991 film, see Boyz n the Hood. ... Deep Cover is a 1992 thriller film starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum and directed by Bill Duke. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It? is a 1993 biographical film which tells the life story of Tina Turner. ... Searching for Bobby Fischer is an acclaimed film of 1993 based on the life of Joshua Waitzkin. ... For other uses, see Higher Learning (disambiguation). ... Othello is a 1995 film based on William Shakespeares tragedy of the same name. ... Just Cause is a 1995 film directed by Arne Glimcher starring Sean Connery & Laurence Fishburne. ... Bad Company is a crime/drama film from 1995 directed by Damian Harris and written by Ross Thomas. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Look up fled in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Miss Evers Boys is a 1997 HBO television film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne, based on the true story of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment. ... Hoodlum is a 1997 United Artists film that gives a partially fictional account of the gang war between the Italian/Jewish mafia alliance and the black gangsters of Harlem that took place in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ... Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film that was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner (with an uncredited rewrite by Andrew Kevin Walker). ... Dvd cover Always Outnumbered is a made for television movie based on the short story collection Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by author Walter Mosley. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Once in the Life (2000). ... Osmosis Jones (2001) is a part animated, part live action film whose title character is Osmosis Jones, an anthropomorphic white blood cell. ... Deep Cover is a 1992 thriller film starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum and directed by Bill Duke. ... Chill Factor is a 1999 film, directed by Hugh Johnson. ... 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The Last Full Measure (published May 19, 1998 by Ballantine Books; ISBN 0345404912) is the sequel to The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals. ... 21 is a film currently shooting in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Aspects of torture Incrimination of innocent people One well documented effect of torture is that with rare exceptions people will say or do anything to escape the situation, including untrue confessions and implication of others without genuine knowledge, who may well then be tortured in turn. ... 4CHOSEN is a feature film set for release in 2008 starring Laurence Fishburne, Billy Zane and Cybil Shepard. ... TriBeCa was a television drama anthology series[1][2] created by David J. Burke[3][4] and co-produced with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal for TriBeCa Productions in 1993. ... Hoodlum is a 1997 United Artists film that gives a partially fictional account of the gang war between the Italian/Jewish mafia alliance and the black gangsters of Harlem that took place in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ... Once in the Life (2000). ... Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 film written and directed by Doug Atchison. ... Once in the Life (2000). ...

Awards

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Laurence Fishburne. ...

References

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ Filmreference
  3. ^ Laurence Fishburne: Biography. Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on 2007-01-31.
  4. ^ Paul Chutkow. Laurence Fishburne: Flying Fish. Cigar Aficionado Online. Retrieved on 2007-05-24.
  5. ^ Terri Roberts (September 2006). Fences. TheaterMania.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-01.
  6. ^ Heather Newgen (25 January 2007). TMNT Studio Visit!. ComingSoon.net. Retrieved on 2007-02-01.
  7. ^ Harvard Foundation names UNICEF Ambassador Laurence Fishburne 2007 Artist of the Year. UNICEF USA (20 Feb 2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-25.

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Awards
Preceded by
Kevin Spacey
Lost in Yonkers
Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Play
1992
Two Trains Running
Succeeded by
Stephen Spinella
Millennium Approaches
Preceded by
David Opatoshu
Gabriel's Fire
Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series
1993
TriBeCa
Succeeded by
Richard Kiley
Picket Fences

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Laurence Fishburne (297 words)
Fishburne was acting on a national level from a young age: at age 12 he began making regular appearances on TV soap opera One Life To Live, and at 14 he spent over a year in the Philippines filming Francis Ford Coppola's violent Vietnam parable Apocalypse Now.
Fishburne won Emmy awards in 1993 (for the series Tribeca, as an actor) and 1997 (for the TV movie Miss Evers' Boys, as a producer) and a Tony Award in 1992 for the play Two Trains Running.
Fishburne is sometimes confused with another high-powered fl actor of his era, Samuel L. Jackson.
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