With an authoritative voice and a calm aura, this ever relevant actor has evolved into one of the most respected actor in the entire entertainment industry. It seems Morgan Freeman is stuck with being the voice for weight, substance and trustworthiness in several movies. He may have started late but his consistently brilliant performances made him irresistible to a large audience and the industry in general.
Date of Birth: June 1, 1937
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
The Million Dollar Baby (2004) star showed early interest in acting but turned down a partial drama scholarship to enter the United States Air Force in 1955. His love for the performing arts never waned as immediately he left the military unit; he enrolled to study acting and dance in New York. It was while he was in New York that Freeman made his 1967 professional debut. He continued to work his way in becoming a stage and movie guru and the eventual recipient of several awards. Read on as we take you into the private life of the grand actor starting from his birth family.
Morgan Poterfield Freeman (father)
Date of Birth: July 7, 1915
Date of Death: April 27, 1961 (aged 45)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
He was a barber who took on extra shifts at a local hospital to make ends meet. He died at 45 from liver cirrhosis.
Mayme Edna (née Revere) (mother)
Year of Birth: 1912
Year of Death: 2000 (aged 88)
Mayme worked as a school teacher but is mostly known for being the mother to the award-winning film icon. She divorces Morgan and got married for another man.
Morgan Freeman’s siblings
The Driving Miss Daisy (1989) actor is just one out of the five Freeman children but we know virtually nothing about his other four siblings.
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: October 22, 1967 – November 18, 1979 (12 years)
Everything was going so good with Morgan and Bradshaw until they split 12 years into their union. They had been co-parents to four children and none of them spoke about the reasons for their divorce.
Mryna Colley-Lee (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: June 16, 1984 – December 2010 (26 years)
After his first divorce, the Bruce Almighty (2003) actor remained on his own till 1984 when he married theatre and film costume designer Mryna. Less than three decades into their wedding, both lovers divorced with Freeman shelling out an outrageous $400 million to her as part of the divorce settlement. According to Colley-Lee, she had an open marriage with Morgan and both of them had no child together in all their years of marriage.
Deena Freeman (daughter with Jeanette Adiar Bradshaw)
Year of Birth: 1948
Deena is Jeanette’s daughter from her former relationship but Freeman adopted her after he married Bradshaw.
Alfonso Freeman (son with Loletha Adkins)
Date of Birth: September 13, 1959
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Morgan had an affair with Adkins and from it he became a father for the first time. Alfonso has appeared in a number of movies with his father. His first marriage in 1982 was for 7 years to Cynthia Gifford with whom he has three children; Alfonso Rene II, Joshua Caleb and Donovan Lee but he later married Larcenia Letice in 1994.
Saifoulaye Freeman (son)
Year of Birth: 1960
He is the second son the movie legend had from his relationship before getting married. He is flight instructor.
Morgana Freeman (daughter with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw)
She is the only biological child the Dark Knight (2008) actor had while he was with his first wife.