Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Morgan Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for performances Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has appeared in many other box office hits.
Morgan Freeman is the son of Mayme Edna and Morgan Porterfield and has three older siblings. His family moved frequently during his childhood. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, and attended Broad Street High School.
At age 12, Morgan Freeman won a statewide drama competition. In 1955, Morgan Freeman graduated from Broad Street, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World`s Fair.