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Laurence Fishburne

Award-winning American film, theatre, and television actor, film director, film producer, and playwright

Laurence Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of movies and theater, playwright, director, and producer. He was nominated for the Oscar, and won the Emmy and Tony Awards. He is famous for his roles in successful movies like Apocalypse Now and The Matrix. Fishburne was the first African-American actor to play Perry White in Man of Steel.

Laurence Fishburne
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Fishburne in 2009
Laurence Fishburne III

(1961-07-30) July 30, 1961 (age 58)
Other namesLawrence Fishburne
Larry Fishburne
Years active1973 - present
Known forActing roles:
Tyrone "Clean" Miller in Apocalypse Now
Jason "Furious" Styles in Boyz N the Hood
Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It
Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy
Sgt. Whitey Powers in Mystic River
Perry White in Man of Steel
Spouse(s)Hajna Moss (m. 1985-1990s)
Gina Torres (m. 2002-present)
AwardsEmmy Award Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series
1993 TriBeCa
Outstanding Made For Television Movie
1997 Miss Evers' Boys
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
1992 Two Trains Running

Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia and moved to Brooklyn, New York City during his childhood.

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