Laurence Fishburne Biography
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Laurence Fishburne (Laurence John Fishburne III) is an American actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, and film director.
Fishburne has been critically hailed for his forceful, militant, and authoritative characters in his films. He is known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy (1999, 2003).
He was also featured as Jason “Furious” Styles in the drama film Boyz n the Hood (1991) as well as Tyrone “Mr. Clean” Miller in the war film Apocalypse Now (1979). He played the role of The Bowery King in the John Wick film series (2017-present).
Laurence Fishburne Age and Birthday
John Fishburne was born on July 30th, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. He is 60 years old as of 2021.
Laurence Fishburne Height and Weight
Fishburne measures a standing height of 6 feet 0 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.84 meters. However, his weight as well as his other body measurements are currently under review and will soon be updated.
Laurence Fishburne Family, Parents, Brother, and Siblings
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Fishburne is the son of Hattie Bell, his mother, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr, his father. His mother works as a junior high school mathematics and science teacher while his father is a juvenile corrections officer. There is however no known information about him having siblings.
Laurence Fishburne Wife
In 1985, Laurence married Hajna O. Moss. The two tied the knot in New York. The beautiful couple has been blessed with two children, son Langston who was born in 1987, and a daughter Montana Fishburne who was born in 1991. Unfortunately, the two got divorced in the 1990s.
From 1992 to 1995, Fishburne was involved in a romantic relationship with Victoria Dillard. He later met actress Gina Torres and they got engaged in February 2001. The two got married on September 22nd, 2002 at The Cloisters museum in New York City. Fishburne’s spokesman Alan Nierob announced on January 8th, 2007 that the couple was expecting their first child together.
In June 2007, their daughter Delilah was born to the couple. On September 20, 2017, it was confirmed that Torres and Fishburne were separated and had been keeping the separation private for the last year. Laurence filed for divorce on November 2nd, 2017. The divorce was finalized effective May 11th, 2018 after Torres and Fishburne reached a final settlement on April 16th, 2018.
Laurence Fishburne Education
Fishburne is a graduate of Lincoln Square Academy in New York. The school closed in the 1980s.
Laurence Fishburne Matrix 4
Fishburne is 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. Additionally, Laurence provided the voice of Thrax in Osmosis Jones in 2001. He late did the role as Morpheus in the Matrix sequels The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003.
Laurence Fishburne Apocalypse Now
In the movie Apocalypse Now, he plays the role of Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Tyrone “Mr. Clean” Miller, the cocky seventeen-year-old South Bronx-born crewmember. The shooting of the movie began in March 1976 when Fishburne was only fourteen years old. At the time, he had lied about his age so that he could get cast in his role. The film took so long to finish that Fishburne was eighteen by the time of its release.
Laurence Fishburne Movies
The following are movies that Fishburne was featured in:
- 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
- 1979 Fast Break
- 1979 Apocalypse Now
- 1980 Willie & Phil
- 1982 Death Wish II
- 1983 Rumble Fish
- 1984 The Cotton Club
- 1985 The Color Purple
- 1986 Quicksilver
- 1986 Band of the Hand
- 1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
- 1987 Gardens of Stone
- Cherry 2000
- 2011 Contagion
- 2013 The Colony
- 2013 Man of Steel
- 2014 Ride Along
- 2014 The Signal
- 2016 Standoff
- 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- 2017 John Wick: Chapter 2
- 2017 Last Flag Flying
- 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp
- 2018 Imprisoned
- The Mule
- 2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
- 2019 Where’d You Go, Bernadette
- Running with the Devil
- 2021 Under the Stadium Lights
- 2021 The Ice Road
- 2022 John Wick: Chapter 4
- 2022 The School for Good and Evil
- TBA All the Old Knives
Laurence Fishburne Net Worth
Fishburne has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He has acquired a majority of his fortune from his acting career.
Laurence Fishburne Salary
Details pertaining to his annual earnings are currently unavailable. This information is however currently under review and will soon be updated.
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