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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne is known as an American actor, screenwriter, and film director. He is most famous for his role in the Matrix film franchise.

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Background and Age

Laurence John Fishburne III was born on July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia. Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., his father worked as a prison guard and Hattie Bell, his mother worked as a junior high school math and science educator. The two later got separated, leaving Fishburne under the watchful eye of his mom. He experienced childhood in Brooklyn, New York close by his mom and his father just visited once in a month. He graduated from Lincoln Square Academy in New York.

Career and Net Worth

The film star Laurence Fishburne made his acting introduction in 1973 as Joshua Hall in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. He later handled a supporting role in Apocalypse Now in 1976 but the film was released in 1979. Fishburne lied about his age, he was 14 at the time, to get the role of the 17-year-old Tyrone Miller. During the 1980s, he appeared in movies like Band of the Hand, Death Wish 2, The Cotton Club, The Color Purple, and Red Heat. He likewise assumed roles on network shows like Pee-small's Playhouse, M*A*S*H, The Tooth Shall Set You Free, Spenser: For Hire, and Quicksilver. During the 1990s, Fishburne proceeded with his adventures in the motion picture industry, featuring in the acclaimed 1991, Boyz n the Hood. His first honor, a Tony Award, came the following year for his stage performance in Two Trains Running. The 2000s accompanied greater roles and progressively renowned honors for the actor. A portion of his exceptional works during this period include The Matrix Trilogy, Predators (2010), Hannibal (2013), Black-ish (2015), Passengers (2016), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), and John Wick 3.

In September 2019, the director of John Wick 4 suggested to fans that he might consider adding Matrix stars, Carrie-Anne Moss or Hugo Weaving to the John Wick universe after so many fans reacted positively to the addition of Laurence Fishburne in John Wick 3.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Fishburne has been married twice in his life. His first marriage was to actress Hajna O. Greenery who he married in 1985. Their romantic association produced two children, Langston ( born in 1987 and Montana Fishburne born later in 1991. Shockingly, the marriage hit the stones and they were separated by 1990.

In 2001, Fishburne and actress Gina Torres got engaged and by September 22, 2002, they got married in a service at The Cloisters Museum in New York City. They had their first tyke together and Fishburne's subsequent little girl, Delilah, in 2007. Trouble came calling and the couple split in September 2017.


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Last Modified: Sep 14 2020
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