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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne’s first marriage was to actress to Hajna O. Moss. They had two children together: a son, Langston and a daughter, Montana. Fishburne is now married to actress Gina Torres. They live in Hollywood with their daughter Delilah.

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Jul 30, 1961 In Augusta, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band 1972-12-19
Latest Project:
Movie Space Jam: A New Legacy 2021-07-16
Known For
Movie Space Jam: A New Legacy Thrax (voice) 2021-07-16
Series #Freerayshawn Steven Poincy 2020-04-13
Movie Imprisoned Daniel Calvin 2019-09-12
Movie Where'd You Go, Bernadette Paul Jellinek 2019-08-16
Movie John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Bowery King 2019-05-15
Movie Running with the Devil The Man 2019-08-29
Movie The Mule Special Agent in Charge 2018-12-14
Movie Ant-Man and the Wasp Dr. Bill Foster 2018-07-04
Movie Last Flag Flying Reverend Richard Mueller 2017-11-03
Movie John Wick: Chapter 2 Bowery King 2017-02-08
Series Madiba Nelson Mandela 2017-02-01
Movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Perry White 2016-03-23
Movie Standoff Sade 2016-01-04
Series Roots Alex Haley 2016-05-30
Movie The Snowy Day Narrator 2016-11-25
Movie Passengers Gus Mancuso 2016-12-21
Movie August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand 2015-02-20
Movie Rudderless Del 2014-10-17
Series black-ish Pops Johnson 2014-09-24
Movie The Signal Dr. Wallace Damon 2014-03-15
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Ride Along Omar 2014-01-07
Movie Khumba Seko (voice) 2013-07-18
Movie Man of Steel Perry White 2013-06-12
Movie The Colony Briggs 2013-04-12
Series Hannibal Jack Crawford 2013-04-04
Movie America's Game: 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Narrator 2012-11-26
Movie The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood 2011-07-19
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Movie Contagion Ellis Cheever 2011-09-08
Movie Have a Little Faith Henry Covington 2011-11-27
Movie Rappin' With The Rickster 2010-01-01
Movie Predators Noland 2010-07-03
Movie Armored Baines 2009-12-04
Movie Black Water Transit Jack 2009-05-13
Movie The Black List: Volume Two Himself 2009-02-26
Movie Tortured Archie Green 2008-09-10
Movie 21 Cole Williams 2008-03-27
Movie The Death and Life of Bobby Z Tad Gruzsa 2007-07-23
Movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer (voice) 2007-06-13
Movie TMNT Narrator (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Himself 2007-01-16
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Dr. Larabee 2006-04-28
Movie The Making of 'Event Horizon' 2006-04-18
Movie Mission: Impossible III Theodore Brassel 2006-05-03
Movie Five Fingers Ahmat 2006-05-01
Movie Bobby Edward Robinson 2006-09-05
Movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bear in Genaros Beer Commercial (voice) 2005-09-05
Movie Assault on Precinct 13 Marion Bishop 2005-01-19
Movie The Matrix Revolutions Revisited Himself 2004-12-07
Movie The Matrix Reloaded Revisited Himself 2004-12-07
Movie The Matrix Recalibrated Himself 2004-04-06
Movie Biker Boyz Smoke 2003-01-31
Movie A History of Sex Himself 2003-01-14
Movie Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz' Himself 2003-01-30
Movie Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend 2003-09-02
Movie The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus 2003-05-15
Movie Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Himself 2003-06-24
Movie Mystic River Sergeant Whitey Powers 2003-10-07
Movie The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus 2003-11-03
Movie The Matrix Revisited Himself / Morpheus 2001-11-19
Movie Osmosis Jones Thrax (voice) 2001-08-07
Movie Once in the Life 20 / 20 Mike 2000-10-27
Movie Michael Jordan to the Max Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Movie The Matrix Morpheus 1999-03-30
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Laurence Fishburne 1998-10-01
Movie Always Outnumbered Socrates Fortlow 1998-03-21
Movie Miss Evers' Boys Caleb Humphries 1997-02-22
Movie Event Horizon Captain Miller 1997-08-15
Movie Hoodlum Bumpy Johnson 1997-08-27
Movie Fled Piper 1996-07-19
Movie Othello Othello 1995-12-15
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee 1995-08-25
Movie Just Cause Sheriff Tanny Brown 1995-02-17
Movie Bad Company Nelson Crowe 1995-01-20
Movie Higher Learning Professor Maurice Phipps 1995-01-11
Movie Searching for Bobby Fischer Vinnie 1993-08-13
Movie What's Love Got to Do with It Ike Turner 1993-06-09
Series TriBeCa 1993-03-23
Movie Deep Cover Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull 1992-04-15
Movie The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry 1991-01-01
Movie Class Action Nick Holbrook 1991-03-15
Movie Boyz n the Hood Jason 'Furious' Styles 1991-07-12
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Movie Decoration Day Michael Waring, DOD Man 1990-12-02
Movie Cadence Roosevelt Stokes 1990-11-16
Series The Civil War Various 1990-09-23
Movie King of New York Jimmy Jump 1990-07-18
Movie Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse 1988-12-25
Movie Red Heat Lt. Charlie Stobbs 1988-06-17
Movie School Daze Dap 1988-02-12
Movie Cherry 2000 Glu Glu Lawyer 1987-11-12
Movie Gardens of Stone Sgt. Flanagan 1987-05-05
Movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Max 1987-02-27
Movie Quicksilver Voodoo 1986-02-14
Movie Band of the Hand Cream 1986-04-11
Movie The Color Purple Swain 1985-12-18
Movie The Cotton Club Bumpy Rhodes 1984-12-14
Movie Rumble Fish Midget 1983-10-20
Movie I Take These Men Hank Johnson 1983-01-05
Movie Death Wish II Cutter 1982-02-20
Movie For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Jimbo Collins 1982-01-01
Series A Rumor of War Lightbulb 1980-09-24
Movie Willie and Phil High School Student 1980-08-15
Series The Six O'Clock Follies Robby Robinson 1980-04-24
Movie Apocalypse Now Tyrone 'Clean' Miller 1979-08-15
Movie Fast Break Street Kid 1979-03-02
Movie Cornbread, Earl and Me Wilford Robinson 1975-05-21
Movie If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band Fish 1972-12-19