|Laurence John Fishburne III|
|Profession||Actor and Producer|
|Date of Birth||30 July, 1961|
|Age (as in 2022)||61 Years|
|Father Name||Lauence John Fishburne|
|Mother Name||Hattie Bell|
|Wife Name||Hajna O. Moss|
American actor Laurence John Fishburne III was born on July 30, 1961. He has been recognised for acting on both the big and small screens, earning him three Emmys and a Tony. His cinematic roles have been praised for their strength, aggression, and authority. He played Morpheus in The Matrix films (released between 1999 and 2003), Jason “Furious” Styles in John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood (1991), Tyrone “Mr Clean” Miller in Francis Ford Coppola’s war film Apocalypse Now (1979), and “The Bowery King” in the John Wick films (released between 2006 and 2014). (2017–present).
Fishburne received an Oscar nod for his performance as Ike Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993). With his role in Two Trains Running (1992), he was awarded the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor and the also the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Series for his work in TriBeCa (1993). In Oliver Parker’s 1995 film rendition of Shakespeare’s Othello, Fishburne made history as the first actor of African American descent to perform the title role. Furthermore, he has been nominated for five Screen Actors Guild Awards. For his role in Deep Cover, he was chosen for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead (1992).
Name : Laurence John Fishburne III
DOB : 30 July 1961
Age : 61
Father : Laurence John Fishburne, Jr.
Mother : Hattie Bell
Siblings : NIL
Wife : Hajna O. Moss
Profession : Actor and Producer
Nationality : American
Height : 1.84 m
Weight : 87 kg
In Augusta, Georgia, Fishburne was born to Hattie Bell (née Crawford), a middle school math and science teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile prisons officer. His parents divorced when he wasn’t even mature, and he and his mom ended themselves in Brooklyn. His dad only saw him once a month. Fishburne attended the now-defunct New York City school Lincoln Square Academy in the 1970s and 1980s.
In 1985, Fishburne tied the knot with actress Hajna O. Moss in New York. Both Langston (born in 1987) and Montana Fishburne (born in 1991) are the proud parents of this happy couple (born in 1991). In the 1990s, Hajna and Laurence separated and eventually divorced. For five years, from 1992 to 1995, Fishburne dated Victoria Dillard.
Fishburne and Gina Torres, an actress he met, became engaged in February 2001 and married on September 22, 2002 in New York’s The Cloisters museum. The couple’s pregnancy was confirmed by Fishburne’s publicist Alan Nierob on January 8, 2007. The couple had their daughter Delilah in June of 2007. Torres and Fishburne’s split, which they had kept quiet for a year, was finally made public on September 20, 2017. Fishburne filed for divorce on November 2, 2017, and after reaching a settlement with Torres on April 16, 2018, the divorce became official and effective on May 11, 2018.
Aside from his primary home in Hollywood, Fishburne also has a place at the Castle Village Co-Op in the Hudson Heights neighbourhood of Washington Heights. He hopes to make a film adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist since he enjoys the work of the Brazilian author.
He was known as Larry Fishburne for the first several decades of his career. In 1972, at 11, Fishburne garnered excellent reviews for his first acting performance in the inaugural ABC Theater teleplay “If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band.” Later, in the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live, Fishburne portrayed the character Joshua Hall. Cornbread, Earl and Me, in which he played a little boy who witnessed the police shooting of a prominent high school basketball player, was his most remembered performance from his boyhood.
Later, he portrayed Tyrone Miller, a bragging 17-year-old Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class from the Bronx who earns the nickname “Mr Clean” on the set of Apocalypse Now. He lied about his age and started filming in March of 1976 when he was 14. Due to the lengthy production schedule, he turned 17 during filming.
On Broadway, Fishburne made his comeback to the stage in April 2008 in the new drama Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr. On April 30, 2008, Thurgood debuted at the Booth Theatre. The Drama Desk recognised him as the year’s Outstanding One-Man Show. A film of the play’s February 24, 2011, performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts premiered on HBO. Black History Month events at the White House included a film screening on February 16.