Laurence John Fishburne III is an American actor, producer and director born on 30th July 1961. He began his acting career in 1973 from the television series One Life to Live. As a child, Fishburne performed in several series such as Cornbread, Earl and Me and Apocalypse Now. In 1985, he earned a minor role in the blockbuster film The Color Purple. Eventually, Laurence performed variety of roles in different films and television series including The Cotton Club, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Red Heat. But the role of Morpheus in the science fiction film, “The Matrix” provided him with international fame and success. Later on, he as well appeared in the sequels of the film named The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. His other successful films and TV shows included Mission: Impossible III, Akeelah and the Bee, Armored and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Fishburne won numerous awards and nominations throughout his career such as Academy Award, BET Award, Emmy Award and MTV Movie Award. Besides acting, he also produced films like Five Finger and Akeelah and the Bee. In his personal life, Laurence Fishburne married twice. Firstly, he became married with actress Hajna O. Moss in 1985 but the couple divorced after five years of relationship. Afterwards, Laurence met actress Gina Torres and married with her in 2002.
Laurence Fishburne Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Laurence John Fishburne III
- Nicknames: Fish, Larry
- Date of Birth: July 30, 1961
- Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
- Occupation: Actor, Producer, Playwright
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Laurence Fishburne Family Details:
- Father: Laurence John Fishburne, Jr.
- Mother: Hattie Bell Fishburne
- Siblings: None
- Spouse: Gina Torres (m. 2002)
- Children: Montana Fishburne, Langston Fishburne, Delilah Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne Career Highlights:
- First Stage Play: Eden (1976)
- First Film: Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
- First TV Show: One Life to Live (1973)
Laurence Fishburne Body Measurements:
Given below is the list of Laurence Fishburne body measurements including his height, weight, biceps, chest, waist and shoe size.
- Height: 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
- Weight: 87kg (191lbs)
- Shoe Size: 10 (US)
- Chest Size: 42 Inches
- Waist Size: 36 Inches
- Arms / Biceps Size: 16 Inches
Laurence Fishburne Interesting Facts:
- Laurence is a huge fan of Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho.
- The actor gained huge amount of popularity through his role as Morpheus in The Matrix Trilogy.
- He has a gap between his two front teeth which became Laurence most recognizable feature.