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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne, September 2008
Personal information
Birth nameLaurence John Fishburne III
Birth dateJuly 30, 1961(age 55)
Place of birthAugusta, Georgia, U.S.
Other namesLarry Fishburne
OccupationActor, director, producer, playwright
Years active1972 present
SpouseHajna O. Moss (1985 - 199?),
Gina Torres (2002 - current)
ChildrenLangston Fishburne (b.1987)
Montana Fishburne (b.1991)
Delilah Fishburne (b.2007)

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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 Adaptation of the Shakespeare play. From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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).


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