Laurence Fishburne biography

Laurence Fishburne

Actor, Film actor

1961 –


Who is Laurence Fishburne?

Laurence John Fishburne III is an American actor, playwright, director, and producer. He is best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, Clean in Apocalypse Now, Cowboy Curtis on the television show Pee-wee's Playhouse, Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It and as Furious Styles in Boyz n the Hood. 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. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running, and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa.

From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Fishburne has starred in several cult classics, including Deep Cover, and King of New York. In 2013, he portrayed Perry White in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot Man of Steel and stars as Special Agent Jack Crawford on the NBC thriller series Hannibal.


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Jul 30, 1961
Also known as
  • Laurence J. Fishburne III
  • Larry Fishbourne
  • Laurence Fishburne III
  • Lawrence Fishburne III
  • Larry Fishburne
  • Lawrence Fishburne
  • Laurence John Fishburne III
  • Fish
  • Larry
  • Laurence
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Hollywood High School
Lived in
  • Augusta
  • Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013

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