Laurence Fishburne - Updated Jul 2024

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Augusta, Georgia, USA
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Augusta, Georgia, USA

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne is a famous American actor and producer. Laurence Fishburne is recognized for his various roles in numerous films and TV projects including What’s Love Got to Do with It, Hannibal, Akeelah-and-the-Bee, Higher Learning, and The Matrix among others.

Early Life

Laurence Fishburne was born on 30 July 1961 and he is currently 60 years old. He hails from Augusta, Georgia, and his zodiac sign is Leo.

His mother is Hattie Bell (née Crawford) and she was a junior high school mathematics and science teacher. Likewise, his father is Laurence John Fishburne, Jr. who is a juvenile corrections officer.

Sadly, his parents divorced when he was still a child. Following this, this personality moved with his mother to Brooklyn, New York.

He met with his father once a month. Talking about his education, Fishburne graduated from Lincoln Square Academy in New York. This institution closed in the 1980s.

Laurence Fishburne

Caption: Laurence Fishburne in a childhood photograph. Source: Pinterest

Professional Life and Career

Professionally, Laurence Fishburne is a famous actor as well as a producer.

People recognize this personality for his forceful, militant, and authoritative characters in many films he has appeared in so far.

He is best known for playing the role of Morpheus in the first 3 films of The Matrix series from 1999 to 2003. People also recognize him for portraying the role of Jason “Furious” Styles in Boyz n the Hood in 1991.

Moreover, this actor played the role of the character Tyrone Mr. Clean Miller in Apocalypse Nowa. Since 2017, he has been playing the role of “The Bowery King” in the John Wick film series.

For playing the role of Ike Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It back in 1993, this actor received a nomination for an Academy Award for “Best Actor”.

Likewise, this actor bagged a Tony Award for “Best Featured Actor in a Play” for his role in Two Trains Running back in the year 1992.

Similarly, the actor also won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series”. He won this particular award for playing his role in TriBeCa in 1993.

This actor then became the 1st African-American to portray Othello. He did so in a motion picture by a major studio.

He made this record after appearing in Oliver Parker’s 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play of the same name.

The famous actor has numerous films under his belt. Some film credits of this veteran actor are The Color Purple, School Daze, King of New York, Contagion, Deep Cove

, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Event Horizon, Mystic River, Akeelah-and-the-Bee, Man of Steel, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

When it comes to his TV project, he has appeared as Dr. Raymond Langston on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He played this role from the year 2008 to 2011.

This actor also appeared as Special Agent Jack Crawford in Hannibal from 2013 to 2015. Furthermore, this actor appeared as Earl “Pops” Johnson in Black-ish in 2014 and he is still portraying this role while writing this biography in March 2022.

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Caption: Laurence Fishburne in a scene from John Wick 2. Source: Screen Rant

Laurence Fishburne – Net Worth 2022

Moving on, this actor/producer has a net worth of around $30 million US dollars.

Relationship Status

Laurence Fishburne is single at present. This actor has been married and divorced twice. His 1st marriage was with actress Hajna O. Moss.

The two tied the knot in the year 1985 in New York. The past couple shares two children namely Langston and Montana Fishburne. Unfortunately, he divorced Hajna in the 1990s.

Following the divorce, this actor dated actress Victoria Dillard from 1992 to 1995. After this relationship, the veteran actor had his 2nd marriage with Gina Torres.

The two met each other and soon were engaged in February 2001. The two tied the knot on 22 September 2002.

The couple had their ceremony at The Cloisters Museum in New York City. The two share a daughter named Delilah. The lovely couple however filed for divorce on 2 November 2017 and it was finalized on May 11, 2018.

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Caption: Laurence posing for a photo with his ex-wife Gina and their daughter Delilah. Source: Tuko

Laurence Fishburne – Body Measurements

Laurence Fishburne stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet or 183 cm. Likewise, the actor’s body weight is around 87 kg or 191 lbs.

Other than this, the veteran actor/producer’s other body measurement details are unavailable at present.

Moreover, producer Fishburne has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color that has now turned grey with aging.

Social Media

Moving on, the actor/producer doesn’t seem to have a social media profile on any platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.