Laurence Fishburne

Birth Name: 
Laurence John Fishburne
Best Known For: 

The Matrix
Boyz n the Hood

Short bio: 

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an actor, playwright, director and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy and Jason "Furious" Styles in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood.

Fishburne 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. For his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He 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).

Fishburne starred in several cult classics, including Deep Cover and King of New York. From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 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.


Laurence Fishburne
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Submitted by Thomas Dorsey (not verified) on

I am very proud to have known Larry during his Kool aid commercial, corn bread earl and me. After that Larry skills has made him the great actor his today. God Bless him. Larry has great heart. It would be nice to talk to him after all these years.

Submitted by William G. Harkins (not verified) on

Mr. Fishburne, I am a 68 year old fan of your acting. You MAKE the movie. Please keep the hits coming. If you are in it I know the movie will be worth watching.

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