Laurence Fishburne is a popular American actor who is known for his character Morpheus from the Matrix Trilogy. He has starred in many cult classic films and has worked with DCEU and MCU. Laurence is the winner of the Tony Award as well as the Emmy Award. He has also acted in popular TV series CSI. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Laurence Fishburne in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Laurence was born on 30th July 1961 in Hollywood, California. His father was a high school teacher of mathematics and science while his mother was a juvenile corrections officer. He witnessed the divorce of his parents in his childhood, and he moved with his mother. Laurence was raised in Brooklyn, New York. His father used to visit him once a month, and he graduated from Lincoln Square Academy.
In 1985, Laurence Fishburne got married to Hajna O. Moss. They are the parents of Montana and Langston. The couple divorced in 1992. In September 2002, he got married to Gina Torres. The couple has a daughter named Delilah born in 2007. They divorced in 2017. According to reports, Fishburne was in a relationship with actress Victoria Dillard in 1992. Fishburne currently resides in Hollywood and has also got a house in New York City. He is a fan of Paulo Coelho, who is a Brazilian author.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1972, Laurence Fishburne made his TV debut by appearing in a television film. From 1973 to 1976, he was seen in the television series ‘One Life to Live’. In 1986, the actor was seen in ‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’. He portrayed the role of Dr. Raymond Langston in ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ from 2008 to 2011. He was also seen in ‘Hannibal’ from 2013 to 2015. He is currently the actor and executive producer of ‘Black-ish’ since 2014. Fishburne has also appeared in many television films and has twice won the NAACP Image Awards and Emmy Awards.
He made his movie debut in 1975 by appearing in the film ‘Cornbread; Earl and Me’. Fishburne then appeared in the films ‘Fast Break’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’. His film roles from the ‘80s include ‘Death Wish II’, ‘The Color Purple’, ‘Band of the Hand’, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’, ‘Cherry 2000’, ‘School Daze’, and ‘Red Heat’. After appearing in films like ‘Deep Cover’, Class Action’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’, he was seen in ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’. This fetched him a nomination for the Academy Award in 1994. He was the executive producer and actor of the 1997 movie ‘Hoodlum’. In 1999, he acted in ‘The Matrix’.
The other film credits of Fishburne include ‘Mystic River’, ‘Ashes and Snow’, ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’, ‘Five Fingers’, ‘21’, ‘Predators’, ‘Khumba’, ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. He will be next seen in the films ‘The Mule’, ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’, and ‘John Wick 3’. He has won awards like Black Movie Award, NAACP Image Awards, Tony Award, and Theatre World Award. In Stage, he was first seen in ‘Eden’ in 1976. His other stage role includes ‘Fences’, ‘Riff Raff’, ‘The Lion in Winter’, ‘Short Eyes’, and ‘Thurgood’. He has also appeared in many music videos and has voiced in several video games.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a popular actor who has also ventured as a director and producer? Well, he has a net worth of over $24 million, and he has houses in Hollywood as well as New York City. Most of his wealth has come from his acting, and he has lost some money being a producer of a few flop movies. He leads a luxurious life and has earned very little from his direction.
Currently, he is maintaining a perfect balance between movies and TV series and in fact, he is earning more from TV series per episode than side roles in movies. He is a big fan of author Paulo Coelho and wants to make a movie of the novel The Alchemist.