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Top 10 Facts - Laurence Fishburne
01.21.2016
Fact #1

Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia. He is the son of Hattie Bell, a junior high school mathematics and science teacher. His father Laurence John Fishburne, Jr. is a juvenile corrections officer. His parents divorced during his childhood.

Fact #2

He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running. Won an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa.

Fact #3

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

Fact #4

From 2013 to 2015 starred as Special Agent Jack Crawford on the NBC thriller series Hannibal.

Fact #5

In 2013, he portrayed Perry White in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot Man of Steel.

Fact #6

For most of his early career, he was credited as Larry Fishburne.

Fact #7

He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy, Jason "Furious" Styles in the 1991 drama film Boyz n the Hood and Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in the 1979 war film Apocalypse Now.

Fact #8

Fishburne won an Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor 9 in a Motion Picture" for his 0 performance as West Indian . Professor Maurice Phipps in the 1995 American drama ensemble film, Higher Learning.

Fact #9

Fishburne met actress Gina Torres and they were engaged in February 2001 and married on September 22, 2002, at The Cloisters museum in New York City.

Fact #10

He is a big fan of Paulo Coelho.

Fact #11
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