Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

Date of Birth

Birthday: July 30
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia

Primetime Emmy® Award-winning actor, Laurence Fishburne, is best known for his roles of “Morpheus” in the Matrix trilogy. He starred in Mystic River, Apocalypse Now, Event Horizon, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Bobby, was “Ike Turner” in What’s Love Got to Do with It, and played "Noland" in Predators. Fishburne starred as “Thurgood Marshall” in the HBO TV movie Thurgood, portrays “Dr.

Primetime Emmy® Award-winning actor, Laurence Fishburne, is best known for his roles of “Morpheus” in the Matrix trilogy. He starred in Mystic River, Apocalypse Now, Event Horizon, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Bobby, was “Ike Turner” in What’s Love Got to Do with It, and played "Noland" in Predators. Fishburne starred as “Thurgood Marshall” in the HBO TV movie Thurgood, portrays “Dr. Raymond Langston” on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and played “Cowboy Curtis” on the 1980’s TV series Pee-wee’s Playhouse. More about the actor at his official Laurence Fishburne site. More about the movie at the official Thurgood site.

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Awards & Nominations

11 Nominations | 3 Emmys
Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series - 2020
  • Winner
  • Laurence Fishburne, as Lt. Steven Poincy
  • #FreeRayshawn
  • Quibi
  • Fuqua Films / Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Laurence Fishburne, Executive Producer
  • black-ish
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Laurence Fishburne, Executive Producer
  • black-ish
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Narrator - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Laurence Fishburne, as Narrator
  • Year Million
  • "Homo Sapien 2.0"
  • National Geographic
  • RadicalMedia
Outstanding Narrator - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Laurence Fishburne, as Alex Haley (Narrator)
  • Roots
  • HISTORY
  • An A+E Studios Production in association with Marc Toberoff Productions and The Wolper Organization
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Laurence Fishburne, Executive Producer
  • black-ish
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Laurence Fishburne, as Thurgood Marshall
  • Thurgood
  • HBO
  • A Stevens Company Production in association with Ostar Productions, Cinema Gypsy Productions and HBO Films
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR SPECIAL - 1997
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR SPECIAL - 1996
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 1993
  • Winner
  • Laurence Fishburne, as Martin McHenry
  • TRIBECA
  • FOX
Laurence Fishburne is interviewed about his win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Laurence Fishburne, right, was named 
Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series 
and Jasmine Cephas Jones was named Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for their work in #FreeRayshawn at Night Four of the Creative Art
Lamorne Morris presents the Emmy for Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series to Laurence Fishburne for #FreeRayshawn at Night Four of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Laurence Fishburne arrives at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Laurence Fishburne, Katrina Gilbert and Lucia Gervino enjoy the reception at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Miles Brown and Laurence Fishburne of black-ish enjoy the reception at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
George Clooney & Laurence Fishburne at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Laurence Fishburne at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Laurence Fishburne at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Laurence Fishburne at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
CSI stars Laurence Fishburne and William Petersen at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Laurence Fishburne is interviewed about his win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
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Laurence Fishburne is interviewed about his win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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Laurence Fishburne, right, was named 
Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series 
and Jasmine Cephas Jones was named Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for their work in #FreeRayshawn at Night Four of the Creative Art
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Laurence Fishburne, right, was named 
Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series 
and Jasmine Cephas Jones was named Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for their work in #FreeRayshawn at Night Four of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Lamorne Morris presents the Emmy for Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series to Laurence Fishburne for #FreeRayshawn at Night Four of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Lamorne Morris presents the Emmy for Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series to Laurence Fishburne for #FreeRayshawn at Night Four of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Laurence Fishburne
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Laurence Fishburne on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Laurence Fishburne arrives at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Laurence Fishburne arrives at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Laurence Fishburne, Katrina Gilbert and Lucia Gervino enjoy the reception at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Laurence Fishburne, Katrina Gilbert and Lucia Gervino enjoy the reception at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Miles Brown and Laurence Fishburne of black-ish enjoy the reception at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Miles Brown and Laurence Fishburne of black-ish enjoy the reception at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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George Clooney & Laurence Fishburne at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Laurence Fishburne at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Laurence Fishburne at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Laurence Fishburne at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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CSI stars Laurence Fishburne and William Petersen at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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