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Laurence Fishburne


Born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, Laurence Fishburne has established himself as one of the premiere African-American actors working today. Following his parents' divorce, Fishburne's math teacher mother transplanted the family to Brooklyn, where at the age of 10 he appeared in his first play ("In My Many Names and Days"). By age 12, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Miles and Me (announced) (rumored)
 2014 Rudderless
Del
 2014 Ride Along
Omar
 2013 Khumba
Seko (voice)
 2013/I The Colony
Briggs
 2010 Predators
Noland
 2009 Black Water Transit
Jack
 2009 Armored
Baines
 2008 Days of Wrath
Mr. Stafford
 2008 21
Cole Williams
 2007 TMNT
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Bobby
Edward
 2003 Biker Boyz
Smoke
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Thrax (voice)
 1996 Fled
Piper
 1995 Othello
Othello
 1995 Bad Company
Nelson Crowe
 1992 Deep Cover
Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull (as Larry Fishburne)
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Furious Styles (as Larry Fishburne)
 1991 Class Action
Nick Holbrook (as Larry Fishburne)
 1990 Cadence
Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)
 1990 King of New York
Jimmy Jump (as Larry Fishburne)
 1988 Red Heat
Lt. Charlie Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
 1988 School Daze
Dap
 1987 Cherry 2000
Glu Glu Lawyer (as Larry Fishburne)
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Sgt. Flanagan (as Larry Fishburne)
 1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Max (as Larry Fishburne)
 1986 Band of the Hand
Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
 1986 Quicksilver
Voodoo (as Larry Fishburne)
 1985 The Color Purple
Swain (as Larry Fishburne)
 1984 The Cotton Club
Bumpy Rhodes (as Larry Fishburne)
 1983 Rumble Fish
Midget (as Larry Fishburne)
 1982 Death Wish II
Cutter (as Laurence Fishburne III)
 1980 Willie & Phil
Wilson (as Lawrence Fishburne III)
 1979 Apocalypse Now
Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (as Larry Fishburne)
 1979 Fast Break
Street Kid (as Laurence Fishburne III)
 1978 Apocalypse Now: The Workprint
Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (uncredited)
 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
Wilford Robinson (as Laurence Fishburne III)
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Other Works:

Appeared in the music video for "Attack Me With Your Love" by music group Cameo. The song rose to top 5 on the R&B chart and top 40 on the dance music chart. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Larry Fishbourne | Larry Fishburme | Laurence Fishburne III | Lawrence Fishburne III | Larry Fishburne | Lawrence Fishburne

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

I play characters. I don't think I really have a persona per se. I don't play the same guy every time. I show up, you don't know what I'm gonna do. I like it that way. I've intentionally tried to do it that way. I think that's what's interesting. See more »

Trivia:

Originally hooked up with Boyz n the Hood (1991) writer John Singleton when Singleton was a production assistant and Fishburne an actor ("Cowboy Curtis") on the popular children's TV program Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986). See more »

Trademark:

Gap between his front teeth See more »

Nickname:

Fish See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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