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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 & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

: Played Troy Maxson in "Fences" by August Wilson (Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, California, USA). See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

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


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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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 »


Currently resides in New Rochelle, New York See more »


Known for playing very wise and intelligent characters See more »


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