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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Laurence John Fishburne III

Birth Date :

July 30, 1961

Birth Place :

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

Hajna O. Moss (actress, 1985 - 1990s), Gina Torres (actress, since 20-Sep-02)

Claim to fame :

As Jason 'Furious' Styles in "Boyz n the Hood" (1991)

Biography


A respectable thespian recognized for his energy and intelligence that he has constantly displayed when performing either onscreen or onstage, Laurence Fishburne III arguably has established his own place in the forefront of Hollywood's African-American actors of his generation. Born on July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia to Laurence John Fishburne, Jr. and Hattie Bell, he was raised solely by his mother in Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York following his parents' divorce not long after his birth. Upon noticing her son's natural talent in acting, Hattie subsequently encouraged the kid to be an actor and helped him to join various New York stage auditions, one of which he finally passed to encounter his first professional role at a mere age of 10. The experience was quickly extended to screen production by the time he entered his early teens, first through TV feature of ABC soap opera, "One Life to Live" in 1973 then movie project of "Cornbread, Earl and Me" (1975) alongside Bernie Casey also Antonio Fargas.

Slowly but sure, Laurence began to build his own path in Hollywood with appearances in a series of film features which included "Apocalypse Now" (1979), "Death Wish II" (1982), "Rumble Fish" (1983), and "The Color Purple" (1985), pouring down all the skills he had honed persistently at either New York City's High School of Performing Arts or Lincoln Square Academy to gradually gain mainstream attention from the audience. However, it was not until he starred in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood" (1991) that this tall guy ultimately rose to widespread recognition he had long aimed upon garnering critics' rave reviews for his excellent portrayal of Jason "Furious" Styles there. Consequently encountered more offers of propitious roles, he wisely made use the chance to again strike the screen, both small and big ones at the same time through his 1993 stints in Fox TV's "Tribeca" and Touchstone Pictures' "What's Love Got to Do with It."

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson Berating on TV Interview After Being Mistaken for Laurence Fishburne

February 11, 2014 02:05:19 GMT

went off on a news anchor who confused him with . The Nick Fury of Marvel's film franchise was mistaken with the "" actor during an interview on KTLA to promote his new movie "".
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Laurence Fishburne Reprises 'The Matrix' Role in Kia's Super Bowl Ad

January 29, 2014 06:50:31 GMT

returns as his character in "The Matrix", Morpheus, in a Super Bowl ad for Kia called "The Truth". Recreating the movie scene with a funny twist, Morpheus appears as a valet who offers two choices of key cars with a blue and red label to an unsuspecting couple. "Take the blue key and go back to the luxury you know. Take the red key and you'll never look at luxury the same again," he tells the confused-looking pair.
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Laurence Fishburne to Reprise Socrates Fortlow on New HBO Series

November 21, 2013 03:44:23 GMT

has landed a new TV gig. The actor, who has a regular role as Jack Crawford on NBC's "", joins forces with HBO to bring Socrates Fortlow back to the small screen.
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Laurence Fishburne May Tackle Pivotal Role on 'Hannibal'

July 24, 2012 03:24:54 GMT

After signing out from "", is apparently not completely leaving the small screen. The Tony Award winner is said to be currently in talks to join NBC's "".
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Breaking Benjamin Split Due to Song Dispute

August 03, 2011 04:46:20 GMT

, who are currently in hiatus, have broken up. Frontman and founding member Benjamin Burnley fired guitarist Aaron Fincke and bassist Mark Klepaski, and took legal action against them for allegedly remixing the group's song "Blow Me Away" without consent.
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'Bachelorette' Couple Ashley and J.P. Want No TV Wedding

August 03, 2011 04:13:25 GMT

Having said that they just want a humble, boring life together, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum say no to TV marriage. The pair, who got engaged in the season finale of "", have stated that they have no intention to follow in the footsteps of other reality show couples and tie the knot on the small screen.
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Miranda Lambert's Brand New Single 'Baggage Claim' Released

August 03, 2011 03:44:23 GMT

's first single "Baggage Claim" has finally made its way out in its studio version after previously hitting the web via shaky footage of her live performance. The "House That Built Me" singer kicks in the song with funky guitar riffs before crooning about having had enough of her man's selfishness.
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Laurence Fishburne Is Clark and Lois' Boss in 'Man of Steel'

August 03, 2011 03:27:41 GMT

will play boss in a new take of Superman's adventure, "". Joining the cast ensemble which has had as Clark Kent and as Lois Lane among others, the "" alum will take the role of Perry White, the editor-in-chief at Daily Planet where Clark and Lois work, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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Katie Holmes: Hot Pink Undies Make My Day

July 13, 2011 08:15:12 GMT

Being the cover girl of InStyle's August edition, is singing praises of underwear. While opening up about her a fashion do and don't, the 32-year-old wife of Hollywood actor reveals why nice undies are her favorite splurge.
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Ted Danson to Replace Laurence Fishburne as New 'CSI' Boss

July 13, 2011 07:46:10 GMT

Following the announcement of 's exit from "" last month, CBS has tapped to fill in the vacant role. Rumor has it, the network chose Ted among the likes of candidates such as , and .
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Laurence Fishburne Leaves 'CSI', Producers Not Surprised

June 08, 2011 04:41:37 GMT

is resigning from "" after two-and-a-half seasons. The "" actor has decided not to renew his contract which expired this season and is reportedly looking forward to returning to film full-time.
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Kaleidoscope 2010: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2010 08:51:37 GMT

The last three months of 2010 have one common trait which is getting stronger as the year inched closer to holiday season. Despite reasons to gather with family at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, a lot of celebrity couples chose to split. Meanwhile, the awards season were shaping up with the announcement of nominees and lots of artists were given "the most" and "-est" titles.
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Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2010

December 31, 2010 08:49:38 GMT

Compared to last year, 2010 is 'tamer'. Nothing can beat the shocking meter of 's death in June 2009 or when almost choked to death in February that year. But 2010 does have its iotas, predominantly the splits of high-profiled celebrities which number is higher as it nears the holiday season.
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Planning Breasts Enhancement

November 18, 2010 09:13:31 GMT

's porn star daughter is hoping to spend her adult acting fees on a boob job and vagina surgery. Montana Fishburne recently signed a multi-film deal with porn company Vivid Entertainment and she's already planning on spending her fortune on a few nips and tucks.
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Daughter Rules Out Reunion With Laurence Fishburne

September 04, 2010 03:10:37 GMT

's daughter Montana Fishburne is adamant she wants nothing more to do with her movie star dad - until he accepts her move into the porn industry. The 19 year old hit the headlines in July when it emerged she had filmed a sex tape in a bid to break into adult movies.
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Laurence Fishburne Secretly Funding Porn Star Daughter's Legal Defense

August 25, 2010 08:10:56 GMT

is paying for his troubled daughter's legal fight in an assault case, despite allegedly cutting ties with her following her move into the porn industry, according to a U.S. report. Montana Fishburne recently moved out of the actor's Los Angeles home after taking an "embarrassing" step into the adult movie market and appearing in a sex tape.
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Wes Craven's 'My Soul to Take' Drops First Trailer

August 18, 2010 03:05:15 GMT

A preview to Wes Craven's latest horror film "" has emerged in form of a full trailer. Debuted by Yahoo! Movies, the video is opened with a look at a boy attacked on a bridge. The first few seconds of the trailer is narrated by Adam "Bug" Heller who introduces a story about his hometown Riverton.
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Embarrassed Laurence Fishburne Cuts Ties With His Porn Star Daughter

August 18, 2010 03:02:36 GMT

has told his daughter she is no longer welcome in his life following her "embarrassing" step into the adult movie market. Montana Fishburne recently moved out of the actor's Los Angeles home as she hatched plans to launch herself as a porn star, and did not speak to her famous father for several weeks after clips from her X-rated film debut hit the Internet.
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Emmys: Kim Kardashian May Be There, New Presenters Announced

August 18, 2010 02:47:12 GMT

There's a rumor going around that is going to show her face at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The reality show star won't be a presenter or simply walk the carpet and sit among the audience. Instead, she will get a screen time.
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Laurence Fishburne Expected to Attend Emmys

August 14, 2010 06:47:46 GMT

As the star of "", is expected to attend the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards. This particular appearance is put under the spotlight since it would be the first public outing by the actor since his daughter embarrassed him with her porn star career choice.
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Offered to Make Follow-Up to Her Porn Flick

August 11, 2010 09:46:50 GMT

's 18-year-old daughter Montana Fishburne might become a pro in porn flick. TMZ reported that Montana has been offered to star in more adult tapes by Vivid entertainment because her first X-rated movie has made a hit.
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Laurence Fishburne's Pals Tried to Stop His Daughter's Sex Tape Release

August 07, 2010 03:45:05 GMT

's pals tried to spare his blushes by buying up every copy of his daughter's porn DVD for $1 million - but they'd already been shipped out to suppliers. "The Matrix" star's 19-year-old daughter Montana Fishburne admits her father was devastated when footage from her X-rated movie was posted online last week.
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter on Porn Decision: It's Something I Always Wanted to Do

August 06, 2010 03:53:45 GMT

After stating she wanted to follow the success of 's sex tape, 's daughter Montana Fishburne disclosed another reason behind her decision to star in a porno flick, which will be released by Vivid Entertainment on August 10. "It's something I always wanted to do," Montana recently told People.
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Laurence Fishburne Is 'Very Hurt' Over Daughter Montana's Sex Tape

August 03, 2010 09:50:06 GMT

While has not responded on his daughter Montana Fishburne's racy new career path, the 18-year-old beauty herself revealed what her father thinks about her decision to star in a porno flick. Montana recently told TMZ that the legendary actor is "very hurt".
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Pictures of Laurence Fishburne's Daughter's Sex Tape Released

August 02, 2010 09:14:12 GMT

As previously reported that 's daughter Montana Fishburne is making a serious push to break into Hollywood with a hardcore sex tape, closer looks to Montana's porno flick have been obtained. TMZ has released 17 images of Montana which are taken from her sex tape.
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Stars in Porno Flick

July 30, 2010 10:03:30 GMT

's daughter Montana Fishburne is said trying to pursue acting career just like her father. However, Montana is reportedly making a serious push to break into Hollywood with a hardcore sex tape.
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Laurence Fishburne Hides in 'Man Cave' to Escape Women

July 03, 2010 06:09:56 GMT

Actor hides away in his "man cave" near his home in California whenever he needs to escape the women in his life. The "Matrix" star reveals he has a secret location he can retreat to whenever necessary and only invites a select group of male pals to join him in his hideaway.
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