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Laurence Fishburne

 
Date Of Birth:
July 30, 1961 (61)
Birth Place:
Augusta, GA, USA
Bio:
He is a three time Emmy Award and Tony Award winning actor known for his roles on stage and screen. He has been hailed for his forceful, militant, and authoritative characters in his films. He is known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix series (1999–2003), Jason "Furious" Styles in the John ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 30, 1961 (61)

Birth Place: Augusta, GA, USA

Bio:
He is a three time Emmy Award and Tony Award winning actor known for his roles on stage and screen. He has been hailed for his forceful, militant, and authoritative characters in his films. He is known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix series (1999–2003), Jason "Furious" Styles in the John ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2022
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Thurgood Marshall
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1999
Henry II
  [Broadway]
1992
Sterling

Photos

Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss Photo

Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss

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Date:
06/14/2022
Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss Photo

Laurence Fishburne and Darren Criss

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Date:
06/14/2022
Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Photo

Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell

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04/15/2022
Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Photo

Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell

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Date:
04/15/2022
Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Photo

Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell

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Date:
04/15/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2022
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Thurgood Marshall

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1999
Henry II

  [Broadway]
1992
Sterling

Laurence Fishburne Biography

He is a three time Emmy Award and Tony Award winning actor known for his roles on stage and screen. He has been hailed for his forceful, militant, and authoritative characters in his films. He is known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix series (1999–2003), Jason "Furious" Styles in the John Singleton drama film Boyz n the Hood (1991), Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in Francis Ford Coppola's war film Apocalypse Now (1979), and "The Bowery King" in the John Wick film series (2017–present).

For his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It (1993), Fishburne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992), and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne became the first African American to portray Othello on film when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. He has also received five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead nomination for his performance in Deep Cover (1992).

Other film credits of Fishburne include Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985), Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), Abel Ferrara's King of New York (1990), Clint Eastwood's Mystic River (2003), Steven Soderbergh's Contagion (2011), and Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying (2017). He has also gained a wider audience with the blockbuster films Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). On television, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008–2011), as Special Agent Jack Crawford in the NBC thriller series Hannibal (2013–2015), and as Earl "Pops" Johnson in the ABC sitcom Black-ish (2014–present). He is currently starring in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's play American Buffalo alongside Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss.

Laurence Fishburne Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Laurence FishburneThurgood
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Laurence Fishburne , Thurgood
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Debut Performance Gold Star
Laurence Fishburne, Two Trains Running

Laurence Fishburne News

Theresa Rebeck Joins Broadway-Aimed Musical WORKING GIRL as New Book Writer Photo Theresa Rebeck Joins Broadway-Aimed Musical WORKING GIRL as New Book Writer
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Award-winning Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck will write the book for the Broadway-aimed Working Girl. While she's had more plays produced on Broadway than any female playwright of our time, Working Girl would mark Rebeck's Broadway debut as a book writer for a musical.

MY POLICEMAN Cast to Receive  2022 TIFF Tribute Award for Performance Photo MY POLICEMAN Cast to Receive 2022 TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
by Michael Major - Aug 8, 2022

The ensemble cast of My Policeman — Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett — will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance. As previously scheduled, My Policeman by director Michael Grandage will have its World Premiere at this year’s Festival.

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere on Netflix in October Photo THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere on Netflix in October
by Michael Major - Jul 21, 2022

Based on the epic international best-selling series by Soman Chainani, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is directed by Paul Feig, stars Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, Mark Heap, Patti LuPone and Rachel Bloom with Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron.

3 Broadway Shows Take Final Bow Today Photo 3 Broadway Shows Take Final Bow Today
by Team BWW - Jul 10, 2022

On July 10, Broadway says goodbye to three Tony-nominated productions. Plaza Suite will conclude its run at the Hudson Theatre following 35 previews and 110 regular performances; American Buffalo wraps up at the Circle in the Square Theatre following 27 previews and 101 regular performances; and Macbeth finishes it's run at the Longacre Theatre after 19 previews and 80 regular performances.

Raphael Saadiq Tapped as Marvel's MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR Executive Music Producer Photo Raphael Saadiq Tapped as Marvel's MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR Executive Music Producer
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Three-time GRAMMY Award® winner Raphael Saadiq has been named executive music producer for 'Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,' the highly anticipated animated series following 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur, as they protect New York City's Lower East Side from danger.

Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 5, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Neil Pepe! Pepe talked about his career, including American Buffalo, which is currently running on Broadway. Listen to the full episode here.

EVENT HORIZON to Be Released on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook Photo EVENT HORIZON to Be Released on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Known for its elaborate production design and unsettling visuals, the film features an exceptional ensemble cast, including Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Sam Neill (Jurassic World: Dominion), Kathleen Quinlan (Breakdown), Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck”), and Jason Isaacs (“Star Trek: Discovery”). Check out the bonus features for the release now!

AMERICAN BUFFALO On Broadway to Require Audience Masking  Through the End of its Run Photo AMERICAN BUFFALO On Broadway to Require Audience Masking Through the End of its Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

There are two weeks left to see the Tony nominated Broadway revival of AMERICAN BUFFALO. The production will continue to mandate audiences to wear masks in this space, despite the recent industry announcement of masking-optional across other Broadway theaters beginning July 1st.  

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

AMERICAN BUFFALO Enters Final Weeks of Performances Photo AMERICAN BUFFALO Enters Final Weeks of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss currently star in the Broadway revival of AMERICAN BUFFALO by David Mamet, directed by Neil Pepe. AMERICAN BUFFALO will end its previously announced strictly limited 16-week engagement on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

Laurence Fishburne Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Sophia Anne Caruso in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL on Netflix VideoVIDEO: First Look at Sophia Anne Caruso in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL on Netflix
by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

Netflix has revealed a first look at The School For Good And Evil, featuring former Beetlejuice star Sophia Ann Caruso. The new series is also set to include Patti LuPone, Rachel Bloom, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Sofia Wylie, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, and Mark Heap.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Sam Rockwell VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Sam Rockwell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2022

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Sam Rockwell! 'This is a win for the whole play,' said Sam. 'We're up for Best Revival! It's already a win for Laurence [Fishburne] and Darren [Criss] and Neil [Pepe] and I.'

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Sam Rockwell sat down with Seth Meyers on Late Night last night to discuss how he celebrated his recent Tony nomination for American Buffalo. Rockwell also discussed the extra pressure of performing with a Tony nomination, his theatrical background, and the recent audience disruptions at American Buffalo.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the  VideoVIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Sam Rockwell appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss his new role in American Buffalo on Broadway. Rockwell discussed growing his mustache for the role, performing in front of his famous friends in the audience, and how he and Laurence Fishburne rehearsed the play throughout the pandemic.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2022

Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.

VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO VideoVIDEO: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2022

Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow, A Life in the Theatre). Performances for American Buffalo will begin today, March 22, 2022.

VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne Talks HISTORY'S GREATEST MYSTERIES on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Laurence Fishburne Talks HISTORY'S GREATEST MYSTERIES on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2020

The Emmy Award-winning actor and “Black-ish” star looks back at some famous mysteries on his new History Channel show.

VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne On The Most Powerful Teachings Of Malcolm X VideoVIDEO: Laurence Fishburne On The Most Powerful Teachings Of Malcolm X
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2020

Beloved actor Laurence Fishburne, who narrates a new Audible audiobook of 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X,' recalls statements by Malcolm X that resonate today and imagines what the civil rights hero might think of this current moment in American life.

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For #FREERAYSHAWN on Quibi VideoVIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For #FREERAYSHAWN on Quibi
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2020

An all new trailer has been released for #FreeRayshawn, which recently debuted on Quibi.

BWW TV: Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO on Br VideoBWW TV: Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO on Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 27, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which begins previews on March 24, 2020 with an official opening on April 14, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street). This is a 16-week limited engagement through July 12, 2020. 'It's a great play,' says star, Sam Rockwell. 'It's like a filet mignon. It's got no fat on it. It's lean and mean!'


Laurence Fishburne Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laurence Fishburne next theatre project?
Laurence Fishburne's next show will be American Buffalo which opens on 4/14/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Laurence Fishburne been in?
Laurence Fishburne has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Laurence Fishburne been in?
Laurence Fishburne has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Laurence Fishburne been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Thurgood , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Thurgood , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thurgood Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Thurgood and Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Two Trains Running .

What awards has Laurence Fishburne won?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Thurgood , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Thurgood Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thurgoodand Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Two Trains Running .