Laurence Fishburne Overview

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Born: July 30, 1961

About his early start in the acting business, Laurence Fishburne has said, "I didn't have much of a childhood, but that's okay. I have a livelihood." Born the only child of a corrections officer and a schoolteacher, the Atlanta-born Fishburne moved from his native state of Georgia to Brooklyn, New York, where he and his mother lived following her divorce from his father. His English professor godfather recognized his emotive abilities early on, as did his mother, who began shuttling him around... See All

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