Morgan Freeman was born in 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. He began acting aged nine, playing the lead in a school play. He turned down a drama scholarship from Jackson State University and instead joined the military, serving for four years. Afterwards, he moved to Los Angeles and began working as an actor. He appeared in films including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Unforgiven, Deep Impact, and Seven. He won an Academy Award in 2005 for his role in Million Dollar Baby. In 2014, Morgan Freeman turned his 124 acre ranch in Mississippi into a sanctuary for honeybees.
Morgan Freeman is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.