Interesting Biography Facts
June 1, 1937
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Broad Street High School; LACC Theater Academy
Morgan Freeman family members
Morgan Porterfield Freeman
3 older siblings
Is Morgan Freeman a gay/bisexual?
What is Morgan Freeman marital status?
Who is Morgan Freeman wife?
Mryna Colley-Lee (ex-wife); Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (ex-wife)
How many children does he have?
4 (Alfonso Freeman, Saifoulaye Freeman, Freeman Deena, Morgana Freeman)
Morgan Freeman wife
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (ex-wife; married in 1967 – 1979)
Date of birth: 1937
Eighty-one-year Morgan Freeman is single now, but previously he dated numerous beautiful women. He was married officially just twice. Jeanette was the actor’s first wife.
She met Morgan at a very young age when he had nothing except for his powerful talent and great ambitions. She was in her early 20s but has already mothered a daughter, which later was adopted by Freeman.
Two young people dated during 5 years and tied a knot on October 22, 1967. They spent twelve years together, but then something went wrong, and the couple separated and filed for divorce, which was finalized on November 19, 1979. The reason for such decision was not publicized, but according to numerous rumors that were Morgan’s infidelity. With Jeanette Adair, the actor had a common daughter Morgana Freeman.
After the divorce, Freeman’s first wife stood out of the limelight. She appeared in public near her ex only in 2015 at the funeral of her granddaughter E’Dena Hines. The woman, who wasn’t Morgan’s biological granddaughter, was tragically killed by her boyfriend on August 16, 2015. At that time she was 33. Hines dated Lamar Davenport, three years her younger, which stabbed the woman several times, saying the lines from the Bible, according to witnesses’ words. They say, the man was jealous because of E’Dena feelings towards her grandfather, which (as it was rumored in press) were rather romantic than kindred. In 2012 the woman denied the gossips about her affair with Morgan, telling that she dealt him as a grandfather. E’Dena followed Morgan’s footsteps and became an actress.
Myrna Colley-Lee (ex-wife; married in 1984-2010)
Date of birth: 1941
Myrna was married to an Academy Award holder Morgan Freeman during 23 years. They separated in 2007 and three years later finalized the divorce process. But the status of celeb’s wife is not the only achievement in woman’s fate. She is known as a costume designer. The suits, made by her careful hands, appeared in numerous theater and movie productions.
She was born in the city of Hamlet in North Carolina and attended school there. Myrna liked painting, and after graduation from school, she didn’t hesitate and entered the Woman’s College (which is the part of The University of North Carolina now), where she studied arts.
Later the woman changed into a scene costume designer. At first, she used her professional serendipity to create great suits, but later cemented her natural talent with deep knowledge on the subject, which she got at Temple University, where she earned a master degree.
She created suits mostly for theater productions, the most popular of which are “The Piano Lesson”, staged in Cleveland Playhouse and “A Love/Hate Story in Black and White”, staged in Steppenwolf Theatre.
Being a deeply talented artist, Myrna gave her fans an opportunity to study her works more thoroughly and arranged an exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The event went great with a public.
Among her recent projects, there’s creating suits for the film “The Reprieve” and designing the interior for “Revelations Entertainment”, a movie production company in Los Angeles.
The talented beautiful woman met Morgan Freeman through friends. They married on June 16, 1984. During many years they looked very calm and happy, and it seemed that Morgan finally settled down and wasn’t interested in new affairs. But in 2007 Myrna left her husband for an unknown reason. As a couple of friends think, the reason was the man’s new love interest. They divorced officially in September 2010.
Although Myrna has no kids of her own, she had always been very close to her husband’s children from the previous relationship.
Morgan Freeman kids
Alfonso Freeman (son with Loletha Adkins)
Date of birth: September 13, 1959
The actor Morgan Freeman brought his breed with him to Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in 2018. Then he introduced to the viewers his oldest son Alfonso, who looks like the younger version of his dad. His full name is Alfonso Rene Freeman, and he was born after his father’s brief love affair with Loletha Polk-Adkins. Alfonso grew up in Compton, Calif. He didn’t know his father personally till he turned 25. In spite of it, the young man had his father’s genes, and he wanted to be an actor. To study art, he entered Cal State University but didn’t finish it. Then he moved to LA to make a career in the movie industry. At first, the man found the job of a telemarketer. In the middle 1990s, he made a debut as an actor and appeared in “The Shawshank Redemption” opposite his famous father. After that the actor proved his initial professional success with participation in a number of hit films, like “Se7en”, “Burn”, “The Bucket List” etc. Morgan’s son got married in 1982. His wife, Cynthia Gafford, gave birth to Alfonso’s three sons – Alfonso, Donovan, and Joshua. The couple separated in 1989. Five years later the actor married Larcenia Letice. They are an item till now.
Saifoulaye Freeman (son from unknown mother)
Date of birth: circa 1960
Saifoulaye is Million Dollar Baby actor’s second son. He was born in 1960 (1961 according to another source) from Freeman’s short love affair with a woman, whose name is not publicized. The man pursued the career of a flight instructor.
Deena Adair (adopted daughter with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw)
Date of birth: circa 1961
The name of her biological father is not known. Morgan Freeman adopted the girl after his marriage to Jeanette Adair. Deena was a mother of tragically killed E’Dena Hines. By the way, she spent with her girl the last hours before her death. They were having fun. The woman’s killer (and boyfriend) Lamar was with them too. As it was disclosed in the court, he was on drugs while committing suicide. Deena, who was 19, when she got pregnant with E’Dena, didn’t bring up her daughter. Most part of her life Hines spent with her adoptive grandfather Morgan and his second wife Myrna. She crossed the ways with her biological mother, being an adult already. Deena works in the movie industry as a hair stylist and makeup artist. She was a personal stylist of Morgan Freeman, while he was filming the comedy “Just Getting Started”. He also did hair and makeup for 6 episodes of her father’s series “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman”.
Morgana Freeman (daughter with Jeanette Adair Bradshaw)
Date of birth: 1971
Morgana is not just the actor’s namesake; she is also his only daughter and only one of his kids, who was born in wedlock. The woman doesn’t appear in public too often, but in 2013 she accompanied her famous dad at LA premiere of his film “Oblivion”.
Who are Morgan Freeman parents?
Morgan Porterfield Freeman (father)
Date of birth: July 7, 1915
Date of death: April 27, 1961
Morgan Porterfield Freeman was a father of Now You See Me actor. He earned his living as a barber. In fact, the man wasn’t very close with his son. He divorced from the actor’s mother and died at the age of 45 from cirrhosis.
Mayme Edna (mother)
Date of birth: 1912
Date of death: 2000
Born Mayme Edna Revere was a teacher. After giving a birth to Morgan, she went to Chicago to look for a job and left her small son in Mississippi with his grandparents.
Later the woman re-married Grafton Curtis, who became Morgan’s stepfather. In press the woman was nicknamed as “Mother of the God”, stressing the fact that her son Morgan is a godlike actor. She passed away in 2000.
Morgan Freeman siblings
The actor had 3 older siblings (or even 4, according to the other source). Their names were not publicized.
Interesting and fun facts
He is not acting as an actor nowadays, just makes occasional appearances. Thus, in 2021 he featured on “The Kominsky Method” as a guest star.