Mayme Edna, Morgan’s mother separated from her alcoholic husband and moved to Tennessee and again back to Mississippi, Greenwood, where his mother settled her family. At the early age of 6, Freeman’s lost his grandmother with whom he spent a major part of his life. As a kid, Freeman often used to visit local Movie Treater and see movies and was deeply inspired by the works of actors like Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, and Sidney Poitier.
During his school days in Morgan Junior High School, Freeman was ordered to participate (as a punishment) in the school’s drama competition where he surprised everyone taking top honors in the program. This became his first accomplishment as an actor and a performer. Freeman, later after his high school joined Air Force to become a fighter pilot, however, his love for acting eventually had him quit his studies and follow his dream to become an actor.
Freeman made his television debut with "The Electric company" a children’s TV show which focused on teaching kids how to read. Later Freeman was cast in the film Street Smart, which placed him on the screen as a pimp Fast Black. The role proved to be the huge success for Freeman and gained him his first Oscar nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Freeman also starred in Edward Zwick’s critically acclaimed Glory, following which he appeared in several other successful movies like The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, Deep Impact, Evan Almighty, and The Dark Knight. In the year 2018, he will appear in an American fantasy film "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", which is set to be released on November 2, 2018.
Moreover, Morgan has also done the voiceover for 2005 film War of the Worlds and the Academy Award-winning documentary March of the Penguins. Besides, he also did the voiceover for CBS host Walter Cronkite-following his death in one of the episodes of CBS Evenings News where he welcomes a newcomer Katie Couric at the show.
Talking about his married life, Morgan is divorced twice. He got married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw in 1967 and Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984. None of his relationships worked and ended up to divorce. In 2012 he is said to be married to Katie Nave Freeman. However, it's not clear whether they have tied the knot or not. Morgan Freeman father four children.
Moving on to the economic aspect of the actor, Morgan earns a handsome salary from his career as an actor. As of 2017, he is estimated to have a total net worth around $150 million. The millionaire actor owns a Ground Zero, a blues club in Clarksdale, Missipi and formerly co-owned Madidi, a fine dining restaurant in Clarksdale. Besides this, he owns at least three private aircraft including a Cessna Citation 501 jet and a Cessna 414 twin-engine prop and Emivest SJ30, a long-range private jet.