FREEMAN is a Memphis-born actor began his career on New York stages in the early 1960s, following a stint as a mechanic in the Air Force. A decade later, he became a nationally known television personality when he created the popular character Easy Reader on the popular children's show, The Electric Company. Throughout the 1970s, he continued his work on stageearned his first Academy Award® nomination for his chilling performance as a homicidal pimp in the drama STREET SMART, which also brought him the LA, N.Y., and National Society of Film Critics Awards for best supporting actor of 1987, as well as an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe® nomination. Freeman earned his second Oscar® nomination in 1989, this time as Best Actor, recreating his award-winning Broadway role in DRIVING MISS DAISY. He garnered his third Academy Award® nomination playing opposite Tim Robbins in the critically praised 1994 hit THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. His fourth nomination for Clint Eastwood¹s MILLION DOLLAR BABY won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005. His other early film acting credits include BRUBAKER, HARRY & SONS, TEACHERS, MARIE; THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW, CLEAN & SOBER, JOHNNY HANDSOME, the multiple award-winning GLORY, CHAIN REACTION, KISS THE GIRLS, the Steven Spielberg production, AMISTAD, HARD RAIN, DEEP IMPACT, NURSE BETTY, ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, HIGH CRIMES, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS and Warner Bros’ DREAMCATCHER and THE BIG BOUNCE. Other recent films include Luc Besson’s UNLEASHED, Robert Redford’s AN UNFINISHED LIFE, BATMAN BEGINS and narration on the Academy Award®-winning documentary MARCH OF THE PENGUINS. He also starred in LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, with Bruce Willis and Josh Hartnett and the just-released comedy sequel, EVAN ALMIGHTY. Next up for Freeman is Ben Afleck’s GONE BABY GONE and the next chapter in the Batman saga, THE DARK NIGHT.