TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American film and stage actor, playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, as Cowboy Curtis on the 1980s television show Pee-wee's Playhouse, and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia, the son of Hattie Bell (née Crawford), a junior high school mathematics and science teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. After his parents divorced during his childhood, his mother moved with him to Brooklyn, New York, where he was raised. Fishburne's father saw

LATEST STORIES
  
TMZ Live: Fishburne, Method Man, and Dr. Frank Ryan

TMZ Live: Fishburne, Method Man, and Dr. Frank Ryan

We took your questions today on everything -- including Dr. Frank Ryan's death, Montana Fishburne claiming Laurence wants nothing to do with her, and Method Man getting hit by a projectile at a… READ MORE >

Montana Fishburne: Laurence Is Done with Me

Montana Fishburne: Laurence Is Done with Me

Montana Fishburne tells TMZ ... she called daddy Laurence Monday for the first time since she unveiled her plan to enter the world of porn ... and he was none too happy.Montana says Laurence told… READ MORE >

- 1437 days ago
Porn Again -- Montana Fishburne Gets New XXX Offer

Porn Again
Montana Fishburne Gets New XXX Offer

Montana Fishburne officially has plenty more opportunities to piss off her father -- we're told her first XXX movie was such a hit ... the porn company that shot it just offered her a… READ MORE >

- 1443 days ago
Laurence Fishburne -- The Cry for Attention

Laurence Fishburne -- The Cry for Attention

For the first time since his daughter released a sex tape, Laurence Fishburne was seen out in L.A. this weekend ... wearing a shirt that reminded everyone who really deserves the attention in his… READ MORE >

- 1445 days ago
Montana Fishburne -- Mom's Got My Back

Montana Fishburne
Mom's Got My Back

Montana Fishburne finally found out what her mother thinks about her becoming a XXX star -- but she says it's still radio silence from her dad Laurence Fishburne.In the conversation -- best… READ MORE >

- 1446 days ago
Montana Fishburne: Don't Jock Block My XXX Movie

Montana Fishburne:
Don't Jock Block My XXX Movie

Montana Fishburne, daughter of Laurence Fishburne, is glad her father's cronies weren't able to stop the release of her porno tape -- telling TMZ, "I want people to see my movie."TMZ bumped into… READ MORE >

- 1447 days ago
TMZ Live: Fishburne, John Cena, and Tila Tequila

TMZ Live: Fishburne, John Cena, and Tila Tequila

We took your questions on everything -- including Laurence Fishburne's pals trying to block the sale of his daughter's porn, Jesse James' former mistress Bombshell Mcgee hanging out with Mel… READ MORE >

- 1448 days ago
Montana Fishburne -- Dad's Pals Tried to Block Porn

Montana Fishburne
Dad's Pals Tried to Block Porn

Laurence Fishburne's friends tried to do him and his family a solid by buying up all of daughter Montana Fishburne's porn DVDs for a million dollars ... and they hired famed attorney Yale Galanter… READ MORE >

- 1448 days ago
TMZ Live: Lindsay, Michael Jackson, and Ice-T

TMZ Live:
Lindsay, Michael Jackson, and Ice-T

We took your questions on everything -- including Lindsay Lohan writing journals while she was in jail, Michael Jackson's mausoleum being invaded by yoga enthusiasts, and Ice-T wanting to sue the… READ MORE >

- 1451 days ago
Montana Fishburne -- My Dad's 'Very Hurt' Over Porn

Montana Fishburne -- My Dad's 'Very Hurt' Over Porn

Laurence Fishburne's daughter tells TMZ that the legendary actor is "very hurt" over her new XXX career path  ... but for some reason, she's confident they can bury the hatchet.Montana… READ MORE >

- 1451 days ago

Around The Web