Born on July 30, 1961
From Augusta, Georgia
Thurgood Marshall (Laurence Fishburne) becomes an associate justice for the Supreme Court and fights for civil rights.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
|Emmy (Primetime) (2011)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
Laurence Fishburne as "Edward Robinson"
In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman (Anthony Hopkins), hotel manager (William H. Macy), lounge singer (Demi Moore), busboy (Freddy Rodriguez), beautician (Sharon Stone) and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Laurence Fishburne as "Whitey Powers"
When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last person to see her alive, while Sean (Kevin Bacon), a homicide detective, is heading up the case. As Sean proceeds with his investigation, Jimmy conducts one of his own through neighborhood contacts. Eventually, Jimmy suspects Dave is the culprit and considers taking the law into his own hands.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Laurence Fishburne as "Caleb Humphries"
When nurse Eunice Evers (Alfre Woodard) is chosen to facilitate a program intended to curb syphilis rates among African Americans in rural Alabama, she is gratified to be able to serve her community. Over time, however, the study becomes twisted into a shocking human experiment in which patients are systematically denied much-needed medicine. Decades after the fact, Evers is called before a Senate committee to testify as to what really happened during the infamous "Tuskegee Study."
|Emmy (Primetime) (1997)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
Laurence Fishburne as "Hannibal Lee"
A semi-fictionalized account of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-African-American Air Force squadron during World War II, the film centers on ambitious young pilot Hannibal Lee (Laurence Fishburne). Despite initial reticence by higher ranking white officers, Lee, along with Walter Peoples (Allen Payne), Leroy Cappy (Malcolm-Jamal Warner), and others, are deployed into combat. As the successful missions mount, the Tuskegee Airmen develop a reputation as an able, fearsome group of pilots.
|Emmy (Primetime) (1996)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
|Golden Globe (1995)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
Laurence Fishburne as "Ike Turner, Sr."
Based on the life of the legendary soul singer, Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) -- born Anna Mae Bullock -- discovers her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir. She moves to St. Louis to pursue a career, and there she meets the charismatic Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne), who rechristens her Tina and offers to help her succeed. As a musical team, Ike and Tina take the charts by storm. But as his physical abuse worsens, Tina has to make the tough decision to leave Ike and set out on her own.
|Academy Award (1993)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|