Net Worth: $38 Million
- Source of Wealth Film, Television
- Birth Place Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
- Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)
- Marital Status Married (Gina Torres)
- Full Name Laurence John Fishburne III
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth July 30, 1961
- Ethnicity African American
- Weight N/A
- Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright
- Education Lincoln Square Academy
- Children 3 (Langston, Montana, Delilah)
About Laurence Fishburne
Emmy Award-winning American actor of screen and stage,Laurence Fishburne has an estimated net worth of $38 million.
The dramatic actor gained widespread acclaim and an Oscar nomination for his gripping performance as the Svengali-like Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993) and went on to rack up an impressive string of credits playing leads and supporting roles on stage, screen, and television.
Born in Augusta, GA, the sole child of a corrections officer and an educator, Fishburne was raised in Brooklyn following his parents’ divorce. An unusually sensitive child with a natural gift for acting, he was taken to various New York stage auditions before landing his first professional role at the age of ten. Two years later, he made his feature film debut with a major role in Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975). A turning point in the young actor’s career came when he lied about his age and won the role of a young Navy gunner in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. On location in the Philippines, the teenage actor effectively bade farewell to childhood as he endured the many legendary problems that befell Coppola’s production over the next two years. In between shooting days, Fishburne hung out with the adult actors, often exposing himself to their offscreen drinking and drugging antics.
Back in Hollywood by the late ’70s, he continued playing small supporting roles in features and on television. Like many black actors, he was frequently relegated to playing thugs and young hoodlums.In 1999, he stepped into blockbuster territory with his starring role in the stylish sci-fi action film The Matrix.
In addition to his work in cinema, Fishburne has established a distinguished stage career, winning a Tony Award in 1992, for his role in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running.He stars as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.