Ten fun facts about Laurence Fishburne


Fact 1
Fishburne’s first stint into acting was at age ten, when he performed in the play “In My Many Names and Days”. His starred in his first television role when he was twelve years old. He had a recurring role on the popular American soap “One Life to Live”.

Fact 2
In 1975 Laurence Fishburne received his first big-screen role. He appeared in the film “Cornbread, Earl and Me”.

Fact 3
His most recognizable feature is that very obvious gap between his two front teeth. He has steadfastly refused to have the gap filled or fixed throughout his career.


Fact 4
His real name is Larry. However, he changed his name to Laurence in 1991 believing that it sounded more adult and professional.

Fact 5
Laurence Fishburne received his training and education in acting at the famed Lincoln Square Academy in New York. The academy shut down in the 1980s.

Fact 6
In 1992 Laurence Fishburne won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He won the award for his performance in the play “Two Trains Running”.

Fact 7
He was friends with Paul Reuben in the 80’s. Reuben cast Fishburne in his popular children’s show “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” where he He played “Cowboy Curtis”.

Fact 8
At age 14 he was cast in the popular film “Apocalypse Now”. The movie took a long time to get made and he was 16 by the time the film wrapped production.

Fact 9
Laurence played the character of Dr. Raymond Langston on all three versions of the CBS television series “CSI”.

Fact 10
He played a small but powerful role in the critically acclaimed movie “The Color Purple”, produced by Steven Spielberg.


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Is a talented Georgia born film and stage actor, director, producer and playwright.