Fishburne named as new CSI star

Fishburne named as new CSI star

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Laurence Fishburne has been named to replace William Petersen as the star of the hit CBS TV series “CSI,” network officials said Monday.
Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Actors Laurence Fishburne and Harry Connick Jr. have joined the lineup of presenters at the upcoming "62nd annual Tony Awards" show in New York, CBS said.
'South Pacific' wins 5 Drama Desk awards

'South Pacific' wins 5 Drama Desk awards

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Lincoln Center's staging of the 1949 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" won five Drama Desk awards in New York Sunday.
Fishburne to direct, star in 'Alchemist'

Fishburne to direct, star in 'Alchemist'

CANNES, France, May 19 (UPI) -- Laurence Fishburne is set to direct, produce and star in a movie version of the novel "The Alchemist," The Weinstein Co. announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
Outer Critics Circle honors 'August'

Outer Critics Circle honors 'August'

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- The Outer Critics Circle named "August: Osage County" the winner of its award for new Broadway play Monday.
Oprah, Rhimes top black moneymakers list

Oprah, Rhimes top black moneymakers list

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Will Smith and Denzel Washington lead Black Enterprise magazine's list of top black Hollywood moneymakers.

Fishburne signs on for 'Armored' role

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne, French actor Jean Reno and Milo Ventimiglia are set to star in the new heist film "Armored," a report said Friday.

'21' to premiere at South by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas-themed movie "21" is slated to open the upcoming 15th edition of the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Tuskegee airmen to get Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress will award the Tuskegee airmen the Congressional Gold Medal, 60 years after they flew for their country as it first black pilots.

NAACP awards theater honors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Laurence Fishburne and Valarie Pettiford were named top actor and actress during the NAACP Theater Awards program in Los Angeles.

'America's Game' offers impressive lineup

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The NFL Network's new TV series, "America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions," is offering a veritable all-star lineup of Hollywood narrators.

Black Film Awards names 'Akeelah' top film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Black Film Awards recognized "Akeelah & the Bee" as its outstanding film of the year at a ceremony in Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre.

Film stars set to lead 'Fences' production

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A production of the drama "Fences" at the Pasadena, Calif., Playhouse has gotten another injection of film stars into its already impressive cast.

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Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne arrives at the premiere of "Assault on Precinct 13" at the Clearview Chelsea West Cinema in New York on January 18, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Hajna O. Moss (1985-mid 1990s), 2 children

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, 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 adaption 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).

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