Myrna Colley Lee is the ex-wife of the popular Hollywood actor, Morgan Freeman. It is the only reason for Myrna Colley Lee’s popularity. He is popular for his characters in several films like “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Seven”, and “The Dark Knight Trilogy”.
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Early Life and Childhood
Myrna Colley Lee was born in the year 1941 in Hamlet, North Carolina. She is an American native and her present age is 80 years old. Likewise, her star sign is Aquarius and she follows Christianity. Regarding her education, she received a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of North Carolina’s Woman’s College. Then, she got a master’s degree in scenic and costume design at Temple University which is situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Career and Professional Life
After completing her education, Myrna Colley Lee attended the entertainment world as a costumier, set designer, and also art director. She has served in various TV shows and films. Also, she was present in a single episode of the TV show 60 Minutes titled “Bridge to Greta”. The TV shows were situated were victims of Hurricane Katrina were coming to the end after crossing a bridge by armed cops. More movies where there was her presence of her are “The Piano Lesson”, “Forest City”, and “Wedding Band: A Love/ Hate Story in Black and White”.
In addition, she is also very involved in philanthropy for organizations such as the Rock River Foundation. It serves as a charity organization for the arts, Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort Inc. Also, it represented a local civic arts organization and the Mississippi State University Department of Art. She has also done a lot for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts situated at the University of Mississippi. Furthermore, she works as a commissioner for the Mississippi Arts Commission. She is not just an art enthusiast but also anxious about making and arranging art.
Colley Lee’s art collection and performance are said to review her admiration for several traditions and to gaze at the point of the meeting. In the year 2017, she was promoted to arrange an art gallery at the Columbus Museum in Georgia that concentrated simply on the Afro-American residents. Apart from her career and professional life, she loves cooking and traveling. She loves eating Italian cuisine very often and loves the black color. Her favorite actor and actress are Eddie Redmayne and Meghan Markle. Likewise, she loves going to London and it is her favorite place.
Her husband’s career
Morgan Freeman is a talented actor, director, and also narrator. He was present in several film genres featuring characters and is especially familiar with his characteristics of a deep voice. Morgan is the recipient of several recognitions, adding an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Moreover, he was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Mississippi. In the same place, Morgan started his acting career in school programs. He then went on to learn theatre arts in Los Angeles and was present in stage productions in his beginning career.
Freeman got into the limelight in the 1970s for his character in the kid’s TV series “The Electric Company”. Then, he was present in the Shakespearean plays, “Coriolanus”, and “Julius Caesar”, the former of which helped him to achieve an Obie Award. His major character was in “Street Smart” in the year 1987, featuring as a hustler, which also helped him to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Freeman also earned more popularity in “Glory”, the biographical drama “Lean on Me”, and the comedy drama “Driving Miss Daisy”.
He did all three plays in the same 1989. From all those works, he helped him a 2nd Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In the year 1992, Freeman collaborated with Clint Eastwood in the western revenge movie “Unforgiven” in the year 1992. This would be the first of several collaborations which Eastwood. Similarly, in the year 1994, Freeman was present in the prison drama “The Shawshank Redemption” for which he achieved another Academy Award nomination.
More about her husband’s career
Morgan even was present in David Fincher’s crime thriller “Se7en” in the year 1995, and Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Amistad” in the year 1997. Moreover, Morgan became the winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his act in Clint Eastwood’s 2004 sports drama “Million Dollar Baby”. In the year 2009, Freeman received his 5th Oscar nomination for acting South African President Nelson Mandela in Eastwood’s “Invictus”. He is also popular for his works in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Trilogy” (from the year 2005 to 2012).
Furthermore, he was the director of the drama “Bopha!” of the year 1993. He also created the film production company Revelations Entertainment along with his business partner Lori McCreary. Freeman is the receiver of the Kennedy Center Honor and the AFI Life Achievement Award, Adding more, he also received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award as well. For his work in theatrical productions, he became the winner of the 3 Obie Awards which is one of the most reputable glories or acknowledge excellence in theatre.
The celebrity ex-wife has been earning a good amount of money from her former professions. However, she does not seem to be active in any profession currently. As of now, Myrna had an amazing net worth of $160 million. She received $400 million after her divorce as a settlement. It was found that she even got remuneration in the form of real estate. She went on to get an apartment close to New York Central Park, together with $7 million houses in the British Virgin Islands.
Myrna Colley-Lee and Morgan Freeman were dating each other for some time before tying a knot in a small ceremony on 16th June 1984. It was her 1st wedding whereas Morgan just divorced his 1st wife. Like some of the other’s love stories, the couple was arranged by their mutual friend. After their wedding, they were residing in Tallahatchie County in northern Mississippi. Moreover, the couple never had their kids, but she was very close to Morgan Freeman’s kid from his other relationships.
However, she was close to Freeman’s children from his former marriage to Jeannette Adair Bradshaw and his previous relationship before their wedding. She was especially close to Morgan’s step-granddaughter, E’dena Hines whom the couple adopted and took care of her. Unfortunately, tragedy banged when Hines’s boyfriend, Lamar Davenport, stabbed her several times when he was consuming drugs.
At the time of Davenport’s trial, his mom protested his actions were an accident and shouted immoralities at Freeman, criticizing him for being involved in the death of Hines because he abused her. Morgan disagreed with every statement and told them false. However, her love for Hines was evident, and she also went to Hines’s apartment where the murder was done. In the year 2007, she recorded a file for divorce and it was finalized in the year 2010 after 26 years old a marital relationship.
Talking about the celebrity ex-wife’s body measurement, she has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches or else 165 cm or 1.65 m. Myrna also has a body weight of 60 kg or 132 pounds. Similarly, her body measurements are 35-27-34 inches. Also, she wears a shoe size of 6. She has a pair of black eyes with black hair. Moreover, she has a medium complexion with an average body type.
Coming to the social media part, she does not have any social media accounts to this day. She neither has a Twitter account nor an Instagram account. However, her husband, Morgan Freeman is quite active on the social media platform. She is quite secretive about her personal life and prefers to keep a low profile. But she has been doing a good job in her life without being present on any social media.