Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He plays God in Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus, and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He is known for his distinctively smooth, deep voice. He got his first break as part of the cast of The Electric Company.