Myrna Colley-Lee Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Jan, 2019
Facts of Myrna Colley-Lee
Date of Birth: 1941
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Myrna Colley-Lee
Nick Name Myrna
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Hamlet, North Carolina
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African
Profession Costume Designer, Art Director, Set Disigner
Net Worth $170 million
Body Measurements 35-27-34
Breast Size 35
Waist size 27
Hip Size 34
Weight in KG 60 kg (2018)
Tattoo(s) No
Famous for Ex-Wife of Morgan Freeman
Married Once
Married to Morgan Freeman
Children No
Divorce Yes
Education University of North Carolina, Temple University
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Myrna Colley-Lee is a costume designer as well as an experienced set designer and art director. She came to limelight after marrying Hollywood star, Morgan Freeman. Freeman is famous for his roles in movies like 'Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Seven’, and ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy.'

Early Life And Bio Of Myrna Colley-Lee

Myrna Colley-Lee was born in 1941, in Hamlet, North Carolina. She holds an American nationality and is Afro-American as per her ethnicity.  She received a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina. Later, she received her master's degree in Scenic and Costume Design from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Myrna Colley-Lee's Career  

After completing her master's degree, Myrna Colley-Lee started working as a costume designer for many television shows and movies. She also worked as a costume designer for theatrical productions such as The Piano Lesson, Forest City, and Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White

Moreover, she has also worked for Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard. She not only worked as a costume designer but also worked as art director and set designer for many films and television productions. Colley-Lee ventured into the field of commercial interior designing lately. 

Besides, Myrna Colley-Lee also serves as a commissioner for the Mississippi Arts Commision.

Myrna Colley-Lee's Net Worth

Myrna Colley-Lee's Net Worth is estimated to be around $170 million. Lee received the whopping amount of money from her divorce settlement from long-time husband Morgan Freeman. But, according to the sources, she got more than $170 million; speculated to be around $400 million in the divorce settlement which apparently the fifth-largest divorce settlement ever.

CAPTION: Myrna Colley-Lee and Morgan Freeman SOURCE: EBONY JET Store

She is earning some amount of money while working as a costume designer for movies.  To talk about her ex-husband, Morgan Freeman's net worth, it is estimated to be around $200 million. As a famous American actor, he has played in a lot of movies in his career. Some of his hit movies are:

Date  Movie Name  Box Office  Budget IMDb Rating 
2013 Now You See Me  $351.7 million $75 million 7.3
2012 The Dark Knight Rises $1.085 Billion $250-300 million 8.4
2013 Olympus Has Fallen $170.3 million $70 million 6.5
2003 Bruce Almighty $484.6 million $81 million 6.7
2010 Red  $199 million $58 million 7.1
2015 Ted 2 $216.7 million $68 million 6.3

Myrna Colley-Lee's Personal Life 

Myrna Colley-Lee is living a single life after she got divorced from her ex-husband Morgan Freeman. Myrna and Morgan first met through their mutual friends. They started dating after their few meetings and dated for a while before getting married on June 16, 1984. It was her first marriage where Morgan was a divorcee who was previously married to and divorced his first wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.

They decided to live in Tallahatchie County in Northern Mississippi after their marriage rather than living in the glitz and glam of Hollywood. The two didn't give birth to any children together but adopted his step-granddaughter, E'dena Hines from his previous marriage.

CAPTION: Myrna Colley-Lee and Morgan Freeman SOURCE: Heightline

They spent 23 beautiful years of marriage before Mryna Colley-Lee filed for divorce from Morgan in 2007. The news of their separation didn't make headlines until Morgan got into a car accident in Mississipi. The divorce proceeded for 3 years and was finalized in 2010.

Morgan cheated on his wife multiple times which was the reason behind their separation. Morgan was allegedly in an extra-marital relationship with a school teacher named Mary Joyce Hays. Not only the teacher, but he was also accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with his step-granddaughter, E'Dina Hines who was killed in NYC in 2015.

Morgan Freeman was married to his first wife Jeanette Adir Bradshaw since October 22, 1967. Their marriage lasted for 12 years before they got divorced on November 19, 1979.

Myrna Colley-Lee Body Measurement 

  • Height: She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inch.
  • Body Measurement: She has a beautiful body measurement of 35-27-34 inches
  • Weight: Her body weight is measured at around 60kg as of 2018

In the following video, we can see Morgan Freeman's lawyer talking about his divorce after 24 years of married life with his ex-wife Myrna Colley-Lee.