How tall is Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actor, best known for roles in films like The Matrix, Event Horizon, Boyz n The Hood, The King of New York, Othello, Mystic River, Apocalypse Now and Predators. On TV he has appeared in CSI and Hannibal.
When I came back I was six feet tall; I had been hanging out with Vietnam veterans. I was seventeen and looked twenty-seven.
- Interview magazine, 1995


Laurence with Gina Torres / Photos by PR Photos
I was six feet tall, my voice had dropped. I had facial hair, and I wasn’t young and black and cute no more. I was tall, and dark and handsome—and threatening.

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Average Guess (36 Votes)
5ft 11.63in (181.9cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Oct/19
Rob, so current height how tall do you think Fishburne could be?
Editor Rob
5ft 11.5 today might well be what he measured...
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Sep/19
Cage is still a legit 6'0 guy but strange that Fishburne didn't seem quite shorter than Cage. Maybe Fishburne loosing posture nowadays plus some weight gain make him look close to 5'11 nowadays. Stand straight i guess he could be able to hit 5'11 3/4 max.

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berta said on 27/Jul/19
he looked shorter than bill paxton in some b movie. But i cant really see him shorter than at worst 182,5 peak. he looked 6 feet. today he can sometimes look only 181 but that could be posture
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Jul/19
Click Here 3" shorter than 6'2 1/2 Lance Reddick. Peak 6'0 is fine but i never not think of he lost height since a deacade ago, because in the late 2000s he already began to look 5'11 1/2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jul/19
In the early 90’s looked 183-184cm
Importer said on 15/Jul/19
Peak Keanu Reeves : 184-185cm
Peak Laurence Fishburne : 182-183cm

Current Keanu Reeves : 183-184cm
Current Laurence Fishburne : 181-182cm
RichardSpain said on 21/May/19
In my opinion he is 181 now maybe 182 young. But not six footer like he said...and claimed
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Apr/19
Maybe its time Rob need to decide a downgrade for Fishburne current height - 5'11.5".
robson said on 7/Mar/19
He is typical so-so 6'0 feet. He has tough build so he usaually looks bigger and taller but reality is he is the best case of strong 5'11 who wants to be claimed 6'0. Ps. Maybe in his youth he was full 6'0.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/Oct/18
Sorry for my previous comment. I mean Fishburne need a current and peak height.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Oct/18
Rob, don't you think its time to downgrade Fishburne?
Pierre said on 3/Sep/18
Imo he looks easily 3 inches shorter than Samuel L.Jackson(listed 6"2') in the movie "School Daze".There is a scene "School Daze are you black?"inwhich they are very close one to the other.Don't know the shoes.
In 2011 event(68 th Venice film) ,pictures "Laurence Fishburne/Matt Damon"=He looks just a little bit taller than Matt(1 inch?)or same height as Matt.
Seb Thomas said on 5/Jul/18
Rob - Check out the cast photo at the bottom of the article here: Click Here

Not sure who is wearing lifts in the pic, but whatever the case he is sized up around Michael Douglas. Definitely needs a downgrade
Editor Rob
Fishburne can look at times 5ft 11, but 5 years ago he still looked 5ft 11.5 at least.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/May/18
I bet Gabriel Macht would look a full 184cm next to 182cm Fisburne and strange they're both listed at 6'0 everywhere.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Apr/18
Peak: 183.4cm
Today: 182.1cm
berta said on 10/Apr/18
strong 184 weak 185 keanu reeves had 2 cm on him on all photos. he wasnt more than at best 183 peak.. today i dont really think he look taller than at most 182. could be legit 181 today
Patrick01 said on 26/Mar/18
How come Laurence Fishburne and Gabriel Macht are both listed at 6ft, when Gina Torres can look noticeably taller in heels next to Fishburne. Gabriel Macht looks always a bit taller next to Gina Torres when she is even in big heels.
Editor Rob
Fishburne's posture is a bit looser, but I think he probably has lost a bit of height by now.
Junior Hernandez said on 2/Feb/18
I think Fishburne already began to stand no taller than 5'11 7/8 on the PR photo with wife Torres.
Gnaw said on 23/Oct/17
My boy Morpheus losin height. Peak was definitely 6 foot now he shrink half inch. No longer 6 foot club. Morpheus took an L.
Slim said on 4/Sep/17
Rob, he's 56, you should put 6' glory days and 5'11.7" today.

A quarter inch loss is even being generous tbh.
Editor Rob: he probably has lost a small fraction...
Spencer said on 28/Aug/17
He looked 6'0.5 in Mystic River. 6'0.25 peak maybe
Slim 181 cm said on 12/Jul/17
Strong 6'0
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/17
Peak: 183.8cm
Today: 182.3cm
Valhalla said on 8/Jun/17
One of the only actors who are honest about their heights however do you think he would've looked 27 at 17? That's a pretty far fetch say huh rob?
Editor Rob: he could have looked in his mid 20's at 18
Mark(5'9.25") said on 3/May/17
I would rule out 185 cm. He was edged out by Keanu Reeves and Henry Cavill.


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Richardspain said on 1/May/17
He is 183 cm or 6 ft but he looks 185cm even more.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 30/Apr/17
Strong 6 footer like 6'0.25" peak.

heading to 5'11.5" now. However, sub 5'11' is a fantasy.
Flyin said on 21/Apr/17
Just seen passengers, might be down to 5'11 and change?, thoughts Rob?.
Editor Rob: yeah 5ft 11.5 range today is entirely believable.
berta said on 19/Apr/17
i thought he looked like a almost 184 guy in the 90`s but in reality i think he was barely 6 foot and today he was half inch shorter than paxton for example. i think he could be donw to 181. 2 cm loss already probably
GP said on 12/Apr/17
I'm posting here 2nd time within a week and hopefully Rob lets this post show since my posts don't show up lot of times for some reason. He can't be 6" when he was over an inch shorter than Mikkelsen in Hannibal. He has possibly lost a cm, and I think he was closer to 5'11" at peak than 6". During Matrix premieres he always looked 1.5" shorter than Keanu who looked close to 2" shorter than Weaving who is a legit 6'2".
S.J.H said on 20/Mar/17
@Jason

If you were telling truth then keanu reeves would be low as 5'11. I did think fishburne was at least 5'10.5 to claim 6'0 and keanu reeves maybe 5'11.5 but 5'9 for fisburne that would make reeves 5'10 it sounds like a complete joke.
Jason said on 18/Feb/17
I met him and was around him for quite a while when he was in town around 2005ish. He bought some stuff from my friends store. I was actually shocked how short he is as he is always shot in films looking taller. I am 5'11' he was no taller than 5' 10" my friends all had a conversation about it at the time. Really nice guy at first impression. But if I made a guess i would say 5'9" according to memory.
Sam said on 15/Feb/17
Rob, could you add Apocalypse Now, The King of New York, Othello, Mystic River and the TV show Black-ish to his credits?
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Feb/17
This guy is in some fantastic stuff! I should think he's a very interesting person to meet.
I knew he was around the 6ft mark because he's the same height as Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal and when they fight, you can see that neither has a height advantage.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jan/17
I think 183/184cm peak.
berta said on 21/Jan/17
a guy that in opld movies could look strong 6 footer but today looks 182 at best. i think peak 6 foot and a weak 182 guy now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/16
Need to add more to that line...What's Love Got To Do With It, Mystic River, Apocalypse Now, 21, Hoodlum, Othello and Assault on Precinct 13
Flyin said on 7/Dec/16
I'm thinking a mighty 182cm as well. Seems the proportion of the strong 5'11 or about 6ft type
Scott said on 22/Nov/16
I'd say he definitely was 6' tall in his youth. These days, I would put him at a shade under: 5'111/2'' to be specific.
Ajax said on 11/Nov/16
No way he ia 6ft anymore... watch the latest episode of Blackish, and you'll see he has maybe an inch on 5 ft 9 Anthony Anderson. Even giving him another generous inch for bad posture, I just don't see him hitting the 6ft mark these days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/16
He had a leaner look in the 80's-90's. Looked a strong 6fter. Can look barely 5ft11 these days
josh jeffords said on 11/Oct/16
Larry must have shrunk and gained weight he had a completeley different build in the 80s he looked much taller.
I forget Apoc but King of NY he has lots of time on camera in his prime or at least youth.
He looked big in dress shoes in assault on precinct coulda been inflated..
berta said on 8/Oct/16
was he really taller than bill paxton, hm mayhbe he was 183 when he was young but i feel that he is maybe a weak 182 guy these days?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/16
He looked a good few inches shorter than Jackson
Shredder said on 29/Jun/16
He didn't look 5'9 I always thought 5'11 ish for him.
Mike said on 27/Jun/16
He's too high, he looked no more than 5'9" in the movie "School Daze" compared to peak 6'2" Samuel L Jackson.
Nev said on 27/Jun/16
Laurence appeared to be only 3 inches taller than Tika Sumpter (5'6.5") in the movie Ride Along. So he definitely under 5'10".
Heylo said on 21/Jun/16
Brad Pitt looked 2 inches taller than him in 1996 on some kind of Award show...
k said on 12/Jun/16
I'm 5 ft 9 inches tall. Ran into Fishbourne 2 years ago in toronto and he's shorter than me. Had a face to face conversation with him. There is no way he's 6 ft. Just saying.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
Rob, which of these would Fishburne have measured at peak?

A) 186cm/184cm
B) 185.5cm/183.5cm
C) 185cm/183cm
D) 184.5cm/182.5cm
E) 184cm/182cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/16
Agreed. He's not quite looking 6ft these days.
james said on 25/Apr/16
He needs to be downgraded to 5'11.5 today
johnp said on 29/Nov/15
Saw Laurence on the Jay Leno's Garage Show November 29, 2015, same height as Jay, probably 5' 10 or what ever Jay is.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 8/Oct/15
Hey Rob i have heard the filming of Apocalypse Now started in 1976 is this true Laurence Fishburne must have been a late bloomer he could have gone through a growth spurt around 1978 when he was 17 he was 14 when filming started and 18 when filming ended is it possible the filming could have been put on hold for 3 years Laurence Fishburne was going through a period of time where his body was changing very quickly he must have had a big growth spurt during the filming of Apocalypse Now he must went from 5ft 3in too 6ft 0in in like 1 year is it possible too grow 9 inches in 1 year.
[Editor Rob: not sure how tall Laurence was in the film, been a long while since I watched it or can even remember if you could compare height in it. But a lot of guys in 17-18 range can still grow a bit...it is no surprise actors in that range grow...]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jul/15
Rob, could you ban Andrea?
184.3cm (Night) said on 15/Jul/15
I actually thought he was 5'11 range (181-182). Must be quite a broad guy.
Andrea said on 14/Jul/15
The story of your life, Rampage...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/15
He's a lot shorter than I had imagined...
james said on 3/Apr/15
In man of steel .6'1 henry cavill looked about 2 inches taller than "6'0" fishburne..I'd say hes 5'11.5
CDS said on 5/Mar/15
On last night's episode of TV's "Black-ish", looked only about an inch taller than 5'10" Beau Bridges. As I had always suspected- Fishburne is not quite 6'; closer to 5'11" (actually, in the Beau Bridges thread, I had him at 5'8"-9"; but now am thinking of upgrading him! LOL)
Tim1.79 said on 22/Feb/15
Looked about 1 inch shorter than 6'1" Keanu Reeves. Accurate listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jan/15
Rob, in this interview he more or less claims 6ft1. Specifically how at 16 when shooting Apocalypse Now, he was almost his full height

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[Editor Rob: tricky one because sometimes an interview will just have put a height after the bit saying 'full height', I'm not sure he'd have stopped mid sentence and said the six foot one.]
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
I doubt he lost more than 1/2. 6ft 0-0.25 peak and 5ft 11.75 today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/14
He could be very well be on his way down toward 5ft11½(182cm) now at 53 but sub-5ft11 you can definitely throw out the window.

He wasn't under 6ft in the 90's. Boyz in The Hood, What's Love Got To Do With It and Fled are movies where I'd argue closer to 6ft0½(184cm).
GP said on 10/Nov/14
Rob, the 6'0" listing doesn't make sense at all. He looked 1-2 inches shorter than Mikkelsen in Hannibal, the tv show. I'm not sure on his peak height but nowadays he isn't more than 179, most likely lower
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/14
He's terribly hunched nowadays and he's heavier but straightened out he can still look near 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Oct/14
Rob, maybe a hair over 6ft in his 20s-30s?
[Editor Rob: it is possible, looking at him today he does seem like he is a candidate for a bit of loss in the upper back area.]
Judd said on 11/Oct/14
Not sure about him. In the first chapter of matrix there's a scene where he fight against Keanu reeves. They're both barefeet and Fishburne doesn't look more than 1" below Keanu' s height.
He looks 6' also next to sean connery, but in mystic river he doesn't look a full 6' next to Kevin bacon (5'10-10.5") in few scenes...
I think he was 6'0" in 90's and in the first years of 00's, but today 5'11.5" is likely...
mike said on 5/Oct/14
LOL I meant to say Mads can look a little taller sometimes.
[Editor Rob: I was watching a recent b movie with laurence, 'colony', in a few scenes with bill paxton he could look near and then under his height!]
mike said on 2/Oct/14
Rob, can you add his role in Hannibal? really good show! He looks about the same height as Mads Mikkelsen maybe a little bit tallet?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/14
Looked 184-185cm in Boyz N The Hood and What's Love Got To Do With It
Raw said on 2/Sep/14
Photo of Laurence, Keanu and Hugo all in similar pose and shoes.
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/marie-claire/news-and-views/celebrity/g/24872624/keanu-reeves-in-pictures/#11
berta said on 31/Jul/14
my father same age as fishbournehasnt shrunk a mm my uncle is 62 hastn shrunk anything my mother 59 hasnt shrunk anything my grandmother 90 years have shrunk 5 cm. Hard to believe fushburne have shrunk anything . He is an actor that hastn used his body at all he probably shrink when he is 60
mike said on 28/Jun/14
Laurence Fishburne height's is 5ft 11.75in (182 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (184 cm)

he looks identical with Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal, but in his early career he did look 6ft 0-6ft 0.5.
Hypado said on 26/Jun/14
Laurence Fishburne

PEAK: 183/184cm
NOW: 182/183cm
mike said on 18/Jun/14
maybe he's 5ft 11.75 now?
Arch Stanton said on 30/Apr/14
Has he lost any? He's knocking on now isn't he. It's difficult to believe under 6 ft peak anyway.
[Editor Rob: he seems like he might have shed a bit, definitely has a kind of hunchier appearance.]
BoboAshanty said on 30/Apr/14
181-182cm maybe right
Sam said on 19/Mar/14
Actually, though they generally seem about the same, Fishburne sometimes seems to get edged out by Mikkelsen. It's possible that Fishburne's more 5'11.5" than the full six foot.
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cole said on 10/Mar/14
I'd say 182 cm is fine after watching Hannibal recently. Seemed more or less equal to Mads Mikkelsen.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
Reeves is 6ft1 or thereabouts roughly.
Greg said on 22/Nov/13
What others have said - gives the appearance of a very tall guy but after just watching The Matrix, looked about an inch shorter than 6' Keanu Reeves.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/13
Jeff Goldblum was a solid 6ft4.5 peak and could pass for 6ft5 often.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Aug/13
Looking in the 5ft11 range a lot because he put on so much weight. Must be about 230lbs minimum.
But, in the 90s when he was leaner, he looked a strong 6ft

"Peak height was 6ft 0.5in (184cm)"
"Laurence Fishburne's height is 6ft 0in (183cm)"

He didn't look over 6ft with Keanu Reeves, I will admit. But, I think he began to bulk up around that time.
Jiminy said on 1/Aug/13
Just walked past him in downtown Toronto. He's about 5'10".
Phantom said on 21/Jul/13
No more than 5'11" today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/13
Might've been 6"0.25'(184cm) in his 20s and 30s. Didn't he claim 6"1'?

I don't know. He's definitely not an average height man.
QB said on 22/Jun/13
He's probably under 5'10" barefoot. Check out this pic with Gina Torres who is listed at 178 cm. Scroll down for the full-res pic, you can clearly tell that both of them are wearing flats and Torres is noticeably taller: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
Reeves isn't 186cm except maybe in the morning. But this guy could look a strong 6"0' when he was younger. Since he's heavier now, maybe he can look closer to 5"11'?
nick said on 8/Apr/13
i think keanu reeves is 6ft flat lawerence fishbourne is 5"11 and a half
Ud190.5cm said on 7/Apr/13
hey rob,
I saw deep cover the other night and what i've noticed that jeff goldblum towered over this guy if he's 6 then jeff was definitely looking 6'5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/12
What made you downgrade him?
[Editor Rob: i think 6 foot on the nose was near enough]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/12
Ok, minimum 182cm. But Rob, didn't he originally start out here at 184cm?
[Editor Rob: in 2006 6ft 0.25 yeah]
cabMANiac said on 16/Nov/12
His wife is always taller than him and she says she is 5'11" but is more like 6'3-4" especially in heels
James said on 10/Nov/12
More chance he is 182cm than 184cm. Keanu reeves who us 184-185cm had a good 1 lunch on him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/12
Is 184cm possible, Rob?
[Editor Rob: doubt it]
Silent d said on 22/Oct/12
CaptainSpaulding the movie is just cause. 181cm.
Shaun said on 29/Sep/12
Walken looked a bit taller than Fishburne in that film I think. Something is wrong as they didn't all look the same height.
Shaun said on 29/Sep/12
Odd but in Kings of New York Walken, Caruso and Fishburne really don't look the exact same height. I think Caruso looked taller than both. Walken can look more 5 ft 11 even with his high hair. I vaguely recall Keanu Reeves edged him out though.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 30/Aug/12
Rob, is 5ft 11.5 possible?
[Editor Rob: possibly today he can look that range]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Aug/12
I thought he could maybe look just over 6ft in Boyz in Da Hood.
Cranberries said on 17/Aug/12
Watching this guy next to Kevin Bacon in Mystic River... Laurence looks about an inch taller, but he is MUCH larger framed. Fishburne's arms are several inches longer than Bacon's and Fishburne's shoulders are a few inches wider. I would wager Fishburne is 5'11.5", 230, but with a massive frame.
CaptainSpaulding said on 12/Aug/12
I seen him looking at least 3 inches shorter then 6'2" Sean Connery in some mid 90s movie. I don't think he's 6 feet.
BigT said on 30/Jul/12
No more than 180 cm today, sometimes appears closer to 178-179 cm.
obvious said on 13/Jun/12
keanu is 6'1
steven said on 19/Jan/12
he look 5'11. Hugo Weaving no way 6'2 but a strong 6'1 and Keanu Reeves 5'11.5
Giraffe said on 2/Nov/11
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Hugo 6'2
Keanu 5'11.5
Laurence 5'10.5
bowel said on 1/Nov/11
6ft 2 thats crazy then reeves mustebe 6ft3and weaving 6fft4 he loooks like 5ft11. 25 next to damon
ali said on 7/Sep/11
he look me 6'1-6'2 in matrix
gary said on 23/Aug/11
he looks 5ft 11 next to keanu reeves whos 6ft
Dmeyer said on 18/Aug/11
In pics hé CAN look 5'10 but i steel think 6'
NYCGuy said on 29/Jul/11
Met him and had a 10 minute conversation with him. Really nice guy, no shorter than 5'11"
Josh B said on 1/Jun/11
Listed at 6"1 in CSI.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
Is there a chance he's that talk, Rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/11
Rob what was FishbUrne originally listed here as?

[Editor Rob: in 2005-6 6ft 0.25 I think]
SolidSnake said on 21/Mar/11
Yeh he's pretty solid. Looks like a good 220 Pounds in CSI. Makes the others appear real small heightwise and sizewise
Aaron said on 9/Mar/11
He's "squashed in appearance" because he has a short neck. I've noticed West and Central African people tend to have shorter necks as well, which creates the illusion of broadness and robustness. I'd say 6ft, 230 lbs at his heaviest, 200 lbs in Event Horizon and 210 in The Matrix.
JackD said on 25/Feb/11
I pased him on the street several years ago in NYC and was surprised to see he was 5'10 at most.
SolidSnake said on 17/Feb/11
wasnt he listed as 6'0.5' here once if i remember correctly. 6 looks right compared to the 6'1 reeves in the matrix as there was always a slight difference
NYCGuy said on 19/Dec/10
Hansie: You say he was 5'6" at the Starbucks? What!? You must have been drunk that day. I've met him, talked to him for 10 minutes. he's a solid 5' 11" almost 6' Guaranteed.
Will said on 20/Nov/10
Fishburne is 5'11 3/4".
Hugh 190cm said on 18/Jun/09
Reeves 186cm, fishbourne 182-183cm and weaving 188-189cm.
Lenad said on 2/Jun/09
He's nothing above 6ft0
Mathew said on 17/May/09
He took a picture with a friend of mine who is 5'7.5". Compared to my friend, he didn't look more than 4" taller.
Lenad said on 15/May/09
I'd say a weak 6ft0
yoyo said on 4/May/09
Here's what I think better ans than Hugh below. :

Keunu Reeves 190cm(with Big lifts in Matrix)barefoot 183cm
Larry Fishburne 188cm(Smaller lifts than Keanu in Matrix)barefoot 182cm
Hugo Weaving 187.5cm(1inch shoe lift in Matrix)barefoot 184cm
Josh.J said on 16/Apr/09
keanu has an inch on him in the matrix. its lawrence's bulk that make him look bigger then he actually is.
Hugh 190cm said on 24/Mar/09
Jeff Goldblum is at least 6ft4 and possibly taller. And since your saying Fishbourne is 4 inches taller than puts him at 6ft-6ft0.5.
Alex2401 said on 20/Mar/09
I think Fishburne is 5'11 - 5'11.5'' range.In "Deep Cover" he was 4 inch shorter
than Jeff Goldblum.Solid 5'11 but not 6'0.
Complex said on 10/Dec/08
He was virtually the same height as Kevin Bacon in Mystic River, maybe a tad taller.
Nick said on 5/Dec/08
bull****, cuz keanu reeves was not taller than him in the matrix and he is apparently 6'1"
Hugh said on 13/Oct/08
I think Daniels has lost a little height. He's more 189cm these days.
Hugh said on 12/Oct/08
Here's what I think

Keunu Reeves 186cm
Larry Fishburne 183-184cm
Hugo Weaving 189cm
Hugh said on 9/Oct/08
Not sure He did look near to Keanu Reeves and was less than 2 inches shorter than Hugo Weaving.
Hugh said on 13/Sep/08
legit 6ft.
Daii said on 6/Aug/08
hes stocky, he is probably 6'0 but no more, maybe an inch less
Mr. R said on 31/Jul/08
He tends to hunch a lot when he stands. I have seen him several times in New York and LA, and he may be a little shorter than this.
George said on 31/Jul/08
Yeah No way he's 6'0. I'm 6'5 and i saw him in a play and when we stood up i was standing well below the stage and we were the same height.
John said on 28/Jul/08
As with my comment about Bill Murray,Fishburne is surprisingly small. I'm 6'1" and could easily see the top of his head when I stood next to next. I'd put him at no more than 5'9"
Hugh said on 5/Jun/08
Looks 184ish.
NYC theatregoer said on 3/May/08
I didn't say he was "nice," a lot of people can seem "nice" and are anything but. What I actually said was, he is a gracious gentleman..there's a big difference. I was just one of dozens of people that he saw that night and he didn't know me at all. He was still a gentleman. I've met plenty of actors, stars included, that might smile, shake your hand, pose for a picture, but still make you feel like they'd rather be anywhere else. Maybe that's your experience with Mr. Fishburne, when you're trying to pose for a picture with him on the street, but it wasn't my experience nor was it any of the people I was with. Besides, how could you possibly know how the man acts "most of the time"? Do you stalk him constantly?
glenn said on 30/Apr/08
in his dressing room.of course he is gonna be nice there.he isnt elsewhere most of the time.
glenn said on 30/Apr/08
no doubt rob.i undertstand.delete now.i might post he is a piece of ****.sorry if i stressed you.lol.
NYC theatregoer said on 29/Apr/08
Just met Laurence tonight after his Broadway show Thurgood (he was excellent). In fact, met him in his dressing room backstage. I chatted with him close up and shook his hand. He was wearing flat slippers, no boots, lifts, etc. and was at least 5'11", if not 6 ft. And also a true gentleman, very gracious.
Jacka G said on 19/Dec/07
This is a little bit of a gift, he's closer to 5'11". Another bit of info,I also meet Keanu Reeves in LA just after he finished the Replacements. We had on the same type of shoes and we were exactly the same height,I am exactly 6', hope this helps
Kid-Icarus said on 29/Nov/07
If you watch Deep Cover, you can see his profile and it states he is 6'. That looks pretty much it.
redrum said on 11/Sep/07
He wasn't taller than Sam Neil in Event Horizon. They were the same height: 6'
sleuth said on 21/Dec/06
The first time I ever saw Samuel L Jackson in a movie was the 1988 Spike Lee joint "school daze" in which he looks over 4" taller than Laurence Fishburne.
dmeyer said on 13/Dec/06
so glenn and frank both agree 6 ft so he is
TNTinCA said on 19/Oct/06
Look at scenes of him next to 6'1" Keanu. He is obviously close to the same height. At least 6 feet tall.
theinformer said on 18/Oct/06
Wow! Some of you people really get me mad...how can he be 5'8...that would make Cuba like 5'6. You really need to take care of that Napoleon complex...why are you hating on tall people?
Glenn said on 21/Sep/06
Laurence is 6ft.Cuba is 5-9.
Derek said on 20/Sep/06
He looked 6'1" in Boyz in Da Hood in 1991. That is if Cuba Gooding Jr. is 5'10".
Jordan said on 19/Sep/06
he was 2 inches shorter then sean connery who some clame is a solid 6'2
kenneth said on 13/Sep/06
don't think his 184.. 178tall kevin bacon stand next to him seen 3cm shorter.. i'l' gave Lawrence Fishburne 181 or maybe 182..
Val said on 31/Aug/06
cmon..rob look at the photo with andy garcia...it's impossible for him to be 184...he's is nowhere near adrien brody or 185 pierce brosnan.
david said on 14/Jul/06
I saw Lawrence walk by on the street years ago on the upper west side of Manhattan. He was walking slowly with a beer in a paper bag. He was wearing a kind of lavender-colored leather suit and checking out a pretty girl who walked by him. he really looked like he was about 6' or thereabouts. I'm just under 6' so I was trying to gauge his height and I respected that he was truly tall not a fraud actor.
Jordan said on 26/Jun/06
I think he is 5'11 MIN and 6'0 1/2 MAX
Mr. R said on 25/Jun/06
Last week, I met Laurence for the thrid time. He does tend to slouch a bit, but he is about the same height as I, so I will give him 5'11.5".
MOF said on 23/Jun/06
Fishburne was an inch smaller than Sam Neill in Event Horizon, or at least about 2cm smaller and Neill is listed as 6'0 which looks right.
David said on 13/Jun/06
I agree with Taylor. I was SHOCKED at how "un"-tall Fishburne is in person. I am 6'1.5" and he was definitely shorter than me. I don't know if he is as short as 5"8", but he is definitely not a "tall" person.
Height Detective said on 31/May/06
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Taylor said on 11/May/06
Okay, a random guy with the driver's license identifying himself as Laurence Fishburne? All I can tell you is what I saw and eye to eye contact wasn't it.
Glenn said on 8/May/06
Youll see us at war in Matrix 4.he usually ignores you.
Frank2 said on 7/May/06
Glenn's correct.
Glenn said on 6/May/06
He is 6ft.
leonari said on 5/May/06
TAYLOR: Thats totally absurd and ridiculous to say the least. Fishburn is a tall man. It's so obvious. You saw a random guy who has a similar face. 5'8" for Fishburn...LOL! Some people are creating their own little reality: You my friend are one of 'em
Taylor said on 4/May/06
This is so, so, so, not true. I'm just barely 5'10" and when I met Laurence Fishburne, I had to look down. He's about 5'8". I met him at a Circuit City, he probably didn't wear his lifts that night.
Jason said on 25/Apr/06
Plus as well as that. It also said he was 6 in the profile of himself on Deep Cover.
andrew said on 16/Mar/06
i just watched the movie Deep Cover next to 6'4" Jeff Goldblum i would say Fishburne is 6 feet tall.
Height Tracker said on 7/Feb/06
In Red Heat, Laurene Fishburne looked around the same height or slightly shorter than 5'11" Jim Belushi. I'd say 5'11" is the correct height for him.
CelebHeights Editor said on 6/Oct/05
Interview Magazine 1995: "When I came back I was six feet tall; I had been hanging out with Vietnam veterans. I was seventeen and looked twenty-seven"
Mario Nariano said on 27/Sep/05
That's funny bernar I watched that movie last night and fishburne looked 2 cm taller than Sam Neill.
bernar said on 26/Sep/05
im watching event horizont in that moment. i cant understand why 6feet sam neil is taller than 6feet 0.25inches fishburne.
winona said on 6/May/05
I met him many years ago (back when he was making Cadence). If I had to venture a guess I'd go with the 6 foot mark, but I'm not the best judge, I'm on 5'2" ;)
Big Dave said on 8/Apr/05
I would say that he is around 181-182cm tall. He looked almost as tall as Sam Neill in Event Horizon. In fact, he looked the same size in one particular scene. I think that he is about a cm shorter listed above.
Chris said on 4/Apr/05
A friend of mine was working on the set of Mystic River. He said Fishbourne is max 5'11''. A little bit taller than Kevin Bacon.
Anonymous said on 24/Mar/05
I was watching "What's Love Got To Do With It?", the other night. Fisburne truly is 5'11". He was barely taller than the petite Angela Bassett when she had her heels on. Yet another actor who knows how to manipulate his height well.
Mr R said on 14/Feb/05
He carries himself taller, but I saw him in New York at the Tony Awards, and I saw him in LA at the Osmosis Jones premiere, and walked past him - he is 5'11" at best.

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