Myrna Colley-Lee Biography

Updated On May 26, 2019 Published On May 26, 2019
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Date of Birth: 1941
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Myrna Colley-Lee
Birth Name Myrna Colley-Lee
Nick Name Myrna
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Hamlet, North Carolina
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Costume designer
Net Worth $170 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 35-27-34 inches
Weight in KG 60 kgs
Famous for Being the ex-wife of Morgan Freeman
Married Yes
Divorce Morgan Freeman
Education University of North Carolina’s Woman’s College, Brooklyn College, Temple University
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Myrna Colley-Lee is an American personality and a costume designer who is best remembered as the ex-wife of American actor Morgan Freeman. She gained more famed during the course of her divorce with Freeman.

Myrna Colley-Lee's early life and education

Myrna Colley-Lee was born in 1941 in the town of Hamlet in North Carolina, United States. She has not disclosed the name of her parents in her bio.

Colley is of American nationality and her ethnicity is African-American.

Talking about her education, she attended the University of North Carolina’s Woman’s College. From there she graduated with a bachelor's degree in arts and arts education.


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Myrna Colley also attended Brooklyn College in the city of New York where she studied properties and scene painting.

In 1980, Lee received a Master's degree in scenic and costume designing form Temple University in Philadelphia. 

Myrna Colley-Lee's career

Following her Bachelor's degree, Myrna started working as a costume designer in several films. She is credited for works in films like Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White and Relativity.

Myrna Colley-Lee has also been credited for appearances in documentaries The Last White Knight and 60 Minutes, featuring Lesley Stahl and Steve Kroft.

Lee currently serves as the commissioner of Rock River Foundation.

Myrna Colley-Lee's Marriage & Divorce With Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee met each other via a mutual friend, and soon they started dating each other. The couple wed on 16th June 1984.

Together the couple resided at their home in Tallahatchie County, North Mississippi. Colley is Morgan's second wife and was previously married to ex-wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from the year 1967 to 1979.

The couple never had a child of their own but adopted a granddaughter named E’ Dina Hines.

Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee's divorce

After being happily wed for over 23 years, Myrna filed for a divorce against husband Morgan Freeman.

The news of their separation wasn't out until Morgan Freeman met with an accident, during which Freeman's attorney Bill Luckett informed that the pair had separated.

The divorce was finalized in the year 2010. Although Myrna didn't publicly give out reasons for the divorce, it was later rumored that Morgan was cheating on her with a school teacher named Mary Joyce Hays.

Myrna Colley-Lee's Net Worth

Myrna Colley-Lee net worth is estimated to be $170 million as of 2018. She received the amount as divorce settlement from ex-husband Morgan Freeman.

It has been rumored that the settlement was the fifth largest where Myrn received $400 million.

Her ex Morgan Freeman has an estimated net worth of $200 million.

Myrna Colley-Lee's body measurements

Myrna stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (165 cms) and weighs about 60kgs (132 lbs). Her body measurements are speculated to be 35-27-34 inches.

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Born in Hamlet, North Carolina


Myrna Colley-Lee was born in 1941 in Hamlet, North Carolina in the United States. She is of American nationality and her ethnicity is African-American.

Received a Master Degree from Temple University


Myrna Colley-Lee received a Master's degree in the field of Scenic and Costume Designing from the Temple University of Philadelphia.

Married Morgan Freeman

June 16 , 1984

Myrna Colley-Lee married Morgan Freeman on June 16, 1984, after dating a couple of years. After the wedding, they spent their days at Morgan's house in Tallahatchie County.

Divorce Finalised


Myrna Colley-Lee's divorce against husband Morgan Freeman was finalized in 2010. Rumors have it that Morgan was cheating on her with a female named Mary Joyce Hays.

Networth is $170 Million


Myrna Colley-Lee's net worth is estimated to be $170 million as of 2018, which she received as divorce settlement from Morgan Freeman.