She played a receptionist in "5 Flights Up," a movie released earlier this year which Mr Freeman starred in alongside Diane Keaton.
Miss Hines studied acting at New York University, and had a number of small movie and television roles.
The Golden Globe winner, 74, also denied claims that he's been in a relationship with Hines, 27, for the past 10 years.
The 27-year-old woman, E' Dena Hines, is not related to him by blood, but is the granddaughter of his first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.
Freeman and his second wife, Myrna Colley-Lee, helped raised Hines when she was little.
In a statement to , Freeman said of Hines: "The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer.
Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person.
Both might be on the up-and-up but with the older 'partner' having been at one time in a quasi-parental role, it makes the alarms go off.
According to stories I read, they have been seeing each other for about a decade (she's 27 now).
"What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well." Hines is the granddaughter of Morgan's first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, whom he divorced in 1979; he and E' Dena are not related by blood.
Morgan married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984, but they split in 2010.
"I said, 'Uh oh."' Patrick Curry, another neighbour, said the man was "totally off the ranch".