Denzel Washington Biography
A native of Mount Vernon Denzel Washington born (Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured “the concept of classic movie stardom”, associating with characters defined by their grace, dignity, humanity, and inner strength.
Denzel Washington Age
Denzel was born on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S. He is 67 years old as of 2021. He celebrates all of his birthdays every 28 of December every year.
Denzel Washington Height and Weight
He stands at a height of 1.85 meters tall and he weighs 90 kilograms. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Denzel Washington Parents and Siblings
Denzel was born to a mother, named Lennis “Lynne” who was a beauty parlor owner and operator born in Georgia and partly raised in Harlem, New York. His father is Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. who was a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, an ordained Pentecostal minister, and an employee of the New York City Water Department, who also worked at a local S. Klein department store. He has two siblings brother named David Washington and a sister named Lorice Washington.
Denzel Washington Wife and Children
Denzel married the love of his life Pauletta Pearson on June 25th, 1983. The couple met on the set of his first screen work, the television film Wilma. The beautiful couple has been blessed with four children: John-David who was born on July 28th, 1984. David is also an actor and a former football player.
Katia was born on November 27th, 1986 who graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010, and twins Olivia and Malcolm were born on April 10th, 1991. Malcolm graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in film studies, and Olivia played a role in Lee Daniels’s film The Butler. In 1995, Washington and his wife renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Desmond Tutu officiating.
He has four children John David Washington, Olivia Washington, Malcolm Washington, and Katia Washington
Denzel Washington Education
Washington attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon. His mother then sent him to the private preparatory school Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York. He earned a BA in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University in 1977.
Denzel Washington Career
Denzel has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom(1987), civil rights activist and Muslim minister Malcolm X in Malcolm X(1992), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999).
He was also featured as a football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans(2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007). Denzel Hayes was also a drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007). He has been a featured actor in films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
In 2002, Denzel made his directorial debut with the biographical film Antwone Fisher. Washington’s second directorial effort was The Great Debaters (2007). His third film, Fences (2016), in which he also starred, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Denzel Washington Movies
- Remember the Titans
- Training Day
- Out of Time
- Man on Fire/ The Manchurian Candidate
- American Gangster/ The Great Debaters
- The Taking of Pelham 123
- The Book of Eli/ Unstoppable
- Safe House/ Flight
- 2 Guns
- The Equalizer
- The Magnificent Seven/ Fences
- Roman J. Israel, Esq.
- The Equalizer 2
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Denzel Washington Tv Show
- The Wilma Rudolph Story
- Flesh & Blood
- St. Elsewhere
- License to Kill
- The George McKenna Story
- Great Performances/ Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II
- Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child
- The March
- Grey’s Anatomy
Denzel Washington Net Worth
Denzel has earned a fortune from his career as an American actor, director, and producer. He has an estimated net worth of $250 million.
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