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American actor, Director and Producer

Denzel Washington

Facts of Denzel Washington

Full Name: Denzel Washington
Birth Date: December 28, 1954
Age: 69 years
Gender: Male
Profession: American actor, director, and producer
Country: United States
Horoscope: Capricorn
Height: 6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
WifePauletta Pearson
Net Worth$250 million
Salary$60 million
Eye Colorblack
Hair Colorblack
Birth PlaceMount Vernon, New York
EducationFordham University
FatherDenzel Hayes Washington Sr.
MotherLennis “Lynne”
KidsJohn David, Katia, Olivia and Malcolm
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Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. aka Denzel Washington (born on 28th December 1954 Mount Vernon, New York, the United States) is an American actor, director, and producer. Further, He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor.


Denzel Washington: Bio, Age, Education

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. aka Denzel Washington was born on 28th December 1954 Mount Vernon, New York, the United States to his father, Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. and mother, Lennis “Lynne”.  His father was an ordained Pentecostal minister and an employee of the New York City Water Department.

His mother was a beauty parlor owner and operator. By nationality, he is an American and belongs to the ethnicity of Black. As of 2019, He is 64 years old (soon to be 65 this Dec 2019).

Talking about his education, he attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon. After that, he joined Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor and then Mainland High School in Florida. Later, he went to Texas Tech University and earned a BA in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University in 1977.


Denzel Washington: Professional Career

  • He started his early career through the play called Wings of the Morning in 1976 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, Summer Stock Theater.
  • After graduation, Denzel made his screen debut with the movie titled Wilma in 1977 and his first Hollywood appearance in the film, Carbon Copy in 1981.
  • Next year in 1982, he won a Distinguished Ensemble Performance Obie Award for the role of Private First Class Melvin Peterson in the play named “A Soldier’s Play” which premiered on 20th November 1981.
  • Denzel rose to name and fame when he appeared in NBC’s TV hospital drama St. Elsewhere (1982-1988) as Dr. Phillip Chandler.
  • Furthermore, Washington played in several television, motion picture and stage roles such as A Soldier’s Story (1984), Hard Lessons (1986) and Power (1986).
  • In 1987, he starred in the role of South African anti-apartheid political activist Steven Biko in Richard Attenborough’s Cry Freedom. Due to his acting skills, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Following his success, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Glory in 1989.
  • In 1989, he showed up in another movie called The Mighty Quinn and in For Queen and Country, in the role of Reuben James a British soldier.


  • Denzel played the role of Bleek Gilliam in his next movie, Mo’ Better Blues released in 1990.
  • After that, he appeared in the romantic drama Mississippi Masala as the character Demetrius Williams in 1991.
  • In 1992, he worked in the movie Malcolm X along with Lee which won him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • Another year, he came up with another movie Philadelphia in 1993.
  • Moreover, he starred in great movies including ‘The Pelican Brief’ with Julia Roberts (1993), ‘Crimson Tide’ with Gene Hackman (1995) and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (1995).
  • In addition, he appeared in movies like ‘Courage Under Fire’ with Meg Ryan (1996), ‘The Preacher’s Wife’ with Whitney Houston (1996), He Got Game (1998).
  • Washington played the role of boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter in the movie ‘The Hurricane’ in 1999 for which he won Golden Globe Award (2000) and a Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
  • In the same year, he appeared in the movie The Bone Collector alongside Angelina Jolie.


  • In 2000, Denzel presented himself in the Disney film Remember the Titans which grossed over $100 million in the USA.
  • He portrayed the role of Detective Alonzo Harris in the 2001 thriller movie Training Day for which he received Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • In 2002, he played in John Q. and the same year he directed his first film, a well-reviewed drama called Antwone Fisher.
  • During 2003 and 2004, Washington played in various movies such as Out of Time, Man on Fire and The Manchurian Candidate.
  • In 2006, he starred in Inside Man and in 2007, he co-starred with Russell Crowe in American Gangster.
  • Along with that, he directed and starred in The Great Debaters with Forest Whitaker and also appeared in The Taking of Pelham 123 as Walter Garber in 2009.
    Denzel Washington Wiki, Bio, Age, Movies, Wife, Oscar, Height and Kids
    Denzel Washington receiving AFI Life Achievement Award. P.C-Instagram

Back to Theater

  • In 2005, he acted on the stage as Marcus Brutus in a Broadway production of Julius Caesar.
  • He played Troy Maxson in the Fences on Broadway for which he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play on 13th June 2010.
  • After that, From April to June 2014, Denzel played the leading role in the Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun. he received Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2014.
  • Later, On 22nd March 2018, he starred as Theodore ‘Hickey’ Hickman in a Broadway in The Iceman Cometh.


  • The Book of Eli (2010)
  • Unstoppable (2010)
  • Flight (2012)
  • 2 Guns (2013)
  • The Equalizer (2014)
  • The Equalizer 2 (2018)
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016)
  • Directed Fences (2016)
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)


Denzel Washington: Personal Life; Wife & Kids

Denzel Washington Wiki, Bio, Age, Movies, Wife, Oscar, Height and Kids
Denzel Washington with his wife. P.C-Instagram

Regarding his love life, he married Pauletta Pearson on 25th June 1983. The couple met each other on the set of his first screen work, the television film, Wilma. They welcomed their four children: John David (1984), Katia (1986) and twins Olivia and Malcolm (1991). Furthermore, the pair renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating.


Denzel Washington: Awards and Achievements

  • Academy Awards 2× (1990, 2002)
  • Golden Globe Awards 3× (1990, 2000, 2016)
  • Tony Awards (2010)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
  • Black Reel Awards 6× (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2013, 2017)
  • MTV Movie & TV Awards 2× (1993, 2002)


Denzel Washington: Rumors and Controversy

There is no rumors and controversy regarding his life.


Denzel Washington: Net Worth & Earnings

According to the sources, Denzel Washington has an estimated net worth of $250 million as of 2019. Similarly, he earns about $60 million as his salary from his profession.


Denzel Washington: Physical Appearance & Social Media

The American actor, Denzel Washington stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch. While he weighs 190 kg. Likewise, he holds 82.9k followers on Instagram, 23k followers on Twitter and 137k followers on Facebook.