- Real nameDenzel Hayes Washington Jr.
- Date of birthDecember 28, 1954
- Age67 years
- Zodiac signCapricorn
- BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, USA
Parents and family
- Father Denzel Hayes Washington Sr.
- Mother Lennis "Lynne" Washington (née Lowe)
- Sister Lorice Washington
- Brother David Washington
Denzel Washington wife
Denzel Washington 4 kids
Denzel Washington is noted for his fantastic acting talent, which he demonstrates on screen, TV and stage. He was honored with a great number of awards. Among his most prestigious trophies are 2 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, Tony and SAG Awards.
In 1977, Denzel made a TV debut in the film Wilma. He later appeared in other TV projects, including St. Elsewhere and The George McKenna Story. However, Washington is more famed for his movies. In 1981, he first appeared on the big screen in Carbon Copy, but gained recognition in the late 1980s after his parts in Cry Freedom and Glory.
Today, the performer is loved by millions for playing in Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, Philadelphia, The Preacher’s Wife, He Got Game, The Hurricane, The Bone Collector, Remember the Titans, Flight and The Equalizer. As a stage actor, Washington starred in various productions, comprising Broadway’s Julius Caesar, Fences and A Raisin in the Sun.
Moreover, Denzel Washington tried his hand at directing in Antwone Fisher and The Great Debaters films before reaching his major directorial success with Fences. He also runs production company Mundy Lane Entertainment, through which he produced The Book of Eli and The Equalizer.
On June 25, 1983, Denzel espoused Pauletta Pearson, whom he met while filming Willow. In 1984, Washington became a father for the first time after his son John David drew his first breath. In 1986, he was joined by a baby girl named Katia. And in 1991, Pauletta gave birth to twins, Olivia and Malcolm.
A curious fact: Washington is a very religious person, who reads the Bible daily. He even thought about being a preacher.