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Denzel Washington Biography

Updated On 05 Mar, 2019 Published On 23 Jun, 2017
Denzel Washington
Married

Facts of Denzel Washington

Family Name : Washington
Birth Place : American Samoa
Height : 6 Feet 1 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Denzel Washington

What is Denzel Washington marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Denzel Washington have ? (name): 4 Children
Is Denzel Washington having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Denzel Washington Gay ? No

Denzel Washington is an African American actor and director well known for his work in Hollywood film industry. Denzel is popular for his roles in feature films like Glory, Malcolm X, Training Day, American Gangster and Flight. He successfully established himself in the movie industry in a short span of time.

 

 

Denzel Washington is an African American actor and director well known for his work in Hollywood film industry. Denzel is popular for his roles in feature films like Glory, Malcolm X, Training Day, American Gangster and Flight. He successfully established himself in the movie industry in a short span of time.

Early Life and Education

Denzel Washington was born on Denzel Hayes Washington on December 28, 1954. He is the son of Pentecostal minister Denzel Hayes Washington and a beautician Lennis. He grew up with his two siblings. His parents got divorced at the age of fourteen, and his mother raised him and his siblings. 

Washington attended Oakland Military Academy after completing elementary school at Pennington-Grimes Elementary School. He did his graduation in Journalism from Fordham University in San Francisco. He then enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater to pursue his acting career.

Career

Washington made his film debut in 1981 in a comedy entitled A Carbon Copy after appearing in some TV commercials and programs.  He appeared as a lead role in the hit TV drama St. Elsewhere in 1982. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role as real-life martyr Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987). Later he received an Oscar for best supporting actor in the film Glory (1989).  

In 1990 Denzel worked with Spike Lee in the films such as Mo’ Better Blues and Malcolm X. His performance in the 1990s got him three Golden Globe Awards for best actor in the films like The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, Courage Under Fire and The Hurricane.

Likewise, Denzel has received several awards for his outstanding performance in the films he starred in. For his movie Flight, he was nominated for An Academy Award for best actor in 2012.

As a director, his directorial venture includes movies like Antwone Fisher (2002), The Great Debaters (2007). In his movie Fences, he directed and starred alongside Viola Davis, in 2016.  

Personal Life

Denzel is married to his long-time girlfriend Pauletta Pearson who is also an actress. They met on the set of his first screen work, the television movie, Wilma. The couple is blessed with four children namely John David, Katia, Malcolm, and Olivia. His oldest son is a football player and plays for Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. It’s a big deal to last the relationship for longer than a year in today’s generation, but the duo has well maintained their relationship for 34 long years and renewed their wedding vows in South Africa in 1995, which was officiated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 

Net worth

 Washington earns a good sum of money from his profession. He earns $40 million per year and has a staggering net worth of $140 million.

Denzel Washington Married

Denzel Washington

First Marriage with Pauletta Washington

Denzel Washington married actress Pauletta Pearson on June 15, 1993. The beautiful couple is blessed with four children.

Denzel Washington Children

SON : John David

Mother: Pauletta Washington

John David is the first child of Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington.

DAUGHTER : Katia

Mother: Pauletta Washington

Katia is the second child of Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington.

DAUGHTER : Olivia

Mother: Pauletta Washington

Olivia is the third child of Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington

SON : Malcolm

Mother: Pauletta Washington

Malcolm is the fourth child of Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington.

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