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John David Washington Biography

Updated On 18 Jun, 2023 Published On 31 Aug, 2020
John David Washington

Facts of John David Washington

Date of Birth :
Age : 39 years old
Family Name : Washington
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Leo
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of John David Washington

What is John David Washington marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does John David Washington have ? (name): 0 Children
Is John David Washington having any relationship affair ?: No
Is John David Washington Gay ? No

John David Washington is the son of one of the biggest star in Hollywood, but he is able to make a name for himself through his work in movies and Television shows such as 'Ballers', 'The BlacKkKlansman', and 'Tenet'.

John David Washington's Father is Actor Denzel Washington

John David Washington is the son of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Pearson Washington, who is also a actress. John David was born on July 28, 1984, and is the eldest among four children of his parents. His siblings are Katia Washington, actress Olivia Washington, and Malcolm Washington.

John David Washington with his parents. SOURCE: Twitter

The BlacKkKlansman actor, for his entire life, has tried to make a identity of himself beyond his famous father. In an interview, he revealed:

“I saw how people changed when they found out who my father was. I used to lie, saying he was a construction worker or in jail, just to have some sense of normalcy.”

The actor also stated that he hid identity because he wanted people to judge him based on his talents and not because of his famous father. 

“I felt like there was no way people would take me seriously, even if I was good. They would always judge me. So I hid who my father was. I guess I was protecting myself.”

Well, the 36-year-old, in his short acting career, has already worked with directors such as Spike Lee and Christopher Nolan and has received nominations from Golden Globe and SAG. Hence, it is not wrong to say John David has succeeded in making a name for himself and is not just limited to being the son of Denzel Washington.

Do John David Washington Have A Girlfriend?

John David, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in 2018, stated that he is single. So, has the actor's relationship status changed? 

Well, it seems like there is no change as of now. There are no rumors of his affair in the media. Infact he is not linked with anyone, not even with his co-stars. Also, there is no hint on his social media that suggest he is dating. 

John David Washington Played Football Before Acting

John David loved acting from a young age and even starred in cameo roles in the movies Malcolm X and Devil in a Blue Dress. However, as he grew up and the desire to make a identity of himself beyond his father began, he decided to pursue football rather than acting.

Washington joined Morehouse College in a football scholarship and played in a Running back position. By the end of his college career, he had 3,699 yards rushing record.

John David Washington is a former footballer. SOURCE: Shadow and Act

After college, the 5 feet 9 inches tall, Washington joined St.Louis Rams as a part of their practice squad. After a year, he played in NFL Europe for the Rhein Fire in the 2007 offseason and, in 2009, joined the Sacramento Mountains Lions and played in UFL Premiere for three years. Sadly, during training, he tore his Achilles, and his football career was ended. After that, he considered acting and never looked back.

After several failed auditions, he finally landed a role, and luckily it was a big one. He played the character of Rocky Jarrett in the TV Series Ballers opposite Dwayne Johnson. After that, he worked in few movies but gained major recognition in 2018 when he played Ron Stallworth in the crime film BlacKkKlansman. The film was a major sucess, and he was nominated for various awards.

John David Washington plays 'The Protagonist' in the movie Tenet. SOURCE: Insider

The actor's other big project is recently released Christopher Nolan directed Tenet. In the film, he plays the role of The Protagonist and works alongside Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, and Fiona Dourif.

John David Washington's Net Worth

John David may be new to the showbiz, but he has worked in big production with a nice budget. Hence it is very likely he earned well in salary from these projects. Also, he made well during his football career. His Net Worth as of 2020 is estimated to be $ 6 million.

In addition to his personal wealth, Washington's family is also wealthy. His father, Denzel Washington, is a legendary actor with credit in movies such as Malcolm X, Glory, Fences, and  American Gangster. His Net Worth as of 2020 is $250 million.

Quick Facts: John David Washington

  • John David Washington's first name is John David.
  • He has a height of 5 feet 9 inches(1.75m)
  • Washington is a big fan of Beyonce.
  • He is an alum of Campbell Hall School, Los Angeles, California.
  • In high school, he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track.

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