Denzel ‘Hayes’ Washington Jr. is an astonishing American actor, director as well as producer. He is best known for his performance in the Cry freedom (1987) as Steve Biko. He is also famous for his roles in movies like Malcom X (1992) as Malcolm X, The Hurricane (1999) as Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Remember the Titans (2000) as Herman Boone, The Great Debaters (2007) as Melvin B. Tolson, American Gangster (2007) as Frank Lucas. He has also been the recipient of several prestigious awards.

Quick Info 
Full NameDenzel Hayes Washington Jr.
Date of Birth December 28, 1954
Birth PlaceMount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Parent(s)Denzel Washington Sr. and Lennis Lynne Washington.
OccupationActor, Producer, Director
Age66 years
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Pauletta Pearson Washington (m. 1983)
Children2 (John David, Katia, Malcolm and Olivia)
Net worth US $250 million

Early Life and Bio

Denzel was born on the 28th of December, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America (USA). His father’s name was Denzel Washington Sr. and his mother’s name was Lennis Lynne Washington. His father served as a Pentecostal Minister and also worked for the Water Department and at a local department store and his mother was a beautician and operator. He grew up with two siblings named Lorice Washington and David Washington. Sadly, his parents divorced each other when he was just 14.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Denzel Washington is currently 66 years old. He has an athletic body of height 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 m and weight 80 kg or 176 lbs. The color of his hair is black and has brown eyes.

Denzel is of American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. He follows Christianity.

He has a scar above his right eye, on his eyebrow with a great smile. His body measurement is not known yet. He wears size 11 (US) shoes.

His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Education: Schooling/University

Denzel Washington is an educated man. When he was a kid, he studied at the Pennington-Grimes Elementary School which is located in Mount Vernon, New York. After his parents divorced each other, his mother enrolled him at the Oakland Military Academy in Oakland, New Jersey. He feels grateful that he was admitted to this school because he says that he was going in the wrong direction at the time and enrolling at this school saved him.

After that, he attended the Mainland High School in Daytona Beach in Florida.

After completing high school, he went to the University of Texas and later on joined the University of Fordham. He got his graduate degree in drama and journalism in 1977.

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Denzel Washington made his movie debut in 1981’s Carbon Copy as Roger Porter. He got his big breakthrough when he played the role of an anti-apartheid activist named Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987). He kept on doing amazing movies like The Mighty Quinn (1989) as Xavier Quinn, Heart Condition (1990) as Napoleon Stone, Ricochet (1991) as Nick Styles, Malcolm X (1992) as Malcolm X, Philadelphia (1993) as Joe Miller, The Preacher’s Wife (1996) as Dudley, Remember the Titans (2000) as Herman Boone, American Gangster (2007) as Frank Lucas, The Book of Eli (2010) as Eli, Safe House (2012) as Tobin Frost, 2 Guns (2013) as Robert ‘Bobby’ Trench, The Equalizer (2014) and The Equalizer 2 (2018) as Robert McCall, The Magnificent Seven (2016) as Sam Chisolm and many more.

Cry Freedom

In this 1987 epic drama movie, he has portrayed the character of Steve Biko, an anti-apartheid activist, brilliantly. The movie was directed by Richard Attenborough and starred Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, and Denzel Washington. The movie was a flop commercially but this was the movie that got Denzel the recognition he deserved. Although the movie was a box office flop, he did really well among the critics. The movie is rated 7.4 by IMDb.

TV Shows

Denzel Washington first appeared on television in 1982 in St. Elsewhere as Dr. Philip Chandler. He has only done few amounts of television shows like License to Kill (1984) as Martin Sawyer, Great Performances (1992) as the narrator, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995, 1997) as King Omar Humpty Dumpty Crooked Man, The March (2013) as Narrator and a few more.

Awards and Achievements

Denzel Washington has been nominated for various awards 96 times and has won 39 of those awards. This talented man has won awards like Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Tony Awards, Film Critic Awards, BAFTA Awards, Saturn Awards, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Awards, Golden Plate Award, and many other prestigious awards.

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Personal Life: Wife

Denzel Washington has a wife named Pauletta Washington. There are no records of his past relationships except the rumor that he hooked up with Sanaa Lathan. However, this rumor has neither been confirmed nor denied by both parties. 

He met his wife in 1982 and started dating her in June of the same year. The couple got married on June 25, 1983, after dating for a year. The lovely pair were blessed with two sons and two daughters namely, John David Washington (born April 23, 1983), Katia (born November 27, 1987), Malcolm (born April 10, 1991), and Olivia (born April 10, 1991). The couple is still together and living a happy married life.

What is Denzel Washington’s Net Worth?

Denzel Washington has been working as an actor in the movie and television industry from 1975 to the present. Through awesome movies like The Book of Eli, Malcolm X, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, he has been able to amass a huge fortune for himself. He has a net worth of $250 million.

Social Media Presence

Denzel Washington likes to keep his personal life private. Due to this, he is not active on any social media platform like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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