Denzel Washington Net Worth, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Denzel Washington Net Worth, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Denzel Washington Net Worth, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Denzel Washington is an American actor, director and producer. He has won two Golden Globe Awards and one Tony Award. He has also been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Actor for his role in the historical drama film Glory (1989). Washington’s other notable films include the crime dramas A Better Way Out (1993), Training Day (2001) and The Equalizer (2014), as well as the biographical sports drama Remember the Titans (2000). He has also starred in the action films The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Unstoppable (2010), Safe House (2012) and The Equalizer 2 (2018).

Denzel Washington Net Worth, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Real Name – Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.

Profession – American Actor, Director, Producer

Net Worth – $220 million

Height – in feet-inches – 6’ 0”

Weight – in Kilograms – 83 kg

Debut – Carbon Copy (1981)

Date of Birth – 28 December 1954

Age (as in 2020) – 65 Years

Birth Place – Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Zodiac sign/Sun sign – Capricorn

Nationality – American

Hometown – Mount Vernon, New York, USA

School – Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon

College – Fordham University in The Bronx, New York City

Educational Qualifications – B.A. in Drama and Journalism

Father – Denzel Washington Sr. (Pentecostal minister)

Mother – Lennis Washington (née Lynch) (Beautician and beauty parlor owner)

Brother – David Washington (Younger)

Sister – None

Marital Status – Married

Wife/Spouse – Pauletta Washington (m. 1983)

Girlfriend– None

Children– 4 (John David Washington, Katia Washington, Olivia Washington, Malcolm Washington)

Religion – Christianity

Hobbies – Watching Movies, Travelling, Reading

Favourite Actor – Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier

Favourite Actress – Halle Berry

Favourite Film – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Favourite Food – Fried Chicken, Lobster

Favourite Colour – Blue

Favourite Sport – Basketball

Favourite Music – Jazz, Hip Hop

DENZEL WASHINGTON Achievements

  • In 2016, he was honoured with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards.
  • In 2002, he was awarded with the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in the film Training Day.
  • In 2005, he was honoured with the prestigious American Film Institute Award.
  • In 2010, he was conferred with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

DENZEL WASHINGTON Controversy

  • In 1991, he was arrested for disorderly conduct after getting into a fight with another man at an Los Angeles hotel. However, the charges were later dropped.
  • In 1999, he was sued by his former maid who accused him of sexual harassment. The case was later settled out of court.
  • In 2007, he was criticised for making homophobic comments in an interview with Playboy magazine. He later apologised for his remarks.
  • In 2015, he sparked controversy after making some comments about the lack of diversity in Hollywood during an interview with Variety magazine.

DENZEL WASHINGTON Lesser Known Facts

  • His father was a Pentecostal minister and his mother was a beauty parlor owner.
  • He has an older sister named Lorice.
  • His parents divorced when he was 14 years old and he was raised by his mother.
  • He attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon and later went on to study at the Fordham University in The Bronx, New York City.
  • He initially wanted to become a doctor but later decided to pursue a career in acting after watching Sidney Poitier’s performance in the film Lilies of the Field (1963).
  • In 1974, he received a B.A. degree in Drama and Journalism from the Fordham University.
  • He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
  • In 1981, he made his film debut with the role of Michael in the film Carbon Copy.
  • In 1982, he made his television debut with the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler in an episode of the medical drama series St. Elsewhere.
  • In 1989, he starred in the film Glory which earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
  • In 1992, he made his directorial debut with the film Malcolm X. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards.
  • In 2001, he played the role of Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller film Training Day which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • In 2006, he starred in the film The Pursuit of Happyness which was based on the true story of Chris Gardner.
  • In 2012, he starred in the film Flight which earned him his second Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
  • He is a huge fan of the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers.
  • He is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
  • In 2013, he was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.


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