Denzel Washington Biography


Multiple Academy, Tony and Golden Globe awards winner, Denzel is one of the eminent actors in the industry.

More about the relationship

Denzel Washington is a married man as of now. He is in a marital relationship with Pauletta Pearson. They got wedded on January 25, 1983. They started dating a year ago in 1982.

They met for the first time on the set of the show, Wilma. Together, they have four children. They are John David, Katia, and twins Olivia and Malcolm.

David is a former football player who was born on July 28, 1984. Katia was born on November 27, 1986. And the twins were born on April 10, 1991.

Olivia also appeared in the film, The Butler in a minor role. Currently, the whole family lives happily. And there is no sign of any disturbances in their marriage.

Prior, Denzel allegedly had an affair with Joy Philbin in 2002 and actress, Sanaa Lathan. But these are just the rumors.

Relationship Facts of Denzel Washington

  • Denzel Washington is married to Pauletta Pearson.
  • Denzel Washington married on January 25, 1983.
  • đź’‘ Anniversary in 207 days đź’‘
  • He is father of Four ( John David, Katia, Olivia and Malcolm Washinton ).
  • Denzel Washington is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Denzel Washington?

New York-born Denzel Washington is a talented actor.

Additionally, he is also a director and a producer. He possesses American nationality.

Multiple Academy, Tony, and Golden Globe awards winner, Denzel is one of the eminent actors in the industry.

Notably, he is famous for films like Training Day, Glory, The Hurricane, and Fences. In 2016, he received Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award during the Golden Globe award ceremony.

Denzel Washington: Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon in the state of New York.

He was born on December 28, 1954, as Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. The name of his father is Denzel Hayes Washington Sr.

Similarly; his mother’s name is Lennis Lowe. While his father worked in the water department and as a Pentecostal minister, her mother owned a beauty parlor.  Denzel belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

During his early life at the age of 14, his parents got divorced. At the time of his childhood, he grew up in his hometown, Mount Vernon.

For his education, he attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School.

Afterward, he joined Oakland Military Academy. Then he also studied at Mainland High School in Florida.

Later, he enrolled at Fordham University. In 1977, he graduated from there with a B.A. degree in Drama and journalism.

Denzel Washington: Career, Salary, and Net worth

Denzel Washington started his career in 1976 in a stage play, Wings of the Morning. The next year, he made his debut in a TV show, The Wilma Rudolph Story.

Then in 1979, he acted in another television show, Flesh & Blood, and a stage show, Coriolanus. Then in 1981, he debuted in a feature film, Carbon Copy as Roger Porter.

In 1987, he rose to fame after he portrayed the role of Steve Biko in the movie, Cry Freedom.

Consequently, he started getting a lot of offers for films, television, and stage shows. Similarly, in 1989, he gave a powerful performance in a war film, Glory. He even won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the film.

Afterward, he did several movies and television shows. Some of his movies are Heart Condition, Ricochet, Malcolm X, Philadelphia, Fallen, The Siege, and others till 1998.

In the meantime, he acted in TV shows like St. Elsewhere, License to Kill, Great Performances, and others.

Finally, in 2001, he portrayed the character of Detective Alonzo Harris in a thriller film, Training Day.

His performance earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor. He kept on working hard and doing more movies and shows.

In 2006, he acted in films like Inside Man, and DĂ©jĂ  vu. Similarly, he produced and starred in The Book of Eli in 2010.

More of his films are Unstoppable, Flight, The Magnificent Seven, and so on. Then in 2016, he produced, directed, and starred as Troy Maxson in the drama film, Fences.

The movie made it to the nomination list for the Academy award. In 2018, he is all set to star in the film, The Equalizer 2.

Additionally, he also did stage acts like Julius Caesar, The Raisin in the Sun, and A Soldier’s Play.

As of now, his net worth is estimated at around $220 million.

He made this huge amount of net worth through his high salary.

Denzel Washington’s Rumors and Controversy

Denzel Washington had been into controversies in the past.

Recently in 2017, he made comments about the prison system. He added that crime in black communities is not because of the prison system.

Furthermore, he insisted that it is because of how a young child is raised. For his comment, he got a lot of hate.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Denzel Washington looks fit and fine. He stands tall at a height of 6 feet 1 inch. And he weighs around 80 kg.

While his hair is black, he has brown eyes.

Similarly, his shoe size is 11. He works out often to stay fit.

Social Media Profile

Denzel has been active in all sorts of social media. Presently, he has more than 59.1k followers on Twitter. Likewise, more than 419k people follow his Instagram. As for Facebook, his fan page has around 17.2k likes.


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