While Denzel was on the set of the TV movie Wilma, he met the love of his life Pauletta Washington. Pauletta Washington is also an actress. They got married on 25th of June 1983. As a loving husband and wife, they welcomed their first son John David Washington in 1984. His nationality is American and he is of black ethnicity.
Denzel received his primary education from Pennington-Grimes Elementary School. He studied there till 1968 and then he joined Oakland Military Academy. In 1970, he got enrolled at Mainland High School. After his high school graduation, he joined Fordham University and he finally earned his B.A. in Drama and Journalism in 1977. He made his acting debut in 1977 by starring the role of Robert Eldridge in the TV film The Wilma Rudolph Story. Two years later he also appeared in the TV movie Flesh & Blood.
He made his feature film debut in 1981 by playing the role of Roger Porter in a British-American comedy film Carbon Copy. In 1987, he portrayed the role of Steve Biko in a British epic drama film Cry Freedom. He is critically acclaimed for this role. He got his first nomination in Academy Awards, USA and Golden Globes, the USA for this role. He is now aged 61 years old and his net worth is $140 Million.