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Denzel Washington Biography

Denzel Washington

Facts of Denzel Washington

Date of Birth: 1954 , December-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Quick Timeline of Denzel Washington

1954 Born in Mount Vernon, New York, United States
1977 Graduated from Fordham University
1977 Made his acting debut
1981 First feature film, Carbon Copy
1987 Appeared in the movie, Cry Freedom
1979 Acted in the play Coriolanus
2002 Produced Antwone Fisher
1983 Married to Pauletta Washington
1984 First child, John David Washington
1987 Second child, Katia Washington
1991 Welcomed twins
1990 Won Academy Awards, USA
1990 Won Golden Globes, USA
2001 Won BET Awards

Detail Timeline of Denzel Washington

December 28 , 1954

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, United States

Tall and talented, Denzel Washington was born Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. in Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America to Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr. and Lennis "Lynne" (née Lowe). His father was a Pentecostal minister.

1977

Graduated from Fordham University

Denzel received his primary education from Pennington-Grimes Elementary School. 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. 

1977

Made his acting debut

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. In the early 1980s, he was seen in the TV series St. Elsewhere. 

1981

First feature film, Carbon Copy

He made his feature film debut in 1981 by playing the role of Roger Porter in a British-American comedy film Carbon Copy. In the mid 1980s, he appeared in the movies like A Soldier's Story and Power.

1987

Appeared in the movie, Cry Freedom

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, USA for this role.

1979

Acted in the play Coriolanus

Denzel Washington is an actor and filmmaker from United States. As an actor, he has appeared in several movies, TV series and plays. In 1979, he acted at the Joseph Papp Public Theater and that was in the play Coriolanus. 

2002

Produced Antwone Fisher

He is not only known as an actor but also as a filmmaker. IN 2002, he produced an American biographical drama film Antwone Fisher. He also acted the role of Dr. Jerome Davenport in this movie. 

June 25 , 1983

Married to Pauletta Washington

While Denzel was on the set of the TV movie Wilma, he met 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 four children together. 

July 28 , 1984

First child, John David Washington

An American actor, John David Washington is the first child of Denzel Washington and his lovely wife Pauletta Washington. John was born on 28th of July 1984. He is also famous for being the former American football running back.

November 27 , 1987

Second child, Katia Washington

He became father for the second time in his life at the end of 1987. He and his lovely wife Pauletta Washington welcomed their second child together on 27th of November and that time it was a daughter and they named her Katia Washington. 

April 10 , 1991

Welcomed twins

His lovely wife Pauletta Washington gave birth to twins in the early 1991. She gave birth to a son named Malcolm Washington and a lovely daughter named Olivia Rashelle Washington on 10th of April 1991. 

1990

Won Academy Awards, USA

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if any one wins this award. He has also been honored with this award twice. He won this award for the first time in 1990 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. 

1990

Won Golden Globes, USA

In 1988, he got his first nomination in Golden Globes, USA. He was honored with this award two years later and that was for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. He was also honored with this award in 2016. 

2001

Won BET Awards

He has been honored with BET Awards several times in his life. He was honored with this award for the first time in his life in 2001 for Best Actor. He won this award for the second time in 2004 from the same category. 

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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.