Denzel Washington

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Washington in 2013
Born Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.
December 28, 1954 (age 61)
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Fordham University, B.A. 1977
Occupation Actor, filmmaker, director, producer
Years active 1974–present
Net worth Steady US $190 million (2016 estimate)
Religion Christianity
Spouse Pauletta Pearson (m. 1983)
Children 4, including John David Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, filmmaker, director, and producer. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).

Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s, including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007), and drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007). He has been a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee and the late Tony Scott. In 2016 he was selected as the recipient for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

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NEW YORK - JUNE 11: Actor Denzel Washington visits the "Late Show With David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on June 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Denzel Washington

NEW YORK – JUNE 11: Actor Denzel Washington visits the “Late Show With David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater on June 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Denzel Washington

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Image #: 75374 Actor Denzel Washington poses for photographers as he arrives at the GQ Magazine Men of the Year Awards, in New York City, October 16, 2002. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton /Landov

Image #: 75374 Actor Denzel Washington poses for photographers as he arrives at the GQ Magazine Men of the Year Awards, in New York City, October 16, 2002. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton /Landov

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