Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Claim to Fame
Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999).
Actor/Actress, Producer, Director
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Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor and director. He has garnered much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas and Herman Boone. Washington has been awarded three Golden Globe awards and two Academy Awards for his work. He is notable as the second African American man (after Sidney Poitier) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, which he received for his role in the 2001 film Training Day.
In 1983, Washington married actress Pauletta Pearson (now Pauletta Washington), whom he met on the set of his first screen role, Wilma. The couple have four children: John David (b. July 28, 1984), who signed a football contract with the St. Louis Rams in May 2006 after playing college football at Morehouse; Katia (b. November 1987), who is attending Yale University, and twins Olivia and Malcolm (named in honor of Malcolm X)(b. April 10, 1991). In 1995, the couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating. Washington and his family visited soldiers at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He later made a sizable donation to the Fisher Houses, small hotels that provide rooms for soldiers` families while the soldiers are hospitalized. In October 2006, he published a bestseller entitled A Hand to Guide Me, featuring actors, politicians, athletes, and other public figures recalling their childhood mentors. The book was published in commemoration of the Boys and Girls Club of America`s centennial anniversary, because Washington had participated in the club as a child. Washington is a devout Christian. He goes to Church with actress Angela Bassett at LA`s West Angeles Church of God in Christ. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia named Washington as one of three people (the others being directors Oliver Stone and Michael Moore) with whom they were willing to negotiate for the release of three defense contractors that the group had held captive from 2003 to 2008.
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B.A., Drama And Journalism, Fordham University, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States (1977)
Full Name at Birth
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
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Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received two Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical drama-war film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).
Oakland Military Academy, Oakland, New Jersey, United States, Mainland High School, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States (1971)
Actor, Film Director, Film Producer.
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Reverend Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr. (A Native Of Buckingham County, Virginia, United States, Served As An Ordained Pentecostal Minister, And Also Worked For The Water Department And At A Local Department Store, S. Klein.)
Lennis "Lynne" (Was A Beauty Parlor Owner And Operator Born In Georgia, United States, And Partly Raised In Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Celebrity Talent International
(1996) TV commercial (PSA): Boys/Girls Clubs of America
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