Denzel Washington

Movie Actor

Birthday December 28, 1954

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Mount Vernon, NY

Age 68 years old

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Won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2001 film Training Day. He has starred in several films based on true events such as Remember the TitansCry FreedomAmerican GangsterFlight, Hurricane, and Malcolm X

Before Fame

After taking a semester off from college, he worked as an overnight summer camp counselor, where he discovered his acting abilities.


He made his directorial debut with the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, then followed up with The Great Debaters in 2007 and Fences in 2016. 

Family Life

His mother Lynne owned a beauty parlor and his father was an ordained Pentecostal minister. He got married to Pauletta Pearson in June 1983 and the couple had four children together.

Associated With

He and Matthew Broderick received praise for their roles in the 1989 film Glory


Denzel Washington Highlights
Denzel Washington Highlights