Denzel Washington Bio, Wiki, Age, Glory, St. Elsewhere, Wife, Net Worth, and Movies

Denzel Washington Biography

Denzel Washington is an American producer, director and actor best known for portraying Dr. Phillip Chandler in St. Elsewhere, an NBC television hospital drama. He also appeared in The Iceman Cometh (2018), Fences in 2010, Inside Man (2006), and Man on Fire (2004) among others.

Denzel Washington Age

Washington is 69 years old as of 2023. He was born on 28th December 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S. and celebrates his birthday every year on 28th December.

Denzel Washington Height

Washington stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 1 inch.

Denzel Washington Family

Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York to Denzel Hayes Washington Sr.(father) and Lennis(mother). His father was and employee of the New York City Water Department and an ordained pentecostal minister. His mother was the owner and operator of a beauty parlor. Washington’s parents however divorced when he was 14 years old. He was brought up alongside his sister Lorice Washington.

Denzel Washington Wife

Washington is happily married to Pauletta Pearson and the two officiated their marriage on 25th June 1983. The two met during the set of the television film Wilma. The couple renewed their wedding vows in 1995 in a ceremony held in South Africa and was officiated by Desmond Tutu. They have been blessed with four children twins Olivia and Malcolm (born April 10, 1991), Katia (born November 27, 1986), and John David (born July 28, 1984).

Denzel Washington Net Worth

Washington has an estimated net worth of between $200 Million and $300 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a producer, director and actor.

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Denzel Washington Education

Washington studied at Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon up to 1968. Later, he was taken to Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York. Afterwards from 1970 to 1971, Washington joined Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Subsequently, he joined Fordham University where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and drama in 1977. At the University, he was a guard player for collegiate basketball. Later, Washington joined American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.

Denzel Washington Career

Washington made his debut in screen acting in 1977 with the television film Wilma, a docudrama about sprinter Wilma Rudolph. He then ventured into Hollywood with his first appearance in the 1981 film Carbon Copy. In 1982, he received acclaim for his role as Private First Class Melvin Peterson in the Off-Broadway production A Soldier’s Play, earning a Distinguished Ensemble Performance Obie Award.

His breakthrough came with the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler in NBC’s St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988. During this film, he marked one of the few African-American actors to star for the entire series. Washington’s versatility shone through various television, film, and stage roles, including Cry Freedom in 1987, which garnered him an Academy Award nomination. The pinnacle of his early career was in 1989 when he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal in Glory. He continued to deliver notable performances in films like “The Mighty Quinn” and “For Queen and Country” the same year.

Washington solidified his status as a Hollywood star in the 1990s. He earned critical acclaim for his roles in “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Malcolm X,” and “Philadelphia.” Additionally, he excelled in thrillers such as “The Pelican Brief” and “Courage Under Fire.” Throughout the 2000s, Washington continued to impress audiences with his performances, notably winning an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “Training Day.” He also ventured into directing with films like “Antwone Fisher.”

In the following decades, Washington’s career remained illustrious with memorable roles in films like “Flight,” “Fences,” and “The Equalizer” series. He received widespread acclaim for his performances and continued to garner nominations for prestigious awards. His recent projects include producing “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and starring in “The Little Things” and the adaptation of “Macbeth.” Washington’s versatility and talent have solidified his position as one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, with upcoming projects including Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator 2” and a Broadway revival of “Othello.”

Denzel Washington Awards

Washington has been honored with an array of prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Silver Bears. Additionally, he has received nominations for a Grammy Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Washington’s remarkable contributions have been recognized with several honorary awards, such as the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award in 2007, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2016, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2019.

Washington was bestowed with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2022. His excellence extends to the NAACP Image Awards, where he holds the record with 13 wins, including four consecutive victories in the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture category from 1993 to 1997, and again from 2000 to 2003.

Denzel Washington St. Elsewhere

Washington portrays Dr. Philip Chandler who was a resident surgeon throughout the show’s six seasons, from 1982 to 1988. This role was one of his first major acting credits and helped pave the way for his successful film career.

Denzel Washington The Mighty Quinn 

Washington portrays Chief Xavier Quinn, the police chief on a Caribbean island. The story follows Chief Quinn as he investigates the murder of a wealthy resident. In addition to this, he struggles with a personal connection to the main suspect, his childhood friend Maubee.

Denzel Washington Glory

Washington portrays Private Silas Trip, a runaway slave who escaped to the Union side. He’s defiant and wrestles with the purpose of fighting in the war. Washington’s performance earned him his first Academy Award, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Denzel Washington Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 538k followers on Instagram.

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