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Denzel Washington
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Biography

Height
6' 0"

Tall, strikingly handsome leading man of films and television in the 1980s and 1990s, Denzel Washington was born in 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the 3 children of a Pentecostal minister father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions and upon graduation he moved to San Francisco and enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater. He left A.C.T. after only 1 year to seek work as an actor. With his acting versatility and powerful sexual presense, he had no difficulty finding work in numerous television productions. He made his first big screen appearance in Carbon Copy (1981) with George Segal. Through the 1980s he worked in both movies and television and was chosen for the plum role of Dr. Chandler in NBC's hit medical series "St. Elsewhere" (1982), a role that he would play for 6 years. In 1989 he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Tripp, the runaway slave in Ed Swick's powerful historical masterpiece Glory (1989). Through the 1990s Denzel co-starred in such big budget productions as Pelican Brief, The (1993); 0107818; Crimson Tide (1995); 0117372; and Courage Under Fire (1996) - a role for which he was paid $10 million. He lives quietly in Los Angeles with his wife Pauletta and their 4 children. Cerebral and meticulous in his film work, he made his debut as a director in 1999 with Finding Fish (2001)
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Spouse
'Pauletta Pearson' (1982 - present); 4 children
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Trivia

(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#77).

Children: John David (b. 1985), Katia (b. 1988), and twins Malcolm and Olivia (b. 1991)

Son, Malcolm, was named in honor of Malcolm X

To prepare for his role as boxer Rubin Carter in Hurricane, The (2000), Washington worked out for a year with L.A. boxing trainer Terry Claybon.

Attended Fordham University

1996 Harvard Foundation Award

Denzel Washington stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Glory 1989 With Jessica Digital **** 1/2
Mo’ Better Blues 1990 With Jessica *** 1/2
Malcolm X 1992 With Anne and Jean and someone else at Milford Post Cinema *** 1/2
Much Ado About Nothing 1993 with Judy Lenzi-Magoveny and others at York Square Digital ****
The Pelican Brief 1993 Don't Remember ** 1/2
The Siege 1998 Don't Remember ** 1/2
The Bone Collector 1999 Branford Hoyts **
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD ***
Inside Man 2006 *** 1/2
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009 Digital ** 1/2
The Book of Eli 2010 on plane back from Vegas Digital **
Unstoppable 2010 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Safe House 2012 Date is a guess Digital **
2 Guns 2013 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
The Magnificent Seven 2016 Suzy and Perk Gals Digital * 1/2