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Denzel Washington
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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)
'Pauletta Pearson' (1982 - present); 4 children

(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: Scene On Rating
Glory 1989 With Jessica 0000-00-00 **** 1/2
Mo' Better Blues 1990 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Malcolm X 1992 With Anne and Jean and someone else at Milford Post Cinema 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Much Ado About Nothing 1993 with Judy Lenzi-Magoveny and others at York Square 0000-00-00 ****
The Pelican Brief 1993 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Crimson Tide 1995 Suzy 2020-04-14 ***
The Siege 1998 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
The Bone Collector 1999 Branford Hoyts 0000-00-00 **
Man on Fire 2004 2019-03-27 ** 1/2
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD 2005-01-07 ***
Inside Man 2006 2006-09-03 *** 1/2
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009 2010-01-30 ** 1/2
Unstoppable 2010 Suzy and Hanna 2011-06-24 ** 1/2
The Book of Eli 2010 on plane back from Vegas 2013-05-16 **
Safe House 2012 Date is a guess 2015-04-15 **
2 Guns 2013 Suzy 2014-09-13 ** 1/2
The Equalizer 2014 2019-07-02 ***
The Magnificent Seven 2016 Suzy and Perk Gals 2016-12-27 * 1/2
The Equalizer 2 2018 2019-08-06 ** 1/2
The Tragedy of Macbeth 2021 Suzy and Hanna 2022-01-14 ****
The Equalizer 3 2023 2023-11-04 **