Denzel Washington

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  • Name: Denzel Washington, Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. )
  • Date of birth: 28 December 1954
  • Age: 62 years
  • Place of birth: mount Vernon, United States
  • Height: 185
  • Activities: actor, Director, producer
  • Marital status: married

    Denzel Washington: biography

    Denzel Washington was born in the U.S. state of new York, in the small town of mount Vernon. His father Denzel Hayes Washington senior was a priest. His mother Lennis Fishing had its own beauty salon, which also served as an administrator. In addition to Denzel’s family had two children.

    The boy went to the elementary school «Pennington-Grimes» and at the age of 11 he began to help her mother in her salon, follow the simple instructions. But father, who dreamed that his son would follow in his footsteps, did not like the child accustomed to the money, and he often argued over this with my wife. When Denzel was 14, his parents divorced. Other classes he finished in a private school, «Oakland military Academy.»

    After school the young man enters, Fordham University in new York. He specializiruetsya in medicine and biology, but later was transferred to the faculty of journalism. Then he begins to get involved in the theatre and tries herself in Amateur productions. After University, Denzel decides to continue her education at the American Conservatory in San Francisco, as received a grant for free education, but there he remained only one course. Just at this time he is offered his first film role. Denzel Washington decides that the time has passed universities and throws the Conservatory.


    On the screen the Washington debut at the age of 23 years, and plays the role of 18-year-old Robert Eldridge in the sports drama «Wilma». Followed by a minor role in the drama «Flesh and blood» and a lot of work in the Comedy «an Exact copy». At the same time he accepts the invitation of the NBC and for 6 years acted in medical drama «St. Answer». This role brought him fame and some popularity.

    But Denzel Washington did not forget those years and on the big screen, so had starred in such films as detective story «the Story of a soldier», drama, «Power,» the Thriller «Queen and country» and the biopic «the Call of freedom.» For the last job in 1988 was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actor. Then the statue he has not got, but in 1990 for the role of the ordinary Trip in the historical war drama, «Glory», he became the first recipient of the award.

    Following this success, Denzel starred in the films of the famous Director spike Lee’s «mo’ better Blues» 1990 and «Malcolm X» in 1993, thanks again nominated for «Oscar» and «Golden globe», but as an actor the lead role. Later, the actor will have some more time to work with spike Lee. In 1998 released drama «he got game» where a partner of Washington will be Milla Jovovich, and in the 2006 Thriller «Not caught — not a thief», in which Denzel plays alongside jodie foster.

    Also in the 90-ies of the left and other films with the participation of Washington. It is worth noting the legal drama «Philadelphia», which reached No. 20 in the list of «100 most inspiring American films of the 20th century». Also had the commercial success of the crime drama «the Pelican brief», war drama «Crimson tide» Thriller «the Siege,» detective Thriller «the Power of fear» and a biopic about the boxer Rubin Carter «Hurricane». For the last film Washington received a Golden globe for best actor and was nominated for an Oscar and a screen actors Guild award nomination the United States.

    A year later, the actor gets a second Oscar for the role of detective Alonzo Harris in the crime Thriller «Training day». Interestingly, it was his first negative role in the movie.

    In the new Millennium there was a large number of successful paintings, including the famous Thriller «Anger», the Thriller «the Manchurian candidate», the biographical drama «the Great debaters,» which received a Golden globe, became a popular Thriller «Dangerous passengers of a train 123», the disaster movie «Unmanaged», drama «the Crew» Director Robert Zemeckis and many others.

    The last came out as a movie Denzel Washington is today the crime Thriller «the Great equalizer».

    Personal life

    On the set of his first movie «Wilma» in 1977 Denzel Washington met actress Paulette Pearson. Young people met in 5 years, and in 1982 got married. In this marriage the couple had four children. First born son John David, daughter Katia then, and later Paulette gave birth to twins of Malcolm and Olivia.

    Raised by a priest Denzel always remained a very pious man. He regularly attends the Protestant Church of God in Christ, daily reading the Bible and still considering becoming a preacher. In 1995 he donated 2.5 million dollars to build a Church in Los Angeles.


    • 1987 — Cry freedom
    • 1989 — Glory
    • 1992 — Malcolm X
    • 1993 — Philadelphia
    • 1999 — Hurricane
    • 2001 — Training day
    • 2004 — Rage
    • 2007 — Gangster
    • 2009 — Dangerous passengers of a train 123
    • 2012 — the Crew


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