Denzel Washington Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Annual Income, Net Worth & Bio

Denzel Washington is one of the most talented and renowned actors from the Hollywood film industry. Apart from being an acclaimed actor, Denzel Washington is also an accomplished film director and movie producer too.

Denzel Washington is most recognized for portraying actual historical figures on the big screen with precision and is also known for his action movies as well.

Denzel Washington is a multiple award-winning American actor and highly acclaimed by movie critics all over the world.

About Denzel Washington

Bio

Real NameDenzel Hayes Washington Jr.
NicknameD
Date of Birth28th December 1954
Age (as of November 2018)63 years
Nationality
American
Religion
Christian
Place of Birth
Mount Vernon (New York State)
Education
Bachelors Degree in Journalism from Fordham University (New York City)

Physical Stats

Height
6 ft 1"
(185 cm) approximately
Weight
165 lbs
(75 kg)
approximately
Hair Color
Salt & Pepper
Eye ColorDark Brown

Family & Relationships

FatherDenzel Hayes Washington Sr.
(Pentecostal Minister/Employee of New York City Water Department)
MotherLennis "Lynne" Lowe Washington
(Beauty Parlor owner/Switchboard Operator)
Marital StatusMarried
WifePauletta Pearson Washington
(former TV Actress)

Career

Profession
Actor/Director/Producer
Net WorthINR 1600,00,00,000
(USD 220 Million)
Famous for
Carbon Copy (1981), A Soldier's Story (1984), Power (1986), Cry Freedom (1987), For Queen and Country (1988), Glory (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Ricochet (1991), Malcolm X (1992), The Pelican Brief (1993), Crimson Tide, Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Courage Under Fire (1996), The Siege (1998), The Hurricane (1999), Remember the Titans (2000), Training Day (2001), John Q. (2002), Out of Time (2003), Man on Fire, The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Deja Vu (2006), American Gangsters (2007), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), The Book of Eli, Unstoppable (2010), Safe House, Flight (2012), 2 Guns (2013), The Equalizer (2014), The Magnificent Seven, Fences (2016), Roman J. Israel Esq. (2017), The Equalizer-2 (2018)
First MovieCarbon Copy (1981)
Annual IncomeINR 580,00,00,000
(USD 80 Million)
Favorite ActorsChiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Alba, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro
Favorite ActressDakota Fanning and Angelina Jolie
HobbiesReading biographies and watching football

Denzel Washington remains one of the most talented and critically-acclaimed actors from the American film industry. Denzel Washington is most renowned for portraying famous historical personalities in biography movies and is the only African-American actor to have won so many awards and award nominations till date.

Denzel Washington’s age is around 63 years as Denzel Washington was born on the 28th of December, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York State. Denzel Washington’s height is around 6 ft 1 inches (185 cm) while Denzel Washington’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Denzel Washington loves to read biographies and watching football, as part of his hobbies.

Denzel Washington’s father was the late Denzel Hayes Washington Sr., a Pentecostal minister and an employee at the New York City Water Department, while Denzel Washington’s mother was Lennis “Lynne” Lowe Washington, a beauty parlor owner and former switchboard operator. Denzel Washington is the 2nd child among 3 siblings. Denzel Washington’s wife is Pauletta Pearson Washington, a former TV artist, whom he is married to since June, 1983. Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Pearson Washington have 4 children – sons John David, a former professional football player, and Malcolm Washington, a film maker, as well as daughters Katia Washington, an artist and Olivia Washington, an actress.

Owing to his impressive acting talent and having been a part of the Hollywood film industry for over 30 years Denzel Washington is also a commercially successful American celebrity. Denzel Washington’s annual income is estimated around INR 580 crores (USD 80 Million). Denzel Washington’s net worth is currently around INR 1600 crores (USD 220 Million).

Talking about his success as a Hollywood actor, Denzel Washington is the recipient of numerous prestigious acting awards and has been nominated numerous times too.

Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor initially for his impressive performance in ‘Glory’ (1990) and also won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing acting in ‘Training Day’ (2002). Apart from having won these 2 Oscar awards, Denzel Washington has also had an impressive 7 Academy Award nominations to his credit too.

Denzel Washington also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role in ‘Glory’ (1990), the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his acting in ‘The Hurricane’ (2000) and was also awarded the Golden Globe Awards’ 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award for his contribution to American cinema. Besides having won 3 Golden Globe Awards, Denzel Washington has had 7 Golden Globe Award nominations also.

Denzel Washington is the winner of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his impressive stage act in ‘Fences’ (2010) and had 1 Tony Award nomination also.

Denzel Washington is also the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his amazing acting skills in ‘Fences’ (2017) apart from having had 6 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations also.

Denzel Washington received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Power’ (1987), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Cry Freedom’ (1988), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture again for ‘Glory’ (1990), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Mississippi Masala’ (1993), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture again for his role in ‘Malcolm X’ (1993), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Crimson Tide’ (1996), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Courage Under Fire’ (1997), the 1997 NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘The Hurricane’ (2000), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Remember the Titans’ (2001), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for his performance in ‘Training Day’ (2002), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his acting in ‘John Q.’ (2003), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in ‘Antwone Fisher’ (2003), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘The Great Debaters’ (2008), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘The Book of Eli’ (2011), the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Flight’ (2013) and received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in ‘Fences’ (2017). Apart from having won 17 NAACP Image Awards Denzel Washington has also had 7 NAACP Image Award nominations to his credit too.

Denzel Washington was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996. Denzel Washington also had around 8 Satellite Award nominations as well.

Denzel Washington is the recipient of the Black Reel Award for Best Actor for ‘The Hurricane’ (2000), the Black Reel Award for Best Actor for ‘Remember the Titans’ (2001), the Black Reel Award for Best Actor for ‘Training Day’ (2002), the Black Reel Award for Best Director for ‘Antwone Fisher’ (2003), the Black Reel Award for Best Actor for ‘Flight’ (2013) and the Black Reel Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Fences’ (2017). In addition to winning these 6 Black Reel Awards, Denzel Washington has also had 8 Black Reel Award nominations to her credit too.

Denzel Washington has also won the MTV Movie Award for Best Performance – Male for his impressive portrayal in ‘Malcolm X’ (1993) and the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his excellent negative performance in ‘Training Day’ (2002). Besides winning the 2 MTV Movie Awards, Denzel Washington has had 6 MTV Movie Award nominations also.

Denzel Washington also won the Kansas City Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Glory’ (1989), the Boston Society of Film Critics’ Award for Best Actor, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his impressive portrayal in ‘Malcolm X’ (1992).

Denzel Washington is also the recipient of the Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Courage Under Fire’ (1996) and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, the Kansan City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance in ‘Training Day’ (2001).

Denzel Washington also received the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Freedom Award and the Washington D. C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for ‘Antwone Fisher’ (2002), besides receiving the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Flight’ (2012).

Denzel Washington is also the winner of the African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, all for his excellent performance in ‘Fences’ (2016).

Apart from winning these acting awards, Denzel Washington is also the recipient of the 1995 Golden Apple Award for Star of the Year, the 2007 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Award for Excellent in Film as well as the 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival’s Donostia Award too.

Interesting Facts About Denzel Washington

  • Denzel Washington does not smoke or drinks.
  • Denzel Washington is most renowned for portraying real-life historical figures in movies.
  • Denzel Washington has worn a uniform of an armed force in at least 6 of his movies, as he frequently plays law enforcement and military officer roles.
  • Denzel Washington is most distinctly known for at least one fiery and angry tirade in his movies, and his action films almost always have a scene where Denzel Washington ejects a round from the chamber by sliding the handgun and catching the bullet mid-air.
  • Denzel Washington has been voted as among the most attractive men worldwide numerous times by popular publications.
  • Denzel Washington is only the 2nd African-American actor (after Sidney Poitier) to have won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
  • Denzel Washington is also the first ever African-American actor in Hollywood to have received 2 Oscars (Academy Awards).
  • Denzel Washington is huge in charity and renowned to make huge donations to different charitable causes all over the world.

 

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