Denzel Washington whose full name is Denzel Hayes Washington is an American Actor and filmmaker. However, he is known for being engaging and for his powerful performances. Washington has been regularly praised throughout his career by critics and his consistent success at the box office. This has helped to dispel the perception that most African American actors cannot draw mainstream white audiences.
Denzel Washington Age.
He was born on 28 December 1954. Therefore, he is 68 years old. he was born in Mount Vernon, New York, United States.
Denzel Washington Religion.
Washington is a Pentecostal Evangelical Christian and a member of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ which is located in Los Angeles.
What was his first film?
Washington’s first feature film was the 1981 comedy “Carbon Copy”.In this comedy, he plays the illegitimate African American son of a white business executive played by George Segal.
Was Denzel Washington ever on Broadway?
He has appeared in five productions on Broadway. These are;
- Checkmates 1988
- Julius Caesar 2005
- Fences 2010
- A Raisin in the Sun 2014
- Iceman cometh 2018
His Most Memorable Portrayals Of Real People
Some of his acclaimed portrayals of his historical figures included his performances as a civil rights activist in Malcolm X, anti-apartheid in Cry for Freedom, a drug trafficker in American Gangster, and Coach Herman Boone are some of the memorable portrayals of real people.
Denzel Washington Movie Career.
Washington started his acting career in theatre that is in 1979. First, he came to prominence in the medical drama “St Elsewhere”.In the 1990s, he established himself as a leading man in such verified films as spike lee’s. However, he was the winner of the Academy Award for best actor for the role he played as corrupt detective “Alonzo Harris” in the crime thriller Training Day.
Washington again won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway revival in 2010. Later, he directed, produced, and starred in the film adaptation in 2016. Denzel Washington is also among the five male actors to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Denzel is married to Pauletta Washington. They got married in the year 1977 when they met on the set of their share movie, Wilma.
So, Denzel and his wife Pauletta who is an Actress have been married for 46 years. Again, their relationship has served as one of the most successful marriages in the African community.
Denzel Washington Net Worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth $280 million.