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Denzel Washington

Mostly Credited As: Denzel Washington
Birth Name: Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
Date Of Birth: December 28, 1954 (Age 59)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York
Height: 6' 0 ½" (1.84 m)

Denzel Washington


Denzel Jermaine Washington, Jr. on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. His parents, who divorced when he was fourteen years old. His mother sent him to preparatory school when several of his friends were sentenced to prison. Washington later went to Fordham University, where he discovered acting and earned a degree in journalism.

Washington's first film role was in the 1975 made-for-television movie, Wilma. Later, he got the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler on St. Elsewhere and stayed on the show during its six year run. In 1987 Washington received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Steve Biko in Cry Freedom. Two years later, he won the award for playing a defiant, self-possessed slave in Glory.

in 1992's Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee, Washington played the civil rights leader. Malcolm X turned him into one of Hollywood's most respected actors. Afterwords he starred in movies like Virtuosity, Much Ado About Nothing, The Preacher's Wife, and Remember the Titans.

Denzel Washington was nominated and won an Oscar for Best Actor for Training Day, the 2001 cop thriller,. He became the second black man to win that Oscar. Since then, Washington's done many projects such as Man on Fire, Inside Man, and Antwone Fisher (which he aslo directed.)

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The March (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
St. Elsewhere (1982)As: Dr. Philip Chandler
Episode Cast Credits 

Charlie Rose (1991) 
  A Raisin in the Sun 23x180: (May/09/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Denzel Washington, Hayden Panettiere, Ylvis 32x145: (Mar/21/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denzel Washington; Ultimate Hometown 27x205: (Jun/12/2009) As Himself 
  Holiday Survival Week: Denzel Washington; Charles Grodin 26x80: (Dec/21/2007) As Himself 
  Mark Consuelos, Denzel Washington 26x35: (Oct/19/2007) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Denzel Washington, Shaun White, Sara Bareilles 01x09: (Feb/27/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 85th Annual Academy Awards 61x01: (Feb/24/2013) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 75th Annual Academy Awards 51x01: (Mar/23/2003) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 74th Annual Academy Awards 50x01: (Mar/24/2002) As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Training Day') 
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  January 21, 2013 14x21: (Jan/21/2013) As Himself 
  November 26, 2010 11x330: (Nov/26/2010) As Himself 
  January 12, 2010 11x12: (Jan/12/2010) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 3, Show 94 03x94: (Jan/21/2013) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Denzel Washington, Nicholas Hoult, Bill Bailey, Conor Maynard 12x13: (Jan/18/2013) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  January 18, 2013 03x93: (Jan/18/2013) As Himself 
  February 15, 2012 02x112: (Feb/15/2012) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Denzel Washington, Richard Engel, the Wombats 20x169: (Oct/23/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denzel Washington, Octavia Spencer, Estelle 20x22: (Feb/09/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denzel Washington, Reed Timmer, Corinne Bailey Rae 18x146: (Oct/28/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denzel Washington, Dave Salmoni, LeAnn Rimes 16x29: (Nov/01/2007) As Himself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Denzel Washington, Keira Knightley, Tom Hardy, Dionne Warwick 02x06: (Feb/11/2012) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Denzel Washington, the Fray 19x86: (Feb/07/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denzel Washington, Bon Jovi 18x38: (Nov/09/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denzel Washington, heart surgeon Dr. O. Wayne Isom, the Low Anthem 17x79: (Jan/14/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denzel Washington, Don Rickles 15x44: (Jan/15/2008) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 53 02x53: (Nov/24/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 80 01x80: (Jan/12/2010) As Himself 

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Hannover (7) 31x02: (Nov/06/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Bremen (5) 27x03: (Dec/09/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Early Show (1999) 
  Denzel Washington 09x96: (Jan/21/2008) As Himself 
  Sharon Stone, Denzel Washington 08x58: (Nov/22/2006) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Denzel Washington, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon 57x30: (Oct/19/2007) As Himself 
  Denzel Washington, Darrell Hammond, Galina Espinoza 56x44: (Nov/02/2006) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Denzel Washington, Girls Aloud, Dara O’Briain, Guillemots 11x13: (Dec/08/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Denzel Washington, Nathan Lane 04x58: (Nov/22/2006) As Himself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Denzel Washington, Musician Auctions 32x56: (Nov/20/2006) As Himself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Denzel Washington, Ronan Keating 01x02: (Sep/11/2004) As Himself, [Interviewees]

106 and Park (2000) 
  Denzel Washington 04x17: (Jul/26/2004) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 7, Episode 165 07x165: (Apr/21/2004) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 78 06x78: (Dec/18/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

TRL (1998) 
  12/18/02 05x48: (Dec/18/2002) As Himself 

American Masters (1986) 
  Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light 13x05: (Feb/02/2000) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 57x01: (Jan/23/2000) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'The Hurricane') 
  The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 47x01: (Jan/20/1990) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'Glory') 

Oprah (1986) 
  Denzel Washington 14x93: (2000) As Himself 

American Experience (1988) 
  Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II 05x05: (Nov/11/1992) Voiced  Narrator 

The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1973) 
  The American Film Institute Salute to Sidney Poitier 20x01: (Apr/04/1992) As Himself 

Wogan (1982) 
  Series 12, Show 7 12x07: (Jan/22/1992) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Billy Stiles (2010)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


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Trivia

Won the best supporting actor oscar for Glory in 1989

Won the best actor oscar for Training Day in 2001

Starred on the NBC show St. Elsewhere for six years

Nominated for an Oscar for playing Malcom X in 1992

In the 1995 film, Virtuosity, Denzel Washington refused to kiss his white female co-star, Kelly Lynch, because he thought white males would be angry.

Starred in the Broadway play "Julius Caesar" in 2005

Makes about 20 million dollars per movie

Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Wife is Pauletta Washington (25 June 1983 - present) 4 children

Son, Malcolm, was named in honor of Malcolm X

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