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Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. also known as just Denzel Washington, is an American actor, director, and producer. Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York. His father, Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr., a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, was an ordained Pentecostal minister, and also worked for the New York City Water Department and at a local department store, S. Klein. His mother, Lennis “Lynne” (née Lowe), was a beauty parlor owner and operator born in Georgia and partly raised in Harlem. Washington attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon until 1968. When he was 14, his parents divorced, and his mother sent him to a private preparatory school, Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York.

A major career break came when Washington starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in NBC’s television hospital drama St. Elsewhere, which ran from 1982 to 1988. He was one of only a few African-American actors to appear on the series for its entire six-year run

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Denzel Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s, including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007), and drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007). He has been a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua and Tony Scott.

 

In 2016, Washington was selected as the recipient for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
  
NameDenzel Washington
Birth NameDenzel Hayes Washington Jr
Date of Birth28 December, 1954
Age63 years (as of 2017)
Social Medianone
Place of BirthMount Vernon, New York, United States
Denzel Washington - The Magnificent Seven
Currently living in
ParentsDenzel Hayes Washington, Lennis "Lynne"
Height6 foot 1 inches or 185 cm or 1.85 m
ProfessionActor, director and producer
EducationFordham University, B.A. 1977,
Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Morehouse College,
Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania
ReligionChristian
Denzel Washington Training Day
Charitable contributionsUS$1 million to Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund,
US$1 million to Wiley College,
US$2.5 million West Angeles Church of God in Christ,
Fisher House Foundation,
$2 million to Fordham University,
Star / Zodiac signCapricorn
LanguagesEnglish
QuotesActing is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
RelationshipsPauletta Pearson - Married 1983
Best known for filmsFences (2016),
The Magnificent Seven (2016),
The Book of Eli (2010),
Training Day (2001),
The Great Debaters(2007),
Malcolm X (1992),
Fallen (1998)
Awards2002 Training Day - Best Actor,
2001 Remember the Titans - Best Actor,
2013 Flight -Best Actor,
1993 Malcolm X - Best Performance – Male
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