|Denzel Washington's Bio|
|Born||28 December 1954 Mount Vernon, New York, United States|
|Famous for||The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls.|
|Full Name||Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.|
|Height||6 feet (1.85 m)|
|Education||Fordham University (BA) American Conservatory Theater|
|Spouse||Pauletta Washington (m. 1983)|
|Children||John David Washington, Katia Washington, Olivia Washington, Malcolm Washington|
|Parents||Denzel H. Washington, Sr., Lennis Washington
Denzel Washington (born December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York, United States) is an American actor known for his engaging and forceful performances. Throughout his career, he was continuously acclaimed by experts, and his regular box office success helped to shatter the myth that African American performers couldn’t attract mainstream white audiences.
Washington began her acting career after graduating from Fordham University (B.A., 1977) and joining the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He made his cinematic debut in the comedic Carbon Copy after numerous successful stage performances in California and New York (1981).
Denzel Washington Growth
Beginning in Career (1990)
Denzel Washington performance on the television show St. Elsewhere (1982–88) brought him national attention for the first time. He received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for his performance as South African activist Stephen Biko in the 1987 film Cry Freedom. Two years later, he received an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of a runaway slave serving in the Union army in the American Civil War film Glory (1989).
Washington’s acting talent and public appeal as a leading man were well established by the 1990s. He made incredible performances in the romantic comedy Mississippi Masala (1991), the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing (1993), the courtroom drama Philadelphia (1993), the hard-boiled thriller Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), and other films.
The latter was the first of numerous successful films he collaborated on with director Tony Scott. During this period, he also frequently collaborated with Spike Lee, appearing in Mo’ Better Blues (1990), He Got Game (1998), and, most notably, Malcolm X. (1992). Washington, who played civil rights hero Malcolm X, delivered a complicated and compelling performance that garnered him an Academy Award nod for best actor. In the film The Hurricane, he won a second best-actor nomination for his depiction of boxer Rubin Carter (1999).
Comeback of Denzel Washington
Washington played a dishonest and aggressive police detective in Training Day (2001), for which he became only the second African American actor (the first being Sidney Poitier) to win an Oscar for best actor. Washington re teamed with Lee for the crime drama Inside Man after appearing in filmmaker Jonathan Demme’s 2004 remake of the 1962 thriller The Manchurian Candidate (2006). Later, in American Gangster (2007), he played a drug lord opposite Russell Crowe’s determined narcotics officer, and in Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 he played a dispatcher caught in the thick of a subway train hijacking (2009).
Denzel Washington Flimography
Washington appeared in the post-apocalyptic action movie The Book of Eli in 2010 and partnered with Scott again on the action thriller Unstoppable. He then played a renegade CIA operative in South Africa in the spy thriller Safe House (2012) before giving an Oscar-nominated performance as a gallant jet pilot hiding a substance-abuse problem in Flight (2012). In 2013, Washington starred in the action-comedy 2 Guns as a secret drug-enforcement operative. Following his performance as Robert McCall, a mystery vigilante in the action thriller The Equalizer (2014), Washington featured in The Magnificent Seven (2016), a recreation of 1960 classic western. In 2017, he starred in the film Roman J. Israel, Esq., in which he played an ideal Los Angeles lawyer who begins to question his principles.
Awards and Nominations Received by Denzel Washington
Washington received his ninth Academy Award nomination for his performance. In The Equalizer 2, he resumed his role as Robert McCall (2018). He portrayed a detective on the hunt for a serial killer in the crime drama The Little Things (2021). In 2021, Washington co-starred with Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Macbeth.
In addition, Washington directed and starred in the biographical films Antwone Fisher (2002), about a troubled US serviceman, and The Great Debaters (2007), about an inspirational debate coach at an African American institution in the 1930s. He also directed A Journal for Jordan (2021), a true-life drama about a journalist’s romantic relationship with a soldier.
Washington did some theater work in addition to his film work. He played Brutus in Julius Caesar in 2005. Five years later, he participated in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Fences, a 1950s family drama that examines questions of identity and race. Washington received a Tony Award for his performance in 2010. He then directed and performed in a film adaptation of the play (2016), for which he received an Oscar nomination. In 2018, he made a triumphant comeback to Broadway as Hickey in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. Washington was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2016 (a Golden Globe Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”).