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Denzel Washington


Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University, intent on a career in journalism. ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 78 wins & 156 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
(2007)
Training Day
Training Day Alonzo
(2001)
Man on Fire
Man on Fire John W. Creasy
(2004)
Inside Man
Inside Man Detective Keith Frazier
(2006)

Filmography

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 2013 2 Guns
Bobby
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man / King Omar
- Mother Goose (1997) ... Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man (voice)
- Rumpelstiltskin (1995) ... King Omar (voice)
 1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty / The Crooked Man (voice)
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator
- Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (1992) ... Narrator (voice)
 1989 Glory
Pvt. Trip
 1984 License to Kill (TV Movie)
Martin Sawyer
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
Aedile / Roman Citizen / Volscian Citizen / ...
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
Kirk
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Robert Eldridge, age 18
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Fences" with Viola Davis on Broadway at the Cort Theater. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 28 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Training Day (2001)] - My son talked me into doing that movie. He was like, 'Dad, you've never done anything like this'. I just hadn't been asked before. The only film that was sort of dark that I'd turned down was _Se7en (1995)_. They offered me the Brad Pitt part, but I was like, "This is so dark and evil." Then when I saw the movie, I was like, "Oh, shoot". See more »

Trivia:

Claims his personal favorite performances are his works in Cry Freedom (1987), Glory (1989), Malcolm X (1992) and Training Day (2001). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays military commanders and law enforcement officers See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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