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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 (Lowe), 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 67 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

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Training Day
Training Day Det. Alonzo Harris
American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
Man on Fire
Man on Fire John W. Creasy
Inside Man
Inside Man Detective Keith Frazier


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  Inner City (pre-production)
Roman J. Israel
 2013 2 Guns
 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)
- 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)
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Robert Eldridge, age 18
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Marcus Brutus") in "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Belasco Theatre, New York City See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 24 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life. See more »


He and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC). There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the Hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time. He... See more »


Frequently works with director Edward Zwick See more »



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