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Denzel Washington


Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However, he ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 71 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

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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
 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 (as Malcolm X) in Laurence Holder's award-winning "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost." See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 18 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the 2002 Academy Awards and his win] - I didn't want to go to the Oscars. After Hurricane, I was like, "I don't feel like dealing with these people. I'm just not going to go." In order to protect yourself, you almost have to not care. So that night I didn't care -- and, of course, they go, "Here". See more »

Trivia:

His father was a Pentecostal minister; his mother a beautician and former gospel singer. They divorced when he was 14. See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays real people: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane (1999), Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007), Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987) and Melvin Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007). See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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