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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 68 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

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Music video: Directed BeBe Winans video "In Harm's Way" See more »

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

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I remain thankful for the gifts that I've been given and I try to use them in a good way, in a positive way. See more »

Trivia:

He was at his mother's beauty parlor, when a woman getting her hair done saw him and told someone to get her a piece of paper and she wrote at the top "Prophecy" and then wrote that Denzel would grow up and one day speak to millions. Denzel kept the bit of paper in his wallet. The woman was known as a prophetess in their church and community. See more »

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Capricorn

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