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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 68 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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Announced that he will co-star with Diahann Carroll in Lorraine Hansberry's latest revival of "A Raisin in the Sun", directed by Kenny Leon in New York City on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre, beginning April 3, 2014 for 14-week limited engagement. 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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[on shooting action scenes] I have to try and find a way to remain positive because those days are boring to me, really, just hanging off the side of a building, fighting or grunting. See more »

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Though his first theatrical film was a comedy (Carbon Copy (1981)), he has only done three more since. Has mentioned that he's always wanted to do a great one. See more »

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Frequently works with directors Spike Lee and Tony Scott See more »

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Capricorn

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