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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 79 wins & 157 nominations. See more awards »

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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)

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Other Works:

Stage play: "A Raisin in the Sun" - playing Walter opposite LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Lena), Sophie Okonedo (Ruth), Anika Noni Rose (Beneatha), Bryce Clyde Jenkins (Travis). Director: Kenny Leon (Ethel Barrymore Theatre New York) See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 15 Interviews | 28 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[Excerpt from his commencement speech to the 2015 graduates of Dillard University] While you're on your knees in the morning, say thank you. Say thank you in advance for what is already yours. ... True desire in the heart for anything good is God's proof to you sent beforehand that it's already yours. ... When you get it, reach back, pull someone else up. Each one, teach one. Don't just aspire to... See more »

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1996 Harvard Foundation Award See more »

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

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