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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 66 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
(2007)
Training Day
Training Day Det. Alonzo Harris
(2001)
Man on Fire
Man on Fire John W. Creasy
(2004)
Inside Man
Inside Man Detective Keith Frazier
(2006)

Filmography

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 2016/II Fences (post-production)
Troy
 2013 2 Guns
Bobby
 2004 Man on Fire
John W. Creasy
 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
- 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)
Kirk
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Robert Eldridge, age 18
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Public Service Announcement (PSA) TV commercial "Great Futures Start Here" for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Wesley Clark, Mario Lopez, John Paul DeJoria, Jackie Joyner, Kerry Washington, Martin Sheen, Sugar Ray Leonard, Smokey Robinson, Magic Johnson, Cuba Gooding... See more »

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

Height:

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 »

Trivia:

Denzel is named after his father who was in turn named after the doctor, Doctor Denzel, who had delivered him. See more »

Trademark:

In almost all the films - e.g. Man on Fire (2004), American Gangster (2007), John Q (2002) - where he handles or uses sidearms (usually a 9mm Beretta or similar pistols), there's a scene of him swiftly ejecting a bullet from the loaded chamber by pulling back the slide assembly and subsequently catching the bullet before it falls to the ground. See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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