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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 67 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

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Training Day
Training Day Det. Alonzo Harris
American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
Man on Fire
Man on Fire John W. Creasy
The Equalizer
The Equalizer Robert McCall


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  Inner City (pre-production)
Roman J. Israel
 2013 2 Guns
 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)
- 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)
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Robert Eldridge, age 18
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Stage: Appeared (as "Marcus Brutus") in "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Belasco Theatre, New York City See more »

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


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Long ago, I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me, spiritually and financially. See more »


Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1990). See more »


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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