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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

Training Day
Training Day Det. Alonzo Harris
(2001)
American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
(2007)
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
  Inner City (pre-production)
Roman J. Israel
 2013 2 Guns
Bobby
 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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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 »

Publicity Listings:

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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Personal Quote:

(when asked which does he call home, Los Angeles or New York City) I root for the Knicks. I root for the Yankees. 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:

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 »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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