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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
 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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Other Works:

Audio recording: Appears in "The Bible Experience," which also features Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Blair Underwood (as "Jesus") and Samuel L. Jackson (as "God"). 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:

(In 1998) Acting's like someone asking you for years to write the characters, but they write the book. See more »

Trivia:

Eva Mendes and Paula Patton have each played his love interest twice - Mendes in Training Day (2001) and Out of Time (2003), and Patton in Deja Vu (2006) and 2 Guns (2013). 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 »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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