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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 70 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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 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 "Richard III") in William Shakespeare's "Richard III", part of the 1990 Free Shakespeare in the Park series in New York's Central Park. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 18 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[on Training Day (2001)] - My son talked me into doing that movie. He was like, 'Dad, you've never done anything like this'. I just hadn't been asked before. The only film that was sort of dark that I'd turned down was _Se7en (2000)_. They offered me the Brad Pitt part, but I was like, "This is so dark and evil." Then when I saw the movie, I was like, "Oh, shoot". See more »


Only the second black actor (after Sidney Poitier) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Training Day (2001)). Poitier received the honorary Academy Award that same year. See more »


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