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Denzel Washington


Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However, he ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 71 wins & 86 nominations. See more awards »

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 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
 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
 1974 Death Wish
Alley Mugger #1 (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as Malcolm X) in Laurence Holder's award-winning "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost." See more »

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I remain thankful for the gifts that I've been given and I try to use them in a good way, in a positive way. See more »

Trivia:

When Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for Training Day (2001), Halle Berry won the Best Actress Oscar for Monster's Ball (2001), and Sidney Poitier won the Honorary Award (2001), 2002 marked the first time in Academy Awards history that three African-Americans so dominated the Oscar ceremonies (2002). See more »

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Frequently plays military commanders and law enforcement officers See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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