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Denzel Washington Biography

Denzel Washington Profile:
  • Name: Denzel Washington
  • Height: 6'
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: December 28, 1954
  • Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
  • Profession: actor
  • Education: Fordham University in Bronx, New York (majored in journalism; B.A.)
  •   : American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California (dropped out in one year, moved to L.A)
  •   : studied acting with Wynn Handman
  • Husband/Wife: Pauletta Pearson (aka Paulette Washington; actress, singer, pianist; married on June 25, 1983; renewed vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating in 1995)
  • Father: Denzel Washington (reverend with Church of God in Christ; divorced)
  • Mother: Lynne Washington (beautician)
  • Sister: Lorice (older)
  • Son: Malcolm (born on April 10, 1991: twin of Olivia), John David (actor; born in 1984)
  • Daughter: Olivia (born on April 10, 1991: twin of Malcolm), Katia (born in 1987)
  • Claim to fame: as Dr. Phillip Chandler on the NBC hospital drama St. Elsewher (1982)

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Denzel Washington Quotes:
  • 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.
  • “For whatever reason, God has blessed me with the ability, put me in a position to make these leaps and bounds. I'm fulfilling my part of the bargain, which is to give back and be a positive influence on others.”
  • “My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.”
  • 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.
  • Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
  • “Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.”
  • “A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, "Oh, I don't like it." One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.”
  • I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
  • "I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question."
  • I like talking. I like acting. Running and jumping and ducking bullets is not my idea of a good day.
Denzel Washington Awards:
  • BET Awards: Best Actor (2004)
  • Black Reel Awards: Theatrical - Best Director, ANTWONE FISHER (2003)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, JOHN Q (2003)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, ANTWONE FISHER (2003)
  • PGA Golden Laurel Awards: Stanley Kramer Award, ANTWONE FISHER (2003)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role, TRAINING DAY (2002)
  • AFI Awards: AFI Actor of the Year - Male - Movies, TRAINING DAY (2002)
  • American Cinematheque Gala Tribute: American Cinematheque Award (2002)
  • Black Reel Awards: Theatrical - Best Actor, TRAINING DAY (2002)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, TRAINING DAY (2002)
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, TRAINING DAY (2002)
  • MTV Movie Awards: Best Villain, TRAINING DAY (2002)
  • BET Awards: Best Actor, REMEMBER THE TITANS (2001)
  • Black Reel Awards: Theatrical - Best Actor, REMEMBER THE TITANS (2001)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor, TRAINING DAY (2001)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, REMEMBER THE TITANS (2001)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, TRAINING DAY (2001)
  • Berlin International Film Festival: Silver Berlin Bear - Best Actor, THE HURRICANE (2000)
  • Black Reel Awards: Theatrical - Best Actor, THE HURRICANE (2000)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, THE HURRICANE (2000)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, THE HURRICANE (2000)
  • Women in Film Crystal Awards: Humanitarian Award (2000)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1998)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture, COURAGE UNDER FIRE (1997)
  • Image Awards: Special Award - Entertainer of the Year (1997)
  • Lone Star Film & Television Awards: Best Actor, COURAGE UNDER FIRE (1997)
  • ShoWest Convention: ShoWest Award - Male Star of the Year (1997)
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, COURAGE UNDER FIRE (1997)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture, CRIMSON TIDE (1996)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Performance in an Animated/Live-Action/Dramatic Youth or Children's Series/Special, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1996)
  • Golden Apple Awards: Golden Apple - Male Star of the Year (1995)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, MALCOLM X (1995)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture, MISSISSIPPI MASALA (1994)
  • Berlin International Film Festival: Silver Berlin Bear - Best Actor, MALCOLM X (1993)
  • MTV Movie Awards: Best Male Performance, MALCOLM X (1993)
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, MALCOLM X (1993)
  • Sundance Film Festival: Tribute to Independent Vision Award (1993)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, GLORY (1992)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, MALCOLM X (1992)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, GLORY (1990)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, GLORY (1990)
  • Cognac Festival du Film Policier: Best Actor, FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY (1988)
  • Image Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, POWER (1988)

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