Denzel Hayes Washington Jr, American actor. He was born in New York in 1954 as the middle child of a priestly father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, he attended Fordham University's Department of Journalism. He made his first acting experiences in student dramas, where he acted during his school years.
After graduation, he moved to San Francisco. He registered at the American Theater Conservatory. But a year later, he dropped out of the conservatory to seek a job as an actor. Thanks to his acting skills, he managed to get small roles in television series. Continuing his career by starring in TV series, Washington, NBC's famous TV series St. At Elsewhere, Dr. Philip Chandler played the character for exactly six years.
He shared the lead role with George Segal in the 1981 comedy Carbon Copy, which was his first cinematic experience, and increased his reputation. In 1989, Glory played the fugitive slave Tripp and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He became one of the elite actors of Hollywood in the 1990s.
The Pelican File with Julia Roberts (1993), Tom Hanks's Oscar winner Philadelphia (1993), the thriller Crimson Tide (1995), the romantic comedy The Peacher's Wife (1996) with Whitney Houston (1996) Courage Under Fire (1996) ), starred in major films such as He Got Game, where he co-starred with famous basketball player Ray Allen.
In 2001, he won the 2nd Oscar for Best Actor, this time with the movie Training Day. In his directorial debut, he made the 2002 movie Antwone Fisher. Manchurian Candidate in 2004, 2006 ' Inside Man has also appeared in the 2007 American Gangster movies. He was again in the lead role in the remake of The Magnificent Seven in 2016. In 2016, he was nominated for the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actor (Drama) for his performance in Fences, in which he directed and co-starred with Viola Davis. 2017 film Roman J. Israel, Esq.
He was once again nominated for the Golden Globe with. Washington, who married Pauletta Pearson in 1983, has 4 children. His eldest child, John David Washington, born in 1984, became an American football player, and after his active sports career, he focused on acting. His second child, Katia Washington Fences, born in 1986, is one of the producers of the movie. Olivia Washington, one of the twins born in 1991, has stepped into acting. Malcolm Washington studied directing.