Actor, Director, Producer
Born: Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. professionally known as Denzel Washington made his debut as an actor in the film Wilma (1977). It was in 1987 he gained recognition as an actor with the film Cry Freedom. There was no turning back after that and Washington at present is considered as a very bankable star. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture in a Leading Role for Power which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films Washingtons career so far are Cry Freedom (1987), Glory (1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), Remember the Titans (2000), Training Day (2001), The Great Debaters (2007), and American Gangster (2007) to name a few. Washington son of Lennis and filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. and Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. was born on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York. He attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York, and Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He then attended graduate school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.
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