Denzel Washington

Personal Life and Early Life

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born in  Mount Vernon, New York on December 28, 1954. Mother, Lennis “Lynne” (deceased), was a beauty parlor owner and operator born in Georgia and raised in Harlem, New York. Father (deceased), Denzel Hayes Washington Sr, a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, was an ordained Pentecostal minister, who was also an employee of the New York City Water Department.

Washington married Pauletta Pearson, whom he met on the set of his first film, the television film Wilma, on June 25, 1983. They have four kids: John David (born July 28, 1984) is a former football player and actor. Katia (born November 27, 1986), who earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2010 from Yale University, and twins Olivia and Malcolm (born April 10, 1991).

Malcolm earned a degree in film studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and Olivia appeared in Lee Daniels’ film The Butler. Washington and his wife renewed their vows in South Africa in 1995, with Desmond Tutu officiating.

Denzel Washington Net Worth

$280 Million

Denzel Washington’s Salary

$60 Million Per Year

denzel washington net worth
Net Worth:$280 Million
Salary:$60 Million Per Year
Date of Birth:28th December, 1954 (67 yrs)
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Spokesperson, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America

Career Achievements

In 2000, Washington appeared in the Disney film “Remember the Titans” which grossed over $100 million in the U.S. At the 57th Golden Globe Awards, Washington won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his work in “The Hurricane”. He was the first black actor to win the award since Sidney Poitier in 1963.

Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2001 cop thriller “Training Day”, where he played Detective Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles cop. He was the second African-American actor to win the category after Sidney Poitier, who was presented with an Honorary Academy Award the same night.

He has performed in many productions on stage and screen since the late 1970s and is best known for his roles in Hollywood movies including “Glory”, “Malcolm X”, “Training Day”, and “Remember the Titans”.

Denzel’s first movie, the made-for-television sports drama Wilma, brought him more than a career break; he also met his wife while working on the set.

In 1988, Washington received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the anti-Apartheid film Cry Freedom, and in 1989, he won that same award for his performance in Glory.

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Denzel Washington Net Worth

Denzel Washington has a net worth of $280 million as an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. Denzel Washington earns between $60 and $80 million per year.

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