Denzel Washington Biography, Life Story, Career and Awards

 

 


Birth name Denzel Hayes Washington

Born December 28, 1954 (66 Years) Mount Vernon, New York State Flag of the United States United States

Father: Denzel Washington Sr.,
Mother: Lennis

Nationality: American

Profession: Actor Director Producer

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Biography
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is the son of a Protestant pastor, Denzel Washington Sr., originally from Buckingham County, Virginia. Lennis “Lynne” her mother, beautician, and owner of a beauty salon, was born in Georgia and spent her childhood in Harlem. He attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon, New York until his parents divorced in 1968 when he was 14 years old. He was then sent to a private school, the Oakland Military Academy, in New Windsor, New York. From the early 1970s, he attended high school in Maryland in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Early career life and success story:
He began in the cinema at the age of twenty, with a very brief appearance in A vigilante in the city, an American action film directed in 1974 by Michael Winner, and whose main role is played by Charles Bronson. He continues in two TV films, Wilma then Flesh and Blood directed by Jud Taylor. His real first role in the cinema takes place in 1981, in the film Carbon Copy. In 1982, he appeared in the television series St Elsewhere Hospital. In 1987, he played Steve Biko, a black leader fighting against apartheid, in the British film Cry Freedom. In 1989, he received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Glory.

Awards:

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Image Awards 1988: Best Actor for Cry Freedom Best Supporting Actor for Behind the Scenes of Power NAACP Image Awards 1988: Best Actor for Cry Freedom Cognac Detective Film Festival 1989: Best Actor for Edward Zwick’s Glory. Golden Globes 1990: Best Supporting Actor for Glory Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1990: Best Supporting Actor for Glory Oscars 1990: Best Supporting Actor for Glory Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1992: Best Actor for Malcolm X Image Awards 1992: Best Supporting Actor for Glory New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1992: Best Actor for Malcolm X MTV Movie Awards 1993: Best Actor for Malcolm X Berlinale 1993: Silver Bear for Best Actor for Malcolm X Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1993: Best Actor for Malcolm X Sundance Festival 1993: Independent Vision Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1993: Best Actor for Malcolm X NAACP Image Awards 1993: Best Actor for Mississippi Masala Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 1993: best actor for Malcolm X Image Awards 1994: best actor for Mississippi Masala NAACP Image Awards 1994: best actor for Malcolm X Goldene Kamera 1995: best international actor.

Net Worth:$280 Million
Salary:$60 Million