Denzel Washington is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director.
Continue reading to find out more about Denzel Washingtons early life, his career, his awards and achievement and what his net worth really is.
Denzel Washington’s Early Life
Denzel Washington was born on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York, to Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr. and Lennis ‘Lynne’ Washington.
His parents divorced when he was a teenager and Denzel was sent to Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York.
Denzel attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida.
After graduating, Denzel attended Texas Tech University, but didn’t stay.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in drama and journalism from Fordham University in 1977.
Denzel later enrolled at the Lincoln Center campus to study acting.
From there he landed a role in The Emperor Jones and Othello and decided to go on to graduate school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.
He stayed for just a year before returning to New York to start acting
Denzel Washigton’s Career
Denzel Washington’s career took flight in the 1990s with several popular and highly acclaimed films.
In 1981, he appeared in his first feature film, “A Carbon Copy,” and the following year landed a role on the medical drama, “St. Elsewhere,” where he remained until 1988.
In the 1990s, Washington’s film credits include lauded performances in “Glory” (1989), “Malcolm X” (1992), “Philadelphia” (1993), “Crimson Tide” (1995), “Devil in the Blue Dress” (1995), “Courage Under Fire” (1996), “He Got Game” (1998), “The Siege” (1998), “The Bone Collector” (1999) and “The Hurricane” (1999).
In 2001, he got an Oscar for best actor for his role in “Training Day.”
He has slowed down since then, with “Antoine Fisher,” “Inside Man” and “Unstoppable” in the 2000s, and “Flight” in 2012 and “The Equalizer” in 2014.
In 2016, Washington starred with Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the remake of the classic western, “The Magnificent Seven.”
That same year, he directed and produced a film adaptation of the play, “Fences,” starring himself and Viola Davis as the lead characters.
Denzel Washigton’s Awards & Achievements
Denzel Washington has won 80 awards including two Oscars (1990, 2002) and two Golden Globes (1990, 2000).
Washington also received the Best Actor award from the African-American Film Critics Association in 2012 and 2016 as well as the BET Award for Best Actor in 2001, 2004 and 2008.
In 1993, he picked up the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance and the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 2002 for “Training Day.”
In 1993, Washington received the Sundance Film Festival Tribute to an Independent Vision Award.
In 2002, he also received the AFI Actor of the Year award in.
In 2005, Washington received the BET Humanitarian Award.
And in 2016, the Golden Globes honored Washingto him with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Denzel Washington net worth
Denzel Washington’s net worth is about $290 million.