Denzel Washington’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Film, Television
  • Age: 65
  • Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York
  • Height: 6′ 0″ (1.84 m)
  • Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
  • Marital Status: Married (Pauletta Pearson Washington)
  • Full Name: Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.
  • Nationality: United States
  • Date of Birth: December 28, 1954
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
  • Education: B.A. Drama & Journalism (Fordham University)
  • Children: 4 (John David, Katia, Twins: Olivia & Malcolm)

American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director, Denzel Washington, has an estimated net worth of $190 million. Denzel’s striking good looks and amazing acting skills are definitely paying off by the millions. Born and raised in New York, Denzel began his acting career in theater and slowly moved to made-for-TV-movies where he landed a role in St. Elsewhere and stayed with the TV show until its final season six years after. Around the same year, he received his first Oscar nomination for the film Cry Freedom, and the following year won Best Supporting Actor for his amazing performance in the film Glory.

Denzel is the second African American actor who ever won a Best Actor Oscar; he won for the movie Training Day. Denzel is an actor, scriptwriter, producer, and director with an annual pay of around $40 million. Now, that explains his $140 million net worth.

The son of a Pentecostal minister and a hairdresser, Washington was born in Mount Vernon, NY, on December 28, 1954. Attended Fordham University, where he attained a B.A. in Journalism in 1977.  He began acting in various television movies and made his film debut in the 1981 Carbon Copy. He got his early break on television, playing Dr. Phillip Chandler in St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988. He won critical raves and audience adoration for his portrayal of Dr. Phillip Chandler, and he began to attract Hollywood notice. Washington married actress Pauletta Pearson on June 25, 1983, whom he met on the set of his first screen work, the television film Wilma. The couple have four children.