Denzel Washington Net Worth
Who is Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is a famous Film personality from Hollywood. He plays many roles there, as an actor, producer director and Screen writer. He was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. His father was a preacher and his mother owned a Beauty Parlor.
Washington got his B.A. degree from Fordham University. He also won a scholarship for studying at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco that he attended, but left within a year.
Denzel’s first acting assignment was for television film “The Wilma Rudolph story”. Washington made his film debut with Carbon Copy in 1981. He got recognition as an actor in the role of Dr.Philip Chandler with the medical series St. Elsewhere on TV.
Denzel has won acclaim from film-goers and critics alike for his body of work in Hollywood since the 1980s. Some of his memorable movies are “Cry for Freedom” “Malcolm X”, “American Gangster”, “Glory”, “Training day”, “The Great Debaters”, “American Gangster”, ”Virtuosity”, “John Q”, Inside Man, “Déjà vu”, The Hurricane” “Pelican Brief”, “Mississippi Masala”, “Philadelphia”, “The Magnificent Seven”, “Crimson tide” and “Remember the Titans”
He became a Director with a biographical film, “Antwone Fisher” in 2002. He has also directed “The Great Debaters” – 2007 and “Fences” – 2016. Fences received an Oscar nomination for Best picture category.
He has worked with the many popular directors Tony Scott, Spike Lee and Antoine Fuqua.
Denzel has also starred in theatrical productions such as “Raisin in the Sun” Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and “Julius Cesar”.
Life History of Denzel Washington
Denzel is married to Paulette Pearson in 1983 and they renewed marriage vows in 1995. They have four children John, Katia, Olivia, and Malcolm. John David Washington is an actor and former football player.
Washington follows the Christian faith ardently; he even planned to become a preacher like his father at one point of time. He has donated an amount of USD$2.5 million to West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles.
He is known for philanthropic work in fields of Education and Health.
Denzel Washington is a bankable actor known to please even his critics with his sensitive portrayal in many movies like Malcolm X and Glory.
Awards and Recognition
Washington has received more than 35 major awards for his contribution as an actor, Director. He won two Oscar awards – one for the movie “Glory” as the supporting actor and another for the movie ”Training day” as the Best actor. He has received 7 other Oscar nominations.
He won a Silver Bear for his performance in “The Hurricane” at the Berlin Film Festival in 1999.
He won two Best actor awards at the Golden Globes Award show and eventually received the prestigious Cecil B DeMille Award at the same ceremony in 2016. He won the Screen Guild Awards and Tony Awards for his roles in “Fences” in 2017. He won the Film Critics Award in many categories for his amazing portrayal as and in Malcolm X.
Net worth of Denzel Washington
The Net worth of Denzel Washington is $220 million. He earns an income of $60 to $80 million annually from his acting stints on TV, Film and Theatre.