Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
Real Name/Full Name Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Denzel Washington
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 December 1954
Age/How Old: 69 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 96 Kg
In Pounds – 212 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Denzel H. Washington Sr.
Mother – Lennis Washington
Siblings: 2
School: Pennington-Grimes Elementary School, Oakland Military Academy, Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida
College: Fordham University, American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, California
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Pauletta Pearson (m. 1983)
Kids/Children Name: John David Washington, Olivia Washington, Katia Washington, Malcolm Washington
Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
Net Worth: $270 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Denzel Washington came into the limelight as an actor from the early 1980s. He is considered to be one of those fine actors who have restored the essence of classical drama in modern films. His debut as a director was made in 2002 with the biographical drama, “Antwone Fisher.”

Well, how well do you know about Denzel Washington? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Denzel Washington’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Denzel Washington to date.

Biography and Early Life

Denzel Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.A. He came to this world on the 28th day of December 1954 to mom Lennis Washington and dad Denzel H. Washington Sr. As he grew older, he dropped his middle name, “Hayes”. Besides him, his parents have two more kids with whom Denzel is very close to. His mom was a beauty parlor owner and father, an authorized Pentecostal minister, and worked as an employee in the New York City Water Department and at a local S. Klein department store.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Denzel Washington in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Denzel Washington’s age is 69 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 28 December 1954. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 212 lbs in Pound and 96kg in Kilograms.


Denzel has been a part of various institutions in the course of his early life. At first, he was sent to Pennington-Grimes Elementary School until his parents got divorced and his mom sent him to Oakland Military Academy. Post this he attended the Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida for a year.

After his elementary education, he got admitted to the Fordham University from where he earned a degree in BA in drama and journalism. He then went to the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, California to learn acting.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Denzel Washington With Wife Pauletta Pearson
Denzel Washington With Wife Pauletta Pearson

Washington fell in love with actress Pauletta Pearson after meeting her on the sets of a film. It was love at first sight, and the couple decided to take it off from there. They got married in 1983. They were eventually blessed with four children, including John David, the famous Footballer who later got into acting.

Everything has been magical between the couple, and they are together since day one. They hold a unique position in the hearts of their fans since they are hardly a part of any controversies and choose to stay loyal to each other.

Is Denzel Washington Gay?

Denzel Washington has been married to the beautiful, Pauletta Pearson since 1983 and the couple has four children. Hence, it is quite evident that he is not gay.

Professional Career

In the beginning, Denzel had thought journalism to be his prime career choice. But when he was in college, he explored acting and found to be loving it so much that he went ahead to take a course in the same and later got into professional acting.

His started with theatres and drama. In 1976, he performed in the drama, “Wings of the Morning” The television drama series, “St. Elsewhere” which ran for six years proved to be a turning point in his career. From here he continued being a part of theatres as well as films. Some of his famous films include, “The Magnificent Seven”, “Flight” and a lot more.


The superfine actor, director, and producer have been a part of various prestigious awards and titles. The famous NAACP Image Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, and Academy Awards are several of them. He has also been nominated for the Grammy Awards once in the year 1996 in the category of Best Spoken Word Album For Children. He won the Black Reel Awards in the year 2003 for his word in the movie Antwone Fisher. Also, in the year 2013, he won the Best Actor award for the movie Flight.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Denzel Washington in 2024

Denzel Washington Net Worth
Denzel Washington Net Worth

As of 2024, The estimated net worth of the actor is approximately $270 million, which is inclusive of the big projects he has been a part of as an actor, producer, and director. Besides, brands never leave a chance to endorse him, giving ample more amount in the celebrity’s pocket.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Washington was the Spokesperson of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has taken active participation in the club’s work.
  • Denzel met his wife on the sets of the television film, “Wilma.”
  • He won an award in the category of Best Villain in the year 2002, for his work in the movie Training Day.

Denzel Washington, a man so inspiring that he has gained fans and followers like no other. He is known for his multifaceted talent and has earned more respect than love for the kind of human being he has and his personality.


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