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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
Photo: John Russo

Biography

Denzel Washington is the most lauded stage and screen actor of his generation. His unforgettable performances have garnered him two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and countless other awards. He received his first Academy Award for the historical war drama Glory (1989) and his second for the crime drama Training Day (2001). In addition, he has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Cry Freedom (1987), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), Flight (2012), and August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences, in which he reprised his Tony Award-winning role opposite Viola Davis. Most recently he was nominated for an Academy Award for Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017). Other notable credits include A Soldier’s Story (1984), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Remember the Titans (2000), Inside Man (2006), The Great Debaters (2007), and American Gangster (2007). Mr. Washington’s professional acting career began in New York, where he performed in theatre productions such as Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and Othello. He rose to fame when he landed the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler in the NBC long-running hit television series St. Elsewhere. In 2016, he was selected as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

Videos

Opening Night! Denzel Washington & the Cast of A Raisin in the Sun on Bringing the Powerful Drama Home

Denzel Washington, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni Rose and the all-star cast of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun celebrate opening night of the new revival on April 3, 2014.

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