Denzil Washington Hairstyles
Born: December 28 1954 in Mount Veron, New York.
Star sign: Capricorn
Parents: Parents divorced when he was 14. Church of God in Christ Reverend father, Denzel (formerly worked for the local water company with a second job as a night watchman) and a beautician mother, Lynne. Second of three children.
Education: Private prep school, Oakland Academy, in New Windsor, New York. BA in journalism from Fordham University, Bronx, NY (1977). After graduating won a scholarship to the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. Left after one year to work as an actor. Took acting lessons acting with Wynn Handman
Love life: Married to actress, singer and pianist Pauletta Pearson (1982-present). They have five Children: John David (b. 1985), Katia (b. 1988), and twins Malcolm and Olivia (b. 1991)
Lives: Los Angeles
Interesting fact 1: He worked out for a year with LA boxing trainer Terry Claybon to prepare for his role as boxer Rubin Carter in The Hurricane (2000), lost 60 pounds and spent up to eight or nine hours a day in the gym, learning to throw 80 punches.
Interesting fact 2: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) was the first film made by Washington’s production company, Mundy Lane Entertainment, named after the street he grew up on.