He is one of Hollywood’s sexiest and most magnetic leading men in the history of film. Denzel is a powerful actor and multiple-time winner of the Oscars, Globe and Tony awards. His works are always compelling and he is one of the go to characters to cast in blockbusters. In his over three decades as an actor, poise and radiantly sane intelligence are consistent in all of his works.
Date of Birth: December 28, 1954
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
This write-up is however not to stroke his ego the more but to explore details about his family. Truly one can say Washington is a success in every area of his life; from his career as an actor to his private life as a husband and a father. The infamous Denzel lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and four kids. Read on to know more about the other Washingtons.
Denzel Washington wife
Pauletta Washington (wife)
Duration of Marriage: June 25, 1983 till present
Date of Birth: September 28, 1950
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Denzel met Paula in 1977 while they co-starred in Washington’s first TV role (Wilma). For many years they have been the model couple to many. They are the definition of the “Hollywood power couple” in a world where divorce is the order of the day. They are not just one of the industry’s longest lasting relationships but have one of the most successful marriages in the black community.
Denzel like many of us wonder if it’s that the show business has a monopoly of divorce or fame is not good for marriage. The Fences (2016) star says the secret to his long lasting marriage is marrying someone who “knows about love”. Commitment for him is key to making their marriage work and the knowing that is it not honeymoon everyday and one is to work at it if it would last. She is known for her work on 90 days (2016) and Beloved (1998) just to mention a few.
Actress Paulette is not anywhere close to being as successful as her husband but he appreciates her always. Denzel claims that on the home front, the real star is his wife and that she has done a lot of the “heavy lifting” when it comes to their children and home life. While her iconic husband is out providing, Paulette is busy with the structured upbringing of their kids. Being a sex symbol, there have been many allegations of adultery but their marriage remains rock solid thanks to the beautiful support system they’ve built together.
Denzel Washington children
John David Washington (son with Pauletta Washington)
Date of Birth: July 28, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Leo
It is no longer news that skills can sometimes flow in the blood. We have seen many celebrities transfer their craft to their kids effortlessly and the hot John David is one of such kids. His acting debut was in “Malcolm X” when he was just nine years old, this time; he acted alongside his iconic father who played the title role. After his first exposure to acting, he left acting for football and played as a professional NFL running back. This decision was because of the large shadow cast on him by his dad’s Hollywood prowess and soccer became his rebel and a way to build his own identity
Apparently his being casted on the Ballers TV show was only a Hail Mary as he has not appeared on screen since he was nine. The casting director Sheila Jaffe had quite a hard time selecting the actor to play the role of Ricky Jerret. Then she one day remembered Denzel had a son who acted once and she hoped the gene was truly passed on. This was how she contacted David and realized that truly, he had inherited some of his dad’s acting genius. He has not only scored the role but has become one of the best things to happen to “Ballers”.
In an interview, Washington explained how much of a struggle he is having with his love life. It is enough that many see him through the image of his dad and expects such perfect delivery as an actor. John himself struggles with trust issues in his relationship. He feels like many ladies want to be with him because of whom he is and this gives him a hard time really committing to one.
Katia Washington (daughter with Pauletta Washington)
Date of Birth: November 27, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Katia Washington is a famous name in the movie industry not because of her movie presence but again for her dad’s image. Katia is growing to be an independent woman whose desire is to become a successful actress on her own terms. She is a Yale University alumna and holds a Bachelor of History degree. Washington is known to have appeared on Django Unchained 92012) and worked as a co-producer for the recent Fences (2016) that casted her dad as the lead role. Katia is a growing success and is with time rising on the heights of fame. There is little known about her private life as she likes for it to remain private.
Olivia Rashelle Washington (daughter with Pauletta Washington)
Date of Birth: April 10, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Olivia like every member of the Washington family is an actress and can be recognised for her outstanding performances in movies like The Butler (2013), Mr Robot (2015) and Madoff (2016).
Malcolm Washington (son with Pauletta Washington)
Date of Birth: April 10, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Malcolm is the twin brother to Olivia and also a graduate of Yale. Like his elder brother John, Malcolm started out in sports (basketball in his own case) before making the transition into show business. He is working currently as a co-director for Spike Lee.