Date of Birth: December 28, 1954 (64)
Gender: Male

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. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Mr. Washington. 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." His other credits include the television movies "The George McKenna Story," "License to Kill," and "Wilma." In 2016, he was selected as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

Denzel Washington Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Denzel Washington, Fences
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Denzel Washington, Fences
 
Obie Awards - 1982 - Distinguished Ensemble Performance Gold Star
Denzel Washington, A Soldier's Play