When looking back at Hollywood history, there is one thing that quickly becomes clear, there are only a handful of actors who will go down in history as all-time greats of the business. Thanks to all of the fantastic movies that Denzel Washington has starred in during his lengthy career, it is easy to argue that he is one of those actors. When you then factor in the idea that Hollywood arguably has underutilized Denzel as an actor, it is amazing to think how much more he might have accomplished if that was different.
Even though Denzel Washington’s career has made him rich and famous, it seems likely that he would argue that being a father is his greatest accomplishment. After all, when Denzel has spoken about family during his interviews, his words have been so moving that he has left people in tears. Given how much Denzel’s family clearly means to him, it is fascinating to look at what his kids do for a living.
Who Is Denzel Washingont’s Longtime Wife, Pauletta Pearson?
Ever since Denzel Washington rose to fame and proved that he is one of the best actors of his generation, he has been adored by millions of fans. Of course, it should go without saying that many people love watching Denzel’s movies due to his obvious acting skills. That said, it would be ridiculous to try and pretend that Denzel’s incredible good looks and winning smile have played no role in all of the success he has enjoyed.
Given the fact that Denzel Washington is rich, famous, and considered to be one of the best-looking guys around, it took a special person to catch his eye. Thankfully for Pauletta Pearson, she clearly is absolutely gorgeous and based on how she has carried herself when she appears in the public, she seems to be an incredible human being.
An accomplished person in her own light, Pauletta Pearson is a classically trained vocalist and pianist who began competing in music competitions at the age of ten. Once Pauletta grew up, she became a Broadway actor until 1977 when she began performing on camera. Thanks to that transition, Pauletta met her husband as she and Denzel worked together on the long-forgotten 1975 TV biopic Wilma.
Since she and Denzel got married, Pauletta has continued to act in smaller roles and she also is busy giving back. After all, Pauletta serves on the Spelman Board of Trustees, she is a founding and executive members of The Brain Trust of Cedars-Sinai, and she established the Pauletta and Denzel Washington Gifted Scholars Program.
What Do Denzel Washington’s Kids Do For a Living?
Over the years, it has become extremely clear that there are far too many celebrity parents who spoil their kids rotten. From all indications, Denzel Washington doesn’t belong in that category as there are no reports of him and his wife giving their kids needlessly extravagant things. That said, based on what Denzel’s kids have accomplished in life, it seems clear that the actor has given his kids every opportunity to succeed in life.
On April 10th, 1991, Denzel Washington’s two youngest children were born, twins Olivia and Malcolm. Currently, in their early-30s, Olivia and Malcolm graduated from New York University and the University of Pennsylvania respectively. Since finishing up their academic careers, Olivia and Malcolm have both joined the entertainment industry although in different ways. When it comes to Olivia, she has become an actor who has appeared in projects like Great Performances, She’s Gotta Have It, Chicago P.D., Mr. Robot, and Madoff. For his part, Malcolm has become a producer and director on several smaller films.
On November 27th, 1986, Denzel Washington’s second child was born, a daughter named Katia. Evidently an extremely intelligent and hard-working person, Katia received her law degree from Yale University which is an achievement that any parent would be proud of. Instead of going on to become an attorney, Katia instead opted to become a film producer and she has worked in that role on some notable films. For example, Katia has produced movies like Assassination Nation, Fences, Pieces of a Woman, as well as Malcolm & Marie.
Even though all of Denzel Washington’s four kids are accomplished, his eldest son is the most successful of the bunch. Formerly a football player who was signed by the St. Louis Rams, John David Washington has taken Hollywood by storm over the last several years. Most notably, John has starred in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Sam Levinson’sMalcolm & Marie, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Based on all of the major directors who’ve been excited to work with John, it seems likely that his career will continue to take odd from here.