Denzel Washington Overview

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Born: December 28, 1954

After graduating from high school in Mount Vernon, New York, Denzel Washington enrolled at New York's Fordham University, where he began studying journalism. He still uses that early journalism training to define his characters. Acting, in a way, is like investigative reporting," he says. "You search out your character." The acting bug soon hit when he starred in several student drama productions. After completing his B.A. in 1977, Denzel headed off to San Francisco to take advantage of a... See All

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