Denzel Washington Quotes and Biography 2022

Denzel Washington is an American actor, producer, and director. He was born on 28th Dec 1954 and he was born in  Mount Vernon, New York, USA. He is 68 years of age as of the year 2022.

Washington is well-known for his performances both on the stage and the screen and he has also been called as an actor who reconfigured the concept of classic movie stardom.

He is also well-known for his frequent collaborations with directors like Tony Scott, Antoine Fuqua and Spike Lee.

All of his career of nearly forty years he has received a lot of awards which include, two Academy Awards, a Tony Award and also three Golden Globe Awards.

In the year of 2016, he has received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In the year of 2020, he was recognised by the New York Times as the greatest actor of the 21st century.


He started his career by performing in theatres and performances in the off-Broadway which includes William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus in the year of 1979.

He started to his prominence in the  St. Elsewhere between the years 1982 and 1988 which is a medical drama. His previous movie roles include Richard Attenborough’s Cry Freedom in the year of 1987, Norman Jewison’s A Soldier’s Story in the year of 1984 and also in Civil War drama Glory in the year of 1989 as Private Silas Trip. It was when he won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Early life, Family and Relationship

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is the birth name of Denzel Washington whose mother was a beauty parlour owner and operator born in Georgia and was brought up in Harlem, New York.


Father: Denzel H. Washington, Sr.

Mother: Lennis Washington

Brothers: David Washington

Sisters: Lorice Washington


His father is a native of Buckingham County, Virginia and he was an ordained Pentecostal minister and he was also an employee of the New York City Water Department & he has also worked at a local S. Klein department store.


Denzel Washington Success and career

Denzel Washington has spent his summer in the year of 1976 in the summer stock theatre performing Wings of the Morning at St.Mary’s City, Maryland.

In that Maryland State, a play was written for him as it was having an African-American character/narrator who was the historical figure Mathias Da Sousa from the early colonial Maryland. Later of which he has worked a lot and shone to the highest and took his spot.

Denzel Washington Quotes

1 Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.

2 I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.

3 Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.

4 Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.

5 Never help an ungrateful person get up on their feet. It’s like telling a wolf that you’re a sheep.

6 I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.

7 You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.

8 Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.

9 If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.

10 In order to change your life, you must change your thoughts.

Denzel Washington Quotes

11 Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.

12 Dreams without goals remain dreams.

13 There is a lot of joy to be found in reflecting upon your experiences as you work towards your dreams. Learn to laugh at your failures, smile at your wins and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself.

14 Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.

15 Got to be who you are in this world, no matter what.

16 Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward

17 If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him or her.

18 I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.

19 The poorest people are the sweetest people

20 Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart.

21 There are two kinds of pain in this world. The pain that hurts, the pain that alters.

22 You only live once, so do what you feel passionate about.

23 The only thing stopping you from achieving your dreams are the stories you keep telling yourself that you can’t. Don’t wait, act now. Regret nothing.

24 It’s not what you know; it’s what you can prove.

25 I walk by faith, not by sight.

Denzel Washington Quotes and Biography 2022


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