• Malcolm Washington is the son of famous American actor Denzel Washington.
• He is a movie director, producer and writer and is known for his short film "Benny Got Shot".
• He is physically active and enjoys playing video games and watching movies.
• Denzel Washington is an actor and film director/producer who has won numerous awards.
• He is a highly religious man and a philanthropist who has donated to charitable causes.
Who is Malcolm Washington?
Malcolm Washington was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 10 April 1991 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. He is a movie director, producer and writer, who might be known best for being the son of famous American actor Denzel Washington.
Early life and education
Malcolm was raised alongside his twin sister Olivia, and their brother and sister John David and Katia in Los Angeles, by their father and their mother Pauletta who was a housewife – all of Malcolm’s siblings are also actors and actresses.
Because of his father who occasionally took him and his siblings to the sets of his movies, Malcolm became interested in acting at a very early age, and practiced his skills at a local theatre. He attended a local high school at which he was a member of the school’s drama club, and also excelled at basketball playing for his school’s team, however, he eventually became interested in directing and producing films, and chose to stop playing basketball. Upon matriculation in 2009, Malcolm enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre in 2013.
Malcolm launched his career in 2014 when he served as a production assistant for the adventure comedy movie “Chef”, written and directed by Jon Favreau who also starred in it alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson – the film was a success, winning two awards while it was nominated for four others.
After three years without working in the film industry, Malcolm was a production assistant for the shooting of eight episodes of the comedy series “She’s Gotta Have It”, created by Spike Lee and which starred DeWanda Wise and Anthony Ramos.
It is about a woman who is dating three men, and it won one award while it was nominated for six others. In 2017 as well, Malcolm made his writing and directing debut with his short drama film “Benny Got Shot”, which starred Iantha Richardson, Tammi Mac and Jay Reeves, and is about a young autopsy assistant who, after her brother went missing, starts believing she might find him at the morgue – the film won Malcolm an Atlanta Film Festival Award for Filmmaker to Watch. He went on to serve as the assistant director for two short films “The Last Bookstore” and “Trouble Man”, and also produced the short film “Summer of 17”.
Two of Malcolm’s most recent works have been in 2019 when he produced the short film “The Dispute”, and in 2020 the comedy movie “North Hollywood”.
Love life and wife
Malcolm is very secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t talked about any women he might have dated or even married. There are rumors circulating the internet that Malcolm’s first long-term relationship was with his high school sweetheart, and that they dated for three years before splitting ways after deciding to attend universities in different countries. Malcolm then allegedly dated a girl whom he met while attending college, and they were together for around two years before splitting ways.
Because none of these rumors have been confirmed and it isn’t known whether Malcolm has ever actually dated anyone, there are some people who believe him to be gay.
As of December 2020, Malcolm is single, hasn’t married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Malcolm is physically very active as he has four to five training sessions at the gym each week while he’s also a martial artist and a boxer, thus his muscular body, – he has his own personal dietitian and a nutritionist.
He is keen on playing video games in his spare time, usually on his PlayStation 4 console – one of his favorite games of all times is “The Last of Us”. He has recently finished one of the most popular games of 2020 called “The Last of Us Part II” and seems to have liked it even more than its first part.
Malcolm is also keen on watching movies – his favorite actors are Heath Ledger, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, while his favorite movies include “The Dark Knight”, “Scarface” and the trilogy “The Godfather”.
Age, height and net worth
Malcolm is 29 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of December 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $400,000, while his father’s net worth is reputedly over $255 million.
Who is Denzel Washington?
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born in Mount Vernon, New York State USA, on 28 December 1954 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality.
He is an actor and a film director and producer, who has won numerous awards including three Golden Globes for his portrayal of Private Trip, one of the lead characters in the 1989 war drama movie “Glory” written by Kevin Jarre, directed by Edward Zwick, and which also starred Matthew Broderick and Cary Elwes – the film won 14 awards including three Oscars, and was nominated for 18 other awards.
Denzel was raised alongside his sister Lorice and brother David in Mount Vernon, by their father Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. who was a Pentecostal minister, and their mother Lennis ‘Lynne’ who was the owner of a beauty salon.
Denzel attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary school, and after his parents divorced in 1968, he was sent to attend Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York State. After matriculating from Mainland High School in 1972, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and journalism in 1976 – he also practiced his acting skills at the American Conservatory Theater.
His first role was in the 1976 theatre play “Wings of the Morning”, while his first movie role was in “Wilma” in 1977, and his first Hollywood movie was the 1981 British comedy “Carbon Copy”.
Denzel became popular after he portrayed Dr. Phillip Chandler in the TV medical drama series “St. Elsewhere” from 1982 to 1988, and in the meantime, he appeared in several movies such as “Power”, “Hard Lessons” and “A Soldier’s Story”. His first lead role was in the 1990 musical comedy film “Mo’ Better Blues”, and he went on to star in the romantic film “Mississippi Masala”, the epic biographical movie “Malcolm X” (one of his most memorable and best performances), and the legal drama “Philadelphia” which also starred Tom Hanks.
The year 2000 saw him appear in his first Disney movie – “Remember the Titans” and then in the thriller film “John Q.” in 2002. He made his directing debut in 2002 as well, after working on his biographical drama “Antwone Fisher” in which he also starred, and Denzel’s following notable performance was in the 2007 biographical crime movie “American Gangster”.
He started the 2010s with a lead role in the post-apocalyptic neo-western action movie “The Book of Eli”, and a few of his following roles were in the 2012 drama movie “Flight”, the 2014 vigilante action movie “The Equalizer”, and the 2016 western action movie “The Magnificent Seven” – Denzel reprised his role in “The Equalizer 2” in 2018. He has recently been cast to appear in three upcoming movies: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, “The Little Things” and “The Tragedy of Macbeth”.
Denzel is a highly religious man, and at one point of his life considered becoming a preacher – he has stated hat he usually reads the Bible every day. He is also a philanthropist who has donated money to various charitable causes, including the $1 million he gave to Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund, and another million he gave to Wiley College.