• Pauletta Washington is an American actress and wife of Denzel Washington
• Born under the Libra Zodiac sign in 1950 in North Carolina
• Participated in Miss North beauty contest in 1970, the first-ever black woman to take part in the contest
• Started a successful acting career in 1977 and won several awards over her career life
• Net worth is estimated to be around $1 million

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseDenzel Washington
FactGave birth to twins (her 3rd and 4th children) at age 39, a son Malcolm Washington and a daughter Olivia Rashelle Washington (aka Olivia Washington) on April 10, 1991. Children's father is her husband, Denzel Washington.

Who Is Pauletta Washington?

Pauletta Washington is an American actress, and wife of the Oscar Awards-winning producer, actor and director, Denzel Washington. She came into the limelight for playing Terri in the TV comedy show “The Parkers.”

Pauletta’s Age, Zodiac Sign, Early Life, and Education Background

Pauletta Pearson was born under the Libra Zodiac sign on 28 September 1950, in North Carolina, USA, which makes her 69 years old as of mid-2020. The famed actress is sister to Rita Pearson, who is a celebrated actress, and is also the daughter-in-law of Lennis Washington.

Pauletta has not shared any details about her educational background, early childhood life, or her parent’s information, including how they earned their living. However, it is well known that, together with her sister Rita, Pauletta was raised in a loving black community in North Carolina. She is a black woman with American nationality, and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

Pauletta Professional Career and Rise to Stardom

In 1970, when Paulette was barely 20 years old, she took part in the Miss North beauty contest, the first-ever black woman to take part in the contest, and came in as the runner-up.

During this period, she was setting up the foundation for what would become a thriving acting career, and a platform where she would later meet her future companion and the father of her children.

Pauletta’s acting career commenced in 1977, when she made an appearance in “Wilma,” a short film alongside Denzel, her future husband. The film was based on the story of Wilma Rudolf, an American track sprinter who won three gold medals in the Olympics, despite being physically handicapped.

In 1981, she appeared in the TV film “Purlie”, and later performed in 1998’s “Beloved,” which earned her massive popularity. The film’s creators based it on the 1987 novel by Toni Morrison. Jonathan Demme directed the film, which starred the award-winning Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. Pauletta’s other acting credits include “90 Days” in 2016, “Antwone Fisher” (2002), and “Steps” in 2017.

From her previous work, it is apparent that her performance on the small screen was as magnificent as it was on the big screens.

She made an appearance in the comedy series “The Parkers,” where she performed as Terri Angelou, playing the role for nearly two years (2002-2004.) Washington also starred in the TV show “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.”

As a result of her awe-inspiring works, Pauletta has won several awards over her career life. She was the 2005 BET Awards winner, as well as 2000’s Women in Film Crystal Awards (Humanitarian Award) winner.

Pauletta Personal Life, Married, Husband, and Children

Pauletta and Denzel met while shooting the television film “Wilma” in 1977, and started dating and courted for close to a year.

Denzel and Pauletta Washington

In an interview, Denzel revealed that he proposed thrice to Pauletta, who had turned down his other two proposals. They married on 25 June 1983, and got their firstborn child soon afterward.

Pauletta’s first child was a boy, John David Washington, born in 1984. He became a successful footballer upon growing up, but just like his parents, John later became a producer and an actor. Pauletta and Denzel’s second child, Katia Washington, was born in November 1986 – she graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Arts, and later became a Hollywood Producer.

Pauletta is also mother to the twins, Olivia Rashelle Washington, a girl, and a boy named Malcolm Washington.

In 1995, the couple held a colorful ceremony to renew their vows, that was presided over by Desmond Tutu. Pauletta and Denzel’s romantic relationship has faced many ups and downs, including serious infidelity allegations that could have resulted in a divorce. There were pictures of Denzel Washington allegedly making out with another woman that surfaced in 2013. Rumors that the couple would soon divorce started circulating, but despite all that, they have endured and conquered their tribulations successfully.

In 2018, the couple celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.

The pair is an excellent example of a flourishing long-term Hollywood matrimony. They both took the responsibility of strengthening their marriage amidst their previous divorce and infidelity rumors.

Pauletta Washington Body Measurement and Body Features

Pauletta has maintained her slim and graceful look, which is outstanding for a woman her age. She is 6ft 1in (1.85m.) tall. Apparently her beautiful long hair is black, and she has gorgeous brown eyes. As far as the details go, any information regarding the sizes of her dress, bra and shoes are currently unavailable.

Her vital statistics and weight have not been recorded yet.

Pauletta Washington’s Net Worth

The celebrated movie actress has earned most of her income through acting. Her annual income varies according to her commitments, as she was only briefly involved in acting. However, her husband Denzel is reputedly worth close to $300 million, and being one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, this is likely to rise tremendously in the coming years. As of 2020, reputable sources estimate Pauletta Washington’s net worth to be around $1 million.

Posted by Pauletta Washington on Saturday, July 26, 2014

People will remember Pauletta and Denzel’s family for gifting Neuroscience Awards scholars generously on 20 May 2009.

Washington is one of the trendiest and famous celebs, and she is popular for her movie acting career. When it comes to actresses’ popularity, she comes in at position 14 most illustrious 69-year-olds. She is 47,396th most popular celeb, and comes in at position 30 of famed celebrities born in North Carolina. Pauletta Washington is a strong woman who has been a loving wife and a caring mother. She has had a successful career of her own, which is also admirable.

General Info

Full NamePauletta Washington


SpouseDenzel Washington
ChildrenJohn David Washington, Olivia Washington, Malcolm Washington, Katia Washington
SiblingsRita Pearson


AwardsBET Humanitarian Award

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1Gave birth to twins (her 3rd and 4th children) at age 39, a son Malcolm Washington and a daughter Olivia Rashelle Washington (aka Olivia Washington) on April 10, 1991. Children's father is her husband, Denzel Washington.
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a daughter Katia Washington, on November 27, 1987. Child's father is her husband, Denzel Washington.
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son John David Washington on July 28, 1984. Child's father is her husband, Denzel Washington.
4Sister of actress Rita Pearson.
5Daughter-in-law of Lennis Washington.




90 Days2016Short post-productionGayle
StepscompletedDoctor Olivia
The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story2016Barbara
The Watsons Go to Birmingham2013TV MovieMrs. Glenn
The Parkers2003-2004TV SeriesTerri Angelou
Beloved1998The Thirty Women
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesJack's Mother
Purlie1981TV Movie as Paulette Pearson
Wilma1977TV MovieMae Faggs (as Paulette Pearson)

Music Department

Antwone Fisher2002musician: piano


2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2016TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
El hormiguero2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards1994TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington2002TV Movie documentaryHerself


Won Awards

2005BET AwardBET AwardsHumanitarian Award
2000Humanitarian AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards

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