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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington born in Mount Vernon

28 Dec, 1954

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is born in Mount Vernon, New York. His father, Denzel Washington, Sr. is a Pentecostal minister and his mother Lennis, is a beautician. A middle child, he has an older sister named Lorice and a younger brother named David. At the age of 14, his parents’ divorce. Washington starts hanging out on the streets and getting into fights.

I started heading toward the streets, getting into all sorts of trouble. My three closest friends ended up in penitentiaries.