Biography - Denzel Washington (2012)
Born in Mount Vernon, NY, on December 28, 1954, Denzel Washington first studied journalism at Fordham University but then discovered an interest in acting. He made his feature film debut in the comedy A Carbon Copy (1981) and was cast in the hit TV medical drama St. Elsewhere (1982-88). He went on to appear in several blockbuster movies and won Oscars for his roles in Glory and Training Day.