Friday, June 22, 2007

Debra Messing


Name: Debra Messing
Birth Name: Debra Moessing
Height: 5' 8"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: August 15, 1968
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Profession: actress
Education: Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (majored in Theater Arts; B.A.)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England
New York University in New York, New York (majored in Acting; M.F.A.)
Husband/Wife: Daniel Zelman (actor; born in 1967; started dating 1992; engaged in 1998; married on September 3, 2000)
Father: Brian Messing (sales executive for a jewelry company)
Mother: Sandy Messing (singer)
Brother: Brett Messing (stockbroker; older)
Son: Roman Walker Zelman (born on April 7, 2004 in Los Angeles; weighing 5lbs 14oz.)
Claim to fame: as Grace Elizabeth Adler on TV Series Will & Grace (1998)

Born in Brooklyn, Messing and her older brother were raised in a quiet community outside Providence, Rhode Island. She received her liberal arts education at Brandeis University where she majored in theater arts. She spent half of her junior year studying in London’s prestigious B.E.S.G.L. program, which featured dramatic arts teachers recruited from various distinguished institutions such as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Cambridge University and Oxford University. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Brandeis, Messing was accepted into New York University’s elite Graduate Acting Program and received her master of fine arts degree.

On the New York stage, Messing garnered praise for her performance as Harper Pitt in the pre-Broadway workshop of Tony Kushner’s Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America: Perestroika.” She appeared as Cecily in a Seattle production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Upon returning to New York, she was cast as the understudy to Mary-Louise Parker and Polly Draper in the off-Broadway premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s “Four Dogs and a Bone.” She also co-starred in Paul Rudnick’s “The Naked Truth” and co-starred with Maria Tucci in the acclaimed two-woman production of Donald Margulies’ “Collected Stories,” which was chosen as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

On television, Messing starred for two seasons in the comedy “Ned & Stacey” opposite Thomas Haden Church. She had a recurring role on “NYPD Blue” as Gail O’Grady’s conniving sister, Dana Abandando. On “Seinfeld” she played Jerry’s ideal, but elusive, love, Dr. Beth Lookner. She also starred as the young bio-anthropologist Sloan Parker in the drama series “Prey” and appeared as Mary Magdalene in the critically acclaimed 2000 miniseries “Jesus.” Messing lives with her husband and young child in Los Angeles. During her free time, she supports charities such as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Project Angel Food and various breast cancer charities.

2008 The Women
2007 The Starter Wife [TV Series]
2007 Lucky You
2006 Open Season
2005 Will & Grace: Season 08
2005 The Wedding Date
2004 Along Came Polly
2004 Garfield: The Movie
2004 Will & Grace: Season 07
2003 Will & Grace: Season 06
2002 Will & Grace: ...And the Horse He Rode in On
2002 Will & Grace: A Bunch of White Chicks Sittin' Around Talkin'
2002 Hollywood Ending
2002 King of the Hill: Get Your Freak Off
2002 Will & Grace: A.I.: Artificial Insemination, Part 1
2002 The Mothman Prophecies
2002 Will & Grace: Season 05
2001 Will & Grace: Season 04
2000 Jesus
2000 Will & Grace: Season 03
1999 Will & Grace: Season 02
1998 Will & Grace: Season 01
1998 Prey
1997 Ned and Stacey: Season 02
1997 Seinfeld: The Yada Yada
1997 McHale's Navy
1996 Seinfeld: The Wait Out
1995 NYPD Blue: A Murder With Teeth in It
1995 Ned and Stacey: Season 01
1995 NYPD Blue: Bombs Away
1994 NYPD Blue: Double Abandando

2006 Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Will and Grace: Season 08

Golden Globe
2003 Best Actress - Musical or Comedy (TV) Will & Grace [TV Series]
2002 Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Will & Grace
2001 Best Actress - Television Musical or Comedy Will & Grace
2000 Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Series Will & Grace

Screen Actors Guild
2000 Best Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace

  • Believes diamonds have magic powers. because her hands tremble whenever she touches them.
  • Her 17-month-old son, Roman, is calling Angelina Jolie Mama. She says, He's really into kissing now. And he's indiscriminate. He kisses the ottoman, he kisses the chair, he kisses Angelina Jolie on the cover of a magazine and then he says, 'mama'.” (September 8, 2005)
  • Has assured fans her sitcom Will & Grace will remain on screens for quite some time, following the imminent end of hit shows Friends, Frasier and Sex And The City. (February 19, 2004)
  • Was called the most ravishing redhead in a celebrity hair survey conducted by Wella. (December 20, 2003)
  • Suffered a health scare during her pregnancy due to her tiny figure. (November 5, 2003)
  • Messing risked sparking another Hollywood shoplifting scandal when she mistakenly walked out of Beverly Hills' Saks Fifth Avenue with a pair of pricey jeans she'd forgotten to pay for. (June 24, 2003)
  • Is severely allergic to flowers and perfumes.
  • Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
  • Named TV Guide's best dressed woman in 2003
  • Was paid $250,000/episode for WILL & GRACE (1998)
  • Messing and husband Daniel Zelman were college sweethearts.
  • Is an advocate for charities like Gay Men's Health Crisis, AmFAR and Best Friend's Pet Sanctuary.
  • Eric McCormack on Debra Messing: Smart, well-spoken, down-to-earth. She comes to work without makeup. She orders McDonald's more than she should. She listens. She is the least flaky actress I know.
  • Made her film debut opposite Keanu Reeves in A WALK IN THE CLOUDS (1995)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at Screen Actors Guild Awards for Will & Grace (2004)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy at Golden Globe Awards for WILL & GRACE (2004)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series at Screen Actors Guild Awards for Will & Grace (2004)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy at Golden Globe Awards for Will & Grace (2003)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at Screen Actors Guild Awards for Will & Grace (2003)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy at Golden Globe Awards for WILL & GRACE (2002)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at Emmy Awards for Will & Grace (2002)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at Screen Actors Guild Awards for Will & Grace (2002)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for Will & Grace (2001)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at Emmy Awards for Will & Grace (2001)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series at Screen Actors Guild Awards for Will & Grace (2001)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for Will & Grace (2000)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for at Emmy Awards Will & Grace (2000)

  • USHER Raymond

    Name: Usher Raymond
    Birth Name: Usher Raymond IV
    Height: 5' 11"
    Sex: M
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: October 14, 1978
    Birth Place: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
    Profession: actor, musician
    Relationship: Tameka Foster (stylist; engaged on March 30, 2007)
    Father: Usher Raymond III
    Mother: Jonetta Patton (Usher's manager)
    Brother: James Raymond (younger)

    Usher was spotted by a LaFace record executive at a talent show in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, and after that it took no time for his career to take off. The 14-year-old auditioned for LaFace Records co-founder L.A. Reid, who signed the gospel choir boy to a recording contract. Raymond was introduced to the world simply as "Usher," and released his debut album of the same name in 1994, which featured co-executive producer Sean "Puffy" Combs. The first single, "Think of You," gained Usher notoriety and reached gold status. From that initial exposure, Usher was approached to do other projects. In 1995, he recorded a national holiday jingle for Coca-Cola. He also joined several top male R&B vocalists to form Black Men United for the single "You Will Know," featured on the Jason's Lyric soundtrack. He also teamed with teen singing sensation Monica for a duet remake of Lattimore's "Let's Straighten It Out." After graduating from high school, Usher graduated as well to his sophomore release, My Way, in 1997. In an attempt to display his maturity and songwriting abilities, Usher co-wrote six of the nine songs and enlisted the help of producers Jermaine Dupri, Babyface, and, again, Sean "Puffy" Combs. The album's first single, "You Make Me Wanna," re-established Usher as one of R&B's hottest artists, and also made him a crossover sensation; it topped the R&B charts for 11 weeks, hit number two pop, and eventually went double platinum. Both of the follow-up singles, "Nice & Slow" and "My Way," also went platinum; the former stayed at number one on the R&B charts for eight weeks and became his first number one pop single. In the meantime, Usher launched an acting career, appearing in the 1998 horror spoof The Faculty and the 1999 urban high-school drama Light It Up. To tide fans over, he issued a concert recording titled simply Live in 1999. Usher returned with his third proper album, All About U, toward the end of 2000. His third album, 8701, (2001) moved Usher from a teen pop star to a sultry R&B singer.

    2005 In the Mix Actor: Darrell / Executive Producer
    2005 Usher Live: One Night One Star / Actor
    2005 Usher: Rhythm City, Vol. 1 - Caught Up / Actor
    2002 The Alcatraz Concert, Vol. 2: You Make Me Wanna Actor
    2002 Usher: Live - Evolution 8701 Actor / Executive Producer
    2000 Texas Rangers Actor: Randolph Douglas Scipio
    2000 Geppetto Actor: Ring Leader
    1999 Light It Up / Actor: Lester Dewitt
    1999 She's All That / Actor: Campus D.J.
    1998 The Faculty / Actor: Gabe Santora
    1998 Usher: My World My Way /Actor

    2005 8701 [DualDisc]
    2004 Confessions [Japan Bonus Track]
    2004 Confessions [Bonus Tracks]
    2004 Confessions
    2003 8701 [Bonus Videos]
    2002 8701 [Australian Bonus Tracks]
    2001 8701 [Japan Bonus Track]
    2001 8701
    2000 All About U [Clean]
    2000 All About U
    1999 My Way [Australia]
    1999 Live [Bonus Tracks]
    1999 Live
    1997 My Way [Clean]
    1997 My Way
    1994 Usher

    World Music Awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : Best pop male artist, Best R&B artist

    Nordic Music Awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : Top Male Artist

    Radio Music Awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

    Teen Choice Awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : Album
    For : Confessions

    MTV Europe Awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : Best Male Artist , Best Album
    For : Confessions

  • Confirms that his mother, Jonnetta Patton, is no longer his manager, but denied the break was due to any rift. (May 6, 2007)
  • Is now engaged to his longtime girlfriend stylist Tameka Foster and plans to make it official by the end of the year. (March 31, 2007)
  • Is reportedly engaged to his girlfriend, stylist Tameka Foster. (February 27, 2007)
  • Sentenced to community service for speeding. (January 19, 2007)
  • Broadway's musical 'Chicago' spurted in ticket sales since usher went into the show Aug. 22 to play shady lawyer Billy Flynn. (August 29, 2006)
  • Makes his big-screen debut as a leading man with the romantic comedy IN THE MIX. (November 19, 2005)
  • Three years after its formation was announced, Usher's records label US Records make its formal debut next month with the release of film soundtrack In the Mix.
  • Put on a benefit concert in Atlanta on to assist the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (October 9, 2005)
  • To play a special show called Project Restart in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, to benefit victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (October 1, 2005)
  • Had reportedly told friends that he wants to quit the game as a singer, and become a music executive. (August 17, 2005)
  • Has opened Camp New Look in Atlanta, a summer camp for minority youth designed to help prodigies-in-training realize their dreams. (July 15, 2005)
  • Criticizes TV's extreme makeover shows because people should learn to love who they are. (June 1, 2005)
  • Has confirmed he is in negotiations to star in a new movie version of the musical DREAMGIRLS - just days after his mother denied any association with the project. (May 21, 2005)
  • Usher and Beyonce have agreed to star in a film together. Beyonce will play a singer and Usher will play the choreographer in DREAMGIRLS. (May 14, 2005)
  • Plans early retirement because he doesn't think he can keep up his tough workout and performance regime into his 40s. (May 5, 2005)
  • Spontaneously unveiled what he calls the Double C at his center courtside seats during the second half of Cleveland Cavaliers's game, crossing his arms over his head and making letter C's with his hands. The Cavs rallied and members of the crowd became instant disciples. (March 16, 2005)
  • Is now one of the new owners of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. (March 3, 2005)
  • Was crowned the 'Godson of Soul' by funk superstar James Brown, after the two danced together onstage at 2005 Grammy Awards.
  • Claims Jennifer Lopez's “Get Right” is a re-recorded version of Ride, a song he co-wrote in 2004 year which is only available on the internet. (January 24, 2005)
  • Is the best-selling artist of 2004.
  • Dominated at radio in 2004 as his hits Yeah! and Burn were the first- and fourth-most played singles of the year.
  • His third album, Confessions, is confirmed as the biggest selling album across the US for 2004.
  • Has reportedly ended his three-month relationship with supermodel Naomi Campbell because she refused to join him at the Billboard Awards earlier this month. (December 22, 2004)
  • Has spent over $300,000 for a luxurious chauffeur-driven new car. (December 7, 2004)
  • Is launching the first-ever celebrity debit card. The Usher Raymond 4th Debit MasterCard, is backed by the financial service group Bankfirst. (July 31, 2004)
  • Has three singles from his album Confessions in Billboard top 10, a feat only previously matched by British bands the Beatles and the Bee Gees. (May 29, 2004)
  • Swears his latest album, Confessions, – which features songs about a painful breakup and infidelity – is not a reflection on his recent split with TLC member Rozonda Chilli Thomas. (March 25, 2004)
  • Usher says his mother is his best friend. He credits her for keeping him grounded. She continues to guide Usher's career as his manager today, a duty she assumed after quitting her full-time office job when deciding to move to Atlanta.
  • Sometimes Credited As: Usher
  • Nickname: Big Ush
  • Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21. (1999)
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2007

    Denise Richards

    Name: Denise Richards
    Birth Name: Denise Lee Richards
    Height: 5' 8"
    Sex: F
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: February 17, 1971
    Birth Place: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
    Profession: actress, model
    Education: El Camino High School in Oceanside, California (graduated in 1989)
    Husband/Wife: Charlie Sheen (actor; born on September 3, 1965; began dating in 2001; engaged on Christmas 2001; married on June 15, 2002; filed for divorce in March 2, 2005; the divorce was back on by January 4, 2006)
    Relationship: Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi guitarist; born July 11, 1959; dating since May 2006; split in March 2007), Patrick Muldoon (actor; born on September 27, 1968; costarred together in Starship Troopers; began dating in 1998)
    Father: Irv Richards (former telephone-company employee)
    Mother: Joni Richards
    Daughter: Lola Rose (born on June 1, 2005; weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces), Sam Sheen (born on March 9, 2004)
    Claim to fame: as Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers (1997)

    Denise Lee Richards was born on February 17, 1972 in Downers Grove, Illinois. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to California to attend high school at El Camino High as the clas of 1989. After graduation, she began to pursue her acting career in Los Angeles. She developed a modeling career in high school, appearing from Tokyo to New York. She has put modeling on the side to appear in movies.Denise's acting career is beginning to take off, especially after two successful movies, Starship Troopers, and Wild Things. She has both the acting talent and beauty to be a big time actress, and the only thing holding her up is time. There are two more movies in the wings for Denise, which will both be released in 1999. Dairy Queens looks like it will be very promising, about beauty queens fighting for the title in Missouri.

    Starship Troopers was Denise's first major film. The film itself was troubled by an expanding budget, film delays, and a poor release date. While it did well in the box office, the profits were not super. There is talks for a part 2...hopefully Denise will return as Ms. Ibanez if they choose to do it.Exposure to the media has grown for Denise over the last year. She has appeared on almost all the major entertainment shows, including Entertainment Weekly, Access Hollywood, and E!'s news program.She also has guest stared on The Tonight Show and presented most recently at the MTV Music Awards.

    2007 Blonde and Blonder
    2007 Jolene
    2005 Sex, Love & Secrets [TV Series]
    2005 Edmond
    2004 The Life
    2004 Elvis Has Left the Building
    2003 Scary Movie 3
    2003 Love Actually
    2002 You Stupid Man
    2002 Empire
    2002 The Third Wheel
    2002 Undercover Brother
    2001 Good Advice
    2001 Kill Shot
    2001 Valentine
    2001 Friends: The One With Ross and Monica's Cousin
    1999 Tail Lights Fade
    1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous
    1999 The World Is Not Enough
    1998 Wild Things
    1997 Starship Troopers
    1994 Tammy and the T-Rex
    1991 Married... With Children: Kelly Does Hollywood, Part 2

  • Richards and rocker Richie Sambora have split after a year-long romance. (May 2007)
  • Richards and Pamela Anderson are being sued for assault, battery and defamation by two photographers involved in 2006 laptop throwing incident. (March 26, 2007)
  • Richards and boyfriend Richie Sambora both have a parent battling cancer. (February 23, 2007)
  • Richards and Charlie Sheen are officially divorced. (December 1, 2006)
  • Regrets throwing a laptop off a balcony in Canada, calling the incident a big mistake. (November 13, 2006)
  • Accidentally injured a senior citizen after throwing two photographers' laptops off a hotel balcony in Canada. (November 8, 2006)
  • Richards and Charlie Sheen decide to call a truce in their nasty divorce battle by spending quality time together for the sake of their children. (October 21, 2006)
  • Will pose nude for Jane magazine who will be using the photographs for the Clothes Off Our Back charitable foundation. (July 20, 2006)
  • Is selling her $4.3-million Westlake, Calif. home after a fight with neighbor Heather Locklear. (July 1, 2006)
  • Richards and Charlie Sheen agreed to extend a temporary restraining order requiring the actor to stay away from his estranged wife. (June 9, 2006)
  • Richards and Charlie Sheen have agreed to extend the restraining order that requires Sheen to stay away from his wife until July so that a psychologist can assess the marital situation and decide on custody arrangements for the couple's two daughters. (May 15, 2006)
  • Banned Charlie Sheen's parents from seeing their grandchildren. (May 9, 2006)
  • Insists she only got together with Richie Sambora after his split with Heather Locklear. (May 4, 2006)
  • Has filed for a restraining order to keep husband Charlie Sheen away from her, claiming that he has been abusive and threatening. (April 22, 2006)
  • Has reportedly taken an AIDS test after finding out husband Charlie Sheen cheated on her during their marriage. (February 9, 2006)
  • Richards and Charlie Sheen are moving forward with divorce plans. (January 5, 2006)
  • Was voted the Hottest Mom in Hollywood by editors of American magazine In Touch. (2005)
  • Has fueled reports she has patched up her troubled marriage to Charlie Sheen, by wearing her engagement ring in public. (August 18, 2005)
  • Richards and Charlie Sheen are reportedly giving their marriage another try after signing up for counseling sessions together with Hollywood psychoanalyst Rina Freedman. (July 30, 2005)
  • Decided to have her children in such close succession because she wants them to grow together as best friends. (June 23, 2005)
  • Has put the home she shared with estranged husband Charlie Sheen on the market in a bid to move on with her life as she prepares for a divorce battle from the actor. (April 30, 2005)
  • Has shocked Hollywood by filing for divorce from her husband Charlie Sheen, while pregnant with the couple's second child. (March 4, 2005)
  • Is expecting a second child due in June. (December 18, 2004)
  • Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, who are expecting their first child together early next spring, have decided to buck the Hollywood trend of fancy names, by giving their child an old-fashioned moniker. (September 19, 2003)
  • Richards is pregnant with her first child. (September 17, 2003)
  • Married actor Charlie Sheen, 15th of June, 2002, at the home of producer Gary David Goldberg in Los Angeles.
  • Her favorite actresses are Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Kim Basinger, Michelle Pffeifer.
  • In an interview, she said touching her hair too much. She says the Fuck a lot too.
  • Refused to move into Charlie Sheen's home when they haven't got married because he'd entertained too many call-girls there.
  • Was an ugly child - and all her classmates called her fish lips.
  • Is terrified by germs - and packs a sick bag every time she leaves her home.
  • Is furious with perverts who keep posting fake nude pictures of the film star on the Internet.
  • Was topless during the ménage-à trois sequence in THE WILD THINGS (1998).
  • Says she is a clean freak. When going anywhere she carries everything from Band-Aids to Lysole.
  • Was nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress - Action in 2000 for THE WORLD ID NOT ENOUGH and MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss in 1999 for WILD THINGS.
  • Nominated for Best Kiss at MTV Movie Awards for WILD THINGS (1999) - shared with Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell
  • Denzel Washington

    Name: Denzel Washington
    Height: 6' 0½''
    Sex: M
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: December 28, 1954
    Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
    Profession: actor
    Education: Fordham University in Bronx, New York (majored in journalism; B.A.)
    American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California (dropped out in one year, moved to L.A) studied acting with Wynn Handman
    Husband/Wife: Pauletta Pearson (aka Paulette Washington; actress, singer, pianist; born on September 28, 1950; married on June 25, 1983; renewed vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating in 1995)
    Father: Denzel Washington (reverend with Church of God in Christ; divorced)
    Mother: Lynne Washington (beautician)
    Sister: Lorice Washington (older)
    Brother: David Washington
    Son: Malcolm Washington (born on April 10, 1991), John David Washington (actor; born on April 23, 1983)
    Daughter: Olivia Washington (twin of Malcolm), Katia Washington (born in 1987)
    Claim to fame: as Dr. Phillip Chandler on the NBC hospital drama St. Elsewher (1982)

    Born on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York, his father, Denzel Sr. was a preacher and his mother, Lennis a beautician. His parents divorced when he was 14 and in an effort to keep her children from all that was going on, Denzel and his sister were sent to a private boarding school. After high school Denzel attended Fordham University, although his original plans were to study medicine, he studied journalism instead. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree, heattended Theater in San Francisco and later won a scholarship to the American Conservatory Theater. In 1982 Denzel received his big break when he got the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler on the hit series St. Elsewhere.

    In 1987 he recieved his first Oscar nomination for "best supporting actor" for the film "Cry Freedom" in which he played South African activist, Steven Beeko. Two years later in 1989, he was nominated for his second Oscar as "best supporting actor", which he won, for his role as Tripp, the run away slave in the film "Glory". Denzel would later be nominted three more times. In 1992, "best actor" for his role as Malcolm X, in Spike Lee's "X", 1999 "best actor" for his portrayal as Ruben Carter in, "The Hurricane". In 2001 "best actor" for his first vilan role Alonzo Harris, in "Training Day", which he won.

    Denzel Washington is one of today's most versatile and sought after actors in Hollywood. It's now 30 films, 2 Oscar wins and 5 Academy Award nominations (along with other honorable achievements) and over 20 years later. With his latest project as director for the film "Antwone Fisher Story", while some are fading in the hit and miss of Hollywood, Denzel shows no signs of slowing down. Inspite of staying so busy in Hollywood, Denzel has mananged to maintain his most challenging role as a husband and father. He lives in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, with his wife Pauletta Pearson, who he's been with for over 20 years and his four children, John David, (who now attends Morehouse University and plays football there), Katia, Malcolm and Olivia (twins)

    2008 The Great Debaters
    2007 American Gangster
    2006 Inside Man
    2006 Déjà Vu
    2004 The Manchurian Candidate
    2004 Man on Fire
    2003 Out of Time
    2002 John Q.
    2002 Antwone Fisher
    2001 Training Day
    2000 Remember the Titans
    1999 The Bone Collector
    1999 The Hurricane
    1998 The Siege
    1998 He Got Game
    1998 Fallen
    1998 Speak of Me As I Am: The Story of Paul Robeson
    1997 Happily Ever After Fairy Tales: Mother Goose
    1996 The Preacher's Wife
    1996 NBA at 50
    1996 Courage Under Fire
    1995 Crimson Tide
    1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
    1995 Virtuosity
    1993 Much Ado About Nothing
    1993 The Pelican Brief
    1993 Rabbit Ears: John Henry
    1993 Philadelphia
    1992 Liberators
    1992 Malcolm X
    1991 Rabbit Ears: Anansi
    1991 Ricochet
    1991 Mississippi Masala
    1990 Mo' Better Blues
    1990 Heart Condition
    1989 For Queen and Country
    1989 The Mighty Quinn
    1989 Glory
    1988 National Geographic: Baka - People of the Forest
    1987 St. Elsewhere: Season 06
    1987 Cry Freedom
    1986 Power
    1986 St. Elsewhere: Season 05
    1986 The George McKenna Story
    1985 St. Elsewhere: Season 04
    1984 License to Kill
    1984 A Soldier's Story
    1984 St. Elsewhere: Season 03
    1983 St. Elsewhere: Season 02
    1982 St. Elsewhere: Season 01
    1981 Carbon Copy
    1979 Flesh and Blood
    1977 Wilma
    1977 The Wilma Rudolph Story

    2008 The Great Debaters
    2002 Antwone Fisher

    Executive Producer
    1995 Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

    2002 Antwone Fisher
    2001 Half Past Autumn: The Life and Art of Gordon Parks

    2001 Best Actor Training Day
    1999 Best Actor Hurricane
    1992 Best Actor Malcolm X
    1989 Best Supporting Actor Glory
    1987 Best Supporting Actor Cry Freedom
    American Film Institute
    2001 Best Actor Training Day
    Berlin International Film Festival
    2000 Silver Bear for Best Actor The Hurricane
    1993 Silver Bear for Best Actor Malcolm X
    Black Reel Awards
    2006 Best Actor Inside Man
    Golden Globe
    2001 Best Actor - Drama Training Day
    1999 Best Actor - Drama Hurricane
    1992 Best Actor (Drama) Malcolm X
    1989 Best Supporting Actor Glory
    L.A. Film Critics Association
    2001 Best Actor Training Day
    New York Film Critics Circle
    1992 Best Actor Malcolm X
    Screen Actors Guild
    2001 Best Actor Training Day
    1999 Best Male Actor in a Leading Role Hurricane

    * Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#77). [1995]
    * Children: John David (b. 1985), Katia (b. 1988), and twins Malcolm and Olivia (b. 1991)
    * Son, Malcolm, was named in honor of Malcolm X'
    * To prepare for his role as boxer Rubin Carter in The Hurricane (1999), Washington worked out for a year with L.A. boxing trainer Terry Claybon.
    * Attended Fordham University, receiving a B.A. in Journalism.
    * 1996 Harvard Foundation Award
    * In a Newsweek cover story about the biological basis of the perception of beauty, he was used as a key example in a scientific explanation why he is considered an extremely handsome man.
    * Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]
    * According to a 1995 Premiere magazine article, Denzel confronted director Quentin Tarantino when he visted the set of Crimson Tide (1995). Quentin had done an uncredited rewrite of the script. Denzel lambasted Tarantino about his use of racial slurs in his films. Tarantino got embarrassed and wanted to move the conversation to a more private area. Denzel said, "No, if were going to discuss it, let's discuss it now." Denzel later said he still felt that Quentin was "a fine artist".
    * Denzel is named after his father who was in turn named after the doctor, Doctor Denzel, who had delivered him.
    * In the early 1980s, years before he portrayed Malcolm X (1992) in the Spike Lee film, Denzel Washington portrayed Malcolm X in the off-Broadway production of "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost", at the Henry Street Theatre in NYC.
    * Frequent collaborator of Spike Lee (3 films together).
    * Named one of E!'s "top 20 entertainers of 2001."
    * Supports charities such as the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, and the Gathering Place (an AIDS hospice).
    * Met his wife Pauletta in 1977 when both had small roles in the TV-movie Wilma (1977) (TV), the story of runner Wilma Rudolph. They wed five years later.
    * His father was a Pentecostal minister; his mother a beautician and former gospel singer. They divorced when he was 14.
    * Is a spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, having been a member of the Boys Club once himself.
    * Only the second actor of color (after Sidney Poitier) to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Training Day (2001))
    * Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
    * Father of actor John David Washington
    * Ranked #28 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #40 in 2002.
    * Often works with director Edward Zwick.
    * Cousin is CBS anchorman Ukee Washington.
    * He and his family are members of the same church as actors Dwayne Winstead, Sy Richardson, Marvin Wright-Bey, and Fitz Houston.
    * Was awarded the title of "Police Chief for a Day" when he was a member of The Boys and Girls Club of America as a child. The photo was shown during his latest appearance on Regis and Kelly (Apr. 2004).
    * Tom Hanks said working with Washington on Philadelphia (1993) was like "going to film school". Hanks said he learned more about acting by watching Denzel than from anyone else.
    * When he was very young he was at a barber's shop with his mother and a nice old lady sitting in the corner asked his mother to write his full name down. When his mother asked why she said "Because he's going to entertain millions one day". His mother gave the old lady his name and it wasn't until later that they found out she was rumored to be some kind of local fortune teller.
    * Cites star-athletes like Jim Brown and Gale Sayers as the role models of his youth.
    * First studied Biology in hopes of becoming a doctor, then switched to Political Science then to a Journalism/Drama major in college.
    * Has worn some kind of military uniform in at least six of his films.
    * Ranked #59 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
    * Because of his pay-or-play deal on the doomed 2005 "American Gangster" project (which was to be directed by Antoine Fuqua), he was paid $20 million even though the film did not move ahead.
    * He was voted the 39th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.