Who Is Lennis Washington? Mother Of Denzel Washington

by Manisha Tue Mar 15 2022 Updated On Mon Sep 25 2023
Who Is Lennis Washington? Mother Of Denzel Washington

Lennis Washington was a successful businesswoman. She owned her own salon. She was a beautician

She was born in Georgia, United States, on April 4, 1924. She was also an actress known for her role in Malcolm

She is the late mother of Popular American actor-director and producer Denzel Washington

She passed away at the age of 97 on June 14, 2021.

Lennis Washington with her son Denzel Washington
Lennis Washington with her son Denzel Washington Source: Pinterest

About Son Denzel Washington

Denzel is a two-time Academy award-winning American actor

He was born in Mount Vernon, New York. His religion is Christianity

He has got a bachelor's degree in Arts from Fordham University. His debut film was Wilma.

His father name is Denzel Hayes Washington Sr., and his mother is Lennis

He has four children, John David Washington, Malcolm Washington, Olivia Washington, and Katia Washington

John David, an actor and a former football player and Katia, are his sons. His twin daughters are Olivia and Malcolm

He has a brother and sister named Lorice Washington and Wendy Washington.

How Did Denzel And His Wife Meet?

He met his wife Pauletta Pearson on the set of his first television film screen work Wilma

Afterward, a mutual friend of theirs who was also in that film threw a party, and at the very end of the party Denzel and his friend came, and they were reintroduced. 

And the next night, Pauletta attended a play and got there late, so she snuck in and just sat down. 

And at intermission, when the lights came up, she was sitting next to Denzel

They started to date each other after working together on the TV film Wilma

They got married on the 25th of June 1983

Son's Married Life

Pauletta and Denzel have been married for 40 years

They share a very beautiful bond with each other. 

His wife is the most important person in his life as she taught him about faith, love and spirituality. 

He also gave credit to his wife while receiving an award. 

Washington and his wife again renewed their wedding vows while they were on a trip to South Africa.

Denzel Washington with his wife Pauletta Pearson
Denzel Washington with his wife Pauletta Pearson Source: Instagram


Lennis died at the age of 97 years old

Net Worth

Denzel’s net worth is estimated to be $280 million approx. 

He is one of the highest-paid actor in Hollywood because of his impeccable career and popularity worldwide.

Denzel Pays Tribute To His Late Mother

In a talk show, Denzel talked about his mother and got choked up. 

He told that a mother is a son’s first true love, and a son, especially the first son, is a mother's last true love.

He got very emotional that he got into tears after seeing his mother's photo. He had strong bonding with his mother. 

His family missed that beautiful soul every day.

Morgan Freeman Roast Denzel Washington

Morgan roasted him while giving him a Lifetime achievement award

Freeman said that he was the lead in a Joshep Pap production “Coriolanus,” and Denzel was the stage prop when they met 40 years ago. 

During rehearsal, Denzel came to him and asked questions about how to do sword fighting scenes and suggested extending some extra stabbing and wounding things. 

He asked his name at first and looked at him and told him that we click sword three times, I stab you, and you fall down and die. 

Morgan made fun of that incident, and everyone laughed hard, including Denzel.

Fascinating Facts About Denzel

Before he put his footsteps into an acting career, he wanted to become a doctor just like his father. 

He is also named after his father. 

It was Denzel who paid Black Panther fame actor Chadwick Boseman's tuition fee. 

A local church community prophet predicted that his future is going to be very bright, and he will be famous and known worldwide when he was 22 years of age.

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