John David Washington Biography

John David Washington is an American actor. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: July 28, 1984

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Football Players

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Leo

Born in: Los Angeles, California

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males


father: Denzel Washington

mother: Pauletta Washington

siblings: Katia, Malcolm and Olivia

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Los Angeles (CA) Campbell Hall School, Morehouse College

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John David Washington is an American actor who is best known for his role as Ricky Jerret in HBO’s ‘Ballers’. He also appeared in the 1992 feature movie ‘Malcolm X’ as well as in ‘Coco’ (2016) and ‘Monster’ (2017). As a co-producer, he made the 2010 movie ‘The Book of Eli’. Besides this, Washington is a former professional footballer. He won a football scholarship to Morehouse College because of his impeccable skills on the field. After having a successful career in college, he got signed with St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent. He had also played as a running back for United Football League's California franchise. In 2005, honoured him with the title of ‘National Player of the Week’. Coming to Washington’s personal lifestyle, he is a very simple man behind the curtains. He is not a media-loving person and doesn’t like to disclose his personal matters to the public.

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TV & Film Career
  • John David Washington first appeared on the big screen in the 1992 movie ‘Malcolm X’ when he was eight years old. Then in 2010, he once again returned to the industry to co-produce the flick ‘The Book of Eli’. In 2015, the actor cum former footballer was cast as Ricky Jerret in the HBO comedy program ‘Ballers’. The following year, Washington appeared in the film ‘Coco’. This was followed by his appearance in the 2017 movie ‘Monster’.
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Football Career
  • John David Washington had a very successful football career at Morehouse College. There he set a record with 1,198 yards with nine touchdowns and a 5.6-yard average and added 10 receptions for 69 yards in his senior year. In the year 2005, honoured him with the title of ‘National Player of the Week’. The following year, he signed a contract with St. Louis Rams and joined them as an undrafted free agent. Washington then played in the NFL Europa for Rhein Fire. After this, he was chosen to play for California Redwoods (later changed to Sacramento Mountain Lions) of United Football League in 2009’s UFL Premiere Season Draft. Washington stayed with the Mountain Lions and then returned for the fourth season in the year 2012.
Personal Life
  • John David Washington was born on July 28, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, to actress Pauletta Washington and actor Denzel Washington. He has one brother, Malcolm and two sisters, Katia, and Olivia. He studied at Campbell Hall School where he served as a letterman in basketball, football, and track. Washington then attended the Morehouse College where he had a successful football career. Coming to the actor’s love life, he is rumored to be romantically associated with dancer Vivian Nixon.

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