Olivia Washington Biography


Birthday: April 10, 1991 (Aries)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

Olivia Washington is an American actor, best recognized for her performances in films such as ‘The Comedian’ and ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler’ and TV series such as ‘Mr. Robot.’ She is also famous as one of the twins of noted American actor, director, and producer Denzel Washington and his wife, actor Pauletta Washington. Olivia was interested in acting and dancing from an early age and followed in the footsteps of her parents. She started her career with small roles in both small-screen and big-screen productions and eventually attracted the attention of noted directors. She has appeared in films such as ‘The Comedian’ and ‘The Butler.’ She has also appeared in series such as ‘Mr. Robot’ and miniseries such as ‘Madoff.’ She has also made her presence felt on stage, performing in a production of ‘The Glass Menagerie.’ The talented diva, who is gradually gaining attention for her acting pursuits, is yet to play a lead role. Olivia also has plans to establish her own business someday.
The glamor of the entertainment industry was nothing new to Olivia Washington, since she had been blessed with a Hollywood star father, Denzel Washington. In his expansive career as a stage and on-screen actor, Denzel has won several awards, including one ‘Tony Award,’ three ‘Golden Globe’ awards, and two ‘Academy Awards.’ Olivia’s mother, Pauletta Washington, is also an actor, known for films such as ‘Beloved’ (1998) and ‘Steps’ (2017). Olivia developed a keen interest in acting and dancing at an early stage. She was part of the drama club of her high school and performed in school plays. Following her graduation from ‘New York University,’ she honed her acting skills by attending acting classes. Eventually, supported and guided by her parents and family, Olivia forayed into acting and appeared in short dramas on TV. She earned a lot of small roles. With time, she started getting noticed by major directors of the industry.
Olivia was one of the presenters of the 2009 ‘MTV Movie Awards.’ One of the most notable films that featured Olivia was the American historical drama ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler,’ directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels. The film released on August 16, 2013, and starred Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. It emerged as a blockbuster hit, earning Olivia initial recognition. Following this, she essayed the role of ‘Laura’ in the stage production of ‘The Glass Menagerie’ in the spring of 2015. The same year, she played ‘Dee’ in a single episode of the series ‘Empire.’ The following year, she appeared as an FBI agent in three episodes of the American drama–thriller series ‘Mr. Robot.’ She featured as ‘Agent Cacioppi’ in four episodes of the crime-drama miniseries ‘Madoff’ in 2016. That year, she also played the bit role of ‘May's assistant in the American comedy-drama film ‘The Comedian,’ directed by Taylor Hackford. The film also starred Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, and Danny DeVito. She appeared in the 2016 ‘Golden Globe Arrivals Special,’ which also featured her parents and her older siblings, John David and Katia. On January 17, 2018, she played the role of ‘Michelle’ in an episode of the crime-drama series ‘Chicago P.D.,’ titled ‘Captive.’
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Family & Personal Life
Olivia Washington was born Olivia Rashelle Washington, on April 10, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, US, to Pauletta and Denzel Washington. She was one of their twins, the other one being Malcolm Washington. Her parents met on the set of the TV film ‘Wilma,’ which marked her father’s first screen appearance. They got married on June 25, 1983. Olivia has three siblings: her older brother, actor and former American football running back John David Washington; her older sister, Katia; and her twin brother, Malcolm Washington, who graduated in film studies from the ‘University of Pennsylvania’. Olivia’s parents renewed their wedding vows in 1995, in South Africa, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating the marriage. She is the granddaughter of Lennis Washington and the niece of Rita Pearson. Olivia attended high school in Los Angeles and then studied at the ‘New York University.’ She is an animal lover. She loves to dance and also plays hockey in her spare time. She is a good cook, too. The diva has not divulged much about her personal life. Thus, not much is known about her relationship status. Sources mention that the actor is not yet married and is primarily focusing on her career now. She is also not too active on social media. Olivia has plans to launch her own business someday.
According to sources, a funny incident occurred when Denzel, accompanied by Olivia, attended the 70th ‘Golden Globe Awards’ ceremony in January 2013. The diva’s uncanny resemblance to her mother led her to be mistaken by many as Pauletta. Thus, during the whole evening, Denzel had to explain to others that she was not his wife.

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