John David Washington, 36, stars in the new Netflix film Malcolm & Marie with Zendaya, 24. The movie, which is being released on Feb. 5, follows a filmmaker and his girlfriend as they confront long-simmering issues between them.
Malcolm & Marie was filmed in secret during quarantine using COVID-19 safety precautions. It’s not a surprise John David is incredibly talented. He’s the son of Oscar winner Denzel Washington, 66.
But John David Washington is making a name for himself all on his own. From his past career as a football player to his movies to his personal life, here’s what you need to know about John David.
John David is the oldest of Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington’s four children. The actor was born on July 28, 1984. His siblings include Katia and twins Olivia and Malcolm. He was only 9 years old when he appeared as a student in a Harlem classroom in the 1992 film Malcolm X.
His dad starred as Malcolm X in the film. Denzel Washington earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. It would be 25 years until John David appeared in another film, which was Love Beats Rhyme in 2017. He did co-produce the 2010 film The Book of Eli, which starred his father.
John David Washington’s acting career took off after his breakout performance as Ron Stallworth in the 2018 film BlacKkKlansman. The role earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. He also starred in the HBO series Ballers from 2015 to 2019.
The actor recently starred as the Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s 2020 film Tenet. He filmed Malcolm & Marie in 2020. He’s currently filming a David O. Russell film. About his dating life, he keeps his personal life private.
Source: Hollywood Life