Tony winner and two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington celebrates his birthday December 28.
Washington first appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Coriolanus in 1979, beginning a 4 decade career on the stage. In the time since, Washington has starred in A Raisin in the Sun, Julius Caesar, Checkmate, and more. He won the Tony Award for his performance as Troy Maxson in August Wilson’s Fences, a role he reprised for the 2016 film adaptation.
Washington was last seen on Broadway as Hickey in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's four-act epic The Iceman Cometh. Five-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe directed the limited engagement in 2018 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. He can be seen on screen in Joel Coen's film adaptaton of The Tragedy of Macbeth alongside fellow Tony and Oscar winner Frances McDormand.