Katia Washington-All About Denzel Washington’s Daughter: Is She Lesbian?

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on April 6, 2022
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    Katia Washington is the daughter of prominent Hollywood actor Denzel Washington. Her father gained significant acclaim for his role in the hard-hit war drama film Glory. Additionally, his breakout role as Alonzo Harris, a crooked investigator in the 2001 thriller Training Day also brought him huge popularity. Similarly, Katia’s mother Pauletta Pearson is an actress popular for her roles in Philadelphia, Antwone Fisher, and Steps.

    Correspondingly, Katia is also working in the entertainment industry like her parents. In fact, Denzel’s daughter Katia works behind the scenes. She is a producer by profession who has already worked on a couple of on-screen projects too.

    Besides, moving toward her love life, Washington is reportedly a lesbian. So, let’s find out if Katia is dating anyone at present. Here are several lesser-known facts about Denzel Washington’s eldest daughter Katia Washington.

    How old is Katia Washington? Her nationality and education

    Born on November 27, 1987, Katia’s age is now 34 years as of 2022. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She holds American citizenship and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. As for her religion, she seems to follow Christianity.

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    Katia Washington at a young age
    Source: Instagram

    As for her educational journey, Katia graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010. She also wanted to join law school.

    What does Katia Washington do for a living?

    Being born into a family of actors, Katia too has chosen to be in the entertainment industry. She has picked her career as a producer who works behind the cameras, unlike her parents who are on the big screen.

    Saying so, her career as a producer started when she worked as an editorial production assistant in Django Unchained in 2012. Ever since then, Katia has worked in numerous movies. She was an assistant in The Equalizer in 2014. Likewise, Katia worked as a production assistant in The Birth of a Nation and Fences.

    After a while, she became co-producer for the black comedy thriller Assassination Nation. Some of her other notable works are Malcolm & Marie and Pieces of a Woman.

    Both of her parents are celebrated actors

    Katia was born the eldest daughter of Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington. Both of them are prominent actors in the industry.

    Katia’s father Denzel is undoubtedly a very famous actor. The three times Golden Globe Awards winner started his career by playing a minor role in the TV film The Wilma Rudolph Story in the 1970s. Some of his best works are A Soldier’s StoryCry FreedomThe Pelican BriefHurricaneThe Great Debaters, and more.

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    Katia Washington is the daughter of Denzel Washington with his wife Pauletta Pearson
    Source: Instagram

    Furthermore, the actor was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. In addition to that, The New York Times ranked Katia’s dad Denzel as the greatest actor of the twenty-first century. In his career as an actor, he won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Tony Award as well.

    Similar to her father, her mom is also an actress known for her roles in Philadelphia, Antwone Fisher, and Steps. She has also worked in the TV series Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child. Some of her other works are The ParkersShe’s Gotta Have ItBurden, and Genius.

    Katia’s mother Pauletta turned down her dad Denzel’s proposal twice

    Katia’s parents Denzel and Pauletta have been together for almost four decades now. The two first met during a shoot for the film “Wilma” in 1977.

    According to Oprah Daily, the two started dating shortly after their first meeting. But before they began their lovey-dovey, the legendary actor was rejected twice by his soon-to-be wife. However, she accepted his third proposal and they have since been together.

    Her parents walked down the aisle in a private ceremony on June 25, 1983. They even renewed their vows in 1995 in South Africa. It’s been nearly four decades since they got married and they have still kept their bonding going stronger every single day.

    Katia Washington Sexuality: Is She a Lesbian?

    Katia is too private when it comes to her personal life. But, for the past few years, there have been lots of rumors about her being lesbian.

    The speculations about her sexuality further spread when her fans discovered Katia’s attire while attending her dad’s Life Achievement Award Gala in 2019.

    Furthermore, a claim by a fan even added fuel to the rumors. Upon visiting Katia’s Facebook page, one commentator claimed that Wahington’s daughter is in a relationship with her possible partner named Colleen.

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    Katia Washington with her rumored girlfriend Colleen Source: Washington Independent

    The fan claimed:

    “So I was snooping around trying to find some info on my favorite actor Denzel, and I stumbled upon his daughters Katia’s Facebook page. So I look at more of her pics and this who has her profile pic as her and Katia. Click on her page and she has some more photos of them together. Her name is Colleen. … If this is actually true congrats to Katia! I don’t think I’m ‘outing’ her (if true) since these are public.”

    Moreover, the reported couple was seen attending LGBYQ campaigns together which added more fuel to the fire. On that note, Colleen is a proud advocate of LGBTQ rights.

    Regardless of the rumors, Katia has not come forward to confirm anything. Also, Katia’s possible partner, Colleen has also stayed silent about it. Well, we guess that if the time comes, they will surely publicize their relationship.

    Katia’s rumored girlfriend Collen is a costume designer

    Like Katia who works behind the camera, her reported girlfriend is also someone who works at the back of the camera. Some sources claim that she is a costume designer who already has worked in different movies and series.

    All of Katia’s siblings are in the entertainment industry

    Growing up, Katia wasn’t the only child of power couple Denzel and Paulette Washington. She has three siblings: one older brother and twin younger siblings.

    Her elder brother is John David Washington who was born July 28, 1984. He is an actor, producer, and former football player. His work in BlacKkKlansman got him both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He also won the Saturn Award for Best Actor for the science fiction action-thriller film Tenet.

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    Katia Washington with her siblings John, Malcolm, and Olivia
    Source: John’s Instagram

    Additionally, her younger siblings are twins Olivia and Malcolm Washington. They were born on April 10, 1991. Her younger brother Malcolm is a former basketball player, filmmaker, director, and writer. Some of his notable works are Benny Got Shot and North Hollywood.

    Meanwhile, her sister Olivia is a famous actress known for her roles in movies such as The Butler and A Holiday in Harlem.

    Katia Washington’s Net Worth

    Katia’s net worth is $1 million as of 2022. Most of her income comes from her profession as a producer while working behind the cameras.

    Similarly, her dad Denzel Washington’s net worth is estimated to be around $250 million in 2022. As of now, the multi-millionaire Denzel resides in Beverly Park, LA. The mansion is surrounded by a pool, a tennis court, and famous neighbors such as Justine Bieber.


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