Who Is Malcolm Washington? Everything About Denzel Washington’ Son

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on April 3, 2022
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    Malcolm Washington is a producer and assistant director. Prior to establishing a career in the entertainment industry, Washington was a basketball player during his high school and college days. He also led the team to win various big competitions.

    But, most of all, Malcolm hit the media as the son of two renowned celebrity couples Denzel Washington and his wife of years Pauletta Pearson. His father, Denzel is a notable name in Hollywood. Furthermore, his dad has received numerous significant awards including two Academy Awards. Meanwhile, his mother Pauletta Pearson is also a veteran actress with numerous acting credits under her belt. Being born into a family of actors, Malcolm was somewhat influenced by his parents’ careers.

    While most of you are familiar with his parents, there are few who know about Malcolm. So, today we will look at Malcolm’s bond with his parents, siblings, professional career, love life, and many more.

    How old is Denzel Washington’s son Malcolm Washington?

    Malcolm was born on April 10, 1991. His age is 31 as of 2022. He grew up in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California alongside his siblings.

    Malcolm Washington as a Baby
    Malcolm Washington as a young baby boy
    Source: Instagram

    For his ethnicity, Malcolm is an African-American. He holds an American nationality and follows Christianity as his religion. And his horoscope is Aries.

    His Family Details

    As we mentioned previously, Malcolm is the son of Denzel and Pauletta Washington. He grew up in a family of actors, where both of his parents are stars in show business. His paternal grandparents were Lennis “Lynne” and Denzel Hayes Washington Sr.

    Malcolm’s grandfather was an ordained Pentecostal minister. Likewise, his grandmother was a beauty parlor owner.

    On his maternal side, Malcolm has an aunt Rita Pearson, his mother’s sister. She is also engaged in the showbiz industry.

    Malcolm Washington played Basketball in High School and College

    Denzel’s youngest son Malcolm went to Windward School, in Los Angeles, California. He was there an avid basketball player and played along with Anthony Stover and Darius Morris for the school team. Furthermore, the potential player also helped his school team to win the CIF Division V state championship in his senior year.

    During his uni days, the 5-foot-9 tall player also played basketball at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

    Malcolm Washington basketball
    Malcolm Washington used to play basketball during his high school and University days Source: ESPN

    But Malcolm left his career as a basketball player after receiving his college degree.

    What does Malcolm Washington do now? His prominence to stardom

    Twin son of Denzel Washington graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in film studies.

    He is now involved in the show biz industry like his parents. He started as a production assistant in the movie “Chef” by director Jon Favreau in 2014. Additionally, he has worked as a producer for a couple of TV shows like North HollywoodThe Dispute, and Summer of 17.

    Washinton also worked as an assistant director for Trouble Man in 2016 and The Last Bookstore in the following year. And Malcolm’s big break came following the release of the short movie “Benny Got Shot”. It was the first movie that Malcolm himself wrote and directed. He also won the “Filmmaker-to-Watch Award” at the 2017 Atlanta Flim Festival for his work in Benny Got Shot.

    Malcolm Washington Parents’ Career

    Malcolm Washington is the twin son of Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington. Both of his parents are well-known actors.

    Denzel, Malcolm’s father is unquestionably a famous name for many of us. In the 1970s, the three-time Golden Globe Award winner had a brief role in the television film The Wilma Rudolph Story. Some of his bests works are A Soldier’s Story, Cry Freedom, The Pelican Brief, Hurricane, The Great Debaters.

    Furthermore, his father was also respected with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, The New York Times named his dad Denzel Washington the finest actor of the twenty-first century.

    Denzel Washington's wife Pauletta Pearson
    Both of Malcolm’s parents are famous actors
    Source: Oprah Daily

    Similarly, Malcolm Washington’s mother Pauletta is a veteran actress who has appeared in a few films and television shows. She rose to prominence after starring as a teacher in the 1995-97 television series Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child. Her work in She’s Gotta Have It, Burden, and Genius also earned her praise.

    Are his parents still together?

    Yes, Malcolm’s parents are still together. On that note, they have been together for almost 4-decade now. In fact, his parents tied in a private ceremony on June 25, 1983, and are together ever since.

    Talking about their first meeting, the two came to know each other during a shoot for the film “Wilma” in 1977. After meeting for a while, his father proposed to Pauletta two times and got rejected. And as people say, the third time is bliss, Malcolm’s mother accepted his father’s proposal.

    Ever since then, the couple is going so strong. Furthermore, his parents even renewed their vows in 1995 in South Africa.

    Washington had a hard time adjusting to his father’s fame

    Unlike many other celebrity kids who enjoy being in their parents’ limelight, Malcolm had a hard time doing so. He didn’t actually carry himself as some high-profile celebrity kid and was down to earth every time.

    Once, Malcolm himself mentioned that he was taken back when he found everybody was aware of him.

    “I went to a private school in Los Angeles. Back home, it was really low-key, but in college, I was thrown into an environment where everybody knew everything about me. There were 10,000 people who knew who I was before I even got here. It’s crazy. I’m adjusting to it.”

    During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, his coach told,

    “He’s Malcolm Washington,” said Jerome Allen, Penn’s interim head coach. “You wouldn’t know that he’s the son of a famous actor, [because] he doesn’t carry himself that way. Denzel and Pauletta have done an extremely great job of raising him.”

    It looks like Washington wanted a not-so-fancy kind life.

    Grew up with three siblings: One is his twin

    Malcolm has three siblings i.e two elder siblings and one twin sibling. His elder siblings are John David Washington and Katia Washington. On the other hand, Malcolm has a twin sister Olivia Washington.

    His older brother was born on July 28, 1984. He is a former football player, actor, and producer. Furthermore, his brother was a nominee for the Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was nominated for his performance in BlacKkKlansman. Similarly, John was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in the science fiction action thriller Tenet.

    Malcolm Washington Siblings
    All of Malcolm’s siblings are in the showbiz industry
    Katia, Malcolm, Olivia, and John Washington (from left)
    Source: John’s Instagram

    Malcolm’s elder sister Katia is also engaged in the entertainment world. She was an editorial production assistant in the movie Django Unchained in 2012. Ever since then, Katia has worked in various series such as The Equalizer, The Birth of a Nation, and Fences.

    Similarly, Malcolm Washington’s twin sister Olivia is also a well-known actress who has appeared in films such as The Butler and A Holiday in Harlem.

    Who is Malcolm Washington’s wife?

    Malcolm has gained a huge fan following through his works and dad’s fame. Since the younger Washington has now come to an age, his fans are curious to know if he is married or not.

    However, as we have stated earlier Malcolm tends to keep his personal life a secret. So, he hasn’t revealed anything about getting married or being in a relationship.

    Either way, there would have been some sort of news if the youngest son of Denzel Washington was married. Hence we can assume that Malcolm indeed is single.

    Social media presence

    Malcolm’s brother John often posts photos of him with his siblings on his social media handles. So, talking about Malcolm’s engagement in social media handles, Malcolm also does seem to have an Instagram.

    He has an account under the name @malcolmdubb with over 1k followers. But the star kid has kept his Instagram profile private.

    Malcolm Washington’s net worth

    Coming to Malcolm Washingtons’ net worth, he has amassed a fortune worth $2 million. He gathered most of his fortune through his career as a director.

    Meanwhile, his dad Denzel Washington has a net worth of $280 million. Most of his fortune comes from his acting career alongside being a director and producer too.


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