To start, John David Washington is actually the oldest son of fellow actors Denzel and Pauletta Washington.
When Washington decided to get back to acting full-time and started auditioning for roles, he kept it secret from his family until he ended up getting casted in Ballers.
Speaking of, Washington had a recurring role as Ricky Jerret on HBO’s Ballers from 2015 to 2019.
Some of the actor’s other notable roles include Christopher Nolan’s Tenet…
…Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman…
Washington doesn’t just having acting credits under his belt, he also has served as co-producer on The Book of Eli and Malcolm & Marie.
Washington had quite the football journey in college and holds the title of the school’s all-time leading career rusher.
The actor kept his love for football going and eventually played overseas for Düsseldorf’s Rhein Fire. The international league was in association with NFL Europa.
He’s been honored with numerous award nominations over the the years including the 2019 Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in BlacKkKlansman.
His favorite films of all time include Dances With Wolves, Raging Bull, Man On Fire, Coming to America and Glory.
Finally, he considers his parents a huge source of inspiration.
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