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Profile of John David Washington

Actor
Date Of Birth:
28 July 1984
Place Of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
Best Known As:
The star of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'
Actor John David Washington broke out in 2018 as the star of Spike Lee's movie, BlacKkKlansman, playing an African-American policeman who infiltrates the KKK, a white supremacist group. Washington's first career as a professional football player ended with an injury when he was 28, and he turned to acting. His first break as an actor came playing a professional football player in the television series Baller in 2015 (starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). That led to roles in independent feature films such as Love Beats Rhymes (2017, directed by RZA) and Monsters and Men (2018). BlacKkKlansman won the Grand Prize of the Jury in 2018, and Washington was hailed as a natural on screen.
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John David Washington is the son of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington… Ballers is produced by Dwayne Johnson and actor Mark Wahlberg… When John David Washington was a boy, he appeared briefly in Spike Lee’s film Malcolm X (1992, starring Denzel Washington).