John David Washington Biography: Movies, Age, Net Worth, Children, Wife, Height, TV Shows, Girlfriend, Wiki

John David Washington Biography: Movies, Age, Net Worth, Children, Wife, Height, TV Shows, Girlfriend, Wiki

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John David Washington (born 28 July 1984) is a talented American actor, film producer, and former American football running back.

As a running back, he played for multiple clubs, including St. Louis Rams (200-2007), Rhien Fire (2007), and Sacramento Mountain Lions (2009-2012).

John David Washington is known for his exceptional role in the 2015 drama series, Ballers, where he starred as Ricky Jerret.

John David Washington
John David Washington: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: John David Washington
Born: 28 July 1984 (age 39 years old)
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: American
Parents: Denzel Washington, Pauletta Washington
Children: N/A
Height: 1.75 m
Siblings: Malcolm Washington, Olivia Washington, Katia Washington
Girlfriend • Wife: Vivian Nixon
Occupation: Actor • Filmmaker
Net Worth: $8 million

Early Life

John David Washington is the offspring of American entertainers Denzel Washington (father) and Pauletta Washington (mother).

He was born in Los Angeles, California, on 28 July 1984 and grew up in the Toluca Lake neighbourhood.

He is the oldest of four children; his brother Malcolm Washington and two sisters named Kaita Washington and Olivia Washington.

His father, Denzel Washington, is an American actor, while his mother, Pauletta Washington, is an actress and singer.


John David Washington was a student of Cambell Hall School situated in Los Angeles, California.

He graduated from high school in 2002, and in 2006, he finished at Morehouse College.


Acting Career

John David Washington made his film debut on the big screen in ‘Malcolm X‘, a 1992 movie when he was eight years old.

Then he took a long break from acting to focus on another career as a footballer. However, in 2010, he made a remarkable return to the TV screen as an actor in a film titled ‘The Book Of Eli‘, which also he co-produced.

In 2015, the American-born actor and ex-footballer starred as Ricky Jarret in the HBO comedy program called ‘Ballers‘.
Still, in 2015, John David Washington appeared in the film ‘Coco‘. He was on set once more in the 2018 movie titled ‘Monster and Men‘. He also appeared in the 2018 film titled ‘The Old Man and The Gun‘.

In March 2019, John David Washington was handed the protagonist role in Christopher Nolan‘s spy film titled ‘Tenet‘ and was released in early 2020.

Football Career

John David Washington was on song for his local team Morehouse College as a running back during his college days.
He was very instrumental to the team’s success, where he set a record with 1,198 yards, including nine touchdowns.
Still, John had a 5.6-yard average and included ten receptions for 69 yards in his senior year on his amazing performance.

D2Football recognized his performance in 2005 after honoured him with the title ‘National Player Of TWeek’seks ahead of other stars.

The following year, St.Louis Rams’, a top football club, approached him with a contract and announced a team player when he signed the contract as an undrafted free agent.

Unfortunately, John David Washington lasted a few months on the team before his untimely release by the management, who were not satisfied by his performance. Nonetheless, he was not a man to give up easily as he pursued his football passion.

John David Washington played in the competition ‘NFL Europa’ for ‘Rhein Fire’. He was selected to play for California Redwoods (now known as Sacramento Mountain Lions) of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009.

John David Washington remained with the Mountain Lions and then made a return for the fourth season in 2012.
John’s career as a footballer ended abruptly in 2013 when the American suffered an injury in his Achilles, forcing him to hang his boot in an uncelebrated manner.

Awards and Nomination

John David Washington‘s legacy won’t be forgotten in a long time and his ‘never say never attitude is a motivational factor, especially for young people seeking a path to success.
His hard work and achievement over the years are why he stands as one of the most recognized entertainers globally.
Below is a comprehensive list of John’s achievements so far;

  • 2018 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Ballers (Nominated)
  • IMDB STARmeter Awards Breakout Star (Won)
  • People’s Choice Awards The Drama Movie Star of 2018 (Nominated)
  • 2019 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (Nominated)
  • Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical (Nominated)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In A Leading Role (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Nominated)
  • NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Ballers (Nominated)
  • 2020 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Action Movie Star Tenet (Nominated)
  • 2021 Critics’ Choice Super Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie (Nominated)

Social Media

John David Washington is available on social media. He seems to be always happy, judging from his pictures on Instagram.

It is no surprise that the American actor’s followers are increasing by the day. This is due to his growing influence in the American movie industry.
John’s varified accounts are as follows:

  • Instagram: @johndavidwashington
  • Twitter: @JDavidWashington

Personal Life

John David Washington is a handsome man with an athletic body. He is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighs 94kg (208Ibs).

He is a black man with dark-brown eyes, black hair and well-kept black beards.

About his relationship life, John David Washington is rumored to be romantically involved with American dancer, Vivian Nixon.

John David Washington loves watching movies a lot. His favourite is; Raging Bull (1980), Dances With Wolves (1990), Man On Fire (2004), Coming To America (1988), and Glory (1989).

He is a big fan of the legendary director, Spike Lee, who happens to be the director of his first film, Malcolm X.

Net Worth

John David Washington is one of the most influential and wealthy American entertainers. The former footballer lives comfortably with an estimated net worth of $8 million.

The majority of his earnings comes from his short-lived career and his career as an actor.

It will not be a thing of a surprise if his bank account experiences a massive increase in the coming years following his growing influence and hard work.


John David Washington started as a child actor who made his debut at the age of eight in the 1992 Film ‘Malcolm X‘.

He took a long break from filming to focus on his football career, then returned after a while to the future in the 2010 action movie ‘The Book Of Eli‘.

Since then, he has become a mainstay in the movie industry.
You can find John in the following films:

  • 1992 Malcolm X as Student in Harlem classroom
  • 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress as Boy with Toy Rifle
  • 2010 The Book of Eli
  • 2017 Love Beats Rhymes as Mahlik
  • 2018 Monsters and Men as Dennis Williams
  • Monster as Richard “Bobo” Evans
  • BlacKkKlansman as Ron Stallworth
  • The Old Man & the Gun as Lieutenant Kelley
  • 2020 Tenet The Protagonist
  • 2021 Malcolm & Marie as Malcolm Elliott
  • Television series
  • TBA Untitled as David O. Russell
  • 2015–2019 Ballers as Ricky Jerret

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