Pauletta Washington and her husband Denzel Washington are definitely an outstanding Hollywood power couple. Their marriage of several decades has been an epitome of love, longevity and awesomeness. It is certainly a sterling example of a successful Hollywood marriage.
Just like her Academy-award winning husband, Pauletta Washington is also an actor. In fact, the duo actually met on the set of Denzel’s 1977 telefilm Wilma. Prior to their marriage in 1983, Pauletta had featured in a number of small roles. Even though she hasn’t featured in any major box office hits, the actress has a number of small screen and big screen roles to her credit.
Pauletta Washington: Biography, Age
Pauletta Washington (née Pearson) was born on September 28, 1950. There is next-to-no information on her early life. However, we know that her sister Rita Pearson is also an actress. In 1970 the gorgeous Pauletta Pearson became the very first black participant in the Miss North contest. She equally finished as the 1st runner-up of the competition.
As an actress, Pauletta Washington’s earlier works include Wilma (1977) and the 1981 Telefilm Purlie. She is also known for her performances on Beloved (1998), Antwone Fisher (2002), 90 Days (2016) and Steps (2017).
Her work on the small screen is equally as impressive as that of the big screen. From 2002 t0 2004, she played the role of Terri Angelou on the sitcom The Parkers. In 2017, she also played the role of Miss Ella Chisholm on the Netflix comedy series She’s Gotta Have It.
Her beauty and charm seem to have defied time. In addition to their long-lasting union, she has also retained her powerful smile. That very same electric smile with which she graced the red carpets in the early days of their marriage has not faded, even one bit.
As we all know, Pauletta is married to famous Hollywood actor Denzel Washington. The duo met on a movie set way back in 1977. It is unclear how long their courtship lasted, however, reports have it that Denzel Washington asked Pauletta to marry him three times. That’s a whole lot of persistence!
Eventually, his persistence paid off as Pauletta finally agreed to become Mrs Washington. The duo tied the knot on June 25, 1983. Their union has effectively weathered the storms of regular Hollywood marriages and has continued to wax strong. The power couple also renewed their vows in 1995 in a ceremony which was officiated by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
However, their union was rocked by divorce rumours in 2013 after a picture of Denzel kissing an unknown woman surfaced in the media. Pauletta Washington was said to have moved out of their home for a while to rethink the marriage. Thankfully she decided to stand by her husband and their marriage has remained intact.
They also have four children together named John David, Katia and twins Olivia and Malcolm. Just like their parents, almost all of the young Washingtons are in Hollywood. This comes as no surprise seeing that they must have inherited some powerful acting genes from both parents.
Pauletta Washington’s Children
The Washingtons welcomed their first son John David Washington on July 28, 1984. Just like his famous parents, John David is an actor and a producer. He made his acting debut as a 9-year old on his father’s 1992 film Malcolm X. The talented actor is best is known for his role as Ricky Jerret on the HBO comedy series Ballers (2015). He was a co-producer on his father’s thriller The Book of Eli (2010).
In addition to his acting career, John David was a professional football player. He attended the Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia on a football scholarship. Upon graduation, he went undrafted in the 2006 NFL draft after which he got signed by the St. Louis Rams as a running back. His history as an athlete definitely came in handy for his role on the TV series Ballers.
The Washingtons welcomed their second child, a daughter named Katia, on November 27, 1987. graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010. She is also a Hollywood producer. Some of her works include Django Unchained (2012), Fences (2016) and The Birth of a Nation (2016).
On April 10, 1991, 39-year old Pauletta Washington welcomed a set of twins, a daughter named Olivia Rashelle and a son named Malcolm. The twins both earned a degree in film studies from the University of Pennsylvania. During his college days, Malcolm played point guard for the University’s basketball team. In 2016, Malcolm Washington graduated from American Film Institute Conservatory.
On her part, has towed her parents’ path as she is also an actress. Her film credits include Lee Daniels’ 2013 historical film The Butler as well as the 2016 comedy The Comedian. In 2016, Olivia Washington also appeared in the thriller series Mr. Robot.
Pauletta Washington has had a fairly successful Hollywood career. She has several projects to show for her performances both on the small screen and the big screen. The beautiful screen diva is estimated to have a net worth of over $1 million. However, there are varying reports about her exact financial standing.
$1 million is quite an enviable amount of wealth, however, it is totally dwarfed by the $290 million net worth of her longtime spouse Denzel Washington, who is one of the highest paid Hollywood actors. On the other hand, Pauletta Washington also has a stake in her husband’s wealth and therefore, it’s a win-win situation for her.