John David Washington
A widely-known film performer and former football running back John David Washington was born in a family that is closely connected to the moviemaking industry. His father Denzel Washington is an internationally known actor and mother Pauletta is a singer and film star. John also has three siblings that he is close with.
While studying at school a future star was passionate about football and when he entered Morehouse College, he kept playing it. He began playing professionally in 2006 when he became a part of the St. Louis Rams. A year later, he played in NFL Europe for Rhein Fire. In 2009 the sportsman signed a contract with Sacramento Mountain Lions and had been its part till 2012. That year he got a serious leg injury and had to leave the world of sport.
However, he didn’t give up and decided to try his hand in acting. In such a way, in 2015 he featured in popular television series Ballers. This project has been lasting since 2015 and up till 2019. The actor’s other well-known works include: Monsters and Men, BlackKklansman, Tenet and others.
Today, the star keeps starring in various TV projects, gaining more and more fame and recognition.
Are you curious to know more fascinating details about the star’s life? Well, then check these top 5 mind-blowing facts that will 100% surprise you:
- He debuted on a big screen alongside his dad in Malcolm X at the age of 9.
- He is a winner of IMDB STARmeter Awards.
- He co-produced The Book of Eli.
- He doesn’t like heights.
- He fainted the first time he saw himself on TV.