Malcolm Washington Biography- Son of Denzel Washington

Who is Malcolm Washington?

Malcolm Washington is the son of Paulette and Denzel Washington. His father doesn’t need an introduction; he is a Hollywood actor, director, and producer loved, respected, and admired by everyone.

Malcolm has been keen on making movies and acting like a father-like son. However, many may not know that he was an athlete who was a basketball player in his college days before he started his film career. 

But he switched his career from basketball to Hollywood. 

His entertainment industry journey started as a production assistant in the hit movie “chef” in 2014.

Since then, he has been active in the film industry with various roles. Despite being a celebrity’s son, he has established his career through hard work and dedication.

Malcolm Washington biography, net worth, and career

Here is everything we know about Malcolm Washington.

Quick facts

Full nameMalcolm Washington
BirthdayApril 10, 1991
Age32 years old
Sun signAries
TraitsPositive– faithful, loyal and committed
Negative– Impulsive, self-centered, and competitive
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California
Currently residingLos Angeles, California
ParentsDenzel Washington (father), and
Pauletta Washington (mother)
GrandparentsDenzel H Washington Sr, and Lennis Washington
SiblingsOlivia Washington (twin sister), Katia Washington (sister), and John David Washington (brother)
Marital statusUnmarried
SpouseNo information
Weight75 Kg
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark Brown
ProfessionActor, Director
Net worthUSD 2 million

Early life

Malcolm Washington with father Denzel Washington and mother Pauletta Washington

Malcolm Washington was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1991. He is an Aries. As his zodiac sign suggests, he is a character of passion, motivation, and a confident leader.

Malcolm Washington attended a private school and graduated from the same institution. After finishing his schooling, he pursued his further studies in Pennsylvania, where he studied his interest, filmmaking. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the year of 2013.

Reportedly, he was a bright student keen on extra-curriculum.

Malcolm Washington is 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs around 75 kilograms. However, he is shorter than Denzel Washington, as he is 6 ft. He has a captivating dark brown eyes color and black hair.

Relationships of Malcolm Washington

Malcolm Washington tends to keep all the information away from social media and the public. Multiple sources claim Malcolm to be single. He likes to stay as far away from involvement in any affair or love with ladies as Malcolm is never in gossip about any ladies.

But indeed, the famed artist must be dating someone in private and has only shared the information with his parents. His intense focus on his career shows the intensity of a big breakout in his career, like his dad.

Malcolm has three siblings.

Denzel Washington with his family in an award show
Denzel Washington with his family in an award show


Denzel Washington (father)

Malcolm is the son of famous Hollywood celebrities Denzel Washington and Paulette Washington. 

The father of Malcolm, Denzel Washington, is a legendary Hollywood actor with tons of success stories in his belt. 

He has received two Academy Awards- the Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Movie Glory (1989) and the best actor award for the crime thriller Training Day (2001). 

Denzel has also won three Golden Glove Awards, one Tony Award, and seventeen NAACP Image awards. In 2020, the American daily newspaper, The New York Times, declared Denzel, the greatest actor of the 21st century. 

Denzel Washington is truly a brilliant actor. 

Pauletta Washington (mother)

Malcolm’s mother, Pauletta Washington, is also an actress well known for her work in the movie Philadelphia (1993), Antwone Fisher (2003), and in the film named Steps.

Pauletta was 39 years of age when she gave birth to the twins- Malcolm and Olivia Washington. Malcolm has gained lots of support and cooperation by being close to his family members.

Denzel and Pauletta met on the movie set of Wilma for the first time back in 1997. He proposed to Pauletta thrice for marriage; however, she finally agreed to walk down the aisle for the fourth time. 

The couple exchanged their vows on June 5, 1983. Denzel and Pauletta have been married together for around 37 years. 

Although, back in 2013, there was a rumor about their divorce. But, the couple successfully saved an almost failed relationship. As of now, the magnificent duo is living a joyful married life with four children.


John David (brother)

John is a very versatile talent, resonating with his brother. Moreover, he is an actor and was a football player in his early days.

Some of John David’s movies are Malcolm X (1992), The Book of Eli (2010), Coco (2016), and Monster (2017).

Katia Washington (sister)

Similarly, Malcolm’s sister Katia works the job of an assistant in an editorial production company.

Katia has worked in movies as an associated producer and directorial assistant. like Django Unchained (2012), Fences (2016), and The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Therefore, being persistent in her work has earned her a prestigious Oscar award.

Olivia (twin sister)

His twin sister Olivia Washington is also a member of the movie industry. She features in the movies such as The Butler (2013, Mr. Robot (2015), and The Comedian (2016).

Summarizing her career, we can confidently assume that Olivia is a famous actress in the present and a prominent rising star prospect.

career of Malcolm Washington


Malcolm is a man of multiple talents. He has had success in different aspects of his career, including basketball. In addition, he has represented his college in various competitions and leagues.

Malcolm started playing basketball at Yale in 2009. He replaced his teammate who violated the rules, and came off the bench. After that, he pocketed three points in his name against Delaware and another three against Davidson, assisting with two baskets.

So Malcolm was full of spirit when he played the season against Delaware, Davidson, and saint joseph.

Impressed by his passion and performance, he received a scholarship for four years in basketball in high school. With his team, he helped him win lots of matches.

Malcolm preferred to play as a point guard alongside Anthony Stover, Darius Morris, and Anthony Stover. It is because they are popular at the current times.

Furthermore, his contribution and team’s effort eventually led his school to the Division V state championship.

In Malcolm’s final year, he was the captain of his team. If he had carried on, he might have had a career in basketball.

However, he decided to follow his parents’ profession instead.
As a child, Malcolm grew up around Hollywood’s well-known movie personalities and developed a genuine interest in acting, directing, and filmmaking.

As a result, he studied filmmaking and graduated in 2013.

Consequently, he decided his true passion was always in movies. Thus, he gave up on his career as a basketball player.

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With a new mindset, focus, and family support, his journey began in his filmmaking career in 2013.

Having the proper guides helped him achieve instant success. In 2014, he worked as an assistant producer on Jon Favreau’s epic adventure comedy “Chef,” which was a box-office success.

Similarly, he worked as an assistant director in the short movie ‘Trouble Man’ directed by Jackson Young in 2016.

Likewise, he worked as an assistant to Spike Lee for the TV series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ for eight episodes.

In 2017, Malcolm started working as a director, producer, assistant director, and writer. In addition, Malcolm produced the comedy-drama ‘summer of 17’.

Furthermore, he directed and wrote a short drama, “Benny Got Shot,” which was a huge hit. With great determination comes excellent success; he screened his movie on ‘Palm Screen Short films and other screening platforms.

In the same year, the Atlanta Film festival awarded him with the “Filmmaker to Watch Award,” as he was a fascinating prospect in the movie world.

In conclusion, Malcolm has the talent and creativity needed to succeed in the highly competitive movie industry, evidenced by his work in the film industry sector.

net worth

Malcolm Washington is very far behind his parents in terms of income and net worth. Hence, his estimated net worth is tentatively around USD 2 million.

Over the years, Malcolm has successfully established himself. 

Similarly, Denzel Washington, his father, holds nearly USD 220 million, which is a considerable lump compared to Malcolm’s net worth and income.

However, it is too early; Malcolm has a lot to achieve.

Social media of Malcolm Washington

It may sound strange to know that a child of a famous Hollywood celebrity is entirely inactive on social media platforms.

Unlike other celebrities, Malcolm doesn’t have any active social media account on any platform like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

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