John David Washington - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 9, 2022

John David Washington
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Ballers (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $8 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 28, 1984 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
John David Washington
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Denzel Washington
Mother's Name: Pauletta Washington
Siblings: 4

Malcolm Washington (brother)
Olivia Washington (sister)
Katia Washington (sister)
older brother

High School: Campbell Hall School
University: Morehouse College
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 94 kg (207.23 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is John David Washington?

John David Washington is an actor, former football running back by profession, and American by nationality. He played college football and was signed with St. Louis Rams before shifting to acting. As an actor, he is well known for starring in Ballers, BlacKkKlansman.

John David Washington – Age, Parents, Siblings

John David Washington’s birth took place on July 28, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was born to his mother Pauletta Washington and his father  Denzel Washington, an actor, producer, and director. 

He is not the only child of his parents and has three younger siblings- brother Malcolm Washington and sisters Olivia Washington, and Katia Washington. He has also mentioned on Instagram that he has an older brother.

John David Washington with his parents and younger siblings (Image: Naibuzz)

Education, Ethnicity

For education John David Washington attended Campbell Hall School, graduating in 2002. He went on to attend Morehouse College where he played college football. He graduated from there in 2006.

John David Washington – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Over his career which has spanned over a decade, Washington has always been secretive when it comes to his personal life. Not much is known when it comes to his romantic relationships, dating history, or girlfriend. 

He is believed to be single, sans wife and children.

John David Washington was signed with Rhein Fire (Image: Twitter)

John David Washington – Career


In the 2006 NFL Draft, Washington remained undrafted and was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent. He played in the NFL Europe for the Rhein Fire in the 2007 offseason and was signed with California Redwoods in August 2009. John David Washington played for the team until 2012.

As an actor

Like his father, he also transitioned from sports to acting. Washington’s debut film role was as a student in a Harlem classroom in Malcolm X, which starred his father in the title role.

Over the years he has starred in the films Love Beats Rhymes (2017), Monsters and Men (2018), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), Tenet (2020), Born to Be Murdered, etc. In TV series he was the main cast Ricky Jerret in Ballers (2015-2019).


On the set of Born to Be Murdered, John David Washington has starred alongside Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook, and Vicky Krieps.


John David Washington in Tenet (Image: YouTube)

John David Washington – Awards, Nominated

He has been awarded 2018’s IMDb STARmeter Awards and has been nominated for NAACP Image Awards, People's Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Satellite Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

John David Washington – Net Worth, Salary

Washington’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.

John David Washington – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram (which has been maintained private), John David Washington is followed by hundreds of followers but is absent from Twitter, and Facebook.  

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