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Denzel Washington’s Son – Malcolm Washington Wiki (Basketball, Age, Height)

Malcom Washington is the award-winning stars in the movie industry thanks to his father, Denzel Washington. Out of all of the Washington family, Malcom is well known for being a successful actor and even a basketball player (although a lot of people other than true basketball fans rarely put the two together to realize it was Denzel Washington’s son). Just like his other siblings, Katia, John David, and Olivia Washington, Malcom is making marks in the movie business and we will probably see his name more and more in the near future. But how did he get here? What facts don’t people know about Malcom Washington? Well, stick around, because you’re going to see just who Malcom Washington is, and what he’s all about!

The Biography of Malcom Washington – Denzel Washington’s Son

As we mentioned earlier, Malcom Washington is the twin brother of Olivia Washington, and is one of the four children that were bestowed upon Denzel Washington. He is more popularly known because of his father Denzel, but many people don’t realize that he was a successful point guard for the University of Pennsylvania where he went to college as well.

On April 10th of 1991 Malcom was brought into the world with his sister in Los Angeles. When he is asked about his childhood, he ended up growing up primarily as a celebrity child thanks to his father and mother – Denzel Washington and Paulletta Washington. These two stars ended up making the big screen in the 1980s, and therefore have dominated ever since. Malcom ended up like most celebrity kids. He attended a private L.A. school and then when he was older, he decided to move onto bigger things. He decided to go to University of Pennsylvania. He ended up being very active in basketball, and probably could have ended up going into the NBA if he wanted to pursue it, but this isn’t what he wanted. He ended up doing like other aspiring actor’s children and pursuing his studies in the film industry, in which he graduated with a degree in with honors.

The Basketball Life

Malcom was a point guard as we said earlier, but what a lot of people don’t know is that even though he ended up getting involved in the Hollywood scene, he was a prominent basketball player. While he wasn’t a starting point guard, he ended up leading and dominating the board for the University of Pennsylvania’s rosters. Some of his best stats that he soared in his short time as a basketball player were leading with steals, assists, regular shot averages (field goal percentages), and turnovers. Although he didn’t get the chance to get a lot of points in the 70 minutes that he was playing basketball for the college, he could have continued and maybe even pursued the NBA. But this wasn’t his dream. He ended up pursuing the film industry instead.

About His Family in a Nutshell

His mother, Paulleta is a prominent actress and of course, his twin sister and other siblings have all pursued the Hollywood movie scene. His brother John Dave also played football, but even he turned to acting and production in Hollywood as well. His sister Katia ended up being on the behind-the-scenes roles of famous movies like Django Unchained, Fences, and even The Birth of a Nation. John David Malcom himself is well known for blockbuster movies like Malcom X, The Book of Eli (featuring his father as the main character), Coco, and even Monster.

Is Malcom More Interested in Acting?

Malcom is more involved in the desire to direct, just like Denzel Washington is these days. He has contributed to short films so far, but it is said that he’s got some major things in the works to help improve his future as a lead director in the movie biz. 

Malcom has been in some sort of writing, production, or directing role since the beginning, but he really ended up being put out on the front with the short film called “The Dispute” when he was just merely 28 years old. He only graduated from college in 2013 after all. 

Filming Career

Malcom was originally interested in acting instead of basketball, and he ended up getting a degree in the field towards the end of his college years.

He ended up assisting in the production of the movie “Chef” back in 2014, shortly after he ended up graduating. He then seemed to disappear off the planet on a hiatus.

He switched his focus to directing, and he ended up directing a short film called “Trouble Man” as a backup director. During the production process, he was asked to join as another assistant director – the movie about a high-schooler pursuing college ended up being critically acclaimed and rated high by many critics.

In the following year, Malcom Washington ended up being a multi-faceted producer, director, and writer for the television series made famous by Spike Lee called “She’s Gotta Have It”. He worked for 8 straight episodes, and then moved to the short film called “The Last Bookstore”, and produced “Summer of ‘17”.

In 2017 he made his very own first short film called “Benny Got Shot” that won awards, and even put his name out there even more in the limelight.

In 2018, thanks to his success from his short film, Malcom ended up working as a lead director on the series called “I, Too, Dream America”. Then in the following year, he decided to pursue his very own short movie again called “The Dispute” in 2019. 

Does Malcom Washington Disclose His Personal Life Publicly?

Despite some of the famous children of Denzel Washington posting things all over social media, Malcom has been prided as one of the more reserved of all of the Washington children. He decides to stay behind the scenes so he can direct and produce – leading and dominating the screen unbeknownst to others (aside from his name and father’s fame).

Of course, his fame and fortune are somewhat inherited by his father, but there really isn’t a lot of buzz around the internet or even from word of mouth of people regarding Denzel’s twin son. The reason for this, is because while it’s known that he prides his family with the utmost regard and wants to carry on the family name when it comes to working in the Hollywood movie scene. He is truly one of the most inspiring of all of the Washington kids in this regard, because he is somewhat hush hush.

Will He Do More Than Shorts?

While he’s worked in a few episodes and television series, Malcom Washington’s primary movies that he has been known for in the independent film industry remains to this day the fact that he is great at creating short movie stories that are based on real life events. However, there are talks that he is wanting to pursue his career and eventually make a large blockbuster in the near future – maybe even work on more that involves the entire family (or so it has been rumored).


Malcom Washington has done quite a bit in his short time in the movie industry, even compared to his siblings and even his famous father, Denzel Washington. However, he isn’t as interested in being in the prime spotlight most of the time, and enjoys the lead roles of producing and directing films rather than being the actors who are told what to do. It’s no surprise that with a father like his though, that he is in the movie business – but his main goal is to help take care of his family.

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