Malcolm Washington

Malcolm Washington: bio, career, life and net worth

Who is Malcolm Washington?

Born on 10 April 1991, Malcolm Washington is the son of legendary actor Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington. His father is one of the most celebrated actors of modern times.

Malcolm Washington is an actor, producer, director, and former Basketball player. Malcolm showed interest in films from a very young age, born and raised in a family of actors and surrounded by famous theatre personalities.

Early Life and Education

Malcolm Washington was born alongside his twin sister, Olivia, in Los Angeles, California. He was raised together with all three of his siblings.

He had a luxurious childhood and received everything that was needed. However, he says his parents never spoiled them with anything too extravagant and luxurious.

Malcolm’s eldest brother, John, has stated that they were all raised with lessons in humility, charity, and unselfishness. The siblings are thankful to their parents for being strict.

Malcolm attended a private school in Los Angeles and went to Windward School for high school studies. He also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and played basketball in the same university. Malcolm currently holds American citizenship.

Denzel and Pauletta Washington prefer to keep their lives private, so there isn’t much information on how his upbringing was.

Basketball Career

Malcolm was a basketball player for the Pennsylvania University men’s team. He really believed it was what he wanted as a career and was a great player.

Despite being very good at basketball, he decided this game was not for him once he graduated. Malcolm decided to follow in his father’s footsteps but not too entirely.

He didn’t get any notable awards or nominations for his accomplishments in the sport, but he was considered a good player regardless. His height of only 5 feet 9 inches would probably not take him very far, and opting out was certainly a better decision.

Film Career

Malcolm Washington stepped into the entertainment business in 2014 as a production assistant in Jon Favreau’s comedy Chef after quitting basketball.

He got more experience in filmmaking in 2015 when he wrote and directed a short film called ‘Benny Got Shot.’ IMDB states its synopsis as – “When Naomi, a young autopsy assistant at the LA County Coroner’s office, realizes her brother has gone missing on the night of a police shooting, she is forced to confront her worst fear, that his body may be in the morgue.

He is also credited for being an assistant director of a short movie called The Last Bookstore. He was the second assistant director for another short film titled ‘Trouble Man.’

Malcolm produced the 2020 film “North Hollywood,” described as “The first-ever movie about becoming a pro skater” on its IMDB page.

He has produced two short films titled “The Dispute” (2019) & “Summer of 17” (2017). The Atlanta Film Festival gave him the Filmmaker-to-Watch Award in 2017 and highlighted his promising future in filmmaking.

While he has yet to reach the heights that his older brother John David Washington has in the film industry, he doesn’t feel the need to rush it as he is young and capable.


John David Washington

Malcolm’s eldest brother, John, was born on July 28, 1984, in the USA. John David started his career as a football player while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

John was reluctant to work in the film industry despite having a deep interest in it. He stated that the main reason was that he always feared that he would fail in Hollywood. He did not want to disappoint his father and ruin his legacy.

In the 2010s, John stepped into the world of filmmaking and showbiz after quitting Football. His father, Denzel, had wanted him to stop playing football for a while because he couldn’t stand watching him get injured so much.

John was one of the main characters in the HBO comedy series Ballers from 2015 to 2019. John has remarked Ballers stating that he didn’t tell his father about his audition for a while, but Denzel was extremely proud after finding out.

He played the main character’s role in Christopher Nolan’s 2020 film Tenet. People recognize him today for this impressive role, and he has garnered great reviews.

Before Tenet, he had got his breakthrough role in Spike Lee’s 2018 crime film BlacKkKlansman in which he played the role of Ron Stallworth. He received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for this role.

He is also set to play a role in an untitled big-budget film coming out soon. John is undoubtedly paving a career to become an acting legend like his father.

Katia Washington

Malcolm’s eldest sister, Katia, was born on November 27, 1987. Katia went to college and received her law degree from Yale University in 2010.

Katia works as a producer in Hollywood. She has produced Pieces of a Woman, Assassination Nation, Fences, and Malcolm and Marie. She previously worked in the editorial department on Quentin Tarantino‘s 2012 film Django Unchained.

Olivia Washington

Olivia was also born on April 10, 1991. She has followed the same path as her siblings. She completed her education & graduated from New York University before starting her work in the entertainment industry.

Olivia is a model and an actor. She has appeared in Great Performances; She’s Gotta Have It, Chicago P.D., Mr. Robot, Madoff, and a few more.

Net Worth

Malcolm’s net worth is estimated to be around 2 Million dollars. This is quite an impressive amount, although his parents are on a different level with $220 and 100 million dollars.

Much of his income comes from his filmmaking roles as producer & director. There is decent information on his earnings from producing and directing, but other possible sources of annual income, assets, or inheritance are completely unknown.

Malcolm Washington’s Love Life

In many cases, celebrities tend to keep all the information about them private. Like parents Denzel and Pauletta Washington, Malcolm has kept his dating life a complete secret. Most of his personal life is known only to the Washington family.

In Malcolm’s case, sources him to be single. But he may be dating someone, and he likes to keep them away from the eyes of reporters and journalists.

Taking his father’s name can get him any hottie he desires. But he clearly hasn’t used it to get together with anyone.

Malcolm is a handsome young man, and girls tend to love him a lot. However, he has given far more focus to his profession and career than his love life.

Social Media

To say that his parents are popular is an oversimplification. They are one of the greatest acting couples in the modern era. So obviously, their son is very famous as well.

People really want to get an insight into him, but he doesn’t seem to give out much information about himself. Malcolm is not active on any of the social media platforms. He has remained completely inactive on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other platforms.

It’s one thing to want privacy, but the way Malcolm goes about not wanting his information being public on almost anything shows how much of a personal space he wants. He does not speak to too many peers in Hollywood either, as far as we know.

Malcolm has always kept a shallow profile when showing off, using his father’s connections, or taking advantage of anything from his parents to get a step ahead of anyone for love, fame, or money.


Like his father, Malcolm has never been involved in any controversies so far. He has kept much of his life a secret, and he doesn’t work in too many films at a time.

It appears he likes to take it slow and prefers a laid-back, private life. He ignores any negative news written on him.

Since there is not much to work on regarding his activities or involvements with anyone, he has never received any negative attention from any media whatsoever, which is a feat in itself considering how much attention people give him.

Malcolm Washington Quick Facts:

Full Name                  Malcolm Washington

Date of Birth             1991 /04 /10

Birthplace                  LA, California

Marital Status            Single

Parents                       Denzel Washington, Pauletta Washington

Siblings                      John David Washington, Katia Washington, Olivia Washington

Nationality                  American

Ethnicity                    African

Zodiac Sign               Aries

Height                        5 feet 9 inches

Weight                       75 kg

Eyes Color                 Dark Brown

Net Worth                  $2 Million

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