So Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington, is HOT. The Internet quickly realized that the hunky ‘Ballers’ star is the offspring of the Oscar-winning actor, and fans are dying to know more! Here are five things you must know about John.
We can’t get enough of John David Washington, 31, and apparently, neither can everyone else! Fans began freaking out after they realized the insanely attractive Ballers star is the son of Pauletta, 64, and Denzel Washington, 60. Plus, he’s as fascinating as he is hunky! HollywoodLife.com has rounded up five facts to know about him.
1) He made his acting debut at age nine in Malcolm X.
John was just nine years old when he appeared as a student in a Harlem classroom in the 1992 Oscar-nominated film, Malcom X. Denzel starred as the title role in the film.
2) He’s a former football star.
John currently stars on the HBO comedy series Ballers, where he plays competitive NFL player, Ricky Jerret — but did you know that John was actually a football star himself? He played college football at Morehouse University, and in 2006, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a free agent. He later went on to play for the European Football League and the United Football League (UFL) until 2012.
3) He co-produced The Book of Eli alongside Denzel.
Before his acting career took off with Ballers, John co-produced the 2010 film The Book of Eli. Denzel produced and starred in the post-apocalyptic tale.
4) Despite his love for football, acting has always been his true passion.
“It was in my heart my whole life,” John told Sports Illustrated about acting. “But every kid has their rebel kind of thing, so my rebel, I turned to football, ’cause I always loved it too, but this was my thing.” John will be starring in the upcoming film Coco, which revolves around a hip hop artist discovering slam poetry.
5) He just joined Instagram.
And he’s already posted plenty of pics to drool over, which you can check out here. You’re welcome.
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— Julianne Ishler