10 Celebrities Who Started As Athletes
1. Denzel Washington
A legendary actor in his own right, Denzel Washington, used to be an athlete. Furthermore, Washington played basketball for the Team Fordham in the Bronx. Likewise, his career as a basketball player ran from 1972 to 1974. However, he later left basketball to persue acting. And thus, the amazing actor started taking in many award-winning roles.
The Academy Award-winning actor Denzel was born in Mount Vernon, New York. Furthermore, Washington was born on the 28th of December 1954. His parents Lennis Lynn Washington née Lowe, and her husband, Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. raised the talented actor in Mount Vernon. Washington Jr. married the love of his life, Pauletta Pearson, back in 1983. Moreover, Denzel and his wife gave birth to four children in their wedlock.
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