Who is Katia Washington?
Katia Washington was born on 27 November 1987, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actress, but perhaps better known for being the daughter of actor Denzel Washington. She’s appeared in several acting projects throughout her career, including “Django Unchained” and “The Birth of a Nation”. She’s also worked behind the scenes in several film projects.
The Net Worth of Katia Washington
How rich is Katia Washington? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. Her wealth has also probably been elevated thanks to the success of her father. who has a net worth estimated at $220 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Katia is the daughter of Denzel from his marriage to Pauletta Pearson, the second of four children – her younger siblings are twins. Similar to her siblings, she developed an interest in the entertainment industry thanks to their father’s success as an actor. At a young age, she developed a strong interest in reading and writing, showcasing her skills in literature, and even won a poem competition while attending high school.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Yale University to gain a bachelor’s degree – she wasn’t interested in an acting career during college, and initially wanted to be a nurse. However, after she was given an acting opportunity thanks to her family name, she decided to pursue it as a career. She also had a strong interest in dancing, which her parents supported by giving her dance classes. After appearing in a few productions, she started to work her way into the entertainment industry.
Washington started out behind the scenes of many film projects, working as an office organizer, a ‘phone manager and an administrator. Two years after graduating, she made her breakthrough in 2012’s “Django Unchained” directed by Quentin Tarantino, the western film featuring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, and a stylized tribute to the Italian film “Django”. The film was highly successful critically and commercially, gaining $425 million worldwide against a $100 million budget, then having five nominations during the 85th Academy Awards, including Best Picture for which Tarantino won, plus a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe. Waltz was also rewarded with several awards for his performance.
Her next film would come four years later – “Fences” – a period drama based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, and starring her father Denzel who also directed the film, which received positive reviews while also grossing $64 million over a budget of $27 million. It was considered by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of 2016, and was also nominated for numerous awards including four Oscar nominations. Viola Davis who also starred in the film won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. During the same year, Katia also had a role in the film “The Birth of a Nation” which is another period drama.
Father – Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. has won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award during his career. He won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in the 1989 film “Glory”, and the same in the film “Training Day”, for playing the corrupt detective Alonzo Harris. He’s been a well-known name in the film industry since the 1980s, particularly for his portrayals of real life figures.
Some of the popular names he’s portrayed include activist Steve Biko in “Cry Freedom”, human rights activist Malcolm X in “Malcolm X”, and Herman Boone in “Remember the Titans”. He’s also appeared in films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and is a frequent collaborator of Spike Lee as well as Antoine Fuqua. In 2016, he received a Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. Aside from “Fences”, he has directed other films including “The Great Debaters” and “Antwone Fisher”. Aside from his film work, he has been involved in various theatrical projects throughout his career.
For her personal life, not much is known about Katia’s romantic relationships. She has maintained privacy for most aspects of her life away from work, including any romance. Many sources also state that she is still young, and likely not interested in a relationship right now. One of the reasons there is also very limited information about her is due to the lack of any social media presence. She does not have public accounts with any of the major social media websites.
Katia’s father is a devout Christian and she along with her siblings have also been raised in the Christian faith. Her father even considered becoming a preacher, and has donated to the West Angeles Church of God in Christ facility in Los Angeles. Her older brother is John David Washington who previously played with the St. Louis Rams in the National Football League (NFL). He then transitioned to acting work as well, and has had roles in “Ballers” and the 2018 film “BlacKkKlansman”, earning nominations for Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Award thankss to his performance in the film. He’s also known to have appeared in support roles in his father’s films, including “Malcolm X”.