Who Is Katia Washington? The Untold Truth of Denzel Washington’s Daughter

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Who Is Katia Washington? The Untold Truth of Denzel Washington’s Daughter
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Katia Washington is the daughter of one of the legendary Hollywood actors, producer, & director Denzel Washington. Like her father, the 35 years old Katia also works behind the scene in movies. Her first work was as an editorial production assistant in Django Unchained in 2012.

In addition, to her love life, there are rumors that Denzel Washington’s eldest daughter Katia is a lesbian and is now reportedly in an interracial relationship. Is it true? Let’s find out all the truth about the popular star kid here!

Quick Facts

NameKatia Washington
Birthday27th November 1987
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California
HusbandNot Married
SiblingsOlivia Washington, Malcolm Washington, John David Washington
EducationYale University (2010)
Height5 Feet 6 Inches

Katia Washington’s Parents, Age, and Early Life

The oldest Washington daughter Katia is aged 35 as of 2023. She was born on 27th November 1987, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in a family that highly belongs to the entertainment industry.

Both of her parents are actors, especially her father’s popularity in Hollywood is quite immense as we stated earlier.

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Katia Washington with her parents and siblings.

Besides, talking about her paternal grandparents, Washington’s grandpa Denzel Hayes Washington Sr was an ordained Pentecostal minister, whereas, her grandma Lennis owned a beauty parlor.

What is Her Ethnicity?

As far as her ethnicity is concerned that Kaita is an Afro-American and is an American as per her nationality.

Both Of Katia Washington’s Parents Are Actors

As we have mentioned earlier that both Katia’s father and mother are involved in the acting world. Her father Denzel who was born and raised in Mount Veron, New York initiated an acting career in the late 1970s, playing the minor role in a TV film The Wilma Rudolph Story.

The actor gained international recognition after playing Private Silas Trip in the drama Glory in 1989. He won his second Oscar for his work in the crime thriller movie Training Day in 2001. Over the years, Washington whose career has spanned nearly a half-century won many other prestigious accolades like three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony Award.

Furthermore, the actor is credited for his work in A Soldier’s Story, Cry Freedom, The Pelican Brief, Hurricane, The Great Debaters, and more.

In the meantime, Katia’s mother Pauletta Washington is also an actress who is better known for her work in the television series Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child. She has also worked in The Parkers, She’s Gotta Have It, Burden, and Genius.

Her Parents’ Enduring Marriage

Along with their successful professional career, Denzel and his wife Pauletta are also leading blissful married life. The power couple first met on the set of the TV film Wilma and dated for several years before their nuptials. They wed in June 1983, in a private wedding ceremony. It’s been nearly four decades since they have been married and their marriage is still going strong day by day.

Katia Grew Up With Three Siblings Including Twin Brother and Sister

Katia Washington has three siblings, an older brother John David Washington and younger twin siblings, a brother Malcolm Washington and a sister Olivia Rashelle Washington. All of them have been following in their parent’s footsteps.

Denzel Washington daughter Katia, son, and wife.
Katia with her family members at the function.
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Her older brother John is an actor and producer. He popularly worked in the HBO comedy series Ballers.

Katia Washington Education

Following her high school, Katie went to Yale University in 2006, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2010.

Back in 2010, the proud dad Washington said Daily Record that his daughter, “wants to go to law school – so I’d better keep working!”

Denzel Washington’s Daughter Katia Washington’s Career Struggles & Success

Katia is a co-producer who has worked in a handful of movies and TV shows. She began her off-screen journey with a role of an editorial production assistant in Django Unchained in 2012. In 2014, Washington landed the role as an assistant in The Equalizer.

In 2016, the eldest Washington daughter worked as a production assistant in The Birth of a Nation. Furthermore, the same year, Katia was a production assistant in a period drama film Fences, starring her father Denzel, Viola Davis, and Stephen McKinley.

Additionally, Washington worked as a co-producer in a black comedy thriller Assassination Nation. Her other off-screen credits include Malcolm & Marie, Pieces of a Woman, Entertainment Tonight, and more.

As per her Linkedin bio, Katia now serves as a production executive at Bron Studios, a Canadian motion picture company that is headquartered in British Columbia.

Katia Washington’s Net Worth in 2023

Her fortune is $2 million as of 2023. She mostly makes money from her behind the scene work. Besides, her father Denzel has an estimated net worth of $250 million as of 2023.

The Hollywood legend lives in his house in Los Angeles, California. The mansion has a pool and tennis court in the gated community of Beverly Park.

Is Katia Washington a Lesbian? Her Reported Interracial Relationship

To answer the question, she is not lesbian. But, back in 2017, rumors about her sexuality started spreading that alleged that Katia was in an interracial lesbian relationship after a photo of her with a woman named Colleen was found on social media.

One social media user claimed that Katia Washington’s reported partner Colleen has several photos of themselves on her social media handles including her profile photo.

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Katia and her reported partner Colleen.

One fan wrote online,

“So I was snooping around trying to find some info on my favorite actor Denzel, and I stumbled upon his daughters Katia’s facebook page. So I look at more of her pics and this who has her profile pic as her and Katia. Click on her page and she has some more photos of them together. Her name is Colleen. … If this is actually true congrats to Katia! I don’t think I’m ‘outing’ her (if true) since these are public.”

Another commenter wrote,

“Judging from her attire it’s not like she’s been trying to hide anything.”

The next one said,

“Most people took a wild guess about his daughter when Denzel was accepting his life time achievement award at the golden globes.”

Despite the speculations, neither Katia nor her rumored girlfriend Colleen has made any confirmation whether their interracial lesbian romance is faithful or not.

Katia and Colleen Staunchly Support LGBTQ Rights

Hinting more about their possible romance, the duo also attended a couple of LGBTQ campaigns and women’s rights marches together. Especially, Colleen is an avid advocate of LGBTQ rights.

Her Reported Partner Colleen Also Works Off-Screen

Online tabloids say that Katia’s reported girlfriend also works behind the camera. She is a costume designer by profession and has already worked in several movies and TV shows.

Katia Washington Loves to Dance and Sing

Her father Denzel once said that his daughter is also pretty into dancing Katia who has nicknamed “Dancing Little Bird” in the family would start dancing to any tune.

In addition, Washington also loves to sing songs. She was a part of the A Capella group while at Yale.


Sagar Chand, who goes by Cannon, is a founder at celebsuburb.com. With an aim to cover the life of celebrities, he started the website in 2020 and has been continuously working as an author, editor, and administrator. He has over 6 years of work experience in the entertainment field. Further, he is also one of the Co-Founders at Pandora Group of Companies. Contact: sagarchand242@gmail.com