Olivia Rashelle Washington is a daughter of a Hollywood power couple Denzel and Pauletta Washington. She has a twin brother named Malcolm.
Olivia opted to follow in her parents’ footsteps and got engaged in acting. She made a debut in 2013 in Lee Daniels’s film The Butler. Olivia proceeded with playing in Empire, Madoff, Mr. Robot, Chicago P.D. and She’s Gotta Have It television series. Moreover, the performer appeared in movies The Comedian, Green Brothers and In Reality plus several short films. In 2015, she made a stage debut in The Glass Menagerie play.
Denzel Washington is a very protective father. After various stories of sexual harassment went public, he was asked if he felt that Olivia was safeguarded as a rising star. His answer was: I will break somebody’s back if they mess around with my daughter.
Moreover, The Equalizer star gives Olivia some pieces of advice. For instance, he recommended her to have different skills, like acting, singing and dancing, and get inspired by Viola Davis’s example.
A curious fact: Olivia Washington loves dancing and playing hockey in her free time. She is also good at cooking.