Is Katia Washington Gay? Who is Denzel Washington’s daughter?

April 18, 2024
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Katia Washington is the second child of Denzel Washington, one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, and Pauletta Washington who is a renowned actress as well. Although Katia likes to keep her personal life private, lately there have been rumors that she might be in an inter-racial lesbian relationship.

Early life, family, educational background

Katia Washington was born on 27 November 1987, in Los Angeles, California USA, into a talented family of entertainers. Besides her parents, her siblings are also involved in the acting and wider entertainment industry.

She has a pair of younger twins, Olivia and Malcom, and an older brother John David, who has already proven himself to the acting world by earning several awards, playing the role of Ricky Jerret in “Ballers” from 2015-19.

Little is known about Katia’s childhood, but it’s generally considered that she had a loving and nurturing early family life. Being surrounded by actors besides her parents, such as her aunt Rita Pearson and her grandmother Lennis Washington, it comes as no surprise that their passion rubbed off on Katia from her early years.

Having matriculated from an unknown high school in Los Angeles in 2005, she was admitted into Yale University, and five years later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts.



“Django Unchained” (2012)

Katia’s parents’ success in acting definitely had an impact on her career choice. Her debut in the entertainment industry was in 2012 as an editorial assistant in the production of “Django Unchained”, having the opportunity to work with the famous director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, whom she helped with general production and editing. The film won several notable awards, such as the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino) and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz). The producer also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. Needless to say, “Django Unchained” saw outstanding results at the box office, grossing $425.4 million on a $100 million budget.

“The Equalizer” (2014)

In 2014 she was the assistant of Jason Blumenthal and Todd Black in the production of crime thriller “The Equalizer”, on this occasion Katia worked with her father, who played the role of lead character Robert McCall. Although the film didn’t receive any notable awards, it came out net positive grossing $192.3 million on a $55 million budget.

“The Birth of a Nation” (2016)

After another two years, she assisted director and screenwriter Nate Parker, in the production of the biography drama “The Birth of a Nation” in 2016, which is about Nat Turner and the orchestration of the Southern American uprising. The movie won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award during the Sundance Film Festival.


“Fences” (2016)

That same year, Katia also worked in the production team of “Fences”, the drama film her father Denzel directed. She was Denzel’s assistant, who also played the main role of Troy Maxson. The movie was a huge success as it received a high number of accolades, most notably Viola Davis received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture as well as an Oscar for the same title. The movie was successful commercially too, as it grossed $64 million on a $24 million budget.

“Assassination Nation” (2018)

The next title on which Katia worked was “Assassination Nation” in 2018.

She was the co-producer of this comedy-action film which Sam Levinson directed. Critics had mixed reviews for the movie, saying that the characters were written thinly, but the movie won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Prix Utopia at the Utopiales Film festival. Unfortunately it wasn’t a financial success, as it only grossed $2.8 million on a $7 million budget.

“Malcolm & Marie” (2021)

The latest title on which Katia was involved is “Malcom & Marie” in 2021, a black and white drama romance, for which she was a co-produce,.working alongside her brother John David Washington and Zendaya, who are both lead actors and producers.


The budget for the film was $2.5 million, and on 29 January 2021 it had a limited release, with Netflix outbidding Searchlight Pictures, A24 and HBO to acquire the rights to distribute the movie for $30 million. During the limited theatrical run Deadline Hollywood reported that the film ‘made hardly any money’, because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Ever since 2021, it’s unknown whether Katia has been working on another movie. What is known, though, is that she has been working at Bron Studios as a production executive, as her Linkedin bio states; the Canadian company deals with motion pictures, with headquarters in British Columbia.

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Personal life, allegedly in a lesbian relationship?

Katia’s way of not divulging details about her personal life includes her relationships too, unfortunately. However, there is reason for fans to speculate on a possibly gay inter-racial relationship with a woman named Colleen. Although Katia refused to comment on this, her fans managed to dig out several pictures of them together, one surprisingly, on Colleen’s Facebook profile picture. They also appeared together at the women’s rights march, Colleen being a LGTBQ rights advocate. She is also involved in the entertainment domains’ behind the scenes as a costume designer.


Even though there are reasons to believe Katia might be gay or bi-sexual, this remains just speculation until she comes out and makes a statement about it. They might just be two close friends who enjoy their friendship online.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

  • Katia originally wanted to become a nurse, but coming from a family involved in the film industry, she found herself within the production area of expertise, away from the limelight.
  • She currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
  • Denzel, her father stated in an interview to GQ that ‘I can see myself in her’, referring to her high spirits and work conduit.
  • Her sun sign is Sagittarius.
  • She likes dancing and singing. While she was studying at Yale, she was part of the Acapella singers group Shades of Yale.
  • Denzel Washington stated in an interview that Katia loves dancing and she would dance to ‘any tune under the sun’, thus being nicknamed the family’s ‘Dancing Little Bird’.

Appearance, body type and body measures

Katia has black hair, dark brown eyes and is 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall. She weighs approximately 154lbs (70kg) and her vital statistics are 35-28-34. Her shoe size is 8, her dress size is 4 and her body type is what is generally known as average.

Net worth and salary

With her involvement in several successful titles, it’s estimated that her net worth is over $1.5 million. Although she has a long way to catch up to her father who has a net worth of $280 million, she also has a long road ahead and plenty of time to increase her portfolio. Despite being best known as Denzel Washington’s daughter, she has already made a name for herself in the entertainment world.

Olivia Wilson

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