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'The Book Of Eli' Los Angeles Premiere

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You may not recognize the name John David Washington right off, but you definitely know his father, who just happens to be Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington. John David is Denzel’s oldest son and has been making a name for himself in the new HBO series Ballers playing the character, Ricky Jerrett a troubled football star. The role isn’t that much of a stretch for John David who played college football at Morehouse and had a short stint in the NFL playing for the St. Louis Rams.

His acting career began at nine years old when he appeared as a student in a movie his dad starred in, the 1992 classic, Malcolm X. He also adds the title of producer to his list of talents. He co-produced another film that his father starred in, Book Of Eli. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He is doing a great job on Ballers. Click here to read more.

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