Denzel Washington

updated 05/09/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/09/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Thoughtful, congenial actor (Oscar winner for Glory); 35. Married to singer Pauletta Pearson; two children. "When my girlfriends ask me, 'Is he really as sexy as he seems? I tell them, 'He is—even if it's only in your imagination.' "—Sheryl Lee Ralph, Washington's wife in The Mighty Quinn

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