John David Washington has steadily moved up the Hollywood food chain as a result of his standout performances.  

He obviously considered a number of factors before deciding to pursue the same profession. 

He obviously considered a number of factors before deciding to pursue the same profession. 

 as his two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington.

Playing athletics helped the younger Washington stay out of Denzel's shadow for many years. 

After appearing in several movies, the celebrity has now explained why he shied away from performing. 

And described the moment he realised he couldn't run away from his parents.

 John David Washington played football at Morehouse College before appearing in movie

like Principle and Malcolm & Marie, basically "rebelling" against his father's history.

Hiding' From Acting: John David Washington