John David Washington was bornon 28 July 1984 in Los Angeles, California, American, is Actor. John David Washington is an American actor who is best known for his role as Ricky Jerret in HBO’s ‘Ballers’. He also appeared in the 1992 feature movie ‘Malcolm X’ as well as in ‘Coco’ (2016) and ‘Monster’ (2017). As a co-producer, he made the 2010 movie ‘The Book of Eli’. Besides this, Washington is a former professional footballer. He won a football scholarship to Morehouse College because of his impeccable skills on the field. After having a successful career in college, he got signed with St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent. He had also played as a running back for United Football League's California franchise. In 2005, D2Football.com honoured him with the title of ‘National Player of the Week’. Coming to Washington’s personal lifestyle, he is a very simple man behind the curtains. He is not a media-loving person and doesn’t like to disclose his personal matters to the public.