Kerry Washington (born 31.01.77) is an American actress best known for her roles in 'Django Unchained', 'The Last King of Scotland' and 'Fantastic Four'.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Kerry Washington had a net worth of 8 million USD.
Childhood: Kerry Washington was born in the Bronx, New York City, to Valerie and Earl Washington. As a child, she studied at the all-girls Spence School in Manhattan, while also attending the TADA! Youth Theatre as a teenager. She later studied anthropology and sociology at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and later at the performing arts studio, Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Career: Washington made her screen debut in the ABC television film, 'Magical Make-Out' in 1994 as part of the ABC After School specials series. In 2000, she made her feature film debut in the movie, 'Our Song'. She then appeared in 'Save the Last Dance' the following year, 'Bad Company' in 2002, and 'The Human Stain' in 2003. 2004 saw her in her first leading role in the Spike Lee film, 'She Hate Me'. Following her appearance in the spotlight after 'She Hate Me', Washington went on to appear in 'Me & Mrs Smith' in 2005, 'Little Man' and 'The Last King of Scotland' in 2006, and 'I Think I Love My Wife' in 2007. In 2009, Washington narrated a documentary entitled 'From the Mouthpiece on the Back' which gained critical acclaim. She then made her Broadway debut the following year in 'Race' alongside James Spader. In 2012, Washington appeared in the Quentin Tarantino film, 'Django Unchained'. The same year, she appeared in the ABC drama 'Scandal'. The second series of 'Scandal' earned her a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in both 2013 and 2014.
Personal Life: Between October 2004 and March 2007, Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow. In June, 2013, she married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, and the couple had a daughter in April, 2014.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was one of the most breathtaking beauties at this year's Met Gala fashion event. She was snapped stepping out of the Mark Hotel in New York with a guest wearing a gorgeously shaped pale pink gown with her long hair pulled back into a bun.
Washington was named as this year's Vanguard honoree.
Kerry Washington added another appearance to her impressive record to her already impressive record as an advocate for diversity, human rights and gender equality. On Saturday, the Scandal star was named the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard winner and her speech brought the audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Washington compared the problems of the LGBT community to civil rights struggles of the past.
The award is given out every year by the GLAAD to the most prominent and active allies of the LGBT community, as determined by the non-profit organization. "When I was told that I was going to get an award for being an ally to GLAAD, it got me thinking," she said to the crowd, which included Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana.
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The 38-year-old actress will receive the honour for her efforts in making a "significant difference in promoting equality."
Congratulations are in order for Kerry Washington! The 38-year-old actress is set to receive the Vanguard Award this year's GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards in Los Angeles.
Washington will be presented with the Vanguard Award by GLAAD
Washington, who will be presented with the honour in Beverly Hills on March 21st, is receiving the award for her efforts in making a "significant difference in promoting equality," according to E!News. Previous recipients include Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore, Antonio Banderas, Janet Jackson and Kristin Chenoweth.
Continue reading: Kerry Washington Will Be Presented With The Vanguard Award By GLAAD
The 37-year-old actress only gave birth last April, and she has already lost all her baby weight.
It was only in April of last year that Kerry Washington and her retired NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed their first child into the world, a baby daughter called Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, and now the 37-year-old actress has already got her hot pre-pregnancy body back.
Washington gave birth to her first child last April
While attending The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel, Washington revealed to E!News that she was able to shed so much weight in such a short period of time in two very simple ways.
Continue reading: Kerry Washington Reveals How She Quickly Lost Her Post-Pregnancy Weight
Launching a new award ceremony can't be easy, so for The Daily Front Row's inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards, a host of celebrities were on-hand to ensure it was a success.
Fashion lovers and Hollywood fans were desperately checking in to the Sunset Tower Hotel to watch The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards on 22nd January 2015. For those of you that have never heard of the Fashion Los Angeles Awards, don't worry; you aren't at fault as Thursday night's award show was the first of what is hoped to be annual event. An event which, apparently, honours the finest contributions to the style of Hollywood from the world of fashion.
Miley Cyrus with a t-shirt reading "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress" (Credit Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images)
For the inaugural event, a host of celebrities flocked to the Sunset Tower to present awards, or just watch the action unfold before them. Drew Barrymore and Ciara were called upon to present some of the prestigious awards, with stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kanye West taking up the front row of seats for the show. Miley Cyrus also presented an award. Whilst wearing an oversized t-shirt emblazoned with the statement "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress", Cyrus presented the awards for 'Womenswear Designer of the Year' to Jeremy Scott.
Sony is finally making strides to contain the leak with their new hire.
Sony’s been on damage control for a while after a massive hack left the company reeling and struggling to contain a leak of emails and other communication. The hack revealed information for future projects, casting decisions, legal proceedings and that good ol’ industry standby – racial bias.
Kerry Washington's [above] Scandal character was alegedly based on Judy Smith.
After the scandal caused Sony to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview, the company has enlisted the services of one Judy Smith – a crisis specialist, who reportedly inspired Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope character on Scandal. Did you catch the foreshadowing there?
Continue reading: Sony Allegedly Hires Real Life Olivia Pope To Help Contain Massive Hack
Natalie Portman has paid tribute to the late director Mike Nichols in a statement. She joins the likes of Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Steven Spielberg in expressing her grief via social media or in a media statement.
Natalie Portman at the Childrens' Hospital Gala in Los Angeles in October 2014.
Turns out Ri-Ri’s a big ‘Scandal’ fan
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As Season 4 hits the screens, can we remember all the twists, turns, knots and complications of Season 3?
Tense US political thriller, Scandal, was back on American screens on Thursday night after an explosive season 3, figuratively and, of course, literally. And, while there may have been too many plot twists, storyline turns and character revelations for the average viewer to comprehend, we’ve got five refresher points that even the keenest watcher may want to scan over before embarking on the next season.
Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope in the hit US political thriller, Scandal
Fitz won the election but lost his son
Continue reading: Five Things Scandal Fans Need To Recap
The ‘Greys Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ show runner has responded to a New York Times critic who described her as an ‘angry black woman’ in a recent review.
Shonda Rhimes has taken to twitter to voice her displeasure towards a New York Times critic who suggested her autobiography should be called 'How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman'.
Shonda Rhimes created 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal'
On Thursday (Sept. 18th), New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley opened her review of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, with the line "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.”
Continue reading: Dear New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not An ‘Angry Black Woman’