Kerry Washington

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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.



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Kerry Washington Named Hasty Pudding Theatricals 'Woman Of The Year'

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Cast - Kerry Washington is named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Annual 'Woman of the Year' at Harvard University. The Hollywood actress, presented with a certificate and a small, gold plated cauldron, lead a procession through Harvard Square. at Harvard Square, Farkas Hall - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States - Thursday 28th January 2016

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Kerry Washington Honoured At Harvard University As Her 39th Birthday Looms


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The Scandal star, who hits the final year of her 30s on Sunday (31Jan16), was named the college's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.

Washington was paraded around the university in an open-topped Bentley by members of the theatrical society, dressed in drag.

The honour wasn't all fun and games for the African-American actress, who took a moment during the festivities to talk to reporters about the hot button diversity issue in Hollywood following the recent 'white-out' at the Oscar nominations announcement.

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Kerry Washington Creates Nail Polish Collection With Opi


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The fashion-forward Scandal star is known for her polished looks on and off the red carpet, and now she has created a range of nail colours to compliment her wardrobe styles.

"Nails are at that interesting point where fashion and beauty meet," she tells Women's Wear Daily. "If I enter that space, it's important for me to know the landscape and do it in a way that's authentic and right and true to who I am."

The actress insists the line has nothing to do with Scandal, unlike her previous clothing endeavour, but she couldn't resist naming one of the new varnishes after her character Olivia Pope - a dark grey shade, called Liv' in the Gray.

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Stars Join Forces To Campaign Against Donald Trump


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The businessman-turned-TV personality is the current frontrunner for the Republican party nomination ahead of the U.S. presidential election this year (16), but thousands of Americans are voicing their opposition as part of a drive called Stop Hate, Dump Trump.

Since he announced his political ambitions last year (15), Trump has been under fire for controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants, women, and Muslims, and campaign organisers categorise him as a "a grave threat to democracy, freedom, human rights, equality, and the welfare of our country and all our people."

Among the stars who are supporting the Stop Hate, Dump Trump campaign are Washington, Glover, O'Donnell, Lily Tomlin, Connie Britton, Cynthia Nixon, Jane Fonda, Harry Belafonte, Thandie Newton, Dylan MCDermott, and director Michael Moore, among others.

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Kerry Washington Is Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman Of The Year


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The Scandal star has been invited to lead the Hasty Pudding Theatricals' annual parade in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 28 January (16) and take part in the troupe's typically wacky 'roast' as its 2016 honouree.

"We are so excited to honor Kerry Washington as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year and welcome her to Cambridge to celebrate her many achievements," Kennedy Edmonds, show producer and troupe member, states.

"Kerry is an amazing actress with many fans in the company, and the perfect choice for this honor... But we also feel a bit nervous as we set out to coordinate a perfect event for legendary PR whiz Olivia Pope (her character in Scandal)!"

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Kerry Washington Is Opi's New Creative Ambassador


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The Scandal actress will team up with the brand's co-founder and creative director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann on the polishes, but no further details are known yet.

For beauty fan Kerry, this will be a dream come true. "Suzi's such a fierce female entrepreneur," she told WWD. "This is going to be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to testing out new colours on the red carpet. The fun, for me, is that nail lives in the crossover space between fashion and beauty. I love to play with nail colour on the red carpet and explore new shades."

Suzi immediately knew she wanted to work with Kerry as she's so impressed by the star's "sophisticated style". Kerry is in good company, as musician Gwen Stefani has also worked with OPI in the past.

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Stars Show Support For Planned Parenthood After Shooting


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A man stormed the clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday (27Nov15), killing three victims - including a police officer - and injuring nine others.

Model and presenter Chrissy, who recently announced she is pregnant with her first child, wrote on Twitter.com on Friday that she and husband John Legend had made a donation to the family planning and women's health organisation to show their support.

"Every time s**t like this happens, John and I immediately make another donation to planned parenthood (sic)", she posted.

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WWD And Variety Inaugural Stylemakers' Event

Kerry Washington - WWD And Variety Inaugural Stylemakers' Event at Smashbox Studios - Culver City, California, United States - Thursday 19th November 2015

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2015 Baby2Baby Gala Presented By MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation

Kerry Washington - 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3Labs at 3Labs - Culver City, California, United States - Saturday 14th November 2015

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Whoopi Goldberg Disagrees With Viola Davis' Emmys Speech


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The Help star made history by becoming the first black woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy Award in September (15) for her TV show How to Get Away with Murder.

During her emotional speech, she said, "The only thing that separates women of colour from anything else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles for things that are simply not there."

However, Whoopi disagrees with the actress, insisting there is plenty of opportunity for black stars but they do not receive awards recognition often, citing Kerry Washington's lack of honours for her hit drama Scandal.

Continue reading: Whoopi Goldberg Disagrees With Viola Davis' Emmys Speech

Celebrities Appear On 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

Kerry Washington - Celebrities at the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert' at Ed Sullivan Theater - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 25th September 2015

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Viola Davis Didn't Expect Emmy Speech Reaction


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Viola Davis didn't expect her Emmy speech to be so well received.

The 'How to Get Away with Murder' star - who became the first black actress to win Best Actress in a Drama Series last week - gave an impassioned speech celebrating the recent successes of African-American actresses in TV that was lauded by viewers.

However, Viola admits she wasn't sure how the speech was being received by the audience.

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Kerry Washington Tries To Quit Acting 'all The Time'


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Kerry Washington claims she tries to quit acting ''all the time.''

The 'Scandal' star admits she often thinks about walking away from her Hollywood career.

She said: ''I try to quit acting all the time! Not necessarily the show, it's not that I would ever walk away from 'Scandal,' but at times I am like, 'Eh, I'm done with this acting thing.' But being able to tell the story brings me back.''

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The 2015 Global Citizen Festival

Kerry Washington - The 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park at Central Park - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 26th September 2015

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Kerry Washington Isn't Competitive With Other Actresses


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Kerry Washington doesn't consider Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson to be her competition.

The 'Scandal' actress was thrilled when the 'How to Get Away with Murder' star became the first African-American woman to win Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmys last Sunday (20.09.15) and believes it was a victory for all women of colour.

The 38-year-old star told E! News: ''It's such proof of that idea that it's not about competition. For Viola to win, and for Taraji and I to be sitting in the front row and for her to call out our names along with all of the other women who are doing this work right now, that is absolute proof that you don't need to believe that there are limited pieces of the pie. The more pie we make, the more we all get to eat!''

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Kerry Washington

Date of birth

31st January, 1977

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

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