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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 Excited For Obama's Final 'Nerd Prom'


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The Scandal actress who served who served as a surrogate (a campaigner who speaks on behalf of the candidate) for Obama in 2008 and 2012 and is now doing the same for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Kerry, 39, spoke ahead of the White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD) or "Nerd Prom" as it's affectionately called, at a panel discussion hosted by the Smithsonian Associates. And the mother-of-one shared how much she enjoys seeing the outgoing president let his hair down.

"I really cherish my years on the campaign and working for the president. That's what I'll always remember. But I am so excited about Saturday, I mean it will be bittersweet, but we are all so excited to see what he says," she smiled.

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Will Smith Tops Celebrity Guests For White House Correspondents' Dinner


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The Men In Black star and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are among the guests of ABC News bosses, who have also invited Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and her leading stars Kerry, Tony Goldwyn, and Scott Foley to attend.

Kim Kardashian's model sister Kendall will be seated with actors Rosario Dawson, Priyanka Chopra, Alan Cumming, Miles Teller, and Neve Campbell at Time magazine's table, while Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery will join reporters from Thomson Reuters, Jaime Alexander will attend with NBC News officials, and Ed Burns and his model wife Christy Turlington Burns have been invited by The Wall Street Journal chiefs, reports Deadline.com.

Meanwhile, Will Smith will be reunited with his Independence Day co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Vivica A. Fox, as the actors have been invited to join the Fox News party. The movie stars, who have both reprised their roles for the forthcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, will be seated alongside the likes of wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, former N'Sync singer JC Chasez, and Oscars president Cheryl Boone Isaacs - the first high-profile event both she and the Smiths are attending following the Hollywood supercouple's Academy Awards snub in February (16).

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Kerry Washington Refused To Change Her Looks For Hollywood


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The Scandal star fears her career stalled in the beginning, because she refused to give in to requests to make changes to her appearance. She knew it was important to stay true to herself and eventually her hard work and talent would pay off.

"In the beginning of my career I was often told to fix things like, 'Fix your teeth, wear your hair differently, or dress differently', or I was 'too ethnic' or I didn't speak black enough..." she told Oprah Winfrey during her Super Soul Sessions. "Whatever it was, these were the reasons why I wasn't making it in the beginning of my career."

"Before I did Scandal I did two other pilots for TV shows," she continued. "Both of them got picked up, but I was fired - 'We love the show but she's gotta go'. I think because I've always been me. I didn't really conform. I didn't really change those things that people told me I had to change."

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Kerry Washington Used Neutrogena Complaint To Surprise Fan


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The Scandal star has been the face of the beauty firm for three years, but one user, named Ebony, took make-up bosses to task earlier this year (16) after struggling to find a foundation which matched her darker skin tone.

She questioned why Neutrogena's cosmetics line didn't include more products for users with skin tones similar to that of their celebrity brand ambassador, and to her surprise, she received a call back from Kerry herself.

The actress surprised Ebony with a video call from Neutrogena's "customer service", and then revealed she had personally worked with company experts to produce a more diverse array of skin shades.

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Kerry Washington Urges Confirmation Critics To Tune In First


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The Django Unchained star portrays lawyer Anita Hill in the new biopic, which chronicles the hearings she had to attend in 1991 after accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, played by The Wire's Wendell Pierce, of sexual harassment while he served as her supervisor at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The TV adaptation of the headline-grabbing case has sparked some controversy after some of the officials involved in the actual hearings dismissed the project as an "over-dramatisation" of the real-life event.

Kerry, who also served as a producer on the film, claims she and her team went above and beyond to fully research all sides of the story so they could properly document the story onscreen.

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Kerry Washington Dismayed Adweek Cover Scandal Overshadows Article


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The Scandal star found herself at the centre of controversy on Monday (04Apr16) after the magazine's TV writer tweeted out the photo of Kerry on the cover for the first time. Followers were quick to notice the actress looked different than normal, with critics specifically noting a possibly altered forehead and hairline.

On Tuesday (05Apr16), Kerry responded to the accusations with an open letter to the editors of the magazine, admitting she was "taken aback" by the picture featured on the cover.

She explained it wasn't the use of Photoshop which bothered her, it was the sheer extent of digital adjustments which completely changed the look of her face.

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HBO Hosts VIP Special Screening Of Confirmation

Kerry Washington - NYC Special Screening of HBO Film 'Confirmation' at Signature Theater - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 7th April 2016

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Gwyneth Paltrow Is New Face Of Luxury Watch Brand


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The 43-year-old actress, chef and lifestyle guru will serve as the global Charity Brand Ambassador for Frederique Constant.

"I am very proud to be Ambassador of the Frederique Constant Charity campaign," she said in a statement. "I think Frederique Constant is a wonderful company and we are all aligned in our passion for charity and giving back.

"It's amazing to be able to work with a company with a strong value system."

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Kerry Washington Calls Out Magazine Over Photoshopped Cover


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Kerry Washington has called out Adweek magazine for heavily photoshopping her image on their most recent cover. While the ‘Scandal’ star praised the article, she said it felt strange looking at the altered cover, which she described as ‘so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror.’

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Kerry Washington Upset With Adweek's Photoshopped Cover


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The Scandal star was at the centre of controversy on Monday (04Apr16) after the magazine's TV writer tweeted out the image of Kerry on the cover for the first time. Eagle-eyed fans noticed Kerry looked different than normal, with critics specifically noting a possibly altered forehead and hairline.

On Tuesday (05Apr16), Kerry responded to the accusations with an open letter to the editors of the magazine, admitting she felt uncomfortable with the image used on the cover.

"You know me. I’m not one to be quiet about a magazine cover," she wrote. "I always celebrate it when a respected publication invites me to grace their pages. It's an honor. And a privilege. And ADWEEK is no exception."

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Hillary Clinton's Secret Service Agents Fit In On Scandal Set


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Following an impromptu invite by the star, presidential hopeful Clinton visited the Scandal set in Los Angeles, giving her team the perfect opportunity to promote her campaign.

"I'm really close to the campaign. I had recorded a few radio spots... Hillary was in town for a fundraiser, and Tony (Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant) and I thought we might get off work in time to go, but we didn't," the actress told Adweek in her April cover interview.

"So I emailed Huma (Abedin, Clinton's longtime aide) and said, 'Why don't you guys come here?' And they were able to," she recalls, joking that it was difficult to tell at one point who was, "Secret Service on the show, and the real Secret Service."

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Premiere Of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' - Arrivals

Anita Hill , Kerry Washington - Premiere of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' at Paramount Theater - Arrivals at Paramount Stuidos Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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Barbara Boxer, Anita Hill and Kerry Washington
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Premiere Of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' - Arrivals

Erika Christensen , Kerry Washington - Premiere of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' at Paramount Theater - Arrivals at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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Premiere Of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' - Arrivals

Kerry Washington - Premiere of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' at Paramount Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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The Paley Center For Media's 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles Presentation Of 'Scandal'

Kerry Washington - The Paley Center For Media's 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles presentation of 'Scandal' at the Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theater, Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th March 2016

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Kerry Washington

Date of birth

31st January, 1977

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Django Unchained Alternative Trailer

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The Details - Trailer Trailer

The Details - Trailer Trailer

Jeff Lang is the morally questionable protagonist in this bizarre comedy. After 10 years of...

Django Unchained Trailer

Django Unchained Trailer

German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of...

Mother and Child Movie Review

Mother and Child Movie Review

An excellent ensemble makes the most of a multi-strand female-centred film that drifts very close...

A Thousand Words Trailer

A Thousand Words Trailer

Jack McCall is a literary agent who has a way with words. He knows just...

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For Colored Girls Trailer

For Colored Girls Trailer

Tyler Perry re-works and Ntozake Shange's 1975 choreopoem/play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide...

Mother & Child Trailer

Mother & Child Trailer

Adoption is a life changing situation for all involved.The woman who feels she must give...

Lakeview Terrace Trailer

Lakeview Terrace Trailer

Watch the trailer for Lakeview Terrace. A certain amount of relief is felt when any...

Lakeview Terrace Movie Review

Lakeview Terrace Movie Review

Lakeview Terrace is the seventh film directed by playwright Neil LaBute and it is, by...

I Think I Love My Wife Movie Review

I Think I Love My Wife Movie Review

Let's admit up front that Chris Rock can be very funny.The guy is vicious onstage,...

The Dead Girl Movie Review

The Dead Girl Movie Review

With her debut feature Blue Car, Karen Moncrieff zeroed in on a troubled adolescent girl...

The Last King of Scotland Movie Review

The Last King of Scotland Movie Review

It's very seductive when the popular and powerful want to welcome you into their inner...

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