Kerry Washington Biography
Kerry Washington (full name: Kerry Marisa Washington) is an American actress and producer. She is most known for her role as Olivia Pope in the Shonda Rhimes ABC drama Scandal. In the series, Olivia is a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington, D.C., and also is a producer.
Washington has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series: all this due to her role in Scandal.
Kerry Washington Age
How old is Kerry Washington? Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in the Bronx, New York City, New York, United States. She is 42 years old as of 2019.
Kerry Washington Parents | Kerry Washington Family
The Scandal star is the daughter of Valerie Washington, a professor and educational consultant and her husband Earl Washington, a real estate broker. Through her mother, she is a cousin of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Kerry Washington Husband
Who is Kerry Washington Married To? Washington is married to former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha since 2013.
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Kerry Washington Kids | Kerry Washington Children
During an interview with Craig Melvin on the Today show, Washington revealed that she is a mother of three. She has two biological children: Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, born in 2014, and Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, born in 2016. She is not down to provide much information about her kids and speculations are that the third child is her stepdaughter, her husband’s child from a previous relationship.
Kerry Washington Acting Career
Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington DC, and also is a producer. For her role, she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.
Washington is also known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), as Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007, and as Broomhilda von Schaft in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012). She has also starred in the independent films Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006), Mother and Child (2009) and Night Catches Us (2010). In 2016, she portrayed Anita Hill in the HBO television film Confirmation and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.
In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual “Time 100” list.
Kerry Washington Broadway
Broadway is a theatre in which there are theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Since November 4, 2018, Washington returned to Broadway with the theater production American Son alongside Steven Pasquale, Eugene Lee and Jeremy Jordan.
In an interview the plays director Kenny Leon said, “It’s a very civil play about people expressing ideas and listening to each other and expressing their passion for love and the country”. Kerry also works as a producer together with the creator of Scandal, Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, Will Trice, Gabrielle Union-Wade, Steve Stoute, Dwayne Wade and Nnamdi Asomugha.
She has also performed in another Broadway play by the name 2009 Race by David Mamet. Washington had the role of Susan in the play that was performed at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Kerry Washington Height
The American Son star has a height of 1.63 m.
Kerry Washington Net Worth
The Scandal star has an estimated net worth of more than $14 million.