Kerry Washington Profile
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Kerry Washington

Famous As
Actress
Birth Name
Kerry Marisa Washington
Birth Date
Jan 31, 1977
Birth Place
Bronx, New York, USA
Famous As
Actress
Popular for
As Della Bea Robinson in "Ray" (2004)
Birth Name
Kerry Marisa Washington
Birth Date
Jan 31, 1977
Birth Place
Bronx, New York, USA
Height
5' 4.5
Nationality
American
Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Brown
Education
  • Graduated from Spence School, New York City, in 1994
  • Graduated from The George Washington University in 1998, with a B.A. degree in Theater
Father
Earl Washington
Mother
Valerie Washington
Spouse
Nnamdi Asomugha (football player, since 24-Jun-13)
Relation
David Moscow (actor, ex-fiance, Oct-04 - Mar-07)
Son
Caleb Kelechi Asomugha (b. 5-Oct-16)
Daughter
Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha (b. 21-Apr-14)

Making her acting debut in the ABC telefilm "Magical Make-Over" in 1994, Kerry Washington has since appeared in numerous other features both on TV and big screen. In 2004, she secured the part of musician Ray Charles' wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the biographical film "Ray". The role, indeed, became her stepping stone to explore a wider range of characters through various film genres. Several of the notable films she had starred in among others were "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005), "The Last King of Scotland" (2006), and "Django Unchained" (2012). Besides, she was also well known for portraying the role of Alicia Mastersin "Fantastic Four" (2005) and its sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007).

On the small screen, Washington had guest starring roles on such series, as "NYPD Blue", "Law & Order", "The Guardian", "Boston Legal", and "Black Panther". By 2012, she was billed to star as Olivia Pope, one of the lead roles on ABC's political thriller series "Scandal". Her character, which is a crisis management expert to the President, won her recognition from public worldwide while at the same time also earned her 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.

Acting aside, Washington is a mother of one daughter; Isabelle Amarachi (b. 2014), whom she has with NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple has been married since June 24, 2013. Born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York, she was originally named Kerry Marisa Washington.