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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Date :

January 31, 1977

Birth Place :

Bronx, New York, USA

Spouse :

Nnamdi Asomugha (football player, since 24-Jun-13)

Claim to fame :

As Della Bea Robinson in "Ray" (2004)

Biography


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.

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Kerry Washington Gives Powerful Speech After Accepting GLAAD Award in L.A.

March 22, 2015 18:27:59 GMT

was among the honorees at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The "" actress delivered a powerful message on human rights and gender equality after accepting Vanguard Award from .
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Kerry Washington Confirmed to Play Anita Hill in HBO Movie

March 12, 2015 22:51:39 GMT

has landed a major role in an upcoming HBO film "" based on a controversial court case in 1991. The "" actress is cast as real-life attorney Anita Hill in the true-story TV movie for the premium cable network.
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Kerry Washington Moved to Tears by 'Scandal' Ferguson-Inspired Episode

March 07, 2015 03:35:42 GMT

The latest episode of "" was very powerful and emotional, and it affected not only its viewers, but also the show's stars. Lead actress admitted she was brought to tears after watching the Ferguson-inspired episode.
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GLAAD to Honor Kerry Washington With Vanguard Award

March 04, 2015 06:03:23 GMT

GLAAD confirms to have chosen as the next recipient of its Vanguard Award, crediting her for her work in promoting equality. The 38-year-old star thus joins previous honorees which include , , , , , and .
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Kerry Washington and InStyle Address Skin Lightening Controversy

February 06, 2015 02:27:47 GMT

and InStyle have reacted to controversy surrounding her new cover photo for the magazine's March issue after receiving backlash from fans. Many fans were disappointed because they believed Kerry's skin color was lightened for the cover photoshoot.
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Kerry Washington Rumored for 'Suicide Squad'

November 21, 2014 07:33:28 GMT

is reportedly circling "". According to Mike the Film Guy, the Olivia Pope of "" is in negotiations to play Amanda Waller in the movie about a group of convicted villains in DC Comics seeking redemption.
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Kerry Washington Helps Launch 'Scandal' Clothing Line

September 24, 2014 01:54:34 GMT

made appearance at the launch of "" clothing line which is a collaboration between the actress, the ABC popular series' costume designer Lyn Paolo and fashion retailer The Limited on Monday, September 22. As reported by The Associated Press, Washington spoke of the collection at the launch, saying that the professional-looking outfits are offered in more affordable price.
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Emmy Awards 2014: Sofia Vergara, Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington Dazzle on Red Carpet

August 26, 2014 01:09:24 GMT

Numerous stars packed the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. Among those who hit the red carpet at the Monday, August 25 event were , and . The three stars looked beautiful in various ensembles they chose for the annual awards event.
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BET Awards 2014: Kerry Washington, Zendaya Wow on Red Carpet

June 30, 2014 01:48:04 GMT

and are among stars who dressed to impress at the 2014 BET Awards on Sunday, June 29. Hitting the red carpet at the awards event, which was held at the Nokia Theatre in L.A., the two stars were joined by other celebrities such as and 's girlfriend on the red carpet.
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Kerry Washington to Debut 'Scandal' Fashion Collection

June 26, 2014 04:15:30 GMT

has teamed up with costume designer Lyn Paolo and national retailer The Limited to launch a "" fashion collection. The fans of the ABC series will be able to purchase the fashion of Olivia Pope in this fall.
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Kerry Washington Dazzles at First Post-Baby Appearance

June 13, 2014 09:44:00 GMT

New mother made her first red carpet appearance since giving birth at Women in Film 2014 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Los Angeles on June 11. The "" star received the 2014 Lucy Award for excellence in television presented by the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes.
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Kerry Washington Quietly Gave Birth to Baby Girl

May 02, 2014 23:20:31 GMT

quietly gave birth to a baby girl on Monday, April 21 at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It was the first child for the "" star and former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
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'12 Years a Slave' Swept Movie Categories at 2014 NAACP Awards

February 23, 2014 08:35:32 GMT

"" emerged as a big winner at the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, February 22. The slavery drama took home Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Director for Steve McQueen, Outstanding Writing for John Ridley and Outstanding Supporting Actress for .
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2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet Ruled by Kerry Washington, Malin Akerman

January 19, 2014 01:53:47 GMT

Hollywood stars arrived at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to celebrate the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, January 18. Making a statement on the red carpet was and her baby bump.
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Kerry Washington Talks About Pregnancy: 'Life Is a Wonderful Adventure'

January 13, 2014 07:44:03 GMT

looked glowing as she appeared at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 12. Wearing a floor-length dress from Balenciaga, the "" star gushed over her pregnancy in an interview with Access Hollywood.
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Kerry Washington's Husband Nnamdi Asomugha Announces Retirement From Football

December 28, 2013 05:14:28 GMT

's husband Nnamdi Asomugha has announced that he is retiring from football. The cornerback shared the news on Friday, December 27 during a press conference at the Oakland Raiders' headquarters.
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'Scandal' Season 3 Episode Order Reduced Amid Kerry Washington's Pregnancy Report

December 07, 2013 03:37:54 GMT

ABC has trimmed "" season 3 episode order from the full 22-episode order to 18. It's considered unusual since the Shonda Rhimes-created drama is a hit for the network. There's no official explanation for the cutback, but the news comes on the heel of reports that lead star is pregnant.
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Video: 'SNL' Host Kerry Washington Pokes Fun at Racial Diversity Issue

November 04, 2013 01:57:55 GMT

"" has reacted to criticism of the lack of racial diversity on the show in the best way it could which was funny sketch. On November 2, with the help of host , the show addressed the elephant in the room.
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Report: Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha Expecting First Child

October 31, 2013 01:12:07 GMT

A baby is reportedly on the way for , 36, and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha, 32, just four months after they secretly tied the knot. A source tells Us Weekly that the Olivia Pope of "" is "about four months along."
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Kerry Washington Breaks Taran Killam's Heart in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

October 30, 2013 04:23:53 GMT

has filmed a promo to remind viewers of her "" hosting gig this weekend. Appearing with the show's regular , she takes a jab at her hit series on ABC, "".
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'Project Runway' Picks a Winner, Kerry Washington Guest Judges in Season 12 Finale

October 18, 2013 04:11:29 GMT

Alexandria von Bromssen, Bradon McDonald, Dom Streater and Justin LeBlanc were vying for the top prize on the "" season 12 finale which aired Thursday, October 17 on Lifetime. Taped on September 7, the episode saw the four finalists creating a machine washable garment that would show along with their finished line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
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Kerry Washington Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' Amid Racial Diversity Issue

October 17, 2013 02:28:29 GMT

will make her debut on "". The Emmy-nominated actress will host the November 2 episode of the sketch series with as musical guest. For the rapper, it will be the sixth time he's performing on the show.
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Kerry Washington Is People Magazine's Best Dressed Celebrity

September 19, 2013 03:51:21 GMT

"" star is named 2013's Best Dressed Woman by People magazine. The Emmy-nominated actress tops the list that includes such fashionable actresses as Academy Award-winner , , -Tatum and .
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Kerry Washington Opens Up About Keeping Mum About Her Love Life

September 04, 2013 07:40:46 GMT

In Glamour magazine's October issue, "" star explains why she has remained tight-lipped about her romance and recent marriage to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The 36-year-old actress and the San Francisco 49ers cornerback dated for a year before tying the knot in June this year in a ceremony that took place in Hailey, Idaho.
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Kerry Washington, Kate Middleton Land on Vanity Fair's 2013 International Best-Dressed List

August 01, 2013 08:35:56 GMT

and Kate Middleton are among honorees on Vanity Fair's 2013 International Best-Dressed List. The "" actress, who graced the magazine's August issue cover, is featured on the first place. The actress has worn stylish dresses in various red carpet appearances. She donned a Miu Miu dress at the Oscars and looked stunning in a lemon yellow Jason Wu gown at CFDA Awards.
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Kerry Washington, Kevin Spacey, Bill Hader and More React to Their Emmy Nominations

July 19, 2013 06:01:51 GMT

As and announced the nominations for the upcoming 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, some TV stars woke up to good news of them getting a nod. Among them who started their day with such thing to celebrate were , and .
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Kerry Washington Marries Nnamdi Asomugha

July 04, 2013 02:10:10 GMT

"" star is a married woman. She tied the knot with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in a low-key ceremony on June, 24. E! News reported that their wedding took place in Blaine County, Idaho.
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Kerry Washington Develops Skill in Acting as Teen Safe-Sex Educator

July 03, 2013 03:38:10 GMT

graces the front page of Vanity Fair's August issue. The Olivia Pope of "" is white hot showing off her curves in a swimsuit as she's lounging in the swimming pool. For the cover story, the 36-year-old brunette beauty opens up about how she becomes quite skilled in acting.
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Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington and Nicole Richie Dazzle at 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

June 04, 2013 07:32:07 GMT

Big stars flocked to Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City to attend 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards Monday, June 3. brightened up the event with her sea-green gown, popped up in a yellow dress, while heated up the event with her revealing outfit.
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Kerry Washington Goes Sexy for Her First Major Women's Magazine Photoshoot

May 08, 2013 04:37:09 GMT

finally made her way on to the cover of a major women's magazine for the first time. The actress, who was nominated for Oscars for her roles in "" and "", graces the cover of Elle magazine's June edition and fills the inside spread with a series of her sexy photos.
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