Kerry Washington Bio, Husband and Kids, Net worth, Movies, Early life, Facts

January 21, 2019Kerry Washington Bio, Husband and Kids, Net worth, Movies, Early life, Facts

Who is Kerry Washington?

Kerry Washington is a famous American performer and producer. Kerry was born and raised in New York City and began her journey to fame through theater productions in school and college before moving on to American TV. In the early 1990s, she made her acting debut with a guest role in the ‘ABC Afterschool Special' series. In 2000, she finally started films with a magnificent performance in ‘Our Song'. Afterward, she appeared in many critically and commercially acclaimed films and TV series and gradually became one of the best African-American actresses of this generation.

Her popularity culminated with the 2005 hit ‘Mr. And Mrs. Smith’, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The 2012 action drama ‘Django Unchained’ was another career success for her. Her leading role of Olivia Pope in the drama series ‘Scandal’ brought her much influential critical acclaim. She has received a number of awards and nominations for her role in 'Scandal’. She has been included in the list of influential people in 'Time' magazine.

When and how did Kerry Washington start her Career?

Kerry Washington started her career in 1994 when she starred in Magical Make-over and has since played in a number of films including ‘Standard Deviants’ in 1996, ‘Our Song’ in 2000, ‘Save The Last Dance’ in 2001, ‘Bad Company’ in 2002, ‘Human Stain’ in 2003, ‘She Hates Me’ in 2004. From 2005 on, she played supports roles in films like ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ (2005), ‘The Last King of Scotland’ (2006), ‘Little Man’ (2006), ‘I think I love my wife’ (2007) and starred in Tyler Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’ (2010), ‘Django Unchained’ (2012) before joining the ABC TV series in 2012.

She portrayed Olivia Pope, who runs her own company known as Olivia Pope Associates (OPA), a crisis management company that protects its client’s public image (including the President of the United States sometime). The ongoing TV series received many positive reviews as it was ranked 20th on the list of top paid television actors with a net value of $8 million in 2012. In 2013, she was awarded the TV Star of the Year by Editor's Magazine and nominated for an Emmy in Drama at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2016, she played a leading role in the HBO movie "Confirmation" and was nominated for the "Critical Choice Awards" for her performance. She also voiced for the animated film ‘Cars 3’.

How was the Early life of Kerry Washington?

Born on 31 January 1977 in Bronx, New York City, Kerry Washington is the daughter of Earl Washington and Valerie Moss. Her father Earl was a real estate broker and her mother, Valerie, who is cousins with US Secretary of State Colin Powell, is also an educational consultant and a college professor. Kerry has a mixed ancestry but holds American citizenship.

She attended the Manhattan Spence School. After high school, she obtained a dual degree in sociology and anthropology and graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (formerly the Columbian University / College) in 1998 with Phi Beta Kappa. She studied in Michael Howard studios in New York too.

Who is in the Personal life of Kerry Washington?

Kerry Washington is one of the few superstars who know that their personal lives differ completely from their public appearances. She was engaged with the actor David Moscow between October 2004 to March 2007 before they separated. Kerry met her husband Nnamdi Asomugha in 2009 and had a highly secret marriage in Hailey, Idaho on 24 June 2013. Kerry suddenly appeared on the set with a wedding ring to the surprise of many people who didn't even know that she was dating.

The couple has two children Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, Caleb Kelechi Asomugha together. There are rumors that they have gone their separate ways. But that they have not responded to any of them.

How much is the Net worth of Kerry Washington?

In 2015, ‘Scandal’ was ranked 10th in the top 10 political television shows of the year. With the TV show catapulting her to the fore, she ranked higher in the wealth equation in 2016 and became the sixth pay television actress with a net worth of $13.5 million dollars. In HBO's 2016 film ‘Confirmation’, she also played a leading role.

Facts about Kerry Washington

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This picture was taken when we completed filming our very final scene in the Oval Office set. So many of @scandalabc’s most iconic scenes happened in that Oval. It has been, in many ways, the center of our #Scandal universe. Other sets were already being dismantled and we knew this one would be next. So, before saying good-bye, I stretched out on that gorgeous rug and tried to just take it all in. Swipe! Soon after, a few beloved crew members joined. Because... why not? LOL. Tomorrow morning I will wake up and begin to try to process the magical dream of the past seven seasons. I imagine it will take some time to really understand what just transpired in my life. But, this much, I know... I am filled with endless gratitude for our #Scandal Family. Our glorious cast & crew and our community of #Gladiators. TOGETHER, we have changed history. Transformed television. And illuminated each other’s lives. Thank you for watching. And tweeting. And being with us!!!! With love & gratitude, My very best - Kerry

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She's a certified instructor of yoga. Gwyneth Paltrow is her career’s inspiration. When she decided to be an actress, her mother started crying. She served on President Obama’s Arts and Humanities Committee.

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