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Kerry Washington Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Kerry Washington|
|Real Name:||Kerry Marisa Washington|
|Occupation:||Actress, Activist and Media Personality|
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|Place of Birth:||The Bronx, New York City|
Kerry Washington Biography
Kerry Washington was born to Valerie and Earl in the Bronx, New York City, on January 31, 1977. Her father worked as a real estate broker, while her mother was an education consultant and professor. Washington was part of the TADA! Youth Theater teen group and attended the Spence School in Manhattan from her pre-teen years until graduating from high school in 1994. At 13, she was taken to watch Nelson Mandela speak at Yankee Stadium upon his release from prison. She was accepted into Yale University and Dartmouth College but declined both. Instead, she attended George Washington University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1998 with a double major in anthropology and sociology. She also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. On May 19, 2013, she was the commencement speaker for her alma mater, George Washington University. Before giving her commencement address, she was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.
Her mother, Valerie, is a professor and educational consultant, while her father, Earl Washington, is a real estate broker. Her father’s family is of African-American origin, and they moved from South Carolina to Brooklyn. Her mother’s family is from Manhattan. Kerry’s mother has a mixed-race background and is from Jamaica. Her ancestry includes English, Scottish, Native American, and enslaved Africans from the Caribbean. Kerry is related to former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell through her mother’s side. Kerry was conceived through a sperm donor, which she only learned about in 2018.
She is her mother’s only child.
Isabelle Amarachi is their daughter, and Caleb Kelechi is their son. In addition, she is a stepmother to Asomugha’s child from a past relationship.
In June 2013, Kerry married the NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple has a daughter and a son.
Kerry was in a relationship with actor David Moscow, and they got engaged in 2004. However, their busy schedules prevented them from spending enough time together, leading to their breakup in 2007.
Kerry Washington is estimated to have a net worth of around $55 million.
Kerry leads a life of luxury and possesses high-end cars.
She resides with her family and formerly owned a Hollywood Hills home. Additionally, it is rumoured that she possesses a Beverly Hills estate, an LA compound, and a New York penthouse.
Movies & TV Shows
Kerry Washington has acted in several films and television programs, but her breakthrough performance was in the drama series Scandal on ABC (2012–2018) as Olivia Pope. She portrayed a crisis management specialist in this capacity. She received two nominations: the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performances as Anita Hill in the HBO political drama Confirmation (2016) and Mia Warren in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020).
Kerry Washington is recognized for her remarkable performances in various movies, including her portrayal of Della Bea Robinson in Ray (2004), Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four movies of 2005 and 2007, and Broomhilda von Shaft in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012). Additionally, she has starred in several independent films, such as Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006), Mother and Child (2009), Night Catches Us (2010), and American Son (2019).
She frequently attempts to save something from each role, such as a wardrobe item or a piece of furniture from the character’s home, as a kind of memento or keepsake. In 2022, Washington will play Ms. Peyton, a fourth-grade teacher, on The Simpsons. In the movie version of The School for Good and Evil, directed by Soman Chainani, she portrays Professor Clarissa Dovey.