Kerry Washington is an American actress. She has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she played Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington, D.C. and also is a producer.

Birth Name

Kerry Marisa Washington







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kerry Washington was born on the 31th of January 1977, in The Bronx, New York, United States.


She is currently 46 years old.

Sun Sign




She is of African American descent on her father’s side and has Jamaican American (partly English and Scottish) ancestry on her mother’s side.


Washington is probably a Christian.


Washington graduated from Spence School in Manhattan in 1994. Later, Kerry double majored in anthropology and sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1998 with a Phi Beta Kappa (an honor). Washington also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. Kerry was also shortlisted to be accepted into Yale University and Dartmouth College. But, she denied both of them.

Family Details

  • Father – Earl Washington (Real estate broker)
  • Mother – Valerie (Professor and educational consultant)
  • Siblings – None

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kerry Washington has dated –

  • David Moscow (2003-2007) – Kerry started dating actor David Moscow in 2003. She engaged him in October 2004. They remained an item until March 2007.
  • Common (2007) – In 2007, Washington dated rapper Common for a short time when she directed Common’s music video “I Want You.”
  • Lawrence O’Donnell (2008) – After having a long relationship with David, Kelly had a brief relationship with American politician, Lawrence O’Donnell in 2008, who is roughly 26 years older than Kerry.
  • Efraim Grimberg (2008) – A businessman, who is the chairman of Movado Group, Inc, Efraim Grimberg dated Washington shortly in 2008.

  • Nnamdi Asomugha (2012-Present) – In 2012, American football player, Nnamdi Asomugha commenced dating Kerry. On June 24, 2013, Washington and Nnamdi married in Hailey, Idaho. They have two children together, a son and a daughter.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-24-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Starring in ABC’s hit political thriller television series Scandal for her role as Olivia Pope, a former crisis management expert.

Film Debut

In 2000, Washington made her first appearance with the drama film Our Song in which she played Lanisha Brown.

Television Debut

In 1994, Kerry guest appeared in the anthology series ABC Afterschool Special for her role as Heather in an episode titled Magical Make-Over.

Brand Endorsements

Washington is the brand ambassador and creative consultant of the beauty brand. In 2016, supported (or endorsed) Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Elections and appeared in a commercial alongside Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis and Shonda Rhimes.

Kerry Washington Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones (2011-Present)
  • Favorite Movie – Splash (1984)

Kerry Washington Net worth

Kerry Washington’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million dollars as of 2023. She makes $200 thousand dollars for each episode of her popular series, Scandal. She earns around $3 million dollars annually as an actress. Washington owns a luxury car worth $70,000 from the makers of Porsche.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kerry Washington

  • Washington learned traditional Indian theater and yoga from India after finishing her college.
  • She is obsessed with pineapple.
  • In 2007, Washington and other celebrities joined for the 2007 Lee National Denim Day, supporting the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
  • In 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.
  • She also has a dog named Josie.
  • In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual “Time 100” list.
  • For her role in Scandal, 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.
  • She does not drink coffee.
  • 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 March 2016, Kerry and fellow ShondaLand colleagues, Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis and Shonda Rhimes, appeared in a commercial endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.
  • In August 2016, Washington would be producing a new ABC television show, Patrol, about female LAPD police officers.


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