Kerry Washington is an American actress. Washington 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

Nickname

Kerry

Profession

Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

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

Age

She is currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Ethnicity

Black

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.

Religion

Washington is probably a Christian.

Education

She 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 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) – She dated rapper Common for a short time in 2007 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) – American football player, Nnamdi Asomugha commenced dating Kerry in 2012. On June 24, 2013, Washington and Nnamdi married in Hailey, Idaho. They have two children together, a son and a daughter.

Physical Statistics

Height

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

Weight

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

Body Measurements

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

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

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

She made her first appearance with the 2000 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

She 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 $18 million dollars as of 2019. 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

  • She learned traditional Indian theater and yoga from India after finishing her college.
  • She is obsessed with pineapple.
  • She also has a dog named Josie.
  • She does not drink coffee.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Boston Globe ranked Scandal tenth place of its list of “Top 10 political TV shows” in 2015.
  • 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, Washington and fellow ShondaLand colleagues, Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis and Shonda Rhimes, appeared in a commercial endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.
  • In August 2016, it was announced that Washington would be producing a new ABC television show, Patrol, about female LAPD police officers.
  • Visit her official website @ kerrywashington.com.
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