Kerry Washington – Breathtaking American Actress


Birth Name: Kerry Marisa Washington

Date of Birth: January 31, 1977

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, U.S.

Nationality: American

Origine: African American/Jamaican/

English/Scottish/Native American

Occupation: Actress

Height: 5 ft 4in; 1.63m

Measurements: 32-24-34 (in); 81-61-87 (cm)


Washington in one sentence: Kerry is an inspiring well-rounded woman with many qualities and a talented actress.

Quotes: 

My cousins call me the longshoreman of actors.

It doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life.

The truth is always the better way to go.

Relax and enjoy the ride. It gets easier.

I am the most content when I’m taking care of myself physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I don’t want to waste this life.

You see the transformation that the arts have on young people. It changes their lives for the better. That's where my engagement is.

You may not be thinking about politics, but politics is thinking about you.

I love writing.

Generalizations of any sort are dangerous.

That’s what acting is – it’s about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters’ lives.

Interesting Facts:

  • Kerry graduated from Spence School in Manhattan in 1994, and majored in anthropology and sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with honors.
  • She studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
  • She was the face of Neutrogena brand.
  • Kerry is best known for her role as Olivia Pope in the popular television show SCANDAL.
  • She practices Pilates regularly.
  • Her favorite TV show is “Game of Thrones” and favorite film is “Splash”.
  • The time magazine included her in its annual TIME 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World” in 2014.
  • She is related to former secretary of state Colin Powell.
  • Washington’s screen debut was when she was playing a role in the ABC telefilm Magical Make-Over.
  • She was ranked No. 2 in People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful people.
  • Kerry was named “Woman of The Year” by Glamour magazine.
  • This amazing woman impersonated Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Beyoncé when she hosted Saturday Night Live on November 2, 2013.
  • She was one of the highest-paid actors in television according to the Forbes Magazine in 2013.
  • Washington won the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 44th NAACP Image Awards and was also presented with the NAACP President's Award for playing the role of Olivia Pope in the television show Scandal in 2013.
  • She was named the “Favorite actress” and “TV Star of the Year 2013”  by TV Guide's Magazine Fan Favorite Awards.
  • She is the first African American woman to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 18 years.
  • Kerry was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.
  • She is a member of a V-Day; It is a movement that spreads awareness of violence against girls and women.
  • Kerry supports the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
  • She played in many films and television shows including: Save the Last Dance, 3D, Our Song, Lift, Take the A Train, Bad Company, The Human Stain, Against the Ropes, Ray, Wait, Little MaThe Last King of Scotland, Put It in a Book, Django Unchained, I Think I Love My Wife, Peeples, A Thousand Words, Standard Deviants, The Guardian, Boston Legal, Black Panther, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Wonderfalls...
  • She won Best Actress Award in 2013 for the roles in TV show Scandal and film Django Unchained; Outstanding Actress Award (“Night Catches Us” and “For Colored Girls”– 2011 ); Outstanding Independent Actor Award (Lift) and Outstanding Supporting Actress Theatrica Award (Save The Last Dance) in 2002 and many others…
  • This beautiful actress is a mother.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.