January 31, 1977
44 years old
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm tall
32-24-34 in | 81-61-86 cm
53 kg | 117 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Kerry Marisa Washington was born in New York City, New York, United States, on January 31, 1977, is an American actress.
Young Kerry Washington first started performing with the TADA! Youth Theater teen group, in New York City.
She made her big screen debut in coming of age drama film Our Song (2000) in role as Lanisha Brown.
She got her television debut in anthology series ABC Afterschool Special (1994) in episode "Magical Make-Over", in role as Heather.
Her breakthrough performance came as Chenille Reynolds in teen dance movie Save the Last Dance (2001).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Race" (2009) in role as Susan, at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Broomhilda von Schaft in revisionist Western movie Django Unchained (2012).
She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as Della Bea Robinson in biographical film Ray (2004).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for her role as Kendra Ellis-Connor in drama film American Son (2019) also executive producer.
She won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress Theatrical for her role as Chenille Reynolds in teen dance movie Save the Last Dance (2001).
The Last King of Scotland (2006) historical drama opposite James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker and Gillian Anderson
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) action romance with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Lakeview Terrace (2008) crime thriller opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Ron Glass
The Dead Girl (2006) drama thriller with Brittany Murphy, Toni Collette and Rose Byrne
I Think I Love My Wife (2007) romantic comedy opposite Chris Rock and Gina Torres
Mother and Child (2009) drama with Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Samuel L. Jackson
She Hate Me (2004) comedy drama opposite Anthony Mackie, Ellen Barkin and Monica Bellucci
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) superhero with Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba and Chris Evans
She voiced Natalie Certain in animated comedy adventure film Cars 3 (2017).
The Prom (2020) musical comedy in role as Ms. Greene, opposite Meryl Streep, James Corden and Nicole Kidman
She was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and for one Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Olivia Pope in ABC political thriller television series Scandal (2012-2018).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Anita Hill in HBO television political thriller movie Confirmation (2016).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Mia Warren in Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020) also for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, as executive producer.
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for ABC live television special Live in Front of A Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" (2020).
Boston Legal (2005-2006) comedy drama series in role as Chelina Hall
She voiced Princess Shuri in motion comic and television series Black Panther (2010).
How to Get Away with Murder (2018) ABC thriller series in role as Olivia Pope
Graduated from Spence School in Manhattan in 1994.
Majored in anthropology and sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, in 1998.
Studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
She was in her swimming team in high school.
Has African American, Jamaican American, English and Scottish ancestry.
Supporter of LGBT rights.
Good friends with Oprah Winfrey and Nicole Kidman.
She is a member of the Creative Coalition and of V-Day.
She played Kendra in Broadway play "American Son" in 2018, at Booth Theater.
She dated Lawrence O'Donnell (2008) and Efraim Grimberg (2008).
Has been engaged to David Moscow (2004-2007).
She married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha in 2013, they have a daughter and a son.