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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington (born January 31, 1977) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Ray Charles's wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Idi Amin's wife Kay in The Last King of Scotland, and as Alicia Masters, love interest of Ben Grimm/The Thing in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007. She has also starred in the critically acclaimed independent films Our Song and The Dead Girl, and is the lead actress in the 2012 ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which Washington plays Olivia Pope, a former crisis management expert to the President. Washington was born in the The Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Valerie, a professor and educational consultant, and a real estate broker father. She performed with the Tada theater teen group and attended the Spence School in Manhattan, graduating in 1994. She attended George Washington University, graduating in 1998. She also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. Washington made her screen debut in the ABC telefilm Magical Make-Over (1994). She was in the cast of the 1996 PBS sketch comedy-style educational series Standard Deviants, and she appeared in the short "3D" and the

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Kerry Washington -- Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Kerry Washington
Good Genes Or Good Docs?

Kerry Washington’s good looks are scandalous! Here’s a 25 year-old-version of the A-list actress at the premiere of her film “Bad Company” in New York City (left) and 14… READ MORE >

Hillary Clinton Visits 'Scandal' -- So, About This President Thing ... (PHOTOS)

Hillary Clinton
Visits 'Scandal' ... So, About This President Thing

Would-be prez Hillary Clinton scored a sit-down with sitting President Fitzgerald ... on the set of "Scandal." Mrs. Clinton kicked it with Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington and several other… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha -- No Divorce ... Still Tight

Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha
No Divorce ... Still Tight

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha will remain husband and wife ... despite a bunch of stories to the contrary. Multiple sources connected with the couple -- 3 of whom have no… READ MORE >

- 261 days ago
Kerry Washington -- Out of Control Fan in NYC ... IT'S HANDLED (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Kerry Washington
Out of Control Fan ... IT'S HANDLED

Kerry Washington could've used the services of Pope & Associates Thursday morning in NYC when a frantic and desperate fan rushed at her. Kerry was leaving GMA and took time to pose… READ MORE >

- 336 days ago
Spielberg, Downey, Clooney ... Celebrities Owed a Fortune in Unclaimed Property

Spielberg, Downey, Clooney
Celebs Owed a Fortune In Unclaimed Property

Some very big stars are going about their business blindly ... not having a clue they are owed hundreds and even thousands of dollars.We've gone through hundreds of names from the California State… READ MORE >

- 668 days ago
Kerry Washington -- Hiding in Plain Sight with Baby & Husband

Kerry Washington
Hiding in Plain Sight With Baby & Husband

Kerry Washington was spotted out in NYC with her new baby, which would have been shocking enough, but then -- a true unicorn! Her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha was also there ... WITH her ... IN… READ MORE >

- 701 days ago
Kerry Washington -- Rare Appearance with Baby ... And Ex-NFL Star Hubby

Kerry Washington
Rare Appearance with Baby ... And Ex-NFL Star Hubby

Here's something you never see ... Kerry Washington -- out in public -- WITH HER HUSBAND (her real-life husband, not Tony Goldwyn). Kerry and former NFL superstar Nnamdi Asomugha were spotted… READ MORE >

- 701 days ago
'Scandal' Star Scott Foley -- I Don't Believe Kerry Washington Gave Birth!

'Scandal' Star Scott Foley
I Don't Believe Kerry Gave Birth!

Kerry Washington's TV secret spy/love interest does NOT believe she really had her kid.Our camera guy spotted Scott Foley at Reagan International Airport in D.C. Friday, and the former head of… READ MORE >

- 845 days ago
Kerry Washington's Baby Born -- 'Scandal' Star Gives Birth ... VERY SECRETLY!

Kerry Washington
'Scandal' Star Gives Birth ... VERY SECRETLY

There's a new Pope.  Kerry Washington had her baby ... TMZ has learned.Kerry gave birth under the radar -- almost 2 WEEKS AGO.Kerry's new baby girl is named Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. … READ MORE >

- 846 days ago
Columbus Short -- Olivia Pope Can't Help Me ... She's Got Her Own Problems

Columbus Short
Olivia Pope Can't Help She's Got Her Own Problems [VIDEO]

"Scandal" star Columbus Short -- who's facing domestic violence prosecution -- presented a united front Wednesday at The Grove with the woman he's accused of attacking. Short was mum but a little… READ MORE >

- 882 days ago

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