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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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'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 >

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 >

- 88 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 >

- 124 days ago
Kerry Washington & Craig Robinson -- Let's Dance Around Stereotypes

Kerry Washington
Let's Dance ... Around Stereotypes

Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson were spotted tearing up a dance floor -- and in the process reminding us that sometimes, just sometimes ... stereotypes can be awesome.Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 445 days ago
Craig Robinson & Kerry Washington GET DOWN at 'Peeples' Party [VIDEO]

Craig Robinson
GETS DOWN With Kerry Washington [VIDEO]

Things heated up last night at the "Peeples" premiere party in L.A. -- co-stars Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington busted out some INSANE moves on the dance floor ... and it was all caught on… READ MORE >

- 446 days ago
Kerry vs. Diane: Who'd You Rather?

Kerry vs. Diane
Who'd You Rather?

"Ray" beauty Kerry Washington, 33, and "Troy' blonde Diane Kruger, 34, both shined at the same event in L.A. on Monday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1379 days ago

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