Kerry Washington became the epitome for her role and the portrayal of the figure of Olivia Pope, a savvy crisis manager and “problem solver” who was both campaign/political advisor cum concubine of Senator Fitz-Gerald Grant, who became President of the United States in the ABC television series “Scandal”. She is a long-time actress and producer who has been nominated for many awards.
For the drama series “Scandal” she received the NAACP Image Awards for outstanding actresses in drama series. Her records over the years have shown that she is only getting better in her performance and has achieved commendable successes in her career. In 2016, she was ranked 6th in Forbes’ Best Paid Television Actress Awards.
Kerry Marisa Washington was born on 31 January 1977 in the Bronx, New York City, and is the daughter of Earl Washington and Valerie Moss. Her father Earl was a real estate agent, and her mother Valerie, who is related to Colin Powell – a former US Secretary of State – is also an educational consultant and college professor. Kerry has a mixed pedigree, but her nationality is American. She attended the Spence School in Manhattan. After high school, she completed a double degree in sociology and anthropology and also completed her Phi Beta Kappa studies at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in 1998. (formerly Columbian College/University). She also studied at the Michael Howard Studios in New York.
Kerry Washington’s Career
Kerry Washington began her career in 1994 when she starred in Magical Make-over. Since then she has starred in some films including Standard Deviants (1996), Our Song (2000), Save The Last Dance (2001), Bad Company (2002), Human Stain (2003), She Hates Me (2004). From 2005 she only played supporting roles in films such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Little Man (2006), The Last King of Scotland (2006), I Think I Love My Wife (2007), and starred in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls (2010), Django Unchained (2012), before she signed up for the ABC television series Scandal, in which she was the lead actress in 2012.
She portrayed Olivia Pope, who runs her own company known as Olivia Pope Associates (OPA), a crisis management firm that protects the public image of its clientele (which at one point included the President of the United States). The still-running TV series has received many positive reviews as it was ranked 20th on the list of the highest-paid TV actors in 2012 with a net worth of $8 million. In 2013 it was named TV Star of the Year by Editor’s Magazine and nominated for an Emmy at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama.
In 2015, Scandal ranked tenth among the top 10 political television programs of the year. With the TV show that catapulted her into the limelight, she moved up in the wealth equation in 2016 and became the sixth highest-paid TV actress with net assets of $13.5 million. She also starred in the 2016 HBO movie Confirmation.
In addition to acting, Kerry Washington has signed endorsement contracts with Apple Music, Neutrogena, and Movado and has worked with well-known cosmetics brands such as Vogue, L’Oreal and Nivea. Her net worth is estimated at 14 to 18 million dollars.
Parents, Husband, Kids – Baby and Daughter
Kerry Washington’s father is African American, while her mother Valerie is of Jamaican, Scottish and partly English descent. They did not support her choice of career as an actress because they were worried that she would not be able to defend herself in such a competitive world. Kerry even remembers her mother shedding tears just so she could reconsider her decision. But today, Kerry has proven beyond a doubt to her parents that she can survive as an actress and take good care of her.
Kerry Washington is one of the few superstars who know that her private life is completely different from her public appearances. She went out with actor David Moscow and was engaged to him between October 2004 and March 2007 before she was dumped. Kerry met her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, in 2009 and on June 24, 2013, they celebrated a top-secret wedding in Hailey, Idaho. To the surprise of many who didn’t even know she was with someone, Kerry suddenly appeared on set wearing a wedding ring.
Nnamdi Asomugha is an actor and producer, he is also a former American football cornerback and was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, the son of his proud Nigerian parents of Igbo origin. Nnamdi Asomugha has played for the Oakland Raiders, the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49’ers. As an actor he has appeared in The Game (2008), Friday Night Season 4 (2009), Leverage Season 3 (2010), Fire With Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawason and John Duhamel (2012).
The couple has two children together and there are rumors that they have gone their separate ways and have not responded to any of them, instead the family of four is growing together. When asked in an interview why she decided to keep her private life a secret, Kerry replied that she had learned from experience to know when to separate the limelight from her private life and that, by the way, it was her life that she had to either extinguish or keep secret. In April 2014 Kerry gave birth to her first daughter with her husband Nnamdi and gave her a sweet Nigerian middle name, Isabelle Amarachi. In October 2016 she gave birth to her second child and her first son Caleb Kelechi.
Body Measurements, Feet
Kerry Washington has amazing feet with long toenails, a banana-shaped body, and curvy hips. For her petite physique, she has an equally suitable breast size. Her bra size is 32B. Her hair color is black and her eyes are dark brown. Kerry weighs only 53 kg (117 pounds) and is 5ft 4in tall. And in case you want to give or send her a shoe or dress, her foot size is 8 and her dress size is 2 (all in US measures). For her body measurements, the screen diva is 32-24-34 inches.