Kerry Washington | Biography
With strong background in academics and theater, no goal seems to be unreachable to this trained, ambitious and talented young starlet, Kerry Washington. Even at the initial phase of career, she set her eyes on screenwriting, producing and eventually directing. Born as an only daughter of education professor and real estate broker in 31 January 1977 in the city of creativity, movie and music, New York City, she was raised in the South Bronx. Though she began taking lessons on ballet at a very early age, her initial career choice was not the entertainment world rather she desired to work along with “Shamu at Sea World”. Following the 6th grade, she left public school in order to attend high and junior high school at the reputed Spence School for Girls, while as well performing with the Youth Theater group called “TADA”. She later joined George Washington University in Washington. She double majored in sociology and anthropology through the university. While attending university, she worked thoroughly with local theater community.
Talking about her personal life, Kerry Washington has very clearly stated that she does not like to reveal her personal life in front of media. Following her broken engagement with her ex-beau actor David Moscow, she tied knot with NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha in Hailey Idaho on 24 June 2013. After spending more than a year together the duo had decided to get married. At present, they are proud parents of one child named Isabella Amarachi. She us active in several political and social cause and is a member of several organizations.
While Kerry Washington made her movie debut in 2000 in “Our Song”, she had one of her very first breakthroughs the subsequent year. With her next release, “Save the Last Dance” in 2001, she easily won over viewers. Showcasing her versatility, she appeared in comedy flicks, including Bad Company (2004). The year 2004 proved to be of Kerry Washington as in this year, she got to portray a number of major movie roles, including Della Bea Robinson in “Ray”, Fatima Goodrich in “She Hate Me” and Renee in “Against the Road”. Trying her hands in different genres, she portrayed Alicia Masters in “Fantastic Four”. The following year, she again re-created her dramatic side in “The Last King of Scotland”. As the better-half of Uganda’s dictator, she grabbed huge appreciations from her audiences and critics. Around this time, she as well had a reoccurring role in TV series “Boston Legal”. In 2007, she once again teamed-up with Chris Rock for the flick “I Think I Love My Wife”. She then portrayed wife of Patrick Wilson in the Neil LaBute Thriller flick “Lakeview Terrace”. Before portraying a tough street cop in “Life Is Hot in Cracktown” in 2009, she was seen in “Miracle at St. Anna”. With “For Colored Girls” she worked along with a notable collection of actress, including Thandie Newton, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad and Whoopi Goldberg. Back in small screen, she starred on the dramatic political sitcom “Scandal” in 2012. The very year, she reteamed with Jami Foxx for “Django Unchained”. The year 2013 saw her playing Grace Peeples in comedy film, “Peeples”. In small screen, she was seen hosting “Saturday Night Live” and guested as Nerdy Girl in “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. With the successful career, Kerry grabbed the 1st position among the highest paid American actress in 2014, as per People With Money. Reportedly she has net worth of eight million dollars.
The bonified star Kerry Washington has been honored with a number of accolades and commendations throughout her career. She has won multiple awards, including BET Awards fir Django Unchained and Scandal in the category of Best Actress, Black Reel Awards for “Night Catches Us”, “Save the Last Dance”, “For Colored Girls” among others. This award winning actress used to be part of school singing group and is obsessed with pineapple. She loves dancing as well. After completing her college, she studied traditional Indian theater and yoga. Though the year 2014 does not seem to be much favorable to this beautiful actress, she certainly has lots more under her wings. She is very active in social networking sites. Her detailed biography can be fetched via wiki and other internet sites.