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Kerry Washington

 
Bio:
Washington's Broadway credits include work in "American Son" and "Chase." She gained wide public recognition for starring as crisis management expert Olivia Pope in the ABC drama series Scandal (2012–2018). For her role, she was twice nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Washington's Broadway credits include work in "American Son" and "Chase." She gained wide public recognition for starring as crisis management expert Olivia Pope in the ABC drama series Scandal (2012–2018). For her role, she was twice nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Kendra
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Susan
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Grandma (Understudy) [Replacement]

Kerry Washington Biography

Washington's Broadway credits include work in "American Son" and "Chase."

She gained wide public recognition for starring as crisis management expert Olivia Pope in the ABC drama series Scandal (2012–2018). For her role, she was twice nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and once for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. Her portrayal of Anita Hill in the HBO television political thriller film, Confirmation (2016), earned her a nomination for both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. And for her role as Mia Warren in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020) she was again nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

In film, Washington is known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson in Ray (2004), as Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), as Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007, and as Broomhilda von Shaft in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012). She has also starred in the independent films Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006), Mother and Child (2009), Night Catches Us (2010), and American Son (2019).

Time magazine included Washington in its Time 100 list of most influential people in 2014.In 2018, Forbes named her the eighth highest-paid television actress. Washington has won a Primetime Emmy Award and five NAACP Image Awards, including The President's Award.

Kerry Washington Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kerry Washington, American Son

Kerry Washington News

Angela Bassett To Be Honored With The Spotlight Award At The 25th CDGA Photo Angela Bassett To Be Honored With The Spotlight Award At The 25th CDGA
by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2023

The Spotlight Award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of Costume Design. Past recipients include Andrew Garfield, Charlize Theron, Glenn Close, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, and more.

Disney's Onyx Collective Announces BRUISER Film on Hulu Photo Disney's Onyx Collective Announces BRUISER Film on Hulu
by Michael Major - Dec 19, 2022

Disney’s Onyx Collective announced streaming premiere date for its first narrative feature film, “Bruiser,” following its theatrical release on Dec. 2. The film stars Trevante Rhodes as Porter, Shamier Anderson as Malcolm, Shinelle Azoroh as Monica, and Jalyn Hall as Darious.

Hallmark's HANUKKAH ON RYE Starring Jeremy Jordan Now Streaming on Peacock Photo Hallmark's HANUKKAH ON RYE Starring Jeremy Jordan Now Streaming on Peacock
by Michael Major - Dec 19, 2022

Hanukkah on Rye, starring Jeremy Jordan is now streaming on Peacock. Joining Jordan in the film is Yael Grobglas (“Jane the Virgin,” “The Selection”) and Grammy Awardwinner Lisa Loeb (“Robot Chicken”). The move to streaming comes as part of Peacock's new 'Holiday Hub' streaming destination. Watch sneak peek videos at the film now!

VIDEO: David Archuleta Talks AMERICAN IDOL With Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSO Photo VIDEO: David Archuleta Talks AMERICAN IDOL With Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

Fellow “American Idol” alum David Archuleta opens up about his journey coming out as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The “Faith in Me” singer also talks about how he almost got married three times, coming to terms with his sexuality, and learning to love himself. Watch videos from the episode now!

VIDEO: Jonathan Majors Sits Down on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Jonathan Majors Sits Down on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 14, 2022

The actor feeds Jennifer their favorite popcorn and reveals what dishes he cooks while still staying in impeccable shape. Jonathan also tells Jennifer about his role as a fighter pilot in his new film “Devotion” and shares that he’s “got the itch” to get his pilot license after racking up 27 hours in the sky. Watch videos from the show now!

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Jennifer Hudson Sing 'The Impossible Dream' on THE JENNIFER HUDS Photo VIDEO: Josh Groban & Jennifer Hudson Sing 'The Impossible Dream' on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2022

Josh Groban sat down with Jennifer Hudson to discuss working with the legendary Aretha Franklin and what he has learned from performing with musical icons. Later on in the segment, Groban and Hudson sang their own rendition of 'The Impossible Dream' from Man of La Mancha. Watch a video of the performance now!

REASONABLE DOUBT to Make Broadcast Television Premiere Photo REASONABLE DOUBT to Make Broadcast Television Premiere
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2022

The drama series - from writer and executive producer Raamla Mohamed, and executive producer and director Kerry Washington - is produced by ABC Signature and streams exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. Mohamed leads an all-Black writing staff on the series. “Reasonable Doubt” stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, and more.

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL Tops English Films List on Netflix Photo THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL Tops English Films List on Netflix
by Michael Major - Oct 25, 2022

School is in session. Starring Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington and directed by Paul Feig, The School for Good and Evil debuted atop the English Films List with 78.83M hours viewed. Based on the international best-selling series by Soman Chainani, the epic tale was in the Top 10 in 93 countries.

SIX, INTO THE WOODS & More Participate in GLAAD's Spirit Day Photo SIX, INTO THE WOODS & More Participate in GLAAD's Spirit Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

 Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced participants wearing purple or going purple online for Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ youth.

Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair D Photo Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair Discrimination & Pass CROWN Act
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022

Among the members who signed the statement of support for the CROWN Act are Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kerry Washington, and dozens of other performers. In the letter, members assert, “Discrimination based on hair style or texture is a destructive practice that has alienated and caused irreparable harm to Black Americans.” 

Kerry Washington Videos

VIDEO: David Archuleta Talks AMERICAN IDOL With Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSO Videoplay
VIDEO: David Archuleta Talks AMERICAN IDOL With Jennifer Hudson on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

Fellow “American Idol” alum David Archuleta opens up about his journey coming out as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The “Faith in Me” singer also talks about how he almost got married three times, coming to terms with his sexuality, and learning to love himself. Watch videos from the episode now!

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Jennifer Hudson Sing 'The Impossible Dream' on THE JENNIFER HUDS Videoplay
VIDEO: Josh Groban & Jennifer Hudson Sing 'The Impossible Dream' on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2022

Josh Groban sat down with Jennifer Hudson to discuss working with the legendary Aretha Franklin and what he has learned from performing with musical icons. Later on in the segment, Groban and Hudson sang their own rendition of 'The Impossible Dream' from Man of La Mancha. Watch a video of the performance now!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PROM In The Netherlands Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PROM In The Netherlands

by Team BWW - Sep 21, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Dutch production of The Prom. The production is currently touring to various venues across the Netherlands.

VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Sophia Anne Caruso & More in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL Traile Videoplay
VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Sophia Anne Caruso & More in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL Trailer

by Michael Major - Sep 13, 2022

Based on the series by Soman Chainani, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is directed by Paul Feig, stars Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, Mark Heap, Patti LuPone and Rachel Bloom, with Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: First Look at Sophia Anne Caruso in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL on Netflix Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Sophia Anne Caruso in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL on Netflix

by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

Netflix has revealed a first look at The School For Good And Evil, featuring former Beetlejuice star Sophia Ann Caruso. The new series is also set to include Patti LuPone, Rachel Bloom, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Sofia Wylie, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, and Mark Heap.

VIDEO: David Alan Grier Talks IN LIVING COLOR on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: David Alan Grier Talks IN LIVING COLOR on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2021

DAG talks about his quarantine outfit, staying home, being in a bubble with his family, losing weight on the Jenny Craig diet, cast-members on “In Living Color” playing pranks on him, playing Jamie Foxx’s father on their new Netflix show “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” meeting Jamie for the first time, and Jimmy’s parents coming to his shows and feeding him leftovers.

VIDEO: Ashley Spencer and Kara Lindsay Soundcheck For Tonight's Concert With Seth Rud Videoplay
VIDEO: Ashley Spencer and Kara Lindsay Soundcheck For Tonight's Concert With Seth Rudetsky; Get Tickets Now!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2021

Tonight, Ashley Spencer and special guest Kara Lindsay will perform a concert as part of The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky. It was also recently announced that Jeremy Jordan will join the concert as well.

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes Perform Their New Song, 'Alive'! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes Perform Their New Song, 'Alive'!

by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2021

Jessica Lowndes and Jeremy Jordan have collaborated on a new song called Alive. The song is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. Jordan and Lowndes also created a video of them performing the song, together from different locations.

VIDEO: Tessa Thompson Talks About Shooting THOR on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Tessa Thompson Talks About Shooting THOR on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2021

Tessa talks about getting in a car accident on New Year’s Eve, leaving for Australia to film Thor: Love and Thunder, the first thing she plans to do when she gets out of quarantine, her new movie Sylvie’s Love with Kerry Washington’s husband Nnamdi Asomugha, and a throwback video of her “playing” the saxophone as a kid.

VIDEO: How Jeremy Jordan Saved THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Videoplay
VIDEO: How Jeremy Jordan Saved THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2021

He may not have appeared in the film, bu Jeremy Jordan played an integral part in bringing The Greatest Showman to the big screen. In a flashback video, find out how Jeremy saved 'The Greatest Showman' during his one-man show, 'Carry On.' 'Carry On' was first presented at Feinstein's/54 Below from February 12th through February 29th of 2020.


Kerry Washington Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kerry Washington been in?
Kerry Washington has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Kerry Washington been in?
Kerry Washington has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Kerry Washington's first West End show?
Kerry Washington's first West End show was Billy Elliot which opened in 2005

What awards has Kerry Washington been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for American Son .


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