Kerry Washington (born 31.01.77) is an American actress best known for her roles in 'Django Unchained', 'The Last King of Scotland' and 'Fantastic Four'.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Kerry Washington had a net worth of 8 million USD.
Childhood: Kerry Washington was born in the Bronx, New York City, to Valerie and Earl Washington. As a child, she studied at the all-girls Spence School in Manhattan, while also attending the TADA! Youth Theatre as a teenager. She later studied anthropology and sociology at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and later at the performing arts studio, Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Career: Washington made her screen debut in the ABC television film, 'Magical Make-Out' in 1994 as part of the ABC After School specials series. In 2000, she made her feature film debut in the movie, 'Our Song'. She then appeared in 'Save the Last Dance' the following year, 'Bad Company' in 2002, and 'The Human Stain' in 2003. 2004 saw her in her first leading role in the Spike Lee film, 'She Hate Me'. Following her appearance in the spotlight after 'She Hate Me', Washington went on to appear in 'Me & Mrs Smith' in 2005, 'Little Man' and 'The Last King of Scotland' in 2006, and 'I Think I Love My Wife' in 2007. In 2009, Washington narrated a documentary entitled 'From the Mouthpiece on the Back' which gained critical acclaim. She then made her Broadway debut the following year in 'Race' alongside James Spader. In 2012, Washington appeared in the Quentin Tarantino film, 'Django Unchained'. The same year, she appeared in the ABC drama 'Scandal'. The second series of 'Scandal' earned her a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in both 2013 and 2014.
Personal Life: Between October 2004 and March 2007, Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow. In June, 2013, she married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, and the couple had a daughter in April, 2014.
It's been six years since the last Cars movie (there were two Planes movies in that time), and the filmmakers have wisely decided to go back to basics for this one. After the sequel's foray into global spy mayhem, this movie keeps its focus on the race track. There's still that nagging lack of logic in the premise: a world of cars living like people, except that there are no people. But the oddest thing about this movie is that its themes are aimed at grown-ups, not children.
It opens as Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is at the top of his career, winning every race and celebrated as a rock star. Then young upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) beats him, using high-tech training methods. To boost his speed, McQueen's sponsor (Nathan Fillion) sets him up with hot new trainer Cruz (Cristela Alonzo). But the old-school McQueen doesn't like simulators; he wants to feel sand in is tyres. So he takes Cruz on a cross-country trip to tap into his roots and show her the purity of racing on a dirt track. This involves seeking out salty old trainer Smokey (Chris Cooper) as McQueen prepares for a make-or-break race. Meanwhile, a TV pundit (Kerry Washington) drastically cuts McQueen's odds of winning any more races at all.
It's unlikely that kids in the audience will be able to identify with the central idea that you need to recognise when it's time to step aside for the younger generation. But then, they're mainly watching these movies for the vroom-vroom action, then buying the merchandise and recreating the races at home. The plot is for the adults, really, and this film provides a very nice story arc for McQueen (and Cruz as well). There is also, of course, a non-stop barrage of automotive puns and sight gags, silly side characters and wacky action. The stand-out scene is a riotous demolition derby in the mud.
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The ABC series is coming to an end.
Currently in its sixth season, ABC political drama 'Scandal' from Shonda Rhimes has managed to entertain audiences and currently averages a 2.7 among the 18-49 adult demographic, with an impressive 8.9 million total viewers when taking seven days of delayed viewing into account.
Kerry Washington leads the political drama as Olivia Pope
Previously admitted that she had to scrap a storyline that saw Russians hacking the Presidential Election because it hit a little too close to home in regards to America's current political climate, it's now being widely reported on a number of major entertainment news outlets that 'Scandal' will be wrapping things up when its seventh season broadcasts next year. A formal announcement is expected next week at the network's upfront presentation.
Continue reading: Shonda Rhimes' 'Scandal' Ending With Season 7
The hit television writer admits that the current political climate makes it difficult to stick to her usual writing techniques.
Shonda Rhimes is one of the modern days most successful television writers. Bringing such shows as 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'How To Get Away With Murder' to the small screen, she enjoys a host of accolades and award nominations each years for her various creations, and 'Scandal' is no exception.
Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope in 'Scandal'
Starring Kerry Washington in the lead role of Olivia Pope, the series has told some of the wackiest and insane stories straight from Washington for almost six full seasons now. Whether it's to do with the various relationships going on inside the Oval Office, unexpected murders or even a character eating her own wrists, the show certainly has something for everybody watching.
Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Pearl Jam and Beyonce will be among the performers at the free-ticket event next month in New York.
The Global Citizen Festival, which was launched in 2012 as part of 15 year campaign to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, made the announcement via its website on Thursday morning (August 13th).
Salma Hayek, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman’s wife, have also been confirmed as emcees for the free-ticket event which takes place in Central Park on September 26th this year.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Among Hosts Of Global Citizen Festival 2015
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was one of the most breathtaking beauties at this year's Met Gala fashion event. She was snapped stepping out of the Mark Hotel in New York with a guest wearing a gorgeously shaped pale pink gown with her long hair pulled back into a bun.
Washington was named as this year's Vanguard honoree.
Kerry Washington added another appearance to her impressive record to her already impressive record as an advocate for diversity, human rights and gender equality. On Saturday, the Scandal star was named the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard winner and her speech brought the audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Washington compared the problems of the LGBT community to civil rights struggles of the past.
The award is given out every year by the GLAAD to the most prominent and active allies of the LGBT community, as determined by the non-profit organization. "When I was told that I was going to get an award for being an ally to GLAAD, it got me thinking," she said to the crowd, which included Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana.
Continue reading: Kerry Washington Draws Tears With GLAAD Vanguard Award Speech
The 38-year-old actress will receive the honour for her efforts in making a "significant difference in promoting equality."
Congratulations are in order for Kerry Washington! The 38-year-old actress is set to receive the Vanguard Award this year's GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards in Los Angeles.
Washington will be presented with the Vanguard Award by GLAAD
Washington, who will be presented with the honour in Beverly Hills on March 21st, is receiving the award for her efforts in making a "significant difference in promoting equality," according to E!News. Previous recipients include Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore, Antonio Banderas, Janet Jackson and Kristin Chenoweth.
Continue reading: Kerry Washington Will Be Presented With The Vanguard Award By GLAAD
The 37-year-old actress only gave birth last April, and she has already lost all her baby weight.
It was only in April of last year that Kerry Washington and her retired NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed their first child into the world, a baby daughter called Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, and now the 37-year-old actress has already got her hot pre-pregnancy body back.
Washington gave birth to her first child last April
While attending The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel, Washington revealed to E!News that she was able to shed so much weight in such a short period of time in two very simple ways.
Continue reading: Kerry Washington Reveals How She Quickly Lost Her Post-Pregnancy Weight
Launching a new award ceremony can't be easy, so for The Daily Front Row's inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards, a host of celebrities were on-hand to ensure it was a success.
Fashion lovers and Hollywood fans were desperately checking in to the Sunset Tower Hotel to watch The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards on 22nd January 2015. For those of you that have never heard of the Fashion Los Angeles Awards, don't worry; you aren't at fault as Thursday night's award show was the first of what is hoped to be annual event. An event which, apparently, honours the finest contributions to the style of Hollywood from the world of fashion.
Miley Cyrus with a t-shirt reading "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress" (Credit Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images)
For the inaugural event, a host of celebrities flocked to the Sunset Tower to present awards, or just watch the action unfold before them. Drew Barrymore and Ciara were called upon to present some of the prestigious awards, with stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kanye West taking up the front row of seats for the show. Miley Cyrus also presented an award. Whilst wearing an oversized t-shirt emblazoned with the statement "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress", Cyrus presented the awards for 'Womenswear Designer of the Year' to Jeremy Scott.
Sony is finally making strides to contain the leak with their new hire.
Sony’s been on damage control for a while after a massive hack left the company reeling and struggling to contain a leak of emails and other communication. The hack revealed information for future projects, casting decisions, legal proceedings and that good ol’ industry standby – racial bias.
Kerry Washington's [above] Scandal character was alegedly based on Judy Smith.
After the scandal caused Sony to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview, the company has enlisted the services of one Judy Smith – a crisis specialist, who reportedly inspired Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope character on Scandal. Did you catch the foreshadowing there?
Continue reading: Sony Allegedly Hires Real Life Olivia Pope To Help Contain Massive Hack
Kerry Washington - the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Presents an Evening with 'Scandal' at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th May 2013
Date of birth
31st January, 1977
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