A brief biography
Kerry Washington, whose full name sounds like Kerry Marisa Washington, was born on January 31, 1977 in New York City, namely the Bronx neighborhood. Her father was involved in real estate and her mother was a professor and consultant in education.
The would-be actress has loved performing in front of the public since her early years and often told her parents about her desire to perform on stage. But they didn’t place much emphasis on their daughter’s infatuation.
New York City View Photo: Lukas Kloeppel/pexels
However, already in his teens Kerry Washington fully established herself in her intention to become an actress. She attended the same high school as Jennifer Lopez. The girls befriended and supported each other in wanting to take a decent place in American show business. In addition, Washington learned dance from Lopez.
The future actress participated in school theatre productions and soon became one of the most popular students at her school. Later, to improve her acting skills, she joined the theatre group “TADA! Youth Theater”, which worked with children and young people.
Also, Kerry was interested in politics and even attended Nelson Mandela’s speech, which took place at Yankee Stadium baseball immediately after his release from prison.
After graduating from high school in 1994, the girl made the decision to continue her studies at George Washington University, where she studied sociology and anthropology for several years. The diploma of this educational institution became for her a certain guarantor of stability in case she could not be realized as an actress.
One of the buildings at George Washington University Photo: Farragutful/Wikimedia Commons
Then Actress went to Michael Howard’s Michael Howard Studios, where she took acting lessons and focused entirely on the acting profession.
Career and creativity
Kerry Washington’s professional career began in 1994 with filming in commercials and music videos. That same year, she got a small role in the adventure series “Magical Make-Over”, and in 1996 she starred in a series of educational films called “Standard Deviants”.
In 2000, Kerry made her feature film debut in “Our Song”. The film did not have much success. However, the aspiring actress managed to loudly declare herself and impress critics. Such success only strengthened the girl’s desire to build a career in the film industry and she starred in several more films, including “Behind Me the Last Dance” and “Bad Company”.
Director, screenwriter and producer Spike Lee Photo: Infrection of New Orleans/Wikimedia Commons
In 2004, American director, screenwriter and producer Spike Lee approved Kerry Washington for the lead role in the melodrama “She Hates Me”. She proved again to be a talented actress and received brilliant ratings from film critics for her performance.
Starring roles in such pictures as “I Seem to Love My Wife”, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and “Shalun” followed. Filming Washington successfully combined with appearances in television projects. She starred in numerous TV series including “The Last King of Scotland”, “Boston Lawyers” and “Central Street, 100″.
However, none of these films brought her as much recognition and notoriety as Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Liberated”. She performed the role of a girl named Brumhilda von Schaft, and her set partners included popular Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. The picture was a great international success and was honored with many different film awards.
Speech by Kerry Washington and InStyle & StyleWatch magazine Editorial Director Ariel Foxman Photo: Daniel Benavides from Austin, TX/Wikimedia Commons
After such success, Kerry in June 2012 received an invitation to become a member of the “American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences”. That same year, she was confirmed for the lead role in Shonda Rhimes’ drama television series “Scandal”. The project had both commercial and viewer success and helped the actress reach new heights.
In 2013, the monthly publication “Glamour” awarded the actress the Woman of the Year award. She was then ranked second in the annual rankings of the most beautiful people by the American magazine “People”. In addition, Kerry Washington is the winner of various film awards and nominations, including SAG Awards, Teen Choice Award, BET Award, MTV Movie Awards and others.
Family and personal life
charismatic, beautiful and certainly talented actress has always enjoyed the attention of the opposite sex. In the early 2000s, Kerry Washington began dating famous American actor David Moscow. The couple even got engaged in 2004. But each of them was too busy with their careers and, eventually, Carrie and David broke up. They announced the breakdown of the relationship in 2007.
Nnamdi Asomugha (centre) at a meeting at Verde Gardens Photograph: OstFlorida/Wikimedia Commons
In June 2013 Washington was combined by marriage to Nnamdi Asomugha, who is known as an actor, producer and professional American football player. A year later, the couple had a daughter, Isabel, and in October 2016, their son, Keileb, came to light.