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Kerry Washington is a Actor American born on 31 january 1977 at New York City (USA)

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington
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Birth name Kerry Marisa Washington
Nationality USA
Birth 31 january 1977 (42 years) at New York City (USA)

Kerry Marisa Washington (born January 31, 1977) is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington DC. For her role, she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.
Washington is also known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson, in the film 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 Schaft in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012).
She has also starred in the critically acclaimed independent films Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006), Mother and Child (2009) and Night Catches Us (2010).

In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual TIME 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World."

Biography

Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow from October 2004 to March 2007. Washington married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24, 2013 in Hailey, Idaho. They have one daughter, Isabelle Amarachi (born April 21, 2014).

As a sort of souvenir or memento, she usually tries to keep something from every character that she plays, such as an item of wardrobe or a piece of furniture from the house the character lived in.

On May 19, 2013, she was the commencement speaker for her alma mater, George Washington University. Before giving her commencement address she was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.


Activism
In 2007, Washington and other celebrities joined for the 2007 Lee National Denim Day, supporting the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
In September 2012, Washington spoke at the Democratic National Convention in favor of re-electing Barack Obama with her speech focusing on addressing voter apathy.

Washington is also a supporter of gay rights. In August 2013, she was named an honorary chairperson of the GLSEN Respect Awards; and she received the GLAAD Vanguard Award on March 21, 2015.

She is a member of the Creative Coalition; which is a board of actors, writers, musicians, and producers that explore issues that are at the forefront of national discourse. She is also a member of V-Day, a global movement that brings awareness to violence against women and girls.

Best films

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
(Actress)
Django Unchained (2012)
(Actress)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
(Actress)
Ray (2004)
(Actress)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
(Actress)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
(Actress)

Usually with

Chris Rock
Chris Rock
(3 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(2 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2 films)
Michael Ealy
Michael Ealy
(4 films)
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kerry Washington (34 films)

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Actress

Cars 3
Cars 3 (2017)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Fee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion
Roles Natalie Certain (voice)
Rating67% 3.3978353.3978353.3978353.3978353.397835
Le célèbre Flash McQueen doit abandonner les circuits après un très grave accident durant la dernière course de la compétition et alors qu'une nouvelle génération de voitures high-tech, menée par le rookie Jackson Storm, l'a mis sur la touche. Pour ne pas finir comme était son mentor Doc Hudson, il entreprend donc de retrouver confiance en lui, aidé par une entraîneuse un peu maladroite, Cruz Ramirez, et le mentor de son défunt mentor, Smokey.
Peeples
Peeples (2013)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Diahann Carroll, Tyler James Williams
Roles Grace Peeples
Rating53% 2.6515652.6515652.6515652.6515652.651565
Tyler Perry Presents Peeples centers around the Peeples, an affluent East Coast family celebrating their annual reunion for Moby Dick Day – a Peeples family tradition at Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. Their weekend is interrupted when Wade Walker (Robinson), the fiance of their daughter Grace (Washington) crashes to propose marriage after being goaded by his brother Chris. Upon arrival he loses his wallet while being chased by the family dog. While at the grocery store Wade notices Virgil (David Allen Grier), Grace's father and a judge having a conversation with an unidentified woman, who is later revealed to be the mayor of the town, as well as a conversation between Gloria (Hawk), Grace's Sister and her lover Meg;(Lewis-Davis) unknown to the family. As the time goes on, Wade begins to learn other things about Grace, such as her older ex-boyfriends, and the fact that she has breast implants. Wade also discovers that Grace's mother Daphne (S. Epatha Merkerson), was a professional singer during the 70's, as well as a recovering alcoholic.
Django Unchained, 2h45
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins
Roles Broomhilda von Shaft
Rating80% 4.013214.013214.013214.013214.01321
In Texas 1858, the Speck brothers, Ace and Dicky, drive black slaves on foot. Among the shackled slaves is Django, sold off and separated from his wife, Broomhilda von Shaft. The Speck brothers are stopped by Dr. King Schultz, a German ex-dentist and bounty hunter from Düsseldorf, Prussia. Schultz asks to buy one of the slaves; when he questions Django about his knowledge of the Brittle brothers, for whom Schultz is carrying a warrant, Ace becomes irritated and aims his shotgun at Schultz. Schultz quickly kills Ace and leaves Dicky at the mercy of the newly freed slaves, who shoot Dicky in the head.
A Thousand Words, 1h27
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Eddie Murphy, Clark Duke, Ariel Winter, Kerry Washington, Cliff Curtis, Allison Janney
Roles Caroline McCall
Rating59% 2.951862.951862.951862.951862.95186
Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a literary agent who uses his 'gift of gab' to get various book deals, and he's not afraid to stretch the truth to get them. While he is trying to get a book deal from a New Age self-help guru named Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis), the guru sees through his deceit and agrees to the deal, only to later deliver a five-page book. That night, a Bodhi Tree magically appears in his backyard. Dr. Sinja goes to Jack's house and they both discover that for every word that Jack says, a leaf will fall off of the tree. When the tree runs out of leaves, the tree will die, as will Jack. In time, he finds that even written words count towards his limit; plus anything that happens to the tree will also affect Jack. When Jack tries to cut it down with an axe, an axe wound appears on him. When squirrels climb the tree, it tickles him. When a gardener tries to poison it with DDT, Jack gets high on the fumes and when the gardener tries to water the tree, Jack starts to sweat/perspire profusely.
Eldorado
Eldorado (2012)

Directed by Richard Driscoll
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Musical, Western
Themes Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Comedy horror films
Actors Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Steve Guttenberg, Richard Driscoll, Peter O'Toole
Roles Tamara
Rating27% 1.366041.366041.366041.366041.36604
The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events whilst reciting the Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Eldorado", which will have an effect on those heading towards the mythical city. The evening was going to be a normal Blues Brothers tribute gig for Oliver and Stanley Rosenblum, The Jews Brothers at a local Bar Mitzvah, but things were not going to go to plan for Stan and Ollie. After being wrongly sent to entertain the annual conference of Neo Nazi's instead of the stripper, which was sent to the Bar Mitzvah by their inept Manager JJ. The Jews Brothers are chased out of town by the head of the Californian Chapter of Neo Nazi's General Zwick, and after contacting their agent JJ who makes amends for the mix up by sending the boys and the stripper Lesley Dean to do a show at the Eldorado Festival.
The Details, 1h31
Directed by Jacob Aaron Estes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Elizabeth Banks, Tobey Maguire, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert
Roles Rebecca
Rating60% 3.0492253.0492253.0492253.0492253.049225
Jeff and Nealy Lang (Maguire and Banks) are a young Seattle couple. Jeff is a doctor and Nealy owns a small shop. They have a two-year-old son and are looking to lay down some new grass in their backyard. However, since there are worms in the grass as it is laid down, a group of raccoons manage to destroy it on a regular basis. This prompts Jeff to go to great lengths to rid their yard of the raccoons. He decides to order poison online and he applies it to a can of tuna fish. Not long later, Jeff and Nealy's next door neighbor Lila (Linney) comes to Jeff and reports that her cat, Matthew, is missing. He knows nothing of the disappearance, but hopes for the best.
Night Catches Us
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Black Thought, Novella Nelson
Roles Patricia Wilson
Rating62% 3.1477453.1477453.1477453.1477453.147745
In 1976 former Black Panther Marcus (Anthony Mackie), returns to his Philadelphia neighborhood to attend his father's funeral. Marcus has been away for several years, part of the time spent in prison on gun running charges and part spent wandering the country. Marcus has a reputation for having snitched on a fellow Panther which led to his death when the police tried to arrest him. Marcus' former friend DoRight (Jamie Hector), now a local gangster, and Marcus' brother Bostic (Tariq Trotter), a Black Muslim, are especially displeased by his return.
For Colored Girls, 2h13
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashād, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose
Roles Kelly / Blue
Rating61% 3.05153.05153.05153.05153.0515
Each woman is represented by a color: Jo Bradmore represents red, Tangie Adrose represents orange, Yasmine represents yellow, Juanita Sims represents green, Kelly Watkins represents blue, Nyla Adrose represents purple, and Crystal Wallace represents brown. Additionally, the characters of Alice Adrose, who represents white, and Gilda, who does not represent a color, were made specifically for the film.
Mother and Child, 2h5
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children
Actors Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse
Roles Lucy
Rating71% 3.5983953.5983953.5983953.5983953.598395
When she was 14, Karen (Annette Bening) became pregnant and gave her daughter up for adoption. The decision to give up her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. She gradually calms her anxiety through the relationship with Paco.
Good Hair
Good Hair (2009)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Al Sharpton, Raven-Symoné, Ice-T
Roles Herself
Rating68% 3.448073.448073.448073.448073.44807
Life Is Hot in Cracktown
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kerry Washington, Evan Ross, Shannyn Sossamon, Brandon Routh, Lara Flynn Boyle, RZA
Roles Marybeth
Rating62% 3.1005553.1005553.1005553.1005553.100555
The film intertwines several unsettling stories of people in a Manhattan neighborhood ravaged by crack cocaine.
Miracle at St. Anna, 2h40
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Valentina Cervi, John Turturro
Roles Zana Wilder
Rating60% 3.001643.001643.001643.001643.00164
In 1983, Hector Negron, an aged Puerto Rican World War II veteran, works as a post office clerk in New York City. After recognizing a customer, Negron shoots and kills the man with a German Luger pistol. Several hours later, reporter Tim Boyle and Detective Tony Ricci are at the crime scene seeking information. At Negron's apartment, Boyle, Ricci and other officers discover a finely carved statue head, the Head of the Primavera, a long missing segment from the Ponte Santa Trinita. Also found is a Purple Heart and a photograph revealing that Negron was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star.
Lakeview Terrace, 1h50
Directed by Neil LaBute
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass, Jaishon Fisher, Jay Hernandez
Roles Lisa Mattson
Rating60% 3.0490153.0490153.0490153.0490153.049015
Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson) is a twenty-eight-year veteran of the LAPD. A single and widowed father, he is particularly strict with his two children, Marcus (Jaishon Fisher) and Celia (Regine Nehy). As his kids leave for school, the new neighbors begin moving in next door. They are a young interracial couple, Chris and Lisa Mattson (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington), who are recently married and buying their first home.
Journey to the Center of the Earth, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Greg Evigan, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jennifer Dorogi, Kerry Washington
Roles Melissa Jebird
Rating29% 1.4520251.4520251.4520251.4520251.452025
The film follows two intertwined subplots: a drilling operation that is taking place in South America, and a rescue mission to save a research team that has been teleported 60 km beneath the Earth's crust.