Kerry Washington On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Kerry Marisa Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York, and is a 2-time Golden Globe and 3-tme Emmy Award-nominated actress, perhaps best known for her TV role as Olivia Pope on the hit ABC series "Scandal".
She attended The Spence School in Manhattan, graduating in 1994, and the George Washington University in Washington D.C., graduating with a double major in anthropology and sociology in 1998. In her youngers years, she was a member of the TADA! Youth Theater and she also studied acting at the Michael Howard Studios in NYC. She made her screen debut in 1994, playing the role of Heather in "Magical Make-Over" for ABC, which she followed up with an appearance for PBS in "Standard Deviants" in 1996. From then on, she regularly appeared on the silver screen, most notably as Lanisha Brown in "Our Song" (2000), as Chenille in "Save the Last Dance" (2001), as Della Bea Robinson in "Ray" (2004), as Jasmine in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005), as Alicia Masters in "Fantastic Four" (2005) and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007), as Kay Amin in "The Last King of Scotland" (2006), as Rosetta in "The Dead Girl" (2006), as Lucy in "Mother and Child" (2009), and as Patricia Wilson in "Night Catches Us" (2010). She also landed successful TV roles, including "100 Centre Street" (2001) and the role of Chelina Hall in ABC's "Boston Legal" (2005-6).
Ms. Washington shot to superstardom in April 2012 after landing the role of crisis manager Olivia Pope on the hit ABC series "Scandal" - a role she would continue to play through to April 2018, appearing in a total of 124 episodes and receiving her first Emmy Award nomination in 2013. In 2014, she would receive a Golden Globe nomination along with a second Emmy Award nomination. Since "Scandal," she has also starred as Broomhilda von Shaft in Quentin Tarrantino's "Django Unchained" (2012), earned a second Golden Globe nomination and third Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Anita Hill in the HBO movie "Confirmation" (2016), and has voiced the role of Natalie Certain in Disney-Pixar's "Cars 3" (2017). In 2018, she reprised her role of Olivia Pope in ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder".
Ms. Washington made her Broadway debut, playing the role of Susan in David Mamet's Race at the Barrymore Theatre from November 17, 2009 through June 13, 2010. She returned to the Great White Way to take on the role of Kendra Ellis-Connor in the Broadway premiere of American Son, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, at the Booth Theatre from October 6, 2018 through January 27, 2019.