Kerry Washington is an American actress. She has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama ‘Scandal’, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she played Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington, D.C., and also is a producer. 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.
She made her screen debut in the ABC telefilm ‘Magical Make-Over’ in 1994. She was in the cast of the 1996 PBS sketch comedy-style educational series ‘Standard Deviants’, and she appeared in the short “3D” and the feature film ‘Our Song’ in 2000. She went on to appear in several movies, including ‘Save the Last Dance’ in 2001 and ‘The Human Stain’ in 2003. In 2002 she played Chris Rock’s love interest in the spy thriller ‘Bad Company’, a film that represented a turning point for her, in that it was the first time in her career that she had made enough money annually to qualify for health insurance under SAG.
In 2004, she played the female lead in Spike Lee’s ‘She Hate Me’, and she received strong reviews for her performance. After 2004, she held parts in ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ in 2005, ‘Little Man’ in 2006, ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ in 2007, and as a wife of 1970s Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the UK historical drama ‘The Last King of Scotland’ in 2006. She is also known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson, in the film ‘Ray’ in 2004, 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’ in 2012.
She has also appeared in the recurring role of Chelina Hall on the ABC television series ‘Boston Legal’, and in several episodes of the A&E cable-TV series ‘100 Centre Street’. In 2007, she co-directed and appeared in the music video for hip-hop artist Common’s song, “I Want You”, the fourth single from his album ‘Finding Forever’ and became a spokesperson for L’Oréal, appearing in commercials and ads alongside fellow actresses, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Aishwarya Rai, Maya Karin and model Doutzen Kroes.
From April 2012 to April 2018, she starred in the ABC drama series ‘Scandal’, created by Shonda Rhimes, as Olivia Pope, a crisis manager who runs her own crisis management firm called Pope & Associates in Washington, D.C.. The show has been a commercial and critical success, and has been called one of the most talked about drama series on Facebook and Twitter. Her performance has earned positive reviews, and in 2013, she won the award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the 44th NAACP Image Awards and was also presented with the NAACP President’s Award. In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual Time 100 list. In 2016, she portrayed Anita Hill in the HBO television film ‘Confirmation’, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Kerry Washington movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Kerry Washington films scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the latest new Kerry Washington movie would be as good as some of her recent ones.
Little Fires Everywhere (TBA)
‘Little Fires Everywhere’ is an upcoming American drama miniseries based on the book of the same name written by Celeste Ng that is set to consist of eight episodes and premiere on Hulu. The series stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington who are also set to executive produce alongside Liz Tigelaar, Lauren Neustadter, and Pilar Savone.
‘Little Fires Everywhere’ follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
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