Kerry Washington

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  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/31/1977, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Viola Davis: Most Roles Offered to Black Actresses Are “Mammy-ish”

Viola Davis says she's tired of being offered roles that she describes as "downtrodden" or "mammy-ish."

In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the How to Get Away with Murder star says there simply aren't enough meaty roles being offered to black women in Hollywood — and, she adds, those given to Halle Berry and her Shondaland counterpartScandal's Kerry Washington, don't count.

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Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Is Quitting Acting?!

For Ellen Pompeo, there's really nowhere to go after Grey's Anatomy — at least as far as acting is concerned.

"I definitely don't have a strong desire to act after Grey's," Pompeo said at a BuzzFeed Brews event Wednesday. read more

Exclusive First Look: Scandal Gets Fancy Schmancy in Season 4 Cast Shot

Scandal is moving up an hour to Thursdays #TGIT at 9/8c, so fittingly, its stars are dressed to the nines.

In our exclusive first look at the Season 4 cast shot below, Olivia & Co. are donning way more than their Sunday best — the ladies are ...
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Kerry Washington's Watchlist
Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn
Rowan Shows Olivia Who He Really Is
Kerry Washington, Part 2

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 86th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 Thank God It's Thursday on ABC TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Girl Rising Movie, Actor
2013 Vanity Fair's Hollywood TV Show Series, Appearing

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Where's Olivia Pope? Find Out in the New Teaser for Season 4 of Scandal

As the curtain closed on Scandal's third season, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) hopped on a plane with Jake, leaving Washington D.C., the President of the United States and her job behind. The plane's destination? No one knew.

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VIDEO: Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo Welcome Viola Davis to Shondaland

Shondaland has a new resident.

This fall, ABC's Thursday night lineup will be all Shonda Rhimes all the time, with Grey's Anatomy and Scandal leading into Rhimes' latest effort, the law school drama How to Get Away with Murder.

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Critic's Notebook: ABC at TCA

The verdict is still out regarding ABC's middling batch of new shows for the fall — as often happens, many of the network's more tantalizing projects are being held until midseason — but as ABC stepped into the TCA press-tour spotlight on Tuesday, the vibe was unusually positive because of one overarching hot-button issue: diversity. (For more ABC news, go here.)

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Scandal's Shonda Rhimes Reveals Harrison's Fate, Talks Season of Abby

When Scandal returns, the ABC political fixer drama will waste no time resolving many of the jaw-dropping cliff-hangers that fans have been discussing all summer.

In the Season 3 finale, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) inadvertently fulfilled her father Rowan's (Joe Morton) wishes by boarding a plane with Jake (Scott Foley), leaving behind Washington D.C. and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn). Little did she know, daddy dearest murdered Fitz and Mellie's (Bellamy Young) son in a bid to become Command of B613 again and insure that POTUS would stay in office.

Scandal: Who didn't survive the season finale?

The only person who figured it out was the one man who had a gun pointed at his head in the closing moments of the finale. And Harrison's fate is certainly up in the air now that Columbus Short will not be returning to the show. So, what does this mean for the Gladiators in Season 4? TVGuide.com sat down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes to get the scoop: read more

Quentin Tarantino Wants to Air Django Unchained Miniseries

Apparently, there's plenty of more Django to go around!

Director Quentin Tarantino revealed during the Cannes Film Festival on Friday that he has enough extra footage from his highly stylized Western film Django Unchained to cut together a miniseries, according to USA Today.

"I have about 90 minutes worth of material with Django," he told the festival audience. "It hasn't been seen. My idea, frankly, is to... read more

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