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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Hey New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Isn't an "Angry Black Woman"

 

The New York Times published an essay Friday that begins: "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography it should be called 'How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.'"

And then it gets worse.

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Returning Favorites: Inside Scandal's Shocking New Season

On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Kerry Washington's shih tzu-Yorkie mix, Josie, is napping contentedly on a Hollywood soundstage sofa as her Emmy-nominated owner gets back to the business of being scandalous. Clad in her character Olivia Pope's trademark Armani, Washington is...well, we can't tell you what she's doing, who she's doing it with, or even where they're doing it. If we did, Scandal creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes would unleash the show's figurative guard dogs, the fearsome spies of B613, on us.

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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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Videos

Kerry Washington's Watchlist
Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn
Rowan Shows Olivia Who He Really Is
Olivia Goes to Rowan for Jake

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Django Unchained
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Peeples
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Girl Rising
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Thank God It's Thursday On ABC
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Scandal
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The Price of Free and Fair Election
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Flesh and Blood

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 86th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 Thank God It's Thursday on ABC TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 85th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Peeples Movie, Actor - Grace Peeples

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News

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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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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