11 Fun Facts About Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington made her screen debut more than 20 years ago in a PBS sketch-comedy series, but you probably know her from the political drama Scandal, in which she plays the powerful and compelling Olivia Pope. Here are 11 fun facts about Kerry Washington:

 

1. She was named after Ireland’s county Kerry.

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2. Growing up, she wanted to be a whale trainer at SeaWorld.

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3. Kerry graduated at the top of her class at George Washington University, with a degree in Performance Studies.

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4. Right after college, she studied yoga and traditional Indian theater in India.

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5. She is a part of V-Day, which is an organization dedicated to stopping violence against girls and women.

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6. Kerry has testified before Congress in support of the arts, along with Robert Redford and John Legend.

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7. She directed the music video for the song “I Want You” by Common.

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8. She was People magazine’s choice for “Best Dressed Woman” in 2013.

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9. As Olivia Pope in Scandal, Kerry was the first black lead actress on a network drama in 40 years.

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10. Kerry is married to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha.

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11. On her birthday, Kerry gives her parents gifts.

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Author: Cecilia

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