When it comes to the substantial wealth of Kerry Washington, net worth estimates are around $8 million, but for this talented and beautiful actress this is only the beginning. Known for her role as Olivia Pope from the successful show Scandal, appreciated by the public just as much as by the critics, Kerry Washington is among the brightest shining stars of Hollywood today.
KERRY WASHINGTON NET WORTH – $8 MILLION
Birth Name – Kerry Marisa Washington
Date of birth – January 31, 1977
Zodiac Sign – Aquarius
Birth Place – The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Nationality – American
Height – 5′ 4″
Profession – Voice Actor
Born in 1977 in the Bronx, Washington started appearing on the stage in her teen years. She first appeared on television in 1994 in a tele-film entitled Magical Make-Over on ABC. She started acting full-time only after she graduated from George Washington University (Washington holds a double degree in sociology and anthropology) and made her debut on the big screen in Our Song in 2000.
Since then, she appeared on television in various shows including NYPD Blue, Boston Legal, Law & Order and Psych and in cinemas the public could see her in Mr. and Mrs. Smith alongside Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained with Jamie Foxx, in the Fantastic Four, in The Last King of Scotland and in Ray – her most successful big screen role so far.
She had a lot of roles in various productions, but the one that made her famous was definitely the role of Olivia Pope in Scandal. The show premiered in 2012 and made it to the headlines instantly. Scandal is about a crisis management expert, her team of fixers and her high-profile clients.
It has been a huge success, commercially just as much as professionally and has won Kerry Washington a number of prestigious awards such as the NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series category and many nominations such as the Emmy, the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
Washington appears in many projects other than films and series as well. In 2013, she was a guest judge for Project Runway, a reality series hosted by former top model Heidi Klum. Kerry Washington is a philanthropist, too. In 2007, she participated in Lee National Denim Day as a supporter of Women’s Cancer Programs and she appears in many other charity programs, too.
In April, 2014, Time magazine put her on their prestigious TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World and not only for her activity on television and in film.