Kerry Washington Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Height, Net Worth

Kerry Washington
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Kerry Washington is an American actress who came into the limelight after starring Olivia Pope in the ABC drama Scandal. The role earned her several nominations including two Primetime Emmys, SAG, and Golden Globe. She is also widely recognized for her roles as Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), and Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role as Mia Warren in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere. In 2022, she landed the voice role, providing voice to the character Ms. Peyton, in the animated series The Simpsons. So, who is Kerry Washington? Here’s everything we know about the actress.

Kerry Washington Biography

Kerry was born on 31 January 1977, in The Bronx, New York, USA. As of 2024, she is 47 years old.

Birth NameKerry Marisa Washington
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1977
Place of BirthNew York City, U.S.
Age47 years old
Sun SignAquarius
ProfessionActress, Producer
EthnicityAfrican-American, Jamaican, English, Scottish
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseNnamdi Asomugha
Net Worth$50 Million


  • Father – Earl Washington (Real estate broker)
  • Mother – Valerie (Professor and educational consultant)
  • Siblings – None


Kerry studied at the Spence School in Manhattan in 1994.  She, then, double majored in anthropology and sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1998 with a Phi Beta Kappa (an honor).

Washington also attended Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Kerry Washington Husband and Kids

Kerry Washington married American football player, Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24, 2013. They have two children together, a daughter and a son.

She was romantically linked with actors David Moscow, Common, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Efraim Grimberg in the past.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 4 inches
Centimeters – 163 cm
Meters – 1.63 m
WeightKilograms – 52 kg
Pounds – 115 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements32B-24-35
Body ShapeBanana
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size8 (US)
Dress Size2 (US)
Distinctive Features Petite frame

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

She made her first appearance with the 2000 drama film Our Song in which she played Lanisha Brown.

Television Debut

In 1994, Kerry guest appeared in the anthology series ABC Afterschool Special for her role as Heather in an episode titled “Magical Make-Over”.

Famous For

Well-known for her role as Olivia Pope in ABC’s hit political thriller television series Scandal.

Kerry Washington Net Worth

Kerry Washington’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million US dollars as of 2024. She was paid $1.1 million for each episode of Little Fires Everywhere. The first season consists of 8 episodes, which translates to a little less than $9 million.

Washington owns a luxury car worth $70,000 from the makers of Porsche.

Favorite Things

  • TV Show – Game of Thrones (2011-Present)
  • Movie – Splash (1984)

Kerry Washington Facts

In 2016, she portrayed Anita Hill in the HBO television film Confirmation and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.

Some of her film work has included roles in such productions as, “Save the Last Dance”, “Bad Company”, “Against the Ropes”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, “The Last King of Scotland”, and “For Colored Girls”.

On television, she has performed guest starring, recurring, or supporting roles on such shows as, “Law and Order”, “NYPD Blue”, “The Guardian”, “Boston Legal”, and “Psych”.

She learned traditional Indian theater and yoga from India after finishing college.

She is obsessed with pineapple.

In 2007, Washington and other celebrities joined the 2007 Lee National Denim Day, supporting the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

In April 2014, Time magazine included Washington in its annual “Time 100” list.

For her role in Scandal, 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.

In 2022, she landed the recurring voice role as Ms. Peyton in the animated series The Simpsons.

In 2023, She co-starred alongside Delroy Lindo and Marque Richardson in the TV series Unprisoned as Paige Alexander, which was also executive-produced by her.