What is Kerry Washington Net Worth in 2019 and how did the award-winning actress attain fame and amassed such wealth during the course of her career? Read on as we reveal to you secrets behind her success and wealth.
Who is Kerry Washington?
Kerry Washington is an American actress who attained popularity for playing the role Olivia Pope in the television series Scandal that aired from 2012 up until 2018 with a total of 124 episodes in seven seasons.
Washington has starred in Confirmation(2016), Fantastic Four(2015, 2017), The Dead Girl (2006), and The Last King of Scotland (2006)
She is a recipient of three Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Washington was in 2018 named by Forbes as the eighth highest-paid television actress.
Kerry Washington Net Worth as of today is $18 million. Read on to find out more about her wealth.
|Date of Birth||January 31, 1977|
Born Kerry Marisa Washington on the 31st of January 1977 in the Bronx, New York to Earl Washington a real estate broker and Valerie Washington a professor and academia.
Her mother is related to former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Washington attended Spence School in Manhattan before going on to obtain double degrees in sociology and anthropology from George Washington University.
As a teenager, she loved dancing and took on dance lesson but Washington has come out to state that Jennifer Lopez was a major source of inspiration in her dancing career. Apart from dancing, she had a passion for acting and had to get trained at Michael Howard Studios.
In 1994, Washington made her debut as an actress in ABC telefilm Magical Make-Over. From there on she started in movies which include Save the Last Dance (2001), Bad Company (2002), and The Human Stain (2003).
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Her career progressed slowly as she made appearances in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Think I Love My Wife (2007). She branched out into directing music videos and appearing in commercials.
Her big break as an actress came in 2012 when she got the role of Olivia Pope in the ABC television series Scandal. The character Olivia Pope managed the crisis for notable people and was also in a love relationship with the US President.
Washington’s role in Scandal made her popular as the show was trended on social media. She earned a couple of awards one of which is the NAACP President’s Award.
Other works of hers include For Colored Girls (2010), Confirmation (2016), Ray (2004), and Django Unchained (2012).
In October of 2004, Washington got engaged to David Moscow an actor. They were engaged up till March of 2007 before it was called off.
Washington surprised many when she secretly got married to Nigerian- American NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple have a son and a daughter.
She can be described as a collector as she keeps an item from every character she has ever played. In 2013, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts from George Washington University.
How did he amass such wealth?
Kerry Washington Net Worth as of today is $18 million which she has amassed during the course of her career.
She earned an estimated $250,000 for each episode of the series Scandal she featured in. Though the series had 124 episodes that she didn’t feature in all, we estimate her earnings from Scandal to be around $10 million.
Washington has also featured in other movies that earned her some money. Apart from acting, she engages in commercials and has worked with top brands. Presently, she drives a Porsche valued at $70,000.