2011 The Root 100

Kerry Washington is an actress.

  • Influence: 89.4
  • Reach: 14.9
  • Substance: 6
  • Media Mentions: 830
  • Internet Mentions: 9880000
  • Twitter Followers: 98488
  • Kerry Washington

  • Actress who will star in the upcoming film 'We the Peeples' and the ABC drama 'Scandal,' a Shonda Rhimes series premiering in 2012.
  • Job: Actress
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @kerrywashington
  • Location: Los Angeles, New York City
  • Age: 34
  • Bio:

    Bronx, N.Y.-born Kerry Washington grew up the only child of middle-class parents. Upon graduating from the prestigious Spence School in Manhattan, she won a Presidential Arts Scholarship to attend George Washington University. She went on to star in films such as The Last King of Scotland, Fantastic Four and I Think I Love My Wife. Washington was also an original cast member in the David Mamet Broadway play Race and is a L'Oréal spokeswoman.

    Visit her website and like her Facebook page.