What is Kerry Washington Net Worth, How did the award-winning actress attain fame and accumulate such wealth during the course of her career? Check this article to find out more about Kerry Washington Net Worth, her career and relationship.
About Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington is an American actress who gained prominence 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.
She has starred in Confirmation(2016), Fantastic Four(2015, 2017), The Dead Girl (2006), and The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Washington is a recipient of three Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. However, she was named by Forbes as the eighth highest-paid television actress in 2018.
Kerry Washington Net Worth as of today is $18 million. Read on to find out more about Kerry Washington Net Worth.
|Full Name:||Kerry Marisa Washington|
|Date of Birth:||January 31, 1977|
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
Kerry Washington Early Life and Career
Kerry Marisa Washington was born on 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).
Her career went on 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.
Her other works include For Colored Girls (2010), Confirmation (2016), Ray (2004), and Django Unchained (2012).
Kerry Washington Net Worth
As of 2019, Kerry Washington Net Worth is $18 million. Kerry Washington Net Worth was accumulated 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.
Meanwhile, she engages in commercials apart from acting and has worked with top brands. Washington presently drives a Porsche valued at $70,000.
Kerry Washington Personal Life
In October 2004, Washington got engaged to David Moscow an actor. They were engaged up till March of 2007 before it was called off.
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Thereafter, she secretly got married to Nigerian- American NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple have a son and a daughter.
In 2013, Washington was awarded an honorary doctorate in fine arts from George Washington University
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