Kerry Washington
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United States

Simpson Street

Kerry
Washington

Washington’s plate is always full, with recent acclaimed (and Emmy-nominated) projects such as “Little Fires Everywhere,” “American Son” and Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix musical “The Prom,” which wrapped during quarantine. With a renewed overall deal at ABC Studios for three more years, she and her prodco Simpson Street have a busy slate including actioner “Shadow Force” and drama “Number One Chinese Restaurant.” She’s also expanded her portfolio as an investor in companies Community, byte and The Wing. Washington raised her voice in the political arena as well, appearing during the Democratic National Convention and serving as co-chair of Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote program. In addition, she co-launched the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund, with the goal of raising over $10 million for racial equity.

Career

  • SCANDAL
  • LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
  • THE PROM

Education

  • George Washington University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • TV Producers Impact
  • Variety Power of Women
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Kerry Washington Inks Audible Deal for Three Scripted Podcast Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Kerry Washington Inks Audible Deal for Three Scripted Podcast Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Audible is going into business with Kerry Washington, the Amazon-owned premium audio storytelling service's latest partnership in a string of deals with A-list Hollywood talent.Under the pact, Simpson Street Productions, led by actor, director, producer and activist Washington ("Scandal," "Little Fires Everywhere") and EVP and Oscar-nominated producer Pilar Savone ("Django Unchained," "Death Proof"), will develop and produce three scripted audio productions exclusively for Audible.The first of the three podcasts from Simpson Street is supernatural thriller "Prophecy" -- with Washington set to...

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