Kerry Washington
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United States
2020

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
  • TV Producers Impact
  • Variety Power of Women
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Kerry Washington and Cher Among Those Urging Joe Biden to Nominate Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Kerry Washington and Cher Among Those Urging Joe Biden to Nominate Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Kerry Washington, Cher, Mandy Moore and America Ferrera are among the more than 100 women who have signed a letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris asking them to nominate U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as interior secretary. If confirmed, Haaland would become the first Native American to serve in a presidential cabinet.The letter, dated Dec. 9, was organized by Marisa Tomei and We Stand United — a group the Oscar winner started with Mark Ruffalo — along with Allie...

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