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Kerry Marisa Washington [1] (born January 31, 1977 [2] [3] [4] ) is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal , a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia Pope , a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington DC, and also is a producer . [5] For her role, she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series , Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series , and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series .

Washington was born in the Bronx , New York City, the daughter of Valerie, a professor and educational consultant, and Earl Washington, a real estate broker . [4] [7] [8] Her father's family is of African American origin, having migrated from South Carolina to Brooklyn . Her mother's family is from Manhattan , and Washington has said that her mother is from a "mixed-race background but from Jamaica, so she is partly English and Scottish and Native American, but also descended from African slaves in the Caribbean." [9] [10] [11] Through her mother, she is a cousin of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell . [12]

Washington performed with the TADA! Youth Theater teen group and attended the Spence School in Manhattan from her pre-teen years [13] until graduating from high school in 1994. [14] At age 13, she was taken to watch Nelson Mandela speak at Yankee Stadium upon his release from prison. [13] She attended George Washington University , graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1998 with a double major in anthropology and sociology . [14] [15] She also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. [14]

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