Kerry Washington is probably best known for her as Olivia Pope on the hit ABC drama series Scandal, and though the show already ended in 2018, she remains a big name on the small screen.
With a successful career and several credits, get to know more about Washington and her net worth.
Kerry Washington’s Career
The 46-year-old started to gain public recognition when she played the role of Olivia Pope in Scandal from 2012 to 2018.
This role earned her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nominations.
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She also played Anita Hill in HBO’s Confirmation in 2016 and Mia Warren in Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere in 2020, earning her Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie nomination.
She did Ray, The Last King of Scotland, two Fantastic Four films, and Django Unchained on the big screen. Her other credits are Our Song, The Dead Girl, Mother and Child, Night Catches Us, and American Son.
As an award-winning actress, Washington won a Primetime Emmy Award and five NAACP Image Awards, including The President’s Award.
Kerry Washington’s Salary and Net Worth
Washington earned $80,000 per episode for the early seasons of Scandal. It then increased to $250,000 per episode during the show’s peak.
It then dramatically grew to over $1 million per episode when she did Little Fires Everywhere, making her one of the few actors who could earn the said amount in a single TV episode.
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That said, Washington has now amassed a net worth of $50 million.
Kerry Washington Shares a Rare Glimpse of Life with Kids
In a cover story for Marie Claire’s The Identity Issue, Washington shared a rare glimpse of life with her kids with husband Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple shares two kids: Isabelle, 8, and Caleb, 6. She also has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
If there’s one thing that she wants them to have, it’s to have thick skin.
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"Part of their journey is to know not everybody's going to hold your hand all the time," she said, per People. "I try to show up as the person they need to help them be the best versions of themselves."
Washington and Asomugha have been doing their bests to keep their kids out of the spotlight, not even sharing photos of them on social media.
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