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Where is Kerry Washington from? Kerry Washington is from the Bronx, New York, where she was born on January 31, 1977. The acclaimed actress and “Scandal” star showed tremendous talent from an early age, and as a teenager, she performed with the TATA! Youth Theater group. According to her IMDB biography, she attended the same Boys and Girls Club of America branch as fellow Bronx native Jennifer Lopez, and if she hasn’t quite achieved the same level of fame, she’s darn close. In addition to “Scandal,” Washington has appeared on such TV shows as “Boston Legal” and “Law & Order.” She’s also a bona fide movie star, and her filmography includes “Ray,” “The Last King of Scotland,” and “Django Unchained.”

Although Kerry Washington is from the Bronx, she went to school over the bridge from her hometown in Manhattan, where she was a student at the prestigious Spence School. Smart and talented, she earned a scholarship to George Washington University, where she graduated with a degree in performance studies in 1998. As per IMDB, she chose GW over Yale and Dartmouth — further testament to her combination of brains and beauty. Kerry Washington’s film debut came in 2000, when she appeared in “Our Song,” and the following year, she turned up in “Save the Last Dance,” the popular teen flick starring Julia Stiles. Washington’s breakout performance came with 2004’s “Ray,” in which she played Della Rae Robinson, the wife of R&B legend Ray Charles. Her costar in that film was Jamie Foxx, who she reunited with in 2012’s “Django Unchained,” yet another one of her box office smashes.

These days, fans are less interested in where Kerry Washington is from than they are where she’s going. That’s because “Scandal” has emerged as a huge hit, and Washington is fast becoming a major celebrity. In June 2013, she married NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha, and in October of the same year, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child.

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