How tall is Kerry Washington? Kerry Washington stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall, according to her official IMDB biography. In terms of height, she’s no giant, but the “Scandal” star is quickly becoming a big-league celebrity. Washington has been on the scene since the early ’00s, after the Bronx, New York, native graduated from George Washington University and began appearing in feature films and on acclaimed TV shows. In 2001, Washington made waves with her performance in the teen flick “Save the Last Dance,” and in 2004, her turn in “Ray” brought her even more notoriety. Her filmography also includes “The Last King of Scotland” and “Django Unchained,” the Quentin Tarantino film that reunited her with “Ray” costar Jamie Foxx.
How tall is Kerry Washington compared to other famous actresses? At 5 feet, 4 inches, Washington is slightly shorter than “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o, who stands 5 feet, 5 inches, according to IMDB. Washington might also have to look up to Halle Berry, another member of the 5-foot, 5-inch club. And she’ll have to hit a growth spurt if she’s going to catch Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba, both of whom are 5 feet, 7 inches tall.
Not that lack of height is holding Kerry back. Even before “Scandal” hit the airwaves in 2012, and viewers fell in love with her Olivia Pope character — a crisis-management expert in Washington, D.C. — Washington had put together quite a successful career. Her film credits include big-budget action flicks — “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “Fantastic Four,” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” — as well as indie dramas and comedies. She’s a diverse actress with a good head on her shoulders, and in 2013, she returned to her alma matter, George Washington, to deliver the commencement address. She’s also been active in political causes, campaigning for Barack Obama and serving on the board of the women’s organization V-Day. Although she stands a mere 5 feet, 4 inches, she’s a towering presence on the pop-cultural scene, and that seems unlikely to change.