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1 Apr, 2015

Marie Claire cover

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Washington appears on the cover of April 2015 issue of Marie Claire. She talks about fashion, family and privacy.

Earlier in my career I was much more super-sharey. There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn’t have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they’re in and you don’t get to say, Oh, I want this for myself.


21 Mar, 2015

GLAAD Vanguard Award

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Washington receives the Vanguard Award for supporting the LGBT community at the 26th edition of the GLAAD Media Awards.

We need more diverse LGBT representation (in the media). And this is big — we need more employment of LGBT people, in front of and behind the camera…We can’t say that we believe in each others fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others existence and the truth of each others hearts.

1 Mar, 2015

InStyle cover

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Washington appears on the cover of InStyle. Washington discusses finding balance in life as a working mom.

Women use this ‘guilt’ word a lot, but I’m not sure how I feel about it. I know why it’s the word that keeps coming up, but I can’t co-sign on it yet. There has got to be a better way. You can’t be all things to all people all the time. You have to experience your humanity, you have to know you are a limited vessel, and you can only do so much.

5 Feb, 2015

Skin lightening scandal

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InStyle responds to fans who believe that Washington’s skin is lightened on her cover photo.

We are super fans of Kerry Washington here at InStyle. To feature her on the cover of our March spring fashion issue is both an honor and a delight. We have heard from those who have spoken out about our newsstand cover photograph, concerned that Kerry’s skin tone was lightened. While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern. We understand that this has resulted in disappointment and hurt. We are listening, and the feedback has been valuable. We are committed to ensuring that this experience has a positive influence on the ways in which we present all women going forward.

12 Nov, 2014

Makeup interview


Washington and makeup artist Carola Gonzalez discuss what’s “in” for beauty and fashion, picking their favorite red carpet looks, and must-have beauty products. Talsk about

1 Nov, 2014

Allure cover

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Washington appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Allure magazine. She talks about career challenges, sex scenes, and Scandal.

They’re hard to do. Sex scenes are always awkward. You’re doing things that you’re supposed to do with only certain people in your life. Because this is not your real partner in life, doing that is awkward. And then doing it in a room full of people is awkward.

17 Oct, 2014

Allure cover

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Kerry Washington Allure coverWashington appears on the cover of Allure magazine’s November issue without makeup and gives her “confessions of a recovering perfectionist”. Washington tweets:

10 Jul, 2014

Emmy nomination


Washington is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Olivia Pope on Scandal.

I’m so honored to be nominated. I’m crazy grateful that the TV Academy has acknowledged our show in these ways.

21 Apr, 2014

Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha born


Washington gives birth to Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. According to reports, Washington hides the birth of her new baby from the media. The baby’s middle name, Amarachi means ‘God’s Grace’ or ‘Grace of God’ in the language of the Igbo people from Southeastern Nigeria.

27 Feb, 2014

Kerry Washington interview


Seacrest interviews Washington during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her role on the TV show Scandal. 

It just keeps getting better and better. It’s kind of nuts. There are things that happen in the next couple of episodes that had the entire room at our table read crying. Things that had us applauding and screaming and laughing. I mean, we are shocked at every table read.

18 Nov, 2013

People cover

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washingtonWashington appears on the cover of People to discuss how she overcame heartbreak to find job with a great job, marriage, and baby. On coping with sadness:

I used food as a way to cope. It was my best friend. I’d eat anything and everything, sometimes until I passed out. I had this personality that was driven toward perfectionism. I would tell people I was at the library but instead go to the gym and exercise for hours and hours … There was a lot of guilt and a lot of shame.

11 Nov, 2013

Lucky cover

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1384192737_kerry-washington-lucky-cover-467Washington appears on cover of the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Lucky magazine. In the magazine, she talks about fashion, shopping, and Scandal.

1 Oct, 2013

Shape Magazine interview


Stanchfield talks to Shape Magazine about working with Washington.

She’s one of the hardest-working women I know! She’s just so savvy and talented, and she’s involved in the community and giving back. This role is really what she shines so much in, and it’s so lovely to see her being recognized. It’s a thrill to be on set with her.

Essence cover

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washingtonWashington appears on the cover of Essence magazine and discusses her TV show Scandal. She is amazed that people are addicted to the show.

People are sitting on their couches and they’re in a relationship with us. When people come up to me, they’re saying, ‘What are you going to do next week?’

On a girls night out:

It would involve a lot of wine. I drink maybe twice a year. I would be with my three best friends from high school or my girlfriends from the show.

18 Jul, 2013

Emmy nomination


Washington is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Olivia Pope on Scandal.

I found out right before I stepped on a plane, and then [the flight crew] started yelling at me to turn off my phone. My publicist and friend Michelle Benson called me, and then I was able to call my manager and a couple other people — which is why I got in trouble! It’s really exciting. The thing is, to whatever extent anybody is celebrating this character or the portrayal of this character, it really is a celebration of this entire cast, because we are a company of actors that really lean on each other. This work is a reflection of the talent around me, a level of excellence that I am constantly trying to elevate myself to meet.

2 Jul, 2013

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1372785946_kerry-washington-vanity-fair-cover-august-467Washington appears on the cover of the August 2013 issue of Vanity Fair. She talks about her role on Scandal with the magazine.

One of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, ‘I want to be Olivia Pope.’

24 Jun, 2013

Washington, Asomugha marry


Washington and Asomugha wed in Hailey, Idaho, with her parents serving as witnesses and his sister officiating. The private couple have been dating for a year. The marriage is a shock to fans, whom many didn’t know the two were a pair, let alone planning to get married.

10 May, 2013

We The Peeples

Film Appearance

Washington plays Grace Peeples, a woman who is affectionately sought after in the movie We The Peeples. Wade Walker decides to ask Grace for her hand in marriage at her family reunion in the Hamptons. He tries his best to impress her wealthy family and will take any steps to do so. Over the course of an eventful weekend, he learns that he may fit in better with the dysfunctional family than he ever could have anticipated. Co-stars David Alan Grier, Craig Robinson, and Melvin Van Pebbles. 

Yeah, I love that this movie … this year has been so serious with Django and Scandal and I love those roles and those opportunities but it’s great, especially right now, with what’s been going on in the world, it’s so great that this movie gives people a chance to laugh and smile and feel good about life, and about love and family and Craig Robinson.

7 May, 2013

Elle cover

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1367869065_kerry-washington-elle-cover-lgWashington appears on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Elle magazine. She talks about how she never thought she would be movie star.

I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning [Quentin] Tarantino movie — I don’t get to ask for more.

1 Feb, 2012

Essence cover

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kerryWashington appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss her greatly anticipated show Scandal. She also talks about becoming the only Black actress to work as a real-life black woman on a prime-time TV series.

I think it’s a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing. We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told. I feel very lucky to be in the business now.

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