The daughter of Valerie, a professor and educational consultant, and Earl Washington, a real estate broker. Kerry graduated from the Spence School, in New York City in 1994. She later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University in 1998 with a double major in Anthropology & Sociology. She also studied acting in New York City at Michael Howard Studios.
She is at times referred to as a political activist and was a supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. Washington has also spent time volunteering through the Adopt-a-Classroom program in New York as well as with Co-Op America, now known as Green America. Washington also spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Kerry is know for her roles as Ray Charles’s wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Idi Amin’s wife Kay in The Last King of Scotland, and as Alicia Masters in the live action Fantastic Four films: Fantastic Four (2005) & Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. She starred opposite Jamie Foxx in the hit movie Django Unchained, which premiered in theaters on December 25, 2012. And in May 10, 2013 her latest movie was released, Peeples, with co-stars David Alan Grier and Craig Robinson.
- Grace Peeples in Peeples (2013)
- Broomhilda in Django Unchained (2012)
- Carolin McCall in A Thousand Words (2012)
- Lisa Mattson in Lakeview Terrance (2008)
- Alicia Masters in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
- Kay Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006)
- Alicia Masters in Fantastic Four (2005)
- Jasmine in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
- Della Bella Robinson in Ray (2004)
- Fatima Goodrich in She Hate Me (2004)
- Julie in Bad Company (2002)
- Chenile in Save the Last Dance (2001)
- Princess Shuri (voice) in Black Panter (TV mini-series) (2010)
- Chelina Hall in Boston Legal (2005-2006)
- Allie Lawrence in Law & Order (2001)
- Maya Young in NYPD Blue (2001)
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