Kerry Washington Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Kerry Washington Net Worth

Kerry Washington has an estimated net worth of $50 MillionAward-winning actress Kerry Washington has appeared in such films as ‘Ray,’ ‘She Hate Me,’ ‘The Last King of Scotland’ and ‘Django Unchained.’ She also starred on the Shonda Rhimes TV series ‘Scandal.’ She earned the majority of her income from movies and TV shows.

Kerry Washington, who was born on January 31, 1977 in New York City, began performing in high school. She graduated from George Washington University with a degree in performance studies. After making her film debut in Our Song in 2000, Washington went on to star in films such as Save the Last Dance and Bad Company. She later received widespread acclaim for her performances in Ray and The Last King of Scotland. She began her run on the TV drama Scandal in 2012, and she received Emmy nominations for her portrayal of main character Olivia Pope. In the 2016 HBO film Confirmation, she portrayed lawyer/academic Anita Hill.

To calculate the net worth of Kerry Washington, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as loans and personal debt, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Kerry Washington
Net Worth: $50 Million
Monthly Salary: $300 Thousand+
Annual Income: $4 Million+
Source of Wealth: Actress, Narrator, Voice Actress

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Husband and Kids

Washington married pro football player Nnamdi Asomugha in June 2013, and the couple had a daughter, Isabelle, the following year. Before getting married, the couple had been dating for about a year. Caleb, the couple’s son, was born in October 2016.

Washington previously had a relationship with actor David Moscow.

Early Life and Parents

Kerry Washington, the daughter of a real estate broker and an education professor, was born in New York City on January 31, 1977, and grew up in the South Bronx. As a child, she took ballet lessons, but her first career ambition involved a certain large mammal. “I really wanted to work with Shamu at Sea World,” Washington explained to Giant. “I thought caring for and feeding dancing whales was the best job in the world.”

Washington attended the Spence School, a prestigious private school in Manhattan. She was a member of a theater group that addressed social issues in addition to appearing in school productions. Washington quickly won a theater scholarship to George Washington University, where she majored in performance studies.

Movies and TV Shows

‘Save the Last Dance’ and ‘Bad Company’

Washington had one of her first career breakthroughs the following year, despite making her film debut in Our Song in 2000. Her performance in Save the Last Dance (2001), starring Julia Stiles, won her fans. Washington moved on to comedy soon after the release of this popular teen drama. She starred alongside Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins in the 2004 comedy action film Bad Company.

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‘Ray’ and ‘She Hate Me’

Washington’s career took off in 2004, when she landed several major film roles, including Della Bea Robinson, the wife of blind singer and musician Ray Charles in the biopic Ray. Washington’s performance received positive feedback, and her co-star, Jamie Foxx, won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Charles. That same year, she co-starred in Spike Lee’s dramatic comedy She Hate Me with Anthony Mackie.

‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘King of Scotland’ 

The versatile actress made her film debut in 2005’s Fantastic Four, playing sculptor Alicia Masters alongside Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis. The following year, Washington demonstrated her dramatic abilities once more in The Last King of Scotland. She received critical acclaim for her nuanced performance as the wife of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, as played by Forest Whitaker. Washington also had a recurring role on the hit television show Boston Legal around this time.

‘I Think I Love My Wife’ and ‘Lakeview Terrace’

Washington reunited with Rock in 2007 for I Think I Love My Wife, in which she played a vixen who falls for a married man. The role allowed Washington to branch out from the many devoted wife roles she had previously played. She then went on to play an African American woman married to a white man in the thriller Lakeview Terrace (2008). (Patrick Wilson). An African American cop harasses the couple (Samuel L. Jackson).

‘For Colored Girls’

For Colored Girls (2010), Washington collaborated with an impressive cast that included Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Janet Jackson, and Thandie Newton. Tyler Perry directed and wrote the film, which was based on Ntozake Shange’s play.

‘Django Unchained’

Washington reteamed with Ray co-star Jamie Foxx in 2012 for Quentin Tarantino’s western Django Unchained. She portrayed Broomhilda von Shaft, a slave married to the title character, played by Jamie Foxx. The pair are separated in the film, and Django teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to find her. Washington appeared in the comedy/drama Peeples the following year.


Washington also made the transition to television in 2012, starring in Shonda Rhimes’ political drama Scandal. Washington portrayed Olivia Pope, a “fixer” who cleans up scandals and other messes for her clients. For the role, the actress received two Emmy nominations and an NAACP Image Award. The series finale of Scandal aired in April 2018.


Washington added another achievement to her resume when she played lawyer/academic Anita Hill in the 2016 HBO film Confirmation. The film depicted the 1991 Congressional hearings in which Hill claimed that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her at work. Washington’s performance earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

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‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience,’ ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

Washington joined the nostalgic festivities in 2019 when ABC debuted its two-part Live in Front of a Studio Audience, playing Helen Willis in a one-time revival of The Jeffersons. The following March, she co-starred in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere as a nomadic artist who upends Reese Witherspoon’s character’s idyllic life.

On Stage

Washington made her Broadway debut in 2009 as a member of David Mamet’s Race ensemble. Following the conclusion of Scandal, it was announced in 2018 that she would be returning to Broadway to co-star in a new play, American Son, alongside Steven Pasquale. Netflix will release a feature film based on the production in November 2019.


Washington is involved in a variety of social and political causes. She is a member of the Creative Coalition and serves on the board of V-Day, a non-profit dedicated to ending violence against women. Washington was also a vocal supporter of President Barack Obama, campaigning for him.

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