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Winner for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for RAY at the NAACP Image Awards in 2005 and Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress in the film LIFT in 2002, KERRY WASHINGTON is proving to be one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood. Most recently, she was seen in this summer's hit Wayans Brothers' comedy LITTLE MAN and the 2005 summer blockbusters MR. & MRS. SMITH, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and FANTASTIC FOUR, directed by Tim Story and based on the beloved Marvel comics' superheroes. She has also been seen in the recurring role of Chelina Hall in the popular TV series "Boston Public.”

Prior to playing Ray Charles' wife Della opposite Jamie Foxx in RAY, she played the lead role opposite Anthony Mackie in Spike Lee's SHE HATE ME. In addition, she recently starred in Sidney Lumet's HBO film STRIP SEARCH with Ellen Barkin, Glenn Close and Maggie Gyllenhaal and the indie film SEXUAL LIFE costarring with Tom Everett Scott, Dulé Hill, Anne Heche and Azura Skye. Other film credits for Washington include AGAINST THE ROPES, starring Meg Ryan; THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND, opposite Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey and Ryan Gosling; THE HUMAN STAIN, starring Nicole Kidman and Sir Anthony Hopkins; and Jerry Bruckheimer's BAD COMPANY, starring Chris Rock and Sir Anthony Hopkins and directed by Joel Schumacher. She drew widespread attention for her role in SAVE THE LAST DANCE, opposite Julia Stiles, for which Washington received a Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Performance. Prior to that, Washington starred in the highly acclaimed independent film, OUR SONG.

During her free time, Washington is an active supporter of the Creative Coalition, a group dedicated to raising awareness of First Amendment Rights and support of arts in education.


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