Saturday, February 7, 2015
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
I was very impressed with this actress' poise,style, sense of humor, and sense of self.
Kerry Washington does not seem to be filled with the self importance which often accompanies her level of success, and she has a delightful perspective concerning the intensity of her character, Olivia Pope and her hit show Scandal.
Washington grew up in a middle class family in Brooklyn, NY. Her dad was a realtor and her mom an educator. Kerry earned a BA from George Washington University and went on to establish an acting career on stage and in film.
Kerry Washington is married to pro football player Nnamdi Asomugha. The two met when he and a buddy went to see Washington in the Broadway production of Race. Over conversation, she informed Nnamdi that she did not date athletes, and he informed Kerry that he did not date actresses.
Apparently something changed their minds. The two were married and had a baby girl on April 21st last year.
Kerry Washington is known for being a strong self advocate and for protecting the privacy of her family. She is forth coming, though, when discussing a severe eating disorder she suffered from while attending GW. This openness and willingness to provide support is one more reason to admire, respect, and really like this very talented woman.
Congratulations on the successes and happiness which have come your way!
Posted by Susan Amestoy at Saturday, February 07, 2015