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Kerry Washington has accomplished many feats in her career, from Save the Last Dance, to Scandal, to Little Fires Everywhere, there’s truly nothing she can’t do!
That’s why to honor her on her 44th birthday, we have a list of some things you may or may not know about the amazing actress.
How would you react seeing Washington appear on your school’s tv explaining sex to you in middle school? Well, according to BoomsBeat, she was an actress for sex education videos. “Amongst my friends, I was the condom lady,” she said on the hit MTV show.
Did you know her parents wanted her to become a lawyer? Little did they know, they were looking at the next Olivia Pope!
According to Ebony, Washington wouldn’t have accepted the role of Olivia Pope if it meant disrespecting former president Barack Obama.
“I thought, ‘If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show.’ Because to me, it was too important a moment. I didn’t want to do anything that compromised my relationship with the [president] or that made it seem like I had an insider view on the Obama presidency.” she said in an interview with Ebony.
According to Cinema Bland, she also auditioned to be Dionne in the 90’s classic ‘Clueless’!
She played Ophelia in the play ‘Hamlet’ when she was in high school!
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