Kerry Washington: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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We already brought you part one of our series on actress Kerry Washington. Since there is so much more to learn about this fantastic entertainer, here are few more facts.

Number Eight: Her Sweet Sixteen Didn’t Mean Freedom On The Road

Growing up in New York, Kerry was surrounded by the subway and public transit, meaning she didn’t really need to drive. And who really wants to drive on city streets anyway? So, she didn’t get her license until she was in her mid-twenties.

Number Seven: Kerry Washington Supports And Fights For Arts Funding

As someone who grew up with so many artistic opportunities, Kerry wants the same for everyone else. This has lead her to fight for arts funding in Washington by testifying before Congress alongside Robert Redford and John Legend.

Number Six: She Does Not Need Something Hot To Get Her Going In the Morning

A typical morning routine across the world is to sip a cup of coffee on the way to the office. But Kerry does not partake in this routine since she does not like the taste of coffee.

Number Five: She Didn’t Stop Learning After College

Once someone graduates from college, the grand majority of graduates enter the work force. Kerry took a different approach and continued studying, but more interesting things like yoga and traditional Indian theater in India right after college.

Number Four: She Can Do Impressions

Kerry has shown off her comedic skills on SNL which is a side of her we don’t get to see too often. One more side is her ability to do impressions, she has said she has been able to do one of singer Tina Turner since she was nine.

Number Three: She Has A Famous Politician For A Cousin

You would think that having her grandparent’s name on Ellis Island was unique enough. For Kerry’s family it doesn’t stop there. Her cousin is former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Number Two: She Engrosses Herself In Her Roles

Whenever she approaches a new project, Kerry likes to totally immerse herself in the role. One example of this is she went to lesbian boot camp for her role Spike Lee’s  film She Hate Me (2004).

Number One: She Had A Career Path Outside Of Acting

Kerry’s career is taking off right now, so it is hard to imagine her doing anything else. But if she were to stop acting, she has said that she would want to be a clinical psychologist, studying how performance shapes a person’s identity. Thanks for reading our articles on Kerry Washington!

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