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Biography #2 (for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)

Winner of the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Award 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. She was seen in the Wayans Brothers' hit summer comedy Little Man and last summer's Mr. And Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Fantastic Four, directed by Tim Story and based on the beloved Marvel comics' superheroes. Most recently, she appeared in The Last King of Scotland opposite Forest Whitaker.

Prior to these films, Washington starred in Ray, the inspirational life story of Ray Charles. Directed by Taylor Hackford, Washington starred opposite Jamie Foxx as Charles' wife, Della. Prior to Ray, she played the lead role opposite Anthony Mackie in Spike Lee's latest film, 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 independent film Sexual Life, in which Washington co-starred with Tom Everett Scott, Dulé Hill, Anne Heche and Azura Skye.

Other film credits for Washington include Paramount Pictures' Against the Ropes, starring Meg Ryan; Paramount Classics' The United States of Leland, opposite Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey and Ryan Gosling; Miramax's The Human Stain, starring Nicole Kidman and Sir Anthony Hopkins; Jerry Bruckheimer's Bad Company, starring Chris Rock and Sir Anthony Hopkins and directed by Joel Schumacher; and Lift, written and directed by DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter. She's probably best known for her role in Paramount Pictures' Save the Last Dance, where she starred opposite Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas, in which Washington received a Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Performance. Prior to that, Washington starred in the highly acclaimed independent film, Our Song, playing a wise but conflicted teen.

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.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (10-Jun-2007)


Biography #3 (for Against the Ropes)

Nominated for her first 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. Currently in production on Spike Lee's latest film She Hate Me, starring in the lead role opposite Anthony Mackey, Washington recently wrapped Sidney Lumet's HBO film Strip Search, a drama exposing the McCarthy-like paranoia that has plagued America since 9/11. At the same time that she was shooting Strip Search, which co-stars Ellen Barkin, Glenn Close and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Washington was also finishing work on the independent film Sexual Life, a series of vignettes about people and their relationships. In this film, Washington co-stars with Tom Everett Scott, Dule Hill, Anne Heche and Azura Skye.

Prior to those two films, Washington completed production on Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Story. Directed by Taylor Hackford, the film also stars Jamie Foxx (playing Ray Charles), and Washington plays his wife, Della.

Next up for Washington, besides Against the Ropes, is Sin, opposite Gary Oldman and Ving Rhames, and Paramount Classic's The United States of Leland, opposite Kevin Spacey and Ryan Gosling.

Additional film credits for Washington include Miramax's The Human Stain, starring Nicole Kidman and Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jerry Bruckheimer's Bad Company, starring Chris Rock and Sir Anthony Hopkins and directed by Joel Schumacher, and Lift, written and directed by DeMane Davis and Khari Streetef. Washington is probably best-known for her role in Paramount Pictures' Save the Last Dance, starring opposite Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas, for which she received a Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Performance. Prior to that, Washington starred in the highly acclaimed independent film Our Song, playing a wise but conflicted teen.

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, and in a new program called Adopt-A-Classroom in New York City.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Against the Ropes" (02-Mar-2004)


Biography #4 (for The Human Stain)

Nominated for her first Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress in the film Lift, Kerry Washington has been working non-stop ever since. This fall she will be seen in Paramount Classic's United States ofLeland opposite Kevin Spacey and Ryan Gosling.

Washington just wrapped production on the film UnchainMyHeart, the inspirational life story of Ray Charles. Directed by Taylor Hackford, Washington stars opposite Jamie Foxx (playing Ray Charles) as Charles' wife, Della.

Next up for Washington is Paramount Pictures' Against the Ropes: The Jackie Kallen Story starring Meg Ryan. In this film she plays Renee Butler, the best friend and co-worker of Jackie (played by Ryan) who encourages her to re-invent herself as a boxing promoter. She will also be seen starring in Sin, opposite Gary Oldman and Ving Rhames.

She was last seen in Jerry Bruckheimer's Bad Company, starring Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins and directed by Joel Schumacher and Lift, written and directed by Demane Davis and Khari Streeter, the film won rave reviews in Sundance and premiered on Showtime in June. Best known for her role in Paramount Pictures' Save the Last Dance, where she starred opposite Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas, Washington received a Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Performance. Prior to that, Washington starred in the highly acclaimed independent film, Our Song, playing a wise but conflicted teen.

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 and in a new program called Adopt-A-Classroom in New York City.

Bio courtesy Miramax for "The Human Stain" (01-Jan-2000)


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