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"You can never control how people respond to your work. You can only control your own work ethic."

Kerry Washington (born January 31, 1977 in New York City, New York) is an American actress. She is best known for her role in Scandal (2012), a Shonda Rhimes drama series that ran on ABC from 2012-2018, in which Washington played Olivia Pope, a former crisis management expert to the President. She is also known for her roles as Ray Charles's wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Idi Amin's wife Kay in The Last King of Scotland, and as Alicia Masters, love interest of Ben Grimm/The Thing in the live-action Fantastic Four Duology films of 2005 and 2007. She has also starred in the critically acclaimed independent films Our Song and The Dead Girl and in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

She married Nnamdi Asomugha, an NFL player and actor, in 2013. They have a son and a daughter together, while she is also stepmom to his son from a prior relationship.

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