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But her personal experience of race has been blessedly untraumatic. It’s very different to the South.’ She graduated from George Washington University with an interdisciplinary degree. Obama’s victory was a particularly proud moment for Washington because she has been campaigning for him since 2008.‘No one called me the N-word growing up,’ she says. ‘It was sociology, psychology, anthropology, dramatic literature. She serves on his Committee on the Arts and Humanities, helping schools in Washington DC expand their artistic programmes.The director has one agenda, the producers have another, the lead actor has another and so the story can get muddied.'But in television, the writer is king – or in the case of Shonda [Rhimes, Scandal’s creator], queen.There was one acting class, “performance studies”, about the role performance plays in various societies and cultures.’ Nevertheless, she emerged with a desire to give drama school a try. And in the run-up to the 2012 election she joined Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson as one of Obama’s most visible celebrity spokeswomen. While Johansson is an enthused citizen, a spirited advocate, Washington is an orator.At the Democratic National Convention she gave a speech of which any politician would be proud, weighted for emphasis, building to crescendos and pausing, when appropriate, for applause. The comedian Bill Maher hosts a panel show on HBO that is widely considered one of the most challenging on the circuit.
And the programme’s success owes a lot to Washington’s portrayal of the Smith character as a steely and unflappable adviser, with a true moral compass. Would it succeed or would it confirm the industry’s assumption that audiences just won’t show up to see a black female lead? 'Do we have room in our hearts to know that the protagonist should be diverse, with regard to race, religion or sexual orientation or gender? ‘So I’m really proud that we’re in a second season.
She's preparing to say goodbye to her Scandal alter-ego Olivia Pope after seven thrilling seasons.
And Kerry Washington made sure she turned heads as she dazzled in two chic outfits while promoting the last series of the ABC drama on Good Morning America on Thursday.
As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.
According to an article in the National Enquirer, Mrs Obama, 48, planned to keep the actress at arm's length - despite Miss Washington's honorary post on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.