“You and you alone are the only person who can… [write] the story that you were meant to tell. We are the lead characters in our own lives.”
-Kerry Washington at George Washington University
From playing the lead in television sensation Scandal to her silver screen success of Django Unchained, Kerry Washington may be the most hard-working woman in Hollywood. When she’s not shooting scenes as the unflappable Olivia Pope, Washington serves on the Presidential Committee of the Arts and Humanities and volunteers for the Creative Coalition, V-Day and Green America. Her journey from humble Bronx beginnings to leading-lady status are both a testament to her work ethic and an inspiration.
Not are only her career and activist pursuits skyrocketing, but her style game has never been better — unafraid of bold hues and experimenting with a wide breadth of looks, she’s quickly become a style icon to those of us who don’t walk a red carpet on a regular basis. But best of all, she’s a fantastic celebrity role model who showcases that enjoying fashion and engaging in important political causes are not mutually exclusive. How Olivia Pope of her.