Scandalis the toast of television these days, and one of the most popular shows on social media. Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn and the rest of the cast are the best part of our week now, but we take a look back at where they were before they joined the hottest series in primetime.
Washington, of course, was already a rising movie star before she took on the challenge of becoming Olivia Pope. But the Bronx native first came to notice as street-smart teen mom Chenille in Save the Last Dance. Her big breakthrough came in the mid-2000s, when she hit a series of homerun performances in Ray, The Last King of Scotland and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
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