Kerry Washington: Then and Now

Kerry Washington is on 106 tonight!

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Kerry Washington - (Photo:  The Weinstein Company)

Kerry Washington - The beautiful and talented Kerry Washington is going to sit down with 106 & Park tonight to discuss her role in the movie Django Unchained. The film takes a very unique look at slavery and is released on Christmas Day.  Don't miss Kerry tonight on 106 at 6P/5C!  (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA)

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Kerry Washington - The beautiful and talented Kerry Washington is going to sit down with 106 & Park tonight to discuss her role in the movie Django Unchained. The film takes a very unique look at slavery and is released on Christmas Day. Don't miss Kerry tonight on 106 at 6P/5C! (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA)

Our Song (2000) - The Bronx-born actress made her film debut, playing a half-African American/half-Latina teenager, in this drama. Our Song follows three high school girls who are members of a community marching band in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  The three friends face various family situations, romantic interests and life dilemmas.(Photo:  Beech Hill Films)

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Our Song (2000) - The Bronx-born actress made her film debut, playing a half-African American/half-Latina teenager, in this drama. Our Song follows three high school girls who are members of a community marching band in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  The three friends face various family situations, romantic interests and life dilemmas.(Photo:  Beech Hill Films)

Save the Last Dance (2001) - In this film about dance and an interracial romance, Kerry Washington starred as Chenille Reynolds, a single teen mom experiencing relationship problems. The film also starred Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Harris.(Photo: Paramount)

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Save the Last Dance (2001) - In this film about dance and an interracial romance, Kerry Washington stars as Chenille Reynolds, a single teen mom experiencing relationship problems. The film stars Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Harris.(Photo: Paramount)

Bad Company (2002) - Kerry starred opposite Chris Rock in this action-comedy directed by Joel Schumacher. The actress played the impatient girlfriend of Jake Hayes (Rock), who's been recruited by the CIA to complete a dangerous mission.(Photo: Touchstone Pictures)

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Bad Company (2002) - Kerry stars opposite Chris Rock in this action-comedy directed by Joel Schumacher. The actress plays the impatient girlfriend of Jake Hayes (Rock) who's been recruited by the CIA to complete a dangerous mission.(Photo: Touchstone Pictures)

She Hate Me (2004) - In this controversial film by Spike Lee, Kerry's star rose as she played a lesbian who paid a former beau (Anthony Mackie) to impregnate her and many of her friends.(Photo: Sony Pictures)

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She Hate Me (2004) - In this controversial film by Spike Lee, Kerry's star rises as she plays a lesbian who pays a former beau (Anthony Mackie) to impregnate her.(Photo: Sony Pictures)

Ray (2004) - Hollywood took notice of Kerry Washington when she landed the role of Della Bea Robinson, wife of legendary R&B pioneer Ray Charles, in the critically-hailed biopic Ray. Jamie Foxx, who played the film's lead, won an Oscar for Best Actor.(Photo: Universal Pictures)

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Ray (2004) - Hollywood takes notice of Kerry Washington when she lands the role of Della Bea Robinson, wife of legendary R&B pioneer Ray Charles, in the critically-hailed biopic Ray. Jamie Foxx, who played the film's lead, won an Oscar for best actor.(Photo: Universal Pictures)

The Last King of Scotland (2006) - In The Last King of Scotland, Kerry shined as both an actress and a budding sexy starlet when she portrayed Kay Amin, the youngest wife of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.(Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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The Last King of Scotland (2006) - In The Last King of Scotland, Kerry shines as both an actress and as a budding sexy starlet when she portrays Kay Amin, the youngest wife of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.(Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

I Think I Love My Wife (2007) - For a second time, Kerry played opposite Chris Rock, this time in the romantic-comedy I Think I Love My Wife. In this remake of the 1972 French film Chloe in the Afternoon, she portrayed a sultry acquaintance of Rock who tries to seduce him into a relationship outside his marriage. Kerry's final scene turned her into one Hollywood's sexiest actresses.(Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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I Think I Love My Wife (2007) - For a second time Kerry stars opposite Chris Rock, this time in the romantic-comedy I Think I Love My Wife. In this remake of the 1972 French film Chloe in the Afternoon, she portrays a sultry acquaintance of Rock who tries to seduce him into a relationship outside his marriage. Kerry's final scene turns her into one Hollywood's sexiest actresses.(Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Lakeview Terrace, Satuday at 2P/1C - Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington have a mission to solve. Want to see Kerry Washington solve other mysteries? Take a look at her in action on #ScandalBET!(Photo: Sony Pictures)

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Lakeview Terrace (2008) - Kerry tackles race and law enforcement in Lakeview Terrace. In an interracial marriage, Kerry and her caucasian hubby (Patrick Wison) duke it out with a hostile neighbor (Samuel L. Jackson), who is a cop that disapproves of their bi-racial love.(Photo: Sony Pictures)

Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009) - In this intense crime drama about a Manhattan neighborhood ravaged by crack cocaine, Kerry starred as Marybeth, a transgender prostitute with a big heart and a desire to be loved.(Photo: Lodestar Entertainment)

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Life Is Hot In Cracktown (2009) - In this intense crime drama about a Manhattan neighborhood ravaged by crack cocaine, Kerry stars as Marybeth, a pre-op transexual prostitute who is addicted to the drug.(Photo: Lodestar Entertainment)

For Colored Girls (2010) - In Tyler Perry's film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's play, For Colored Girls, Kerry portrayed Kelly, a social worker dealing with her own set of family issues.(Photo: Lionsgate)

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For Colored Girls (2010) - In Tyler Perry's film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's play, For Colored Girls, Kerry is Kelly, a social worker dealing with her own set of family issues.(Photo: Lionsgate)

Night Catches Us (2010) - Director Tanya Hamilton told the story of a former Black Panther accussed of snitching, which led to the death of a fellow Panther. Kerry was cast as the wife of the slain activist, who tried to put her chaotic life back in order.(Photo: Gigantic Pictures)

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Night Catches Us (2010) - Director Tanya Hamilton tells the story of a former Black Panther accussed of snitching, which leads to the death of a fellow Panther. Kerry is cast as the wife of the slain activist, who is trying to put her life back in order.(Photo: Gigantic Pictures)

A Thousand Words (2012) - Kerry is paired with comedy icon Eddie Murphy for the film A Thousand Words. Murphy is a book agent who has only 1,000 words to speak before he dies, and Washington portrays his wife.

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A Thousand Words (2012) - Kerry is paired with comedy icon Eddie Murphy for the film A Thousand Words. Murphy is a book agent who has only 1,000 words to speak before he dies, and Washington portrays his wife.

Scandal  - Venturing on to the small screeen, Kerry plays the lead in this hit ABC drama series. As Olivia Pope, Kerry is a high-powered spin doctor protecting the public image of the D.C. elite, but privately battles her feelings for the President of the United States. Her character is based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith. Scandal encores exclusively on BET Friday nights at 10P/9C.(Photo: ABC)

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Scandal (2012) - Venturing on to the small screeen, Kerry plays the lead in this new ABC drama series. As Olivia Pope, Kerry is a high-powered spin doctor protecting the public image of the elite. Her character is based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith.(Photo: ABC)

Django Unchained (2012) - In Django Unchained, Kerry starred once again with Jamie Foxx. The Oscar-nominated drama was about a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) who, with the help of his mentor, set out to rescue his wife (Washington) from a brutal plantation owner.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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Django Unchained (2012) - In Django Unchained, Kerry stars once again with Jamie Foxx. The upcoming drama is about  a slave-turned-bounty hunter who, with the help of his mentor, sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)