Nnamdi Asomugha Wife: Kerry Washington Bio, Career & Net Worth

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Kerry Washington is an American actress, producer, and director and the wife of former football cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Kerry married Nnamdi on June 24, 2013, in Hailey, Idaho, after four years of dating.

Having spent nearly three decades of her career in the entertainment industry, Kerry has garnered unparalleled success and recognition for her craft.

She gained prominence as an actress after starring as Olivia Pope in the ABC drama series Scandal, which aired from 2012 to 2018.

Kerry Washington At An Event
Kerry Washington At An Event (Source: POPSUGAR)

Kerry is a well-known name in showbiz, and aside from her acting, she is noted for her beautiful looks.

The gorgeous actress presented an award at the 2022 Emmys on September 13, 2022. Well, her look deserved a trophy itself in the event.

In 2014, Time magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Please stick with us for more information about Kerry.

Before we go any further, here are some facts about the actress.

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Quick Facts

Birth Name Kerry Marisa Washington
Known As Kerry Washington
Nickname Kerry
Date of Birth January 31, 1977
Birthplace The Bronx, New York, United States
Current Residence The Bronx, New York, United States
Religion Christian
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name Earl Washington
Mother’s Name  Valerie Washington
Gender Female
Age 47 Years Old
Profession Actress
Famous As  Olivia Pope (Scandal), Wife of Nnamdi Asomugha
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Zodiac Aquarius
Education Spence School, The George Washington University
Height 5 ft. 4 in/1.63 m/163 cm
Weight 53 kg/117 lbs.
Body Measurement 32-24-34 in/81-61-86 cm
Dress Size 2 (US)/34 (EU)
Shoe Size 8 (US)/38.5 (EU)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Type Slim
Marital Status Married
Spouse/Husband Nnamdi Asomugha (2012-Present)
Children Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, Caleb Kelechi Asomugha
Siblings None
Net Worth $50 Million
Salary $1.1 Million
Brand Endorsements Neutrogena (2013)
First Film Our Song
First TV Show ABC Afterschool Special
Personal Trainer Nonna Gleyzer
Social Media InstagramFacebook, Twitter
Favorite TV Show Game of Thrones
Favorite Movie Splash (1984)
Merch  Signed Kerry Washington Photo, Asomugha Signed Football Card, Asomugha Signed Football
Last Update May 2024

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Early Life & Education

Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977, in the Bronx, New York City, to Earl Washington, a real estate broker, and Valerie Washington, a professor, and education consultant.

Her father, Earl, is of African American descent, and her mother, Valerie, is of mixed racial background.

Kerry is a cousin of Colin Powel, a former US Secretary of State through her mother’s side.

She attended the Spence School in Manhattan and graduated high school in 1994.

After high school graduation, Kerry went to George Washington University. In 1998, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in anthropology and sociology.

Aside from that, Kerry also studied at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Born on 1977, Kerry is 47 years old as of 2024. She falls under the sun sign Aquarius.

She stands 1.63 m tall and weighs around 117 lbs.

The actress has a slim build, and her dress size is 2 (US).

 Kerry Washington at the 2020 Golden Globes
Beautiful Kerry Washington at the 2020 Golden Globes (Source: POPSUGAR)

With her super sexy looks and perfect body, Kerry has graced the cover of several magazines and editorials over the years.

Similarly, her hot figure can be attributed to her WORKOUT regime and diet plans. She trains with her personal trainer Nonna Gleyzer.

Kerry is a huge Pilates devotee.

Furthermore, Washington was ranked #2 in People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People list in 2013.

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Career

Best known for the portrayal of the character Olivia Pope on the ABC drama “Scandal,” Kerry made her screen debut with the ABC telefilm Magical Make-Over in 1994.

She then went on to appear in Our Song, Save the Last Dance, Bad Company, and The Human Stain.

With a series of minor appearances, Kerry was getting a solid grip in the industry. And her starring role in Spike Lee’s She Hates Me in 2004 just did the job.

Kerry Washington On Scandal Season 6
Kerry Washington On Scandal Season 6 (Source: Variety)

She then booked more major roles in films such as Little Man, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Fantastic Four, I Think I Love My Wife and The Last King of Scotland.

Similarly, Kerry had a recurring role in Boston Legal and 100 Center Street.

Nonetheless, it was the ABC drama Scandal that catapulted her to the next level of stardom.

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Relationship Timeline & Marriage

Relationship Timeline

Over the years, Kerry Washington’s name has been linked to several high-profile celebrities.

Kerry started dating actor David Moscow in 2003 and got engaged the following year.

They had an on-again-off-again relationship until 2007 when they ultimately decided to part ways.

Following her split with Moscow, Kerry briefly dated rapper Common. As a matter of fact, Kerry directed Common’s music video for “I Want You.”

After Common, Kerry dated roughly 26 years older American politician Lawrence O’Donnell before getting romantically involved with businessman and chairman of Movado Group Inc. Efraim Grimberg.


Asomugha and Kerry Washington met in 2009, all thanks to their acting career.

The couple first saw each other in person when Kerry was performing in the play Race on Broadway.

Nonetheless, even though we know the origin of their love journey, both Kerry and Asomugha go to great lengths to keep the rest private.

However, we know that Kerry tied the knot with NFL player Asomugha on June 24, 2013, in Hailey, Idaho.

Kerry Washington With Her Football Star Husband Nnamdi Asomugha
Kerry Washington With Her Football Star Husband Nnamdi Asomugha (Source:

Their divorce rumors swirled in the media in 2016, but Kerry said she would not be addressing the speculation.

The couple has two children together; a daughter Isabella and a son Caleb.

Kerry also parents Asomugha’s daughter from a previous relationship.

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About Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha was born on July 6, 1981, in Lafayette, Louisiana, the United States, to Nigerian parents.

He grew up in Los Angeles, California.

Asomugha graduated from Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California, and then attended the  University of California, Berkley, where he played for the California Golden Bears football team.

He was drafted 31st overall in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

Asomugha recorded his first two career interceptions against the Browns in 2006.

On February 19, 2009, he signed a three-year extension with the Raiders, the deal that made him the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history.

Nnamdi Asomugha For Oakland Raiders
Nnamdi Asomugha For Oakland Raiders (Source: Bleacher Report)

He became a free agent entering the 2011 season, and on July 209, 2011 Philadelphia Eagles signed Asomugha to a five-year deal.

After the Eagles failed to resurrect the deal with Asomugha, he signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on April 2, 2013.

However, he was waived by the team the same year.

Later that year, he signed a one-day deal with the Raiders so that he could retire as a Raider.

Asomugha hung his boots on December 27, 2013, and left football.

He was named the best Oakland Raiders Player of the Past Decade by Pro Football Focus in 2016.

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Activism

Besides her outstanding acting on screen, Kerry is a noted activist in Hollywood. She is a supporter of LGBT rights.

For her contribution to the community, Kerry was awarded GLAAD Vanguard Award in 2015.

Similarly, she was also named an honorary chair of the GLSEN Respect Award.

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife- Kerry Washington At Charity Gala December 2016
Kerry Washington At Charity Gala December 2016 (Source: POPSUGAR)

Her spouse Asomugha is quite active in charity, too, and often donates his time, money, and energy to help others.

He chairs Asomugha Foundation, which operates two primary programs: Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) and Orphans and Widows In Need (OWIN).

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Net Worth

As of May 2024, Kerry Washington’s net worth is a staggering $50 million.

Her primary source of income is her acting career and brand endorsement deals.

Similarly, she has topped the list of highest-paid TV actresses several times over the past decade or so.

In fact, Forbes named her the eighth highest-paid TV actress in 2018.

The actress earned $13 million in 2016, $11 million IN the following years, and $12 million in 2018.

Likewise, she earned over $1 million per episode for the Hulu show Little Fires Everywhere.

All in all, from eight-episode Kerry, made $9 million from the show.

Moreover, Kerry’s husband and former football player Nnamdi Asomugha’s net worth as of May 2024 sits at $35 million.

His fortune can be accredited to his NFL salaries and his career as an actor.

In 2011, Nnamdi signed five years $60 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, which came with a $25 million guarantee.

Over the course of his playing career, he earned a little over $71 million in salary alone.

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Nnamdi Asomugha Wife | Social Media Presence

As an actress, Kerry Washington has a massive social media following. She is active on almost all major social media platforms.

As of this writing, she has over 6.8 million followers on her Instagram, 5.5 million on Twitter, and 6.4 million on Facebook.

Similarly, she loves making TikTok videos. Her TikTok profile has over half a million followers with 5.2 million likes as of this writing.

Kerry Washington’s Popularity Over The Years

Actress and former NFL star’s wife Kerry Washington is quite famous around the globe.

Nnamdi Asomugha Wife- Kerry Washington's Popularity Over The Past Five Years
Kerry Washington’s Popularity Over The Past Five Years (Source: Google)

The graph above shows her popularity over the past five years.

Unknown Facts About Kerry Washington

  • Kerry does not drink coffee.
  • Washington got her driving license after she turned 20.
  • She really loves pineapple.
  • Kerry was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from George Washington University, her alma mater, in 2013.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQS)

What is Kerry Washington doing now?

Kerry has several projects in the pipeline.

She will star in the action film Shadow Force directed by Joe Carnahan for Lionsgate.

Is Kerry Washington’s husband African?

Kerry Washington’s husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, is of Nigerian-American descent.

What movies has Kerry Washington played in?

Kerry has starred in several critically acclaimed films throughout her career, including Django Unchained, Save The Last Dance, Little Man, Ray, The Last King Of Scotland, and Lakeview Terrace, among others. Washington usually tries to keep something from every character that she plays as a sort of souvenir or memento.

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