Birthday: 31-01-1977
Age: 42
Star sign: Aquarius

Kerry Washington is a Hollywood actress, recognized for her portrayal of Olivia Pope in "Scandal," produced by ABC networks, and Broomhilda in Django Unchained. Washington completed her schooling from the Spence School, Manhattan while studying drama at "TADA!” youth theater. She majored in Sociology and Anthropology at the George Washington University and attended the Michael Howard Studio in New York. Washington made her television debut in 1994 with Magical Make-Over, a TV-film produced by ABC networks. Kerry went on to appear in movies such as Our Song, Save the Last Dance, the Human Stain, and Bad Company. These films propelled her career in the right direction, and further saw Washington in She Hates Me, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Little Man, the James McAvoy starrer “The Last King of Scotland,” and I Think I Love My Wife. The period of 2006-2008 saw Kerry in television series such as Boston Legal, "100 Centre Street," and in commercials for L'Oréal. The year 2010 saw Kerry Washington make her Broadway debut in Race, written by David Mamet. In 2012,

Kerry was cast as “Broomhilda” in Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Washington became the subject of widespread critical acclamation for her role in the movie. In the same year, Kerry stood out in the ABC drama Scandal, where she portrayed the character of a quick-fix to the screw-ups of politicians. Washington was the recipient of an NAACP Image Award for the Best Actress, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Emmy Award nominations for her role in Scandal. She also appeared at the number-two spot in "100 Most Beautiful People" ranked by the Time Magazine. Subsequently, Washington also made it to the twentieth spot on Forbes Magazine's list of Annual Highest Paid-Actor in Television and was adjudged by the Glamour Magazine as Woman of the Year. In 2013, she featured in Saturday Night Live, impersonating Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Kerry has also briefly appeared in movies such as Fantastic Four and its sequel, Lakeview Terrace, Mother and Child, Night Catches Us, and For Colored Girls, among many others. Kerry Washington is also a known activist vouching for Gay Rights and is involved in the Programs of Women's Cancer aided by the Entertainment Industry Foundation. "V-Day," which is an organization that sheds light on the issues of violence amongst women, has Kerry as their spokesperson. Washington has a daughter, Isabelle Amarachi with NFL player, Nnamdi Asomugha.

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger was born on 8 December in 1953. She was born and grew up in Athens in Georgia. Her parents were Ann Lee and Donald Wade Basinger. Her parents both had been into entertainment. Her father played big Band Jazz. Her mother was a water ballet in many Esther Williams movies. She began her acting career in 1976 on television. She made her first film debut drama Hard Country in the year 1981. She came into limelight after playing Bond girl Domino Petachi film Never Say Never Again in the 1983.She played along with Sean Connery. She got a Golden Globe nomination for the role in The Natural as Memo Paris in 1984. She won the Junior Miss Georgia title, travelled to New York to compete in the national Junior Miss pageant in the early 1970s. At the age of 20, she became a top model. She was commanding $1,000 a day. She entered into TV series by doing episodes of hit series such as Charlie's Angels in 1976. In 1980, she married Ron Snyder, and they got divorced in 1989. She played a small-town Texas beauty in Nadine in 1987. She played the role of photojournalist Vicki Vale in the blockbuster hit Batman in 1989.This became her biggest success. She headed an investment group. The group went to purchase the entire town of Braselton, in her native town Georgia for $20 million. She married Alec Baldwin in 1993, and they had a daughter Ireland Eliesse. In 1997, she won an Oscar for her performance in the film classic LA Confidential. Her salary for I Dreamed of Africa was $5000000. She became an enormous movie star. In retrospect, she can be seen as a girl who turned from a cover girl to an Oscar-winning actress in Hollywood. She had some financial problems during her late 50s. She filed for bankruptcy and also appealed the jury's decision to a higher court. It was ruled in her favour. She and the studio settled for $3.8 million. She is also an animal right supporter. She posed for anti-fur ads for PETA.

Kim Basinger English Actress