Kerry Washington in Save the Last Dance was the talented actress' breakthrough role. Since starring in the 2001 dance drama, Washington has added a number of incredible roles to her resume. Join us in taking a look back at the star's best roles and Kerry Washington in Save the Last Dance.
Kerry Washington Save the Last Dance Best Roles
Kerry Washington's role in 2001's Save the Dance would give her career a boost and put her on the radar of producers and fans. Playing the part of "Chenille", "Sara Johnson's" (Julia Stiles) best friend, Washington delivered an outstanding performance and showcased her years of dance lessons.
Over the year's Kerry Washington has become known for her standout performances as motherly figures, and 2009's Mother and Child is among her best. Washington plays "Lucy", a woman desperate to become a mother but unable to have her own.
Perhaps Kerry Washington's most well-known role is that of fixer "Olivia Pope" on ABC's Scandal. Airing from 2012-2018, Washington left everyone wanting more of the formidable "Olivia Pope", especially her killer outfits!
Kerry Washington's most recent success has come opposite Reese Witherspoon in the book turned HBO series, Little Fires Everywhere. With a Primetime Emmy Award and five NAACP Image Awards under her belt, the 44-year-old actress remains an inspiration for women everywhere. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for the talented Kerry Washington.