Kerry Washington

Portrays political fixer Olivia Pope, who leaves her White House job to start her own crisis management firm only to discover she hasn’t left the past behind.

This is her first Golden Globe nomination.

Washington is best-known for playing three wives - Ray Charles’ wife in the film RAY (2004), Idi Amin’s wife in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006) and as Django’s wife in DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012). Her film credits include: FANTASTIC FOUR (2005) and FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (2007) and TV credits include BOSTON LEGAL (2005-06) and BLACK PANTHER (2010).