AMERICAN/JAMAICAN ACTRESS KERRY WASHINGTON MAKING INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

Hon Babsy Grange and Sephron Mair in France at Reggae Girlz World Cup soccer match.

American / Jamaican actress Kerry Washington and co-star Reese Witherspoon on Tuesday shared a first look of their upcoming Hulu series adaptation that is based on the bestselling novel ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’ The series, which will premier in 2020 is produced by Washington’s Simpson Street and Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.

“I am extremely proud of the outpouring of love and support being shown to our Jamaican actress Kerry Washington by People Magazine, CNN, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly and OprahMag.com for her starring role in ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ series” said Sephron Mair, Chairman/Producer of the upcoming Jamaica 57th Independence Black Tie Gala in Rye, New York where Washington will be honored with an ‘Artistic Achievement Award.’

The news comes on the heels of the Reggae Girlz historic debut in the Women’s Football World Cup in France against Brazil. 

“Kerry and the Reggae Girlz are ambassadors of Brand Jamaica. I am just so happy we are dominating the international news cycle in such a positive way” he shared.

Washington’s starring role in Hulu marks her first series role since she starred as Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal. The series also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Joshua Jackson, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, and Lexi Underwood.

Born in The Bronx to parents Valerie (Moss) from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and Earl Washington, from South Carolina, Kerry won ‘Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture’ for Ray at the NAACP Image Awards in 2005. She has earned several Emmy, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of lawyer/academic Anita Hill in the 2016 HBO film ‘Confirmation,’ which she executive produced under the banner of her production company Simpson Street.