Actress Kerry Washington showed off her natural hair yesterday, while on the red carpet. The actress was attending the 'American Son' Broadway play opening night and after-party in New York.

Kerry usually wears a wig, to protect her hair from the damaging effects of constant styling while on set.

But last night, she decided to give let her natural hair out. And so far people on social media seem to LOVE the look on Kerry.

Kerry Washington is currently starring in the play American Son on Broadway, The play is getting great reviews, with some saying that it's one of the best plays to be released in years.

Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she played Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington, D.C., and also is a producer.

For her role, she has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.

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Washington married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24, 2013 in Hailey, Idaho. They have a daughter and a son.

As a sort of souvenir or memento, she usually tries to keep something from every character that she plays, such as an item of wardrobe or a piece of furniture from the house the character lived in. She has a dog named Josie.