Actor Kerry Washington will tell the story of her life and career in a new memoir.
Little, Brown Spark announced in a news release that it will publish Washington’s Thicker Than Water this fall. The press describes the book as “a candid story of self-discovery from one of today’s most compelling and beloved public figures.”
Washington, a Bronx native, made her film debut in 2000 with Our Song, and went on to appear in movies such as Save the Last Dance and The Human Stain, as well as making guest appearances in series including NYPD Blue and Law & Order.
She rose to national fame playing a lead role in the series Scandal, which earned her two Emmy nominations. She also earned Emmy nods for her roles in the miniseries Little Fires Everywhere and the television movie Confirmation.
“In Thicker Than Water, Kerry Washington gives readers an intimate view into both her public and private worlds—as an artist, an advocate, an entrepreneur, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a Black woman,” Little, Brown Spark says. “Chronicling her upbringing and life’s journey this far, she reveals for the very first time how she faced a series of challenges and setbacks, effectively hid childhood traumas, met extraordinary mentors, managed to grow her career, and crossed the threshold into stardom and political advocacy, ultimately discovering her truest self and, with it, a deeper sense of belonging.”
Thicker Than Water is slated for publication on Sept. 26.
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.