The actress, who plays a D.C. crisis-management shark on the ABC drama, has been a regular on the celebvocacy circuit since her eye-catching 2004 role in “Ray.” But in 2012 she became official A-list via her hit TV show, a prime-time speaking gig at the Democratic National Convention, and a key role in “Django Unchained.” GWU will hold its commencement ceremonies on the Mall on May 19.
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