Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in Bronx, New York.

1. Kerry Washington joined the swim team in high school.

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2. Kerry Washington was a part of a cappella singing group called Triple Trio when she attended the Spence school in Manhattan.

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3. Kerry Washington was accepted to Yale and Darthmouth College but turned them down and attended George Washington University.

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4. While attending George Washington University, she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

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5. After graduating college, Washington travelled to India to study and intense form of Indian theater and Yoga.

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6. In 2014, she was named as one of Time’s Magazine’s 100 most influential people.

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7. Washington was 7months pregnant with her daughter when she finished filming season three of ‘Scandal’ and then returned three months later to film season 4. While 8 months pregnant with her son, Washington filmed season 6 of ‘Scandal.’

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8. Jennifer Lopez was Washington’s dance teacher in high school.

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9. George Washington University, Washington’s alma mater, awarded her a honorary degree in Fine Arts on May 19, 2013.

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10. Kerry Washington is the only child of her parents.

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