Consider it handled. Scandal star Bellamy Young opened up to Us Weekly with 25 things you might not know about her. You can catch the 47-year-old actress, who plays President Mellie Grant on the hit ABC series, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.
1. I’m a crazy good knitter.
2. I have a tree named Oliver Sacks [for the celebrated neurologist and author].
3. I walk six miles a day.
4. I’m a night owl.
5. I endowed a scholarship at Yale University (’cause that’s how I got to go there).
6. I foster animals — as an adoptee, I really feel that no life is disposable.
7. My fave cocktail is a Sidecar.
8. Biggest luxury? Travel. And never anywhere twice. Life’s too short, and there’s too much to see.
9. I won Celebrity Jeopardy!
10. For me, little white lights make everything better.
11. I learned Spanish in elementary school and used to think it was cool to pretend to be a foreign exchange student when I was in middle school.
12. I’ve had the same best friend since seventh grade.
13. I tried to learn to play violin when I was 7, but my chin wasn’t meant for it.
14. If I really love a book, I never read the last page because I never want the story to be over.
15. My mom was an English teacher, so grammar and punctuation are my jam.
16. I always make a wish when it’s 1:11, 2:22, etc.
17. I drive an electric car (and love it). I haven’t been to a gas station in two years.
18. I stopped eating meat before I ever got to try sushi.
19. My first role: The Sound of Music’s Gretl when I was 5, at Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, North Carolina, where my dad grew up.
20. One set of grandparents worked in a textile mill; the other worked for the railroad (grandpa) and sold Avon and antiques (grandma).
21. I think fireflies are pure magic.
22. I’m currently obsessed with chocolate-coated cherry Square Organics bars.
23. I think it’s really important to remember people’s birthdays. And to say thank you for big things and small.
24. A good John Hughes movie can fix almost anything.
25. I dream of singing at the Hollywood Bowl one day.
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