Kerry Washington: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

25 Things You Don't Know About Kerry Washington Steve Granitz/

You can catch Kerry Washington, 36, starring as Scandal’s spin-doctor-in-chief on ABC Thursdays at 10 P.M. Here, she dishes some of her own dirt with Us.

1. I am obsessed with pineapple.

2. My grandparents’ names are on the memorial wall at Ellis Island

3. Like my character Olivia Pope, I was on the swim team in high school.

4. I have a Tina Turner impression that I’m very proud of since the age of 9.

5. As a kid, Splash was my favorite movie.

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6. I was very resistant to Twitter. (She now tweets as @kerrywashington.)

7. I went to the same Bronx Boys & Girls Club as Jennifer Lopez.

8. I studied yoga and traditional Indian theater in India right after college.

9. While attending the Spence School, I was in a nine-girl a cappella singing group called Triple Trio.

10. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan.

11. Every year on my birthday, I get my parents a gift.

12. I’m named after Ireland’s country Kerry.

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13. I love to dance.

I didn’t get my license until my mid-twenties.

15. The first musical that I truly fell in love with was Into the Woods.

16. I constantly make weird faces into the cameras at work.

17. Disney theme parks make me very happy.

18. I have seen every episode of Super Soul Sunday on OWN.

19. I designed an interdisciplinary major at George Washington University.

20. I was also an RA at GWU’s Thurston Hall.

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21. The first car I ever leased was a Prius and I’ve had one ever since.

22. I’ve testified before Congress with Robert Redford and John Legend in support of the arts.

I do not drink coffee.

24. I love take-offs on planes.

25. I started a Scandal tradition: Before shooting a new show we scream the episode number, applaud, and bang on furniture.

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