Kerry Washington has quickly become one of the brightest stars in Hollywood -- and not just because her sense of style is impeccable. In honor of the "Scandal" star's 37th birthday on Jan. 31, here are the top 10 reasons why she's totally our girl crush.
Kerry Washington has beauty and brains! The Bronx native attended a tony Manhattan private school before studying at George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, where she designed her own interdisciplinary major combining her studies in theater, dance, music, psychology, anthropology and sociology. Kerry was honored as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for all four years at GWU, joined the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated magna cum laude.