Happy Birthday, Kerry Washington! The Scandal actress turns 37 today and she has a lot to celebrate given her momentous past few years. Starting in 2012 with her role opposite of Jamie Foxx in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, to her comedic turn in the Tyler Perry comedy Peeples in 2013, Washington has shown no signs of slowing down. In the same year as Django Unchained, Washington landed the role as Olivia Pope in the hit television drama series, Scandal, which earned her a Golden Globe and SAG Awards nomination for best actress just this year.
But as for life off of the small screen, Washington had a few surprises up her sleeve. Not only did she secretly marry former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, but Washington revealed her biggest role yet: a soon-to-be new mom! To see how this Bronx-native went from a small star to one of the most-sought after actress in Hollywood, look through our gallery!