01/31/2014 10:20 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kerry Washington Turns 37 Today, And We're Celebrating

Jan. 31 marks Kerry Washington's 37th birthday!

Washington did a brilliant job of stealing your hearts this year as she delivered another year of "Scandal," while keeping her blossoming home life quiet. The actress married football player Nnamdi Asomugha and is currently pregnant with their first child, which she announced at the Golden Globes.

While she worked to keep her private life under the radar this year, Washington's beautiful visage was nearly inescapable. The actress quickly became a style icon as she covered multiple magazines in 2013, including Elle, Lucky and Glamour.

Among her notable titles, Elle also called the actress "Hollywood's best-kept secret." Lucky for us, she's in the limelight now, and we wouldn't have it any other way!

To celebrate, take a look at this adorable photo of Washington from 2001. Happy birthday!

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