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01/29/2016 05:42 pm ET

5 Quotes That Prove Kerry Washington Is Just As Badass As Olivia Pope

Kerry has all the answers.

Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, on "Scandal" is known for "handling" any situation thrown her way. But that's not a just front Washington uses on Thursday nights. 

On and off screen, the actress shows how much she kicks ass with her political views, social activism and inspirational messages of humility.

Sunday is her 39th birthday and to celebrate, we've rounded up 5 of her best quotes that show just how awesome she is.

Take notes.

  • On her value:
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  • On humanity:
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  • On diversity in Hollywood:
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  • On feminism:
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  • On owning your identity::
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Such a boss!

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