Happy birthday, Kerry Washington: 9 times she ruled the world as Olivia Pope - GIFs

kerry-washington-birthday-olivia-pope-scandal-abc.jpgAs much love as Olivia Pope warrants, Kerry Washington deserves even more. Can you imagine "Scandal" with anyone else at its center?

As the actress celebrates her 36th birthday on Friday (Jan. 31), it's imperative that she's honored by taking a look back some of her most awesome moments in that white hat. One thing's for certain: Woman knows how to make an entrance.

Happy birthday, Kerry!

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