Scandal Stars Before They Were Famous

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  • Darby Stanchfield
  • Katie Lowes
  • Bellamy Young
  • Columbus Short
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Kerry Washington
  • Guillermo Diaz
  • Tony Goldwyn
  • Jeff Perry
  • Joe Morton

Shonda Rhimes

We all know what Miss Shonda was up to before Scandal hit the air. The super-producer is the talent behind some of the most addictive dramas on television, including Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. But few remember that the USC film school grad also wrote the acclaimed TV movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, starring Halle Berry. Rhimes is using her success to change the face of television with more diverse characters and by fostering emerging talent, like Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae. She is also the executive producer of the soon-to-premiere primetime drama How to Get Away With Murder, starring Viola Davis.

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