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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Shonda Rhimes attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Happy 51st birthday to Shonda Rhimes!

Rhimes is the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Scandal” and so many more great programs. She’s truly a legend!

She talks about overcoming her fears in the video interview below!

Shonda Rhimes on Overcoming Her Fears and Journey to 'Year of Yes'

Rhimes is a Hollywood powerhouse but her workaholic tendencies and horrible shyness left her secretly miserable.

'Scandal' And 'Grey's Anatomy' Creator Shonda Rhimes 'Perfection Is Overrated' | TODAY

TV producer Shonda Rhimes is the force behind such popular shows as "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy." In 30 Rock's famed Rainbow Room, she tells TODAY's Sheine...

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Liam Hemsworth (31)
William Hung (38)
Orlando Bloom (44)
Michael Pena (45)
Patrick Dempsey (55)
Trace Adkins (59)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (60)
Richard Moll (78)

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