In honor of her 35th birthday, we'd like to take a moment to describe the always-chic Kerry Washington in as many words. Start counting: this stylish actress not only wows us on the silver screen, but she never ceases to amaze in gorgeous gowns and sweet minidresses on the red carpet. Her keen sense of fashion — hello, seafoam cutout Escada gown at the Met Gala! And the sheer white Donna Karan confection at the NYC charity event! — complements every curve and highlights her affinity for dressing in both cutting-edge and classic designers. With her upcoming ABC drama Scandal slated to premiere April 5, we can't wait to see more of Kerry in 2012. Click through to see her most glam red-carpet moments thus far.