Shonda Rhimes FactsShonda Rhimes created what could be called the biggest night on television, Thursday nights on ABC. She has created a fan base through social media that call the event TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday). It all started with "Grey's Anatomy," which originally aired on Sunday nights but since got moved to Thursday nights and is currently in its eleventh season. Then, "Private Practice" was a spin-off of the show and the success of Shondaland continued. "Scandal" premiered in 2012 and "How To Get Away With Murder" followed a couple years after. We all know she is a brilliant and successful writer and producer, but there are some things about Shonda Rhimes you may not know but we're here to give you the inside scoop.

1. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and thinks deep dish Chicago pizza is the only kind of pizza that matters.

2. She was in a championship marching band in high school.

3. She went to Dartmouth College to receive her BA in English Literature with Creative Writing. Several years later, she attended the University of Southern California to get a Master of Fine Arts in the School of Cinematic Arts.

4. She has three daughters in her life, two who were adopted and the third who arrived via surrogacy.

5. She wrote the film, "Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement," which was released in August 2004.

6. The idea for Grey's Anatomy originated after a doctor told Rhimes it was really hard to shave her legs in a hospital shower. Rhimes thought it was a small detail at first, but then realized it was probably the only time and place the doctor was able to do something like that, which just showed how hard her job was, which she thought would be a good start for a show.

7. She really loves the National Spelling Bee.

8. She "predicted" Sarah Drew's pregnancy from Grey's Anatomy. Rhimes wrote the script for the episode when April Kepner finds out she's pregnant and later on, Drew who plays April Kepner got pregnant with her second child in her real life.

9. Headphones are a part of her writing process. She likes listening to music when she writes.

10. She appeared as a version of herself in an episode of "The Mindy Project" in October of 2014.

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