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Jessica Capshaw: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (‘I Do a Mean Cher Impression’)

Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capshaw visits the SiriusXM Studios in 2017. Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Jessica Capshaw, who stars as Dr. Arizona Robbins on ABC’s long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, opened up to Us Weekly exclusively with 25 fun tidbits you may not know about her.

1. When I was 12 years old, I cut my hair to look like Chynna Philips, except I didn’t look like Chynna Philips, that is.

2. I won’t run unless chased, so … I dance. The Tracy Anderson Method is the way to go for me. If I had it my way, I’d go five times a week.

3. My dream would be to dance and sing like Beyoncé. In my mind, I am radiant while performing at Madison Square Garden! In the mirror, the previous sentence is not true.

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4. I love my husband [Honest Company cofounder Christopher Gavigan]’s intelligence. He’s handsome, kind and wholehearted. As a husband and father he is all in.

5. I can do many different accents, but I cannot for the life of me master the Aussie one. Doesn’t stop Camilla [Luddington], who has a perfect accent, from trying to help me-slash-make fun of me.

6. I’m a Leo, so I’m fiercely loyal. And I appreciate a great mane.

Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. John Shearer/Getty Images

7. I do a mean Cher impression to her song “If I Could Turn Back Time.”

8. I’m competitive! Don’t play me in ping-pong because even if I don’t get the most points, I will find a way to win the game.

9. During college [at Brown University], I studied in Florence, Italy, and became fluent in Italian. I am not currently fluent in Italian. Molto not bueno.

10. Taylor Swift and I became friendly at first because she’s a fan of Grey’s Anatomy. And I will remind my kids of this fact when they get older and try to pretend like I’m not super cool.

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11. I’m a big Jerry Maguire fan. When my husband and I started dating, I made him watch it and just sat next to him staring at him to make sure he really “got it.”

12. Two songs on a loop in my car: “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons and “Feel it still” by Portugal the Man. I dare you to try and get my attention at a stoplight while that’s playing.

13. I’m quite pleased with the resurgence of Levi’s. There’s nothing that looks better than a great pair of 501s.

14. Procrastinating is a habit I wish I could kick. I’m getting around to stopping it.

15. My most embarrassing moment was falling off a six-inch platform heel on a red carpet while wearing a skirt. Enough said.

16. I’ve “fangirled” over Michelle Obama. She’s perfect: intelligent, passionate, beautiful and inspirational as a mother and professional.

17. Growing up, I crushed hard on Michael J. Fox. I love a funny guy.

18. I always win the first round of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

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19. I’m addicted to Game of Thrones. Watching Khaleesi has made my hair three shades lighter and my eyebrows three shades darker. Fingers crossed for a baby dragon this Christmas!

20. Sandwiches are my favorite kind of food and I spend countless amounts of time perfecting their construction.

21. I cannot abide people who are unkind, rude, stingy, sexist, racist or just plain mean. I could add more but those are the big ones.

22. My favorite role is Arizona! To play a character for nine years, know her inside and out and have people connect to her is beyond thrilling.

23. I specialize in downhill hiking.

24. I have a self-diagnosed “photographic memory” and this helps me learn my lines in a minute (thank goodness!) and reeeeeally irritates Justin Chambers.

25. I have 10 brothers and sisters.

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