The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Nick Romano
April 09, 2016 AT 03:13 PM EDT

There’s a reason Kerry Washington is such a good dancer, even if she says she only dances in the comfort of her own home. As it turns out, she had a great teacher. 

The Scandal star told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that she’s been taking dance classes since she was a little girl in the Bronx. “I had this very inspiring teacher named Larry Maldonado,” she said, adding that “he had an awesome substitute teacher named Jennifer, who would sometimes step in and teach, but then she left to move to L.A. and be on In Living Color.”

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Yup, Washington is talking about Jennifer Lopez. “I learned to dance from J. Lo,” she exclaimed. Listen to the story in the video below. 

 

“I mean, there are so many cool things about me, but that’s the best,” she joked. 

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