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April 09, 2015 05:40 PM

Becki Newton is just full of surprises.

The Weird Loners star may live her life in the public eye, but that doesn’t mean the mother of two doesn’t still have some secrets to share.

Here are three fun facts about the actress, 36, shared with PEOPLE:

She went to college with John Legend.
“We were both at the University of Pennsylvania together,” the former Ugly Betty fan favorite says of the recent Academy Award winner. “But we didn’t have classes together.”

She saw her husband naked before their first date.
“We met on the subway at Times Square, and he invited me to go see him in The Full Monty on Broadway,” Newton says her husband Chris Diamantopoulos, 39, whom she married in 2005. “I highly recommend that approach. That way you know what you’re getting.”

Sienna Miller is her cousin.
“I didn’t find out until a few years ago that he dad is my grandmother’s brother,” Newton says of the American Sniper actress. “She grew up in the U.K. so she was never at any of our family functions.”

Weird Loners airs Tuesdays (9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

For more about Becki Newton, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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