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All the Details on Kerry Washington’s Nail Color Named for Her Daughter Isabelle

08/04/2016 at 04:15 PM ET

Kerry Washington has tacked on OPI Creative Ambassador to her long list of achievements.

The soon-to-be mom of two recently teamed up with the brand to collaborate on their fall/winter lacquer collection, called OPI Washington D.C. So it’s only fitting that the stylish actress, who plays Olivia Pope on the political drama Scandal, was someone whose influence OPI sought.

One person Washington herself looked to for inspiration? Her 2-year-old daughter Isabelle Amarachi, whom Washington named one of the colors for.

“There’s a phrase in D.C. where people say, ‘Inside the Beltway,’ so one of the colors is ‘Inside the ISABELLEtway,’ ” the actress, 39, tells PEOPLE. “It’s one of my favorites, actually, because it’s a beautiful nude for brown girls.

“When I was growing up, ‘nude’ didn’t always mean people that looked like me, so it’s a really beautiful neutral for darker tones, which I love,” she adds.

Kerry Washington OPI Launch
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Kerry Washington on Why She Chose to Reveal Her Baby Bump at the Met Gala

08/03/2016 at 04:30 PM ET

When Kerry Washington hit the Met Gala red carpet in May, one accessory stood out more than the rest: a brand new baby bump.

The red-carpet moment served as Washington’s confirmation that she and her husband, former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting their second child together.

Why use the star-studded night for her big reveal? Washington tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue that she was keeping with her and Asomugha’s famously private approach to talking about their family (they also share daughter Isabelle Amarachi, 2).

“I hadn’t been public about it [before then],” the Scandal star, 39, says. “I still haven’t made a statement about it because it’s not really how we roll in my family. I knew by the Met Gala [in May] that I wouldn’t be able to hide [my pregnancy].”

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Mom-to-Be Kerry Washington Shows Off Baby Bump Prior to Accepting Actors Inspiration Award

06/13/2016 at 03:20 PM ET

Bump alert!

Kerry Washington stunned at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation 7th Annual Golf Classic charity event on Monday. The mom-to-be, who is expecting a baby with former San Francisco 49ers player husband Nnamdi Asomugha, wore a flowy black, white and yellow dress by Giambattista Valli.

The 39-year-old Scandal star, who was at the event to accept the Actors Inspiration Award from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, wore her dark hair in an elegant updo, completing the look with a beautiful bold lip, yellow nails and black-and-white heels.

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Kerry Washington Hints Shonda Rhimes Knew About Her Pregnancy First

05/13/2016 at 11:45 AM ET

Kerry Washington pregnant Shonda Rhimes
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Kerry Washington has been one busy woman indeed! On top of wrapping season 5 of her hit show Scandal, whose finale aired Thursday, she is busy gearing up to be a mom for the second time — and fielding questions about it.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live! following the finale, Washington and Scandal‘s creator, Shonda Rhimes, stopped by and talked to the host about Washington’s pregnancy.

“When you were shooting that thing, with [Tony Goldwyn‘s] Fitz, that must’ve been weird,” says Jimmy Kimmel after congratulating the star on her exciting news. “To know that you were pregnant when that was the storyline.”

“I don’t know if that was happening at the same time,” admits Washington, 39. And when Kimmel jokingly asks her when she was ovulating, Washington responds with a laugh and says, “I’ll send you the app on my phone that tracks my various cycles!”

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Pregnant Kerry Washington Debuts Baby Bump (and Purple Hair!) at Met Gala

05/02/2016 at 08:30 PM ET

Kerry Washington debuted her baby bump in the most glamorous way possible.

At Monday’s Met Gala, the Scandal star rubbed her belly on the red carpet wearing a sequined Marc Jacobs gown that featured a thigh-high slit. The mom-to-be paired her black dress with sheer polka dot gloves (also by Marc Jacobs) and Gianvito Rossi shoes.

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Kerry Washington Expecting Second Child

04/30/2016 at 01:10 PM ET

Prepare to witness another ultra-glam pregnancyKerry Washington is pregnant again!

The actress is expecting her second child with her husband, former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, according to E! News.

Washington, 39, stepped out Saturday night to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner, where she kept any signs of a baby bump under wraps in a ruffled black dress by Victoria Beckham.

Kerry Washington WHCD pregnant expecting second child
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Kerry Washington to Be Honored at the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala

10/28/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

Kerry Washington Baby2Baby Giving Tree award
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Kerry Washington will be honored at the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala.

The Scandal actress — who welcomed daughter Isabelle Amarachi in 2014 — will be presented with the Baby2Baby Giving Tree Award in November for her support of the L.A.-based non-profit and ongoing dedication to children in need.

Also in attendance at the annual fête — which raises awareness and funds for Baby2Baby — will be Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, Jenna Dewan-Tatum along with presenters Jessica Alba, Julie Bowen, Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti amongst many others.
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