Kerry Washington Lands a Momentous New Role

Kerry Washington

Going from handling it to nailing it! Kerry Washington has been named the first-ever creative ambassador of OPI nail polish.

In her new role, the Scandal actress, 38, who is known to love a bold nail color, will be responsible for cocurating the shades and dreaming up polish names with the company's cofounder and brand ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann.

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“I am a huge fan of OPI and was ecstatic when Suzi approached me to partner with the brand," Washington, who shares a daughter, Isabelle, 19 months, with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, said in a release on Friday, December 11. "I'm so inspired by Suzi and what she has built with the OPI brand. OPI's broad spectrum of fashionable colors and iconic names have become an industry standard. I'm thrilled to work with Suzi on developing gorgeous new shades and exciting new names."

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And the love is mutual! "One of my favorite shows is Scandal," Weiss-Fischmann added. "I noticed that the show was on the tip of everyone's tongue from the boardroom to the watercooler, and [that] Kerry had unquestionably become a role model for women everywhere."

Plus, fashion plate Washington has all the right qualifications. "She truly empowers women of all ages. She is bold, fashionable, and loves nail lacquer," the exec said.

Are you excited to see the polishes Washington helps create? Tweet with @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs!

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