March 06, 2015 02:35 PM

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It was another home birth — times two! — for Sarah Shahi.

The actress, who plays former government assassin Sameen Shaw on the CBS drama Person of Interest, welcomed twins, daughter Violet Moon and son Knox Blue, on Sunday, March 1, at home in Los Angeles, a rep for Shahi tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Shahi, 35, and her husband Steve Howey, 37, who stars on the Showtime series Shameless, are also parents to 5½-year-old son William Wolf.

The Texas-bred star previously opened up about her first delivery, telling Pregnancy in 2010 about the water birth. “[He] came out into a tub of water and then my husband brought him up for air,” she said.

“I never thought I would be one of those wacky chicks who say, ‘I loved my labor,’ but I loved every part of it. It was the best day of my life.”

Shahi learned she was pregnant while filming Person of Interest last fall. She is on maternity leave for the remainder of the current season, but is expected to return when her schedule — and newly tripled crew! — permit.

— Michelle Tauber

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