Actress Laura Linney Gives Birth To Her First Child At The Age Of 49

January 20, 2014  |  


Any The Big C or Love Actually fans in the house? I’m actually a fan of the film The Squid and the Whale, so I love me some Laura Linney and this news makes me happy!

The 49-year-old actress gave birth to her first child recently according to People. Her reps confirmed that Linney gave birth on January 8 and had a little boy, her first with her husband, Marc Schauer. The little guy’s name is Bennett Armistead Schauer, and he’s a miracle for his mom and dad, and a big surprise to the general public. Linney never announced that she was pregnant, and after The Big C ended last year, Linney stepped out of the public eye. The last time she was seen out in public was in early June, but there wasn’t much evidence of a baby bump (but then again, she was wearing bulkier clothing…).

The three-time Oscar nominee and her husband married in 2009 after getting engaged in 2007. When speaking on if she thought she would ever have children back in 2007, Linney told The Daily Mail she would love to, but wasn’t really holding her breath:

“I hope I will have children. We will see. I certainly would not be upset if that happens, but who knows?”

Well, now we know! Congratulations to the actress and her hubby on their son. She’s had such a successful career, and I’m sure she’ll have even more success as a mom.

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