Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams' daughter has arrived

10/30/2005 at 10:18 AM ET

20050913heathActors Heath Ledger, 26, and Michelle Williams, 25, welcomed a daughter in New York City on Friday night around 5 pm. Matilda Rose Ledger weighed in 6 lbs, 5 oz, and was 19 inches long, according to a friend of Heath’s sister.

Source: HeathBaby and The Williams Center (for birth stats and birthdate correction).
Thanks to CBB reader Victoria.


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Marrit on

Congratulations to them!
I love her name.

asheley on

Congrats to the Ledgers!!…I bet the baby is gorgeous!!…For Michelle to be overdue the baby is small…but congrats to them both

tink1217 on

CONGRATS!!!! LOVE the name too!!!

Loralie on

Congrats to the couple. I bet little Matilda is a cutie. 🙂

Melissa on

LOVE IT! What a great name – I’ve always loved the traditional Aussie song “Waltzing Matilda!” My father used to sing that to me when I was a little girl and “Matilda” was one of his “pet” names for me. My sister’s middle name is “Rose” and she was named back when the name was not very popular, so she never wanted anyone to know her middle name. Now, her middle name is very popular and she’s grown to love it as an adult. Congratulations to the Williams-Ledger Family!

Tequilamonky on

When was she actually due? I thought the baby had come pretty much on time? I’ve noticed that if their first child is a girl, a lot of women give the baby the same first initial as themselves! That includes me, I’m Jemma and my daughter is Jaya! Michelle isn’t tall herself so the baby must be taking after her by being little.

FC on

I love the baby’s name. Now I don’t have to wonder when she’s going to have the baby. Congrats to Heath and Michelle. ♥

FC on

I’m glad she finally had the baby. Now I don’t have to wonder when she’ll have her. But anyway, congrats to Heath and Michelle. 🙂 I love the the baby’s name. ♥

someone on

poor thing.
i bet it’s cute though.

becky on

I have a baby girl she’s almost 6 now but her name is Matilda Rose shyainne Price. I just love the name matilda rose