CBB Exclusive: Lauren Ambrose welcomes a son

01/18/2007 at 10:08 PM ET

Update 9:30 pm: People.com has just picked up the story. After speaking to a friend of Lauren’s, they report the baby’s name is Orson Halcyon and that, "The family is very happy, the baby is happy and Lauren is doing great."

Originally posted 5 pm: We hear that Lauren Ambrose (Claire on Six Feet Under, Can’t Hardly Wait), 28, and her husband Sam Handel welcomed a son just after 4 pm on Tuesday, January 16th. No name or birth stats are currently available.

Sam and Lauren have been married for 5 1/2 years and live in New York.

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Josie K on

My husband and I absolutely loved Lauren in her role as Claire on Six Feet Under…one of our all time favorite shows. Congratulations to Lauren and her husband. I hope their son has her beautiful red hair! Can’t wait to hear what they’ve named him!

tink1217 on

oh, i hope he has that gorgeous red hair!! congrats!!!!

sara on

YEAH!! Congrats Lauren! OMG, she’s 28?? I though she was aboutmy age(23)!! I love SFU! I miss that show so much!

Mandy on

Orson is the baby’s name…congrats to the new mom and dad!

Mindi on

Don’t like the name, for a baby or adult. Sorry. Never have. And it doesn’t help that it’s the name of a bad guy on Desperate Housewives. It just really has the connotation of an old, not so nice or attractive guy for me. Maybe they should have tried “Olson?” Then we’d think of Little House! At least that’s a positive. Wondering if Orson’s a family name?!

lauren. on

oh im happy for her.i hope he gets her hair and her smile.

Helen on

What wonderful news. I thought that Lauren was superb as Claire in Six Feet Under and passing so convincingly as a 16 year old when she was actually 23 was quite an achievement. I wish all three a healthy and happy life!