Update: Jennifer Grant Gives Birth to Son Cary Benjamin

08/25/2008 at 08:00 PM ET

Update: Cary Benjamin was born at 3:17 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He weighed 6 lbs, 13 oz and was 19 inches long. Jennifer has shared that "Cary Benjamin sleeps dreamily on my stomach as we’re both bonding and recuperating," adding that "he’s phenomenal."

Originally posted August 24th: Actress Jennifer Grant, the daughter of Dyan Cannon and the late Cary Grant, gave birth to son Cary Benjamin Grant on Tuesday, August 12th. Additional information is unavailable at this time.

Readers may recognize Jennifer, 42, from her stint on Beverly Hills 90210, as well as CSI, Walker, Texas Ranger and Friends.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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cathylee on

Oh my god!! At first glance I thought it said jennifer GARNER(!), I almost got a heart attack there;) Well, whoever she is, congrats to her and her family:)

Bridget Flint on

That is so nice to honor her father. I love that name!

briea on

What a nice way to honor her father. I love the name!

mslewis on

I haven’t heard anything about Jennifer in years!! Congratulations to her.

Nicole on

I remember her from 90210! She was Celeste, the girl Steve met on the game show. I had no idea she was Cary Grant’s daughter.

Congrats to her & her family on the birth of their little guy! What a great way to honor her dad by using his name!

phoebe on

I had to look at her credits before realising I only knew her from friends. I guess being the child of Dyan Cannon and Cary Grant has kinda overshadowed her career, she actually is a very good actress from what I remember. Congrats!

kendrajoi on

I hope they call him Ben or Benjamin- I wouldn’t want to go around with a name like Cary Grant, even if I was his grandson!

Michelle on

I remember her from 90210. I didn’t even know she was pregnant. Is she married? Well, congrats to her and I think the name is a very sweet way to honor her dad.

amandamay on

Cary Grant’s real name was “Archibald Alec Leach” – So she named her son after his stage name. I’ve always wondered if celebs who change their names for Hollywood use their real or stage names at home with friends and family I’m guessing he used “Cary” with his family :-)

Kel on

How amazing! I’ve always loved Cary Grant.
Such a nice way to pay tribute to her father.

Dunn on

I read once that Cary Grant went by “Archie” at home. I named my son Grant after him.

Pencils on

I wonder if “Grant” is his last name or second middle name. I can definitely see naming the child Cary instead of Archibald or Archie.

Sheri on

Dunn … that is a neat story! This sounds like it is Dyan Cannon’s first grandchild; I watch her frequently on TBN (the Christian network) and she is such a hoot. I’m sure she is thrilled! Congratulations and God’s blessings to the entire family.

Caren on

Never heard of Jennifer Grant but I looked her up and saw her pic. I recognize her from the ep of Walker, Texas Ranger she was in.

Jennifer looks ALOT like her dad. Loved him in “An Afair to Remember”

Aitch on

She is one of the yogis in the Ali Macgraw yoga DVD I have. And I think she and Lisa Rinna are best friends. Another Cary Grant in the world, how nice!

brooke on

Jennifer is pretty, I loved her on 90210, she looks so much like dyan especially her smile and expression. Dyan and her are very close, she must be thrilled to be a grandma. I think it’s lovely she named her son after her dad, she is an only child and this is cary’s first grandchild

LanLan on

haha cathylee I thought exactly the same too!

Karen Robicheau on

Hello! I thought your readers might be interested in knowing that Cary Grant actually has “2” daughters! I am his first born, … a Canadian. It does not appear to be widely known ,…. My name is Karen. I received Legal documents shortly after Cary’s passing was announced. I had never been told by anyone close to me, therefore I was unable to accept that Cary was my natual dad, even when he had asked a number of people to approach me, on his behalf. I deeply regret NOT seeing the truth!!! I have 3 children “2 daughters”,…Katelyn and Kathryn, and a son named “Benjamin.” They are my father’s first 3 Grandchildren!

Sam on

Karen Robicheau is nuts.

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