Parminder Nagra Expecting First Child

12/01/2008 at 01:00 PM ET
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Parminder Nagra has confirmed that she is expecting a baby with her long-term partner, photographer James Stenson. The 33-year-old English actress, who has played the part of Dr. Neela Rasgotra on ER since 2003, tells US Weekly the couple "are thrilled and overjoyed at the prospect of becoming first time parents." As ER wraps up its 15th and final season, Parminder says that — for now — "the plan is to stay in L.A."

"We still have a home in London, so eventually the plan is to be bi-coastal, but who knows what the future holds. We are just taking it one day at a time."

Parminder adds that "there are no plans to write the pregnancy in the show," and although the series is drawing to a close in February she doesn’t intend to take time off from acting. "I feel like I will want to work, but who knows what I’ll feel like when the baby arrives." As for a wedding, Parminder says it will happen — in due time! "Our plans are to get married but there’s no confirmed date yet," she explains. "We have been together for nearly 7 years."

Source: US Weekly

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Brianne on

How exciting~! I was so happy to see this news when I came to the page today. I absolutely adore her on ER and am so sad the series is ending. Congrats to both of them… she is absolutely gorgeous – I’m sure the little one will be beautiful!

Bethy on

I’m not familiar with who she is, but she is very pretty! Congrats to her on the baby news!

Sanja on

I’m so happy for them!! I’ve loved her since Bend It Like Beckham.

Sami on

That’s great! I love this actress and the character. Two of my favorite actress having little ones. It’s so nice. BTW I had no idea she was 33. She looks so young.

Harley on

That is so exciting! I adore her! Congrats to the couple and their families!

melissa on

Congrats! I love her!

rachael on

lovelovelove Parminder! Congrats!!

Stephany on

Oh! I squealed when I read this news. I just ADORE Parminder and I think her character on ER is fantastic. One of my favorites. I’m sad that ER is ending. :(

BUT! So happy for Parminder! That’s exciting news!!!

Elisha on

She also played in “Bend it like beckham” with Kieira Knightley. i’m so happy for her. Congratulations !!!!

Pogue Mahone on

I wonder what her traditional Indian Sikh family in the UK are thinking about her having a baby out of wedlock? I read they were upset that she even left and moved to the US….
I LOVE ER!!

Jade on

Pogue Mahone, I think you are confusing her “Bend it like Beckham” character with real life. She comes from a very liberal background. Her parents are divorced and both remarried. Though, it’s true most of the sikh families in Britain are very conservative.

ERICKA on

Love her! Bend it like beckham is one of my favorite movies.

Congrats to her :)

kaya on

Awww, that’s great! She looks so much younger than 33, wow.

Pogue Mahone on

To Jade:
No, it was in real life; I read her parents were very upset wen she left the UK for L.A. and she told them “I have to go where the work is….: which makes sense!

camilla on

Just a crazy little fact… she was born the same year and same day as Kate Winslet. October 5, 1975. She looks so much younger!

Denise on

Aww, that’s exciting news! I wonder how they’ll choose to cover it up on the show. Together for 7 years. That’s amazing. Beautiful news! =]

Elaine on

this is lovely news for her & her partner, i think she has come a long way since “bend it like beckham” loved that film & i love her in “ER”..been together for 7 yrs is good by hollywood standards HAHA..best of luck to them both & CONGRATULATIONS..shame ER is coming to a end to ive watched it since the first show.xx

Emily on

Aw, yay! :D

JM on

I love Neela…ooos I mean Parminder!! Is it just me or does it seem like her character just can’t win?? LOL!!

MB on

I was soooooo excited to hear the news! I love her on ER and Bend it Like Beckham. I wonder when she is due?

Jennifer on

I am so happy for her! She’s gorgeous – I’m sure her little one will be such a cutie. Congratulations to her and James!

Johnny Johnson on

They’re not married but having a baby. Such poor role models!

Jimbo Hearns on

Sickening! Just sickening! Haven’t these Holly-Weird people ever heard of saving their chastity for their wedding night!?!

Jen on

She was also cute in Ella Enchanted! Good for her having a baby!

Georgie on

YAY!!! I love Parminder, I’m sure she’ll be a great mum.

James on

Oh good…another star having a child out of wedlock. Great role model…not.

FC on

Aww, I adore her… I have ever since Bend It Like Beckham. I’m happy for her and can’t wait to hear more news on her pregnancy/baby. :)

jasmine on

aww congrats parminder…such awesome news :)

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