Shiri Appleby Welcomes Daughter Natalie Bouader

03/29/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Shiri Appleby Welcomes Daughter Natalie Bouader
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It’s a girl of her own for Shiri Appleby.

The actress — whose guest-starring role as Natalia on Girls just aired — has welcomed a daughter, she confirms to PEOPLE.

Natalie Bouader Shook came into this world Saturday, March 23rd at 5 p.m. sharp, weighing in at 6 lbs., 12 oz. [and] 20.5 inches,” Appleby, 34, tells PEOPLE.

“[She has] big brown eyes and a full head of hair. She’s already made her parents proud.”

This is the first child for Appleby and fiancé Jon Shook, a chef and owner at Los Angeles restaurant Animal.

Appleby, who recently had guest-starring roles on Chicago Fire and Franklin & Bash, is best known for playing Liz on Roswell.

The actress, who waited until delivery to find out the sex of her baby, got engaged in Italy last July.

– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Charlotte Triggs

FILED UNDER: Births , News

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Chet on

Holy crap! A name I’ve actually heard of!

Bree on

Congrats to the new family of three!!

LOVE the name, it was on my list for our daughter but hubby vetoed it :(

Hope we get to see pictures of little Miss Shook, I am sure she is a total doll!!

Danielle on

I have zero idea what that second name is (or how to pronounce it :P), but middle names are for fun. A decent name from a celeb, jolly good.

Nicole on

@Danielle: Bouader is the maiden name of Shiri’s mom :)

ct on

Natalie?!! Another crazy celeb name…Haha! I kid, I kid. Congrats!

Emily on

Great name!

Jenny on

Could it be? A normal sounding name? Congrats Shiri!

Romy on

Kim K, you should wear dresses like that! Natalie is a nice name.

klutzy_girl on

Ooh, I love that name! Congratulations.

Jt1260 on

I had no idea who this woman was (I don’t watch ‘Girls’) so I Googled her to find out that her character’s name is Natalia? At first I loved that the name was normal, but now I feel like ‘Natalie’ is a bit egotistical. JMO

Melissa on

Why would you Google it when it says as much in the second line? Odd.

I love the name and like the honoring of family in the middle name. Congrats Shiri and Jon!

Anonymous on

I’ve liked Shiri Appleby since her Roswell days. Love the baby’s name. Sounds like they actually care more about the baby than what kind of spectacle they can make of having a child. In my family, middle names are always family names. It’s a very nice custom.

Bree on

@JT1260 maybe they had that name picked out BEFORE she was cast on Girls?? I had my daughter’s middle names (and a first name, it just didn’t work with hubby’s last name) picked out long before I got pregnant or even met my husband. And even if she didn’t, WHO CARES!! It is a beautiful name, she and her fiancee clearly love it and so that is all that matters.

Sharon on

Congratulations! I don’t really know of her since i don’ t watch the show, but i had to comment on the pretty, normal name! Best wishes!

Natalie S on

Love the name ;)

Erin on

finally!!! a celebrity who isn’t nuts with naming their kid

Melissa Kelly on

Congrats.Loved Roswell and soo nice to hear that she had the good sense to give her daughter a normal and pretty name :) In other news : Lincoln seems to be the newest girl name :(

denise on

Love her name. Nice normal beautiful name. Best Wishes.

Marie on

I guessed that she’d have a girl. Congrats to Shiri and Jon.

MommytoanE on

Cute name! Can’t wait to see the baby. Kinda figured she was having a girl (Despite many thinking she was having a boy) as she was carrying high.

Bree…I totally agree with you. I had my daughter’s name picked out from the time I was 10. I KNEW if I had a girl she would have that name…and lo and behold I have a girl and gave her the name I picked out many years before.

Brie on

what a beautiful GIRL name!!!!

Just saying on

I hate when people say that they can determine the sex by the way the woman carries the baby. I had total strangers stop and argue with me that I was having a boy (even after telling them the ultrasound revealed a girl). How about that is just the way a woman’s body is built?

Anonymous on

Congrats to them, and I love the name!

Anonymous on

Bree- Exactly! Or maybe they DID pick out the name after was cast in “Girls”, but chose it for other reasons (and possibly didn’t even think of the show when they chose it!).

Tisha on

Finally, a baby born and given a normal name…it’s about time…don’t these hollywood people know that they are giving kids with weird names a lot of phsycological damage in the comming years!!!…seriously, if you love your kids, give them a NORMAL NAME!!!!

Marie on

A “crazy” name will do a child far less psychological damage than the horribly judgmental homes many of you clearly keep!

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