Morena Baccarin Steps Out with Ben McKenzie 11 Weeks After Welcoming a Daughter

05/17/2016 at 11:30 AM ET

New parents alert!

At the 2016 Fox Upfront presentation in New York City on Monday, Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie made their first formal public appearance together since daughter Frances Laiz was born in early March — and the Gotham costars looked anything but sleep deprived.

The new mom, 36, opted for a mid thigh-length, cobalt blue dress by Shoshanna. To complete the look, she wore shimmery eye makeup, with her long dark hair in loose waves. McKenzie, 37, complemented his date with a dark blue jacket and matching pants.

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McKenzie and Baccarin, who have been dating since last year, are excited for the newest addition to their growing family. Baccarin even noted that she plans to marry McKenzie in court papers PEOPLE obtained last September.

“Ben’s the sweetest,” the actress told PEOPLE of her beau in early March. “It’s very nice to work with your significant other, especially when you’re pregnant because you know you’ll get some extra TLC and get taken care of.”

Aside from her new daughter, the Deadpool star has one other child: 2½-year-old son Julius, with ex-husband Austin Chick. And though Baccarin enjoyed her second pregnancy, she was ready for it to be over in early February.

“It’s a wonderful thing, but get it out,” she joked to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “Let’s get on with our lives. There’s things to do, people to see.”

And how does the new dad feel about his biggest role to date?

“[Being a father] is something I’ve wanted for a long time,” the former star of The O.C. told PEOPLE at the Gotham premiere days before Frances was born. “I’m excited about all of it, poop, diapers and everything!”

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cds on

Morena is so pretty. I just got through looking at the DVD of Firefly and she looks the same, although a little more mature.

Roxie Dean on

He looks a lot more tired than she does. Lol

Ona on

She is still legally married, yet having a child with another man.

Anonymous on

They are an odd looking couple .