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Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin Welcome Daughter Frances Laiz

03/11/2016 at 07:30 AM ET

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Gotham City’s population has grown by one!

Gotham costars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin welcomed their first child together, a daughter, on Wednesday, March 2.

“Morena and Ben are so happy to welcome baby girl Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan,” their reps confirm to USA Today. “All are happy and healthy and appreciate the well-wishes.”

The Deadpool actress, who is already mother to 2-year-old son Julius with estranged husband Austin Chick, recently spoke to PEOPLE about pregnancy the second time around.

“I’m definitely less nervous, but it goes by a lot quicker because you’re chasing after a toddler,” she told reporters. “There is not a lot of resting going on. I don’t feel worse, it’s just been very different.”
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How Ben McKenzie Has Been Giving ‘Extra TLC’ to Pregnant Gotham Costar, Girlfriend Morena Baccarin: ‘He Is the Sweetest’

03/04/2016 at 09:45 AM ET

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Pregnant on the set!

They probably weren’t yelling that while filming this season of Gotham, but they sure could have been. Star Morena Baccarin, who’s expecting her first child with her costar, boyfriend Ben McKenzie, next week, was hard at work with her bump on display while filming.

“It will be a very true to life performance,” Baccarin, 36, tells PEOPLE of how her character Leslie is also pregnant this season, a plot line she says came about serendipitously.

“It was a total coincidence,” she explains in this week’s issue. “They were already planning on doing that with [Ben and my] characters when I got pregnant. When I told them they were like, ‘Okay, great!’ and I was like, ‘What?’ It worked out perfectly.”

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Ben McKenzie on Being a Dad: ‘It’s Something That I’ve Wanted for a Really Long Time’

03/01/2016 at 03:00 PM ET

Costars-turned-beaus Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin are just days away from bringing home baby.

Despite the impending birth of their first child together, McKenzie and Baccarin were on hand to support the return of their show, Gotham, during a special viewing of the premiere on the Refinery Hotel rooftop on Monday night.

The mom-to-be, dressed in a calf-length white and black dress that showed off her baby belly, joked the “magic question” is how she’s feeling in her final stage of pregnancy.

“I’m okay, I’m feeling good,” Baccarin, 36, told PEOPLE. “I’m just at the end, where everything is incredibly uncomfortable. Getting out of bed is hard.”

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Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie Take in a Play While They Wait for Baby to Arrive

02/25/2016 at 11:55 AM ET

What better way to pass the time while waiting for your baby to arrive than with a trip to the theater?

A very pregnant Morena Baccarin and boyfriend Ben McKenzie saw The Woodsman, the story of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, at New World Stages in New York City on Wednesday. The parents-to-be hung out backstage with James Ortiz, who plays Nick Chopper in the show.

Baccarin wore a blue T-shirt, gray cardigan sweater and jeans to the performance, while her Gotham costar opted for a black jacket over a maroon T-shirt and gray jeans.

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Pregnant Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie Hit the Deadpool Red Carpet – Plus Find Out What She’s Craving!

02/09/2016 at 01:00 AM ET

It’s date night for Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie!

The Gotham costars attended the Deadpool fan event at the AMC Empire Theatre in New York City on Monday, along with title character Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively.

Baccarin, 36, showed off her baby bump in a LBD that featured lace sleeves and embellished detailing, while McKenzie, 37, was a glowing father-to-be with his beaming smile as he supported his lady love at her film event.

“I feel huge. I’m ready to pop,” she told reporters. “I’m like a million months pregnant — what’s to feel good?”

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Morena Baccarin Accentuates Her Baby Bump on Date Night with Ben McKenzie

11/12/2015 at 09:15 AM ET

Mom-to-be Morena Baccarin is glowing — and showing!

The actress and her boyfriend Ben McKenzie looked adorable at the Sierra Club’s Act in Paris on Wednesday night in New York.

Baccarin, 36, wore a tight black-and-white dress that hugged her growing baby bump, beaming as McKenzie, 37, wrapped his arm around her on the red carpet.

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Baby on the Way for Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin

09/24/2015 at 01:45 PM ET

Gotham City’s population is growing.

Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin are expecting their first child together, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“She and Ben are very happy about this news,” a source tells PEOPLE of the Gotham costars. “Everyone is very excited.”

The former Homeland actress is already mom to 23-month-old Julius, her son with estranged husband, director/writer Austin Chick.

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