Morena Baccarin and Benjamin McKenzie Welcome a Daughter—Find Out Her Name
The newborn daughter, named Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, arrived March 2, USA Today confirms. “All are happy and healthy and appreciate the well-wishes,” the pair's reps tell the outlet.
The Deadpool actress's first-hand experience with pregnancy came in handy in taking on a recent development in the life of her Gotham character, Dr. Leslie Thompkins: The medical examiner coincidentally became pregnant in the story right when Baccarin did in real life. “It was a total coincidence,” the actress previously told People. “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.”
This is McKenzie's first child and the second for Baccarin—who is mom to 2-year-old son Julius Setta Chick from a previous relationship (dad is director Austin Chick). During the pregnancy, the duo often looked like the picture of perfection when they stepped out on the red carpet together. Here's to hoping it continues post-baby—cheers to the couple!