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Actors Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies Welcome Baby Girl

The actress Rachael Leigh Cook and her actor husband, Daniel Gillies, have added to their family with the birth of a daughter, the couple's first child. More from

"It's a girl. The tiny new empress of my everything . She's immaculate. We're delirious," he writes.

The couple — who announced they were expecting in May — were married in 2004, but it was only recently that the Perception star, 33, and Gillies felt ready to bring a baby into the mix.

"We're both people who like kids, but we weren't jumping up and down, like, 'Oh my God, let's start that chapter of our lives,'" Cook told PEOPLE in June. "There was just so much more both of us wanted to do."

Image: Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies, via Helga Esteb /