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Actress Laura Linney Gives Birth to First Child at 49

Laura Linney, who had not disclosed that she was pregnant, announced that she and her husband became parents earlier this month, welcoming a baby boy.  More from

The actress, 49, recently became a mom after giving birth to a baby boy on Wednesday, Jan. 8, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Bennett Armistead Schauer is the first child for Linney and her husband Marc Schauer.

"Mother and baby are happy and healthy," the rep tells PEOPLE.

The couple became engaged in 2007 and were married in May 2009.

Image: Laura Linney, via DFree /