It's a boy! Anna Faris and Chris Platt welcome 'beautiful' baby Jack as he is born prematurely
02:36 GMT, 26 August 2012
Anna Faris has become a first-time mother after giving birth to a baby boy with husband Chris Platt.
Baby Jack was born prematurely and is being treated in a neonatal intensive care unit in Los Angeles, where he is expected to remain for 'some time'.
The Scary Movie actress and her Parks And Recreation husband called their newborn 'beautiful' in a statement.
New mother: Anna Faris pictured earlier today, before the birth of her son Jack, who is being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit after his premature arrival
A representative for Faris and husband Chris Platt told People.com: 'Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are happy to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy Jack.
'He arrived earlier than expected and will be spending some time in the NICU.
'The happy parents thank you for your warm wishes and ask that you honour their privacy during this time.'
Yesterday Anna was photographed joining a
friend for a lunch date. Dressed in a red top and trousers, she kept
her bump hidden by holding a cap in her hands.
'Happy': Anna, seen earlier this month, was not expecting to give birth until later this year; she had not made her due date public
The actress announced in May she was expecting her first child with her Moneyball star husband Chris Pratt, who she wed in 2009 in Bali.
The Brokeback Mountain star was overhead telling friends at a party, 'He's doing great! We're growing everyday.'
After marrying back 2009, the couple have always been open about their plans for starting a family.
Anna said: 'Chris wants a big family. I do want a lot of kids. We want to populate the world.'
Happy ocuple: Faris and her husband Chris Platt married in Bali in 2009