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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome their first child

December 20, 2012
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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy's Homeland just got bigger after the couple welcomed their first child on Monday. Claire's representative confirmed to People that the couple had welcomed a baby boy named Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy.Since announcing her pregnancy the Golden Glove nominee had kept details about her son or daughter-to-be firmly under wraps. Appearing on American chat show Live! With Kelly and Michael, the actress said she was "feeling good and balanced" about becoming a mum for the first time.

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However, she refused to go into details about the child's gender. She quipped : "It is a human being, which is a profound relief."Claire and fellow actor Hugh tied the knot back in 2009. Known for their down-to-earth relationship and low-key lifestyle, the pair married in an intimate ceremony in front of close friends and family. Thirty-three-year-old Claire and Hugh, 37, have previously spoken about how they fell in love during a game of Scrabble while filming Evening, in 2007.

Claire Danes baby

Homeland, which has taken the entertainment world by storm, has earned a nomination for Best TV Drama Series. The crime thriller is up against Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and Britain's own Downton Abbey. This is not the first time the two shows have come up against each-other for an award. In September ITV's costume drama went head-to-head with the multi-nominated show. And whilst Dame Maggie Smith's role as the Dowager Countess earned her the title of Best Supporting Actress Homeland stole the show, winning the title of Outstanding Drama Series. There's no word yet whether the new mother will attend the Golden Globe Awards on January 13. She's nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her work on Showtime's Homeland. Hugh stars in NBC's Hannibal, an adaptation of Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon.

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