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'Gotham' stars Morena Baccarin, Ben McKenzie welcome first child together

On the show, the actors' characters are also expecting a baby.
/ Source: TODAY

Two stars of "Gotham" are having a super heroic time these days!

That's because Ben McKenzie, 37, and Morena Baccarin, 36, who appear on the Fox TV series together, have just welcomed their first child into the world.

Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin at a screening of "Deadpool" in New York on February 8.Evan Agostini / AP

"Morena and Ben are so happy to welcome baby girl Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan on March 2," a representative for McKenzie told TODAY. "All are happy and healthy and appreciate the well-wishes."

For those wondering about some of the names the newborn is carrying, "Setta" and "Schenkkan" come from Baccarin and McKenzie's original surnames, respectively.

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Little Frances came into the world days after McKenzie visited TODAY and indicated he was going to be a father "any minute." He was right!

The pair's characters on "Gotham" are also expecting a child, which Baccarin told People was "a total coincidence. They were already planning on doing that with [our] characters when I got pregnant. When I told them they were like, 'OK, great!' and I was like, 'What?' It worked out perfectly."

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Frances is McKenzie's first child; Baccarin also has a 2-year-old son Julian with estranged husband Austin Chick.

Welcome to their newest star!

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