Actress Rena Sofer Welcomes Baby Girl

08/16/2005 at 04:00 PM EDT

Actress Rena Sofer Welcomes Baby Girl
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Former Ed and Coupling star Rena Sofer and her husband, director Sanford Bookstaver, "are elated with the arrival of their baby girl, Avalon Leone Bookstaver," a rep for the new parents tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Avalon was born in Los Angeles at 5 a.m. on Aug. 5, and weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz.

"Mother and baby are wonderful," says a source close to the couple. "The whole family is thrilled."

Sofer, 36, also has a daughter, Rosabel, from a previous marriage. She and Bookstaver, 31, whose credits include The O.C. and One Tree Hill, met in 2001 on the Sci-Fi Channel series The Chronicle. They married in May 2003 before 80 guests in an eclectic ceremony performed by the bride's father, Rabbi Martin Sofer, at a rented Malibu ranch, PEOPLE reported at the time.

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The groom, a rabid 007 fan, walked the aisle in an Armani tux and sunglasses to the James Bond theme, while Sofer, in a Badgley Mischka crepe sheath gown, entered to the theme of Cinema Paradiso.

It remains to be seen what lullabies they will play for Avalon.

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