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Former ER Star Ming-Na Gives Birth

Former ER Star Ming-Na Gives Birth

10/13/2005 AT 04:00 PM EDT

Former ER Star Ming-Na gave birth to her second child, a boy, on Wednesday afternoon, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

"Mother and baby are doing great," the actress's husband, Eric Zee, tells PEOPLE.

Cooper Dominic Zee was born at 2:23 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 9 oz. Cooper joins his 4-year-old sister, Michaela.

Ming-Na, 41, played Dr. Deb Chen on ER, and this year she was cast on the NBC drama, Inconceivable, which was set in a fertility clinic. (The show has been pulled from NBC's schedule.)

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After signing on to the show, she found out she was expecting. "I threw them a curveball," the actress told PEOPLE last month. "You know, I'm such a Method actor!”

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