Mira Sorvino & Husband Expecting Third Child

Mira Sorvino & Husband Expecting Third Child
Mira Sorvino
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02/12/2009 AT 09:30 PM EST

Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino and her husband Christopher Backus are expecting their third child, they confirm to PEOPLE.

"We are overjoyed at the thought of welcoming a new addition to the family," they say in a statement. "With each child the love in our hearts has expanded beyond what we ever imagined was possible."

Sorvino, 41, and Backus are also parents to Mattea, 4, and Johnny, 2.

Sorvino, who won an Academy Award for Mighty Aphrodite, recently appeared in the NBC miniseries The Last Templar, and Backus will next be seen in ABC's Life On Mars.

Reporting by JULIE JORDAN

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