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Ugly Betty's Ashley Jensen Is Expecting

07/28/2009 at 08:00 AM EDT

Ugly Betty's Ashley Jensen Is Expecting
Ashley Jensen
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Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen, 38, and her husband, actor Terence Beesley, are expecting their first child in the fall, a rep for the actress confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

In a bit of of life imitating art, Jensen found out that she was expecting after her character on the hit show went through pregnancy and birth this past season. Jensen, who studied acting in her native Scotland, met her hubby while they were performing in King Lear. She received an Emmy nod for her role on TV's Extras in 2008.

Jensen – "excited" about being pregnant – is not slowing down anytime soon. She's currently working on the new Jenna Elfman sitcom, Accidentally on Purpose, about a woman dating a younger man who finds out unexpectedly that, you guessed it: She's pregnant.
– Blaine Zuckerman

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