08/01/2011 AT 09:30 PM EDT
Marla Sokoloff and husband Alec Puro are expecting their first child early next year, her manager confirms to PEOPLE.
The actress, 30, does not yet know the sex of her baby on the way.
Sokoloff, best known for her roles on The Practice
and Full House
composer Puro, 36, in Nov. 2009.
Reporting by ULRICA WIHLBORG