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Originally posted 07/15/2009 04:15PM
To say Minnie Driver is passionate about sea creatures is an understatement.
"Having my son and swimming with humpback whales were the two most religious experiences in my life," says the actress, who gave birth to son Henry last September and dove in the open ocean with 50-ton whales for a documentary back in 2006.
So when the chance arose to volunteer and lend her name this summer to a new campaign aimed at rescuing marine wildlife, she dove right in. "I was raised to believe that we are custodians of this planet," says the actress, 39, who spent time last month feeding distressed seals and sea lions at California's Marine Mammal Center, and is now acting as the spokesperson for Dawn's Everyday Wildlife Champions.
"This opportunity came up to be a part of something that brought something as everyday as Dawn washing-up liquid together with this Marine Mammal Center that I have worked with and that I love and support wildly," says Driver. "It just seemed like a great marriage."
Originally posted 11/14/2008 10:25AM
Minnie Driver has been a mom for just two months but she says she's already thinking about adding to her family.
"I'd have another one," the actress told Ellen DeGeneres on her show that is set to air Friday.
Driver gave birth to a son, Henry, in September. "It only kicks in after you have really forgotten [labor]. I've only just managed to look at the pictures of the birth," Driver said. "I only looked at a few pictures and they do make you kind of go, 'Owwww! Ouch!', but then I look at him. I want another one of them."
Originally posted 09/08/2008 07:05PM
Minnie Driver became a first-time mom to son Henry Story Driver, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The baby was born Friday in Los Angeles and weighed 9 lbs., 12 oz., rep Jessica Kolstad says.
Driver, 38, who has not revealed the identity of the father, told PEOPLE in June that the dad will be involved in the baby's life.
"He's going to be a dad so yeah he's going to be there for the kid," she said. "I'm not getting married to this person and I don't know what's going to happen but everyone is cool about the situation."
Originally posted 07/16/2008 09:05AM
Originally posted 07/11/2008 02:25PM
When Minnie Driver gives birth to her first child next month, she’ll find out for the first time whether she's having a boy or a girl.
"I'm old-fashioned," the actress, 38, said at the New York press junket for her new film Take, a drama opening July 18.
"Women for thousands of years have not found out," she says. "I couldn't base something that was so auspicious and beautiful of that moment, and take away the surprise for home décor."
Her family and friends, however, can't stop speculating.
Originally posted 06/21/2008 10:30PM
Minnie Driver and about 40 guests gathered Saturday at a friend's home in Malibu for a baby shower.
The house was decorated with pink and white peonies, and it was a casual affair, with guests sipping basil lemonade and eating finger sandwiches and berry cake from Sweet Lady Jane.
"Minnie loves the cake," says a pal.
Driver opened Gymboree Brand New gifts, while guests hand-painted onesies for the baby and signed personal notes in a book to be given to the mom-to-be.
Originally posted 05/13/2008 08:00AM
As the ladies of Sex and the City basked in the glitz and glamour of their world premiere, actress Minnie Driver was just around the corner, playing to a much smaller crowd.
The singer-songwriter – who's awaiting a world premiere of her own, the birth of her first child – took to the stage at the intimate Art's Theatre in London's Leicester Square to perform songs from her second album, Seastories.
Dressed in a one-shouldered black dress, the six-months-pregnant Riches star went on at 8:45 p.m., about 15 minutes behind schedule. "Sorry I'm late," she told the crowd. "I had to pee. I always have to pee at the moment."
Originally posted 05/08/2008 07:00AM
Minnie Driver is breaking her silence – sort of – when it comes to the father of her baby.
First off, it's not the man, San Francisco musician Craig Zolezzi, who's been named in several press reports.
"Craig's not the dad!" the 6-months-pregnant star told the U.K.'s Independent Thursday. "He's my great friend and he's been so cool about it."
Originally posted 04/19/2008 11:15AM
Pregnant Minnie Driver has yet to confirm the father of her baby ... until now.
"It's the Easter bunny," she joked to PEOPLE at An Evening with The Riches at The Paley Center for Media on Friday night. "I've never had sex," she said with a sly grin as she gestured to her belly.
Originally posted 03/17/2008 07:45AM
She may be months away from giving birth, but first time mom-to-be Minnie Driver is already bracing for those sleepless nights.
"I'm going to be a very tired mother, I'm sure!" Driver told PEOPLE at the season-two premiere of The Riches in West Hollywood Sunday.
"No, I'm going to be happy," she corrected. "I'm going to be a happy mother."
The 38-year-old has a busy couple of months coming up – she's releasing her album, Seastories in the U.K. and touring Europe, Hawaii and L.A.
But after that, Drivers says, she'll be logging plenty of pre-baby R 'n R. "I'm just going to have the summer to be fat and happy," she said.
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