Mariska Hargitay, star of TV's"Law&Order: SVU,"and her husband Peter Hermann welcomed their first child, her publicist told The Associated Press.
Hargitay delivered a baby boy named August by Caesarean section Wednesday in Los Angeles, publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnick said Thursday in an e-mail.
"Mariska and the baby are doing great,"she said.
People magazine and Us Weekly reported the baby was a week overdue but Zelnick would not confirm or deny that.
Hargitay, 42, and Hermann, an actor, married in August 2004.
The actress won a Golden Globe last year for NBC's"Law&Order: SVU."
Her mother, blonde screen siren Jayne Mansfield, died in a car crash in 1967. Hargitay's father is former bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay.
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