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Jennifer Carpenter is a mum!

Published 11/08/2015

Jennifer Carpenter
Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter has revealed she and fiancé Seth Avett welcomed their first child together recently.

The 35-year-old actress rose to fame starring as Detective Debra Morgan on hit Showtime series Dexter and news of the pregnancy was confirmed by her rep back in February.

At the CBS TCAs on Monday while speaking about her TV series Limitless, Jennifer revealed she and Seth welcomed their bundle of joy a little while back.

"Well [my co-star Jake McDorman's] done the heavy lifting with the action scenes, but I get to bring the little one to work so that's amazing to go from, like, this world [points to Jake] to this world [mimes holding a baby]," she gushed to ET Online. "It creates a lot of balance. I'm lucky - very lucky."

When Jennifer shot the pilot for Limitless in April, she was nearly due to give birth.

The star was concerned about going into labour on set.

"I was also eight and a half months pregnant when we shot, so I feel like I was walking on set going, 'Are you sure I'm supposed to be here?'" she recalled. "But there were such heavy hitters, from the production team to Bradley [Cooper] being a part of it, and the movie having been something I really enjoyed. The transition from going from something where I was dealing with someone who never had a reason to smile [her role as Debra Morgan on Dexter] to now I'm on a set where I'm holding back laughter and hoping that I don't mess up a take and slow us down, it's a lot of fun."

Limitless centres on a man who is able to use the full extent of his brain power. Bradley portrayed character Eddie Morra in the 2011 sci-fi film of the same name and he is playing the persona in a few episodes of the TV show as well. Limitless the series is set to debut on CBS September 22.

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