Natalie Portman is the proud mother of a baby girl; Oscar winner names daughter Amalia

FP Staff

Mar,04 2017 16:19:34 IST

Actress Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied have welcomed a daughter.

The Oscar-winning actress, 35, gave birth to a girl named Amalia on February 22, her representative told

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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied. Image courtesy: Getty Images

The statement read: "Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl, Amalia Millepied, on February 22. Mother and baby are happy and healthy."

Portman and French choreographer Millepied, 39, are already parents to 5-year-old Aleph. They were married in 2012.

Amalia, pronounced ah-MAH-lee-a, comes from the Germanic amal that means 'work' or 'activity.' The Israeli-born actress may have chosen it because it is also a Hebrew name that means 'work of God.'

The star made her baby bump debut in September at the Venice Film Festival while promoting her movies Planetarium and Jackie.

Although she attended the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards while expecting, Portman skipped the Oscars ceremony on Sunday due to her delivery.

Updated Date: Mar 04, 2017 16:49 PM