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Actress Patina Miller is a first-time mother

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Patina Miller has welcomed her first child with husband David Mars.

The Madam Secretary actress, who also appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, gave birth to daughter Emerson Harper Mars on Wednesday (09Aug17) in New York.

"They are madly in love with her and so happy she is finally here," a representative tells People magazine.

The baby girl's name was inspired by American transcendentalist leader Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The couple wed in 2014.

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