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Jason Bateman and Wife Welcome First Baby

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Oct 31, 2006 | 4:36am EST

Arrested Development star Jason Bateman and his wife Amanda Anka welcomed their first child in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Their new daughter has been named Francesca Nora Bateman.

Bateman and Anka, both 37, knew each other as casual acquaintances for years before they started dating in 1998.

They wed in Malibu, California on July 3, 2001.

Anka, an actress, is the daughter of singer-songwriter Paul Anka and has appeared in such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Diagnosis Murder.

Bateman, the brother of Family Ties star Justine Bateman, rose to fame as a child actor on Silver Spoons and The Hogan Family.

He won a Golden Globe award last year for his role as Michael Bluth on Arrested Development.

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