December 1, 2005

‘Alias’ star Jennifer Garner gives birth: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Alias" star Jennifer Garner has
given birth to her first child, a daughter, with actor-husband
Ben Affleck, US Weekly magazine reported on Thursday.

A publicist for Garner, 33, could not immediately be
reached for comment. Affleck's representative declined comment
on the report.

Us Weekly reported on its Web site that the birth came
after doctors induced labor at a Los Angeles hospital on
Wednesday night, a week before Garner's expected due date. The
magazine quoted an unidentified friend of the couple as saying
Affleck, 33, was with his spouse "the entire time."

The couple simultaneously announced their marriage, and
Garner's pregnancy, in June. The pair were widely reported to
have begun dating last year, months after Affleck and former
girlfriend Jennifer Lopez called off their highly publicized

Affleck and Garner first worked together on the 2001 film
"Pearl Harbor" and co-starred in the 2003 superhero action film
"Daredevil," leading to Garner's big-screen spin-off role in
this year's "Elektra."

Garner is best known for her role on the ABC espionage
thriller "Alias," in which she plays the sexy, globe-trotting
spy Sydney Bristow. Her pregnancy was written into the story
line of her "Alias" character this season.

The Houston-born actress filed for divorce from her first
husband, actor Scott Foley, in 2003, after 2 1/2 years of
marriage. They had no children.