Keri Russell Gives Birth to a Boy

Russell and Deary

06/18/2007 AT 8:10 PM ET

Waitress star Keri Russell and husband Shane Deary welcomed their first child, a son, her rep confirms.

River Russell Deary was born June 9 in New York. The birth was announced on Monday.

Russell, 31, who gained fame on TV’s Felicity, now appears in the hit indie romantic comedy Waitress.

She previously told PEOPLE of her pregnancy, “I’m one of the lucky ones. … It’s a big, life-changing experience, and we’re excited.”


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