Elizabeth Banks has welcomed her first child and named the baby-boy 'Felix'.
Elizabeth Banks, the American actress and star of '30 Rock', has welcomed her first child via surrogate, reports the Los Angeles Times.Banks and husband Max Handelman announced the news yesterday (30th March 2011). The actress took to her personal blog to speak of her "journey" in trying for children, saying, "The one true hurdle I've faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: we make a 'baby cake' and bake it in another woman's oven" She also told fans that she had chosen the name 'Felix' because it means both 'happy' and 'lucky' in Latin. The 37-year-old was immediately congratulated by a number of celebrities that included Busy Phillips and Rainn Wilson on Twitter.
Elizabeth Banks is set to appear in forthcoming action-adventure movie 'Man on a Ledge', starring Sam Worthington, Ed Harris and Kyra Sedgwick. She has also signed on to co-direct 'Movie 43', a film starring Kate Winslet and GERARD BUTLER.