Benjamin McKenzie and Morena Baccarin. Source:
Benjamin McKenzie and Morena Baccarin. Source:

Gotham co-stars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin have welcomed their first child together. Their representatives confirmed the birth yesterday, stating: “Morena and Ben are so happy to welcome baby girl Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan on March 2. All are happy and healthy and appreciate the well-wishes.”

According to the LA Times, “Frances is [McKenzie’s] first name, and Setta is Baccarin’s mother’s maiden name. Schenkkan is McKenzie’s real last name; he uses his middle name as his surname professionally.”

The real life couple’s on screen characters are also expecting a baby; the timing of which Baccarin called, “a total coincidence.”

Frances is the first child for McKenzie. Baccarin has a two-year-old son, Julian, with her husband, Austin Chick; the estranged couple have been involved in a very public divorce and custody battle for several months now.  Baccarin has stated that she and McKenzie have plans to be married once her divorce is settled.

Jennifer Stemwedel with husband and two children

Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.