Actor Jason Bateman welcomes first child

Oct. 30, 2006 at 1:28 PM

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, have welcomed their new daughter, Francesca Nora, in Los Angeles.

The girl, the couple's first child, was born Oct. 28, Bateman's rep, Cara Tripicchio told CBS's The ShowBuzz on Monday.

Anka is an actress and the daughter of singer and songwriter Paul Anka.

Bateman's Fox comedy "Arrested Development" was canceled earlier this year. He got his start on "The Hogan Family" and "Silver Spoons."

Bateman has four films due out next year, including the thriller "The Kingdom," starring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner.

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