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Oy! It's A Boy

by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2006-06-02

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Hollywood's A-List Jewish couple Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky are celebrating the birth of their first child. The baby boy was born on Wednesday at a hospital in New York.

A spokeswoman for 35-year-old Weisz, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar earlier in the year for The Constant Gardener, said mother and baby were "happy, healthy and wonderful". However, following the Jewish custom of not naming a baby boy until after the bris – the circumcision ceremony which traditionally takes place when the child is eight days old – the name of the new arrival has yet to be revealed.

The London-born Semitic star first revealed she was pregnant on the popular Jay Leno talk show in January. She is engaged to director Aronofsky, who is best known for the Jewish-themed sci-fi drama Pi and the Oscar-nominated Requiem For A Dream.

Weisz will be back on cinema screens in Aronofsky's next movie, the futuristic drama The Fountain, which also stars X-Man Hugh Jackman.