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Joshua Leonard and Alison Pill Welcome Daughter Wilder Grace

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Breaking story in The Newsroom: Alison Pill is a mom!

The Canadian actress shared on Instagram Friday that she and her husband, fellow actor Joshua Leonard, welcomed daughter Wilder Grace Leonard into the world on Saturday, Nov. 19.

“So much to be thankful for. Wilder Grace Leonard, born November 19, 2016. ‘Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. …Do human beings ever realize life while they live it? — Every, every minute?’ ” the Miss Sloane star, 30, wrote to accompany a photo of Wilder.

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The Tony-nominated actress, who is also recognizable from her roles in Midnight in ParisConfessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, took to Instagram in July to share the couple’s happy news.

“This is happening … Baby lady 2016,” Pill captioned a photo of herself taken shortly after an ultrasound.

Leonard, 41 — known for his appearances in season 3 of Bates Motel, If I Stay and the ’90s horror phenomenon The Blair Witch Project — shared the same snap on his own Instagram account alongside the caption, “Pssst … Coming this November … It’s a girl!”

#bumpbuddies @teresapalmer and I are due a week apart! So grateful to hang with awesome mamas this weekend. #tgifandz

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Wilder is the first child for Pill and Leonard, who were married in May 2015 after a four-month engagement.

“I told her that I loved her more than anybody on the planet,” Leonard told PEOPLE in 2015 of the proposal. “It was pretty good. Her hands were shaking, and so about 30 seconds after I gave it to her I said, ‘You might want to put that on now.’ ”

The couple’s new daughter will round out their household alongside their pets: two cats named Tom Dexter and Rocky Montana, as well as a dog, Henry Chirpa.