This will be a first child for the According to Jim actress and her husband

By People Staff
Updated July 13, 2007 07:20 PM

According to Jim actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is expecting a baby, her spokesperson confirms to PEOPLE.

The child, who is due this winter, will be the first for the actress and her husband, Roger Fishman, who owns a media company.

The couple will also have something else to celebrate during the winter: The first anniversary of their marriage is on Jan. 1, 2008.

But wait, there’s more. This September Smith, 39, whose credits include Melrose Place and Ally McBeal, will publish her first book, a novel titled Outside In.

Reporting by JENNIFER WREN