By peoplestaff225
Updated May 20, 2006 09:00 AM
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Actress Lea Salonga and her husband Richard Chien welcomed a baby girl, Nicole Beverly, on May 16th in Manila, the Philippines. This is the couple’s first child. Nicole weighed in at 6 lbs, 10 oz, and was 19 inches long when she was born at 12:12 pm. Lea had a natural birth aided by an epidural, and is nursing her daughter.

"My husband and I are both well-prepared to lose sleep while personally looking after our baby, feeding her and changing her diapers," Lea said.

The couple had previously said that they were keeping their choice for their daughters name a secret before the birth. The middle name, Beverly, is after Lea’s deceased mother-in-law.

In 1991, Lea won a Tony Award for her role as Kim in Broadway’s Miss Saigon.

Thanks to CBB readers Neil, Venus, Patti, and Marie.