Amy Poehler Gives Birth to Baby Boy
The Saturday Night Live star and husband Will Arnett become first-time parents
Comedians Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have welcomed their first child, a boy.
Archie Arnett was born on Saturday and weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., their rep Lewis Kay said in a statement.
“Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably,” Kay said.
During the “Weekend Update” segment of Saturday Night Live, Poehler’s co-anchor Seth Meyers announced to a cheering crowd: “Amy Poehler is not here tonight because she is having a baby.”
Poehler, 37, revealed in April that she and Arnett, 38, were expecting.
“I’ve been very lucky,” Poehler told PEOPLE in July. “I m feeling good, and I m just overwhelmed with blessings.”
Meyers recently told PEOPLE that the cast was thrilled about the baby. “We’re all excited for her,” said Myers. “I think she’s going to be a great mom.”
Besides welcoming the new member of the family, Arnett will star with Kristen Bell in the big-screen comedy When in Rome, and Poehler – who is leaving SNL this year – will return to NBC in the spring as the star of an as-yet-untitled primetime comedy.