By peoplestaff225
Updated December 01, 2008 01:00 PM

Parminder Nagra has confirmed that she is expecting a baby with her long-term partner, photographer James Stenson. The 33-year-old English actress, who has played the part of Dr. Neela Rasgotra on ER since 2003, tells US Weekly the couple "are thrilled and overjoyed at the prospect of becoming first time parents." As ER wraps up its 15th and final season, Parminder says that — for now — "the plan is to stay in L.A."

Parminder adds that "there are no plans to write the pregnancy in the show," and although the series is drawing to a close in February she doesn’t intend to take time off from acting. "I feel like I will want to work, but who knows what I’ll feel like when the baby arrives." As for a wedding, Parminder says it will happen — in due time! "Our plans are to get married but there’s no confirmed date yet," she explains. "We have been together for nearly 7 years."

Source: US Weekly