October 01, 2010 09:00 AM

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It’s a girl for Esai Morales!

The Caprica star and girlfriend Elvimar Silva welcomed a daughter, Mariana Oliveira Morales, on Friday, Sept. 24 in Los Angeles, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

She weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz.

“I can’t think of another time in my life that I’ve been happier than now,” Morales, 47, said in a statement.

“I know it sounds so cliché but we feel incredibly blessed!”

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Julie Jordan

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