'Scrubs' star John C McGinley is celebrating the birth of a baby girl with his wife Nichole Kessler.

The actor, who plays Dr Perry Cox on the hit TV show, told People magazine that the couple plans to name the child Billie Grace.

Kessler delivered baby Billie Grace in a birthing tub at the couple's home in Malibu at the weekend.

McGinley told People: "Nichole was a mountain lion, a warrior in the birthing process. The birth was astonishing! Mom and baby girl are 100%."

The couple got married last April. The baby is McGinley's second child. He has a 10-year-old son, Max, from a previous relationship.