My Girl star Anna Chlumsky has welcomed her first child, a girl by the name of Penelope Joan, into the world.

The 32-year-old star, who is in the running for an Emmy for the HBO series Veep, gave birth on Thursday July 11th.

Speaking to People, Anna said: “She’s a really good mix between my husband and me. When she’s with him, you see him, and when she’s with me, you see me.

"She’s a perfect mix. We think she has my mouth, but it’s hard to tell. Even the color of her eyes, they are different in different light. But she has a really full head of hair.”

When asked how she feels about becoming a first-time parent, Chlumsky, added: “I’m really surprised how real it is. What’s really strange is how fast it happened. You prepare for so long, and all of a sudden the baby’s here … It’s seriously the best thing. Holding her is fantastic. It’s one of the more enjoyable things. It doesn’t get boring at all. I could hold her all day.”