Actress Shanola Hampton is pregnant with her first child.

The 36 year old, who stars in the U.S. version of Tv drama Shameless, and her producer husband Daren Dukes will welcome their baby in January (14).

A statement issued to reads: "We are beyond excited to expand our family and begin this new chapter. Words can’t describe the joy our hearts feel."

The couple has been married for 13 years.