Actress Anna Chlumsky is a new mum after giving birth to a baby girl.

The former child star and her husband Shaun So welcomed Penelope Joan on 11 July (13) in New York City.

She tells, "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 colour of her eyes, they are different in different light. But she has a really full set of hair."

And the 32 year old is making the most motherhood, adding, "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."

The My Girl star has a lot to celebrate - on Thursday (18Jul13) she earned her first Emmy Award nomination for her work on hit U.S. political drama Veep.

She adds, "I'm still in shock. When I got the call I wasn't sleeping because I was breastfeeding my daughter. It was neat because it was me and my husband and my daughter all in the room getting the news at the same time. When (my manager) told me, it was that nervous, happy, appreciative laughter. I just laughed a lot! It feels really great to have your work noticed."