Former ED star Rena Sofer and her director husband SANFORD BOOKSTAVER have welcomed the birth of their baby daughter AVALON LEONE BOOKSTAVER.

The little bundle of joy arrived on the morning of 5 August (05) in Los Angeles, weighing eight pounds, 14 ounces (four kilograms).

A source says, "Mother and baby are wonderful. The whole family is thrilled."

Sofer, 36, also has a daughter, ROSABEL, from a previous marriage.

She and 31-year-old Bookstaver met in 2001 on the TV series THE CHRONICLE. They married in May 2003 in a ceremony performed by the bride's father, RABBI MARTIN SOFER.