Chris Hemsworth and wife welcome a baby girl

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and wife, Elsa Pataky, arrive for the European premiere of "Marvel Avengers Assemble," at a west London cinema, April 19, 2012.
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Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend Marvel's "Avengers" European premiere on April 19, 2012, in London.
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(CBS News) Chris Hemsworth, star of "The Avengers" and the upcoming "Snow White and The Huntsman," is now a father.

The actor and his wife, Elsa Pataky, welcomed their first child, a girl they named  India.

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"It was just a name we liked, I always kind of like Indie or Indiana for a boy and she likes India," the Australian actor told E! News. "We sorta went, 'Oh well, whether it's a boy or a girl, that will decide.' It just seemed to fit."

According to People, the baby was born on Friday, but Hemsworth and his wife are keeping mum on the exact day that India was born, telling E! she was born "very recently."

The two were married in December 2010 and announced they were expecting in January of this year.

Hemsworth plays Thor in this month's blockbuster "The Avengers," which has dominated the box office. "Snow White and The Huntsman," which also stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, opens June 1.