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Jason Bateman Becomes A Dad

Former "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, welcomed a daughter, Francesca Nora, on Oct. 28 in Los Angeles, his rep, Cara Tripicchio confirmed to The ShowBuzz on Monday. This is their first child.

The couple, who are based in Los Angeles, wed in 2001. Anka, an actress, is the daughter of singer and songwriter Paul Anka.

Bateman, 37, whose Fox comedy "Arrested Development" was cancelled earlier this year, got his start in acting on shows such as "The Hogan Family" and "Silver Spoons."

Since the cancellation of his critically acclaimed TV series, he's been busy doing films. He has four films due out next year, including the thriller "The Kingdom," starring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner, which just wrapped.
By Amy Bonawitz
By Amy Bonawitz