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Claire Danes Gives Birth to a Boy

The new parents! (WireImage)

She’s been awarded Golden Globes and Emmys, but Claire Danes received her best accolade on December 17 when she became a mother. The “Homeland” star’s rep has confirmed to People magazine that she gave birth to son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, but did not provide any more details.

Danes’ decision to remain mum on the specifics is not surprising since she and husband Hugh Dancy hadn’t said much about their little bundle of joy, which she announced in July. But we do know baby Cyrus seems to have arrived a little bit early – or Danes was just throwing us off. In September, the 33-year-old told Anderson Cooper on his “Anderson” daytime talk show that she was due "beginning of next year."

At the time, she also revealed that she and Dancy knew the baby’s sex, but felt it was “important” to keep it to themselves. When Cooper asked what kind of mom she would be, the actress responded honestly, “I hope a good one,” adding, “We’re going to love this person, I know that.”

And if Danes didn’t already have enough to celebrate, little Cyrus made his entrance into the world just a day after the explosive (and highly-rated) finale of his mother’s hit show, “Homeland.”