Laura Linney Has First Child at 49
Actress and new son are doing well, says rep
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2014 6:16 AM CST
Laura Linney attends the "Hyde Park on Hudson" premierein Toronto in 2012.   (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Laura Linney became a new mom this week, which is notable because a) everyone likes Laura Linney; b) she and husband Marc Schauer didn't even announce they were expecting; and c) Linney is 49. Linney and son Bennett Armistead Schauer are doing fine, a rep tells People. As for the name, E! Online speculates that it has something to do with Linney's appreciation for author Armistead Maupin. She has starred in a number of TV miniseries based on his Tales of the City.

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Jan 21, 2014 1:11 AM CST
My dad is in his 80s and has been raising a second family of grandkids for 20 yrs after their parents divorced and later their dad died.. He's still more active than many dads and is always on the run driving them to activities and watching their games.
Jan 21, 2014 1:03 AM CST
So what if she doesn't live to see her grandkids- at least she was able to have a kid in the first place...that's a lot more important.
Jan 20, 2014 8:18 PM CST
Agshare none of us are promised another day, so with that said, if Laura Linny and her Husband wanted to have a child, it is their choice and the right one for them. It is no wonder she did not divulge her pregnancy to the public, as there is so much scrutiny about being over a 'certain' age.