reports actress Claire Danes and her actor husband, Hugh Dancy, are proud new parents of a baby boy.
Son Cyrus Michael Christopher was born Monday, December 17. Danes tells PEOPLE
she is looking forward to “getting to know our new Dancy.”
, Danes told Anderson Cooper she was eagerly awaiting the birth of her first child.
"There's no way of anticipating what that's going to mean for us, but we are very excited," Danes told Cooper. "We are going to love this person, I know that."
Danes recently took home an Oscar for her portrayal of bipolar CIA-agent Carrie Matheson on Showtime's Homeland. Danes
says for now, she'll stick with television. "I would like to do a movie at some point, but I've got plenty on my plate and am totally sated,” she said.
Danes, 33, and Dancy, 37, wed in 2009. Cyrus Michael Christopher is their first child.