Leelee Sobieski Welcomes Second Child


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Actress Leelee Sobieski welcomed a baby boy with fashion designer husband Adam Kimmel in July, and kept the birth a secret from the public for over four months.

The baby was named Martin Kimmel, and is the couple's second child. The two also have a daughter named Louisanna Ray, who was born in December, 2009.

Commenting on motherhood, Sobieski, 31, said, “I just can’t believe I’m a mom. It’s weird! You look at your own mom differently. I realized, ‘You changed all my diapers? You did that?’ You really appreciate your mom."

Regarding her nuptials to Kimmel in 2009, Sobieski revealed that she had saved herself for marriage. "I guess 26 is kind of old to lose your virginity, but it was important to me that I remained a virgin until after I was married. It wasn’t for any religious reasons or anything like that, but simply because, to me, my virginity was the most precious gift that I could ever give to a man, and I wanted to be sure I was giving it to the right man," the actress remarked.

Sobieski is best known for the title role in the 1999 TV drama Joan of Arc, which garnered her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

Here is the trailer for Joan of Arc:

Also in 1999, Sobieski appeared in Stanley Kubrick's controversial Eyes Wide Shut, alongside Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The actress earned her second Golden Globe nomination for her work on the TV movie Uprising in 2001.

Incidentally, Sobieski starred alongside Marlo Thomas in the 1994 TV movie Reunion.

Thomas has been in the news of late, as she is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. The medal is the highest civilian honor.