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Bryce Dallas Howard Gives Birth to Baby Girl

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"The Help" star and husband Seth Gabel welcomed their second child on Jan. 19.

The Help actress Bryce Dallas Howard and her husband, Fringe star Seth Gabel, welcomed a baby girl into their family on January 19.

The actress’ father, Ron Howard, shared his daugter’s good news over the weekend on Twitter, writing “Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear.”

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“Beatrice's arrival is hugely exciting for our family Thanks for all the kind tweets folks,” the producer-director added.

Beatrice is the second child for Howard and Gabel. In 2007, the couple had a baby boy, Theodore Norman Howard-Gabel. Howard and Gabel met while attending New York University, and married in 2006.

Friends sent out notes of congratulations over Twitter after Ron Howard announced the good news.

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“Ron, tell Bryce congratulations from our whole family. I’ll be waiting to cast Beatrice in a few years!” director M.Night Shyamalan wrote to Howard.

“Congrats Ron from bryce's help family! :-)" wrote Bryce Howard’s The Help co-star Octavia Spencer.

Jennifer Connelly also wrote to Ron, tweeting: “"Please send Bryce my congrats and well wishes!!! & Congrats to you xo,"