Actor and director John Polson, and his wife, Amanda Harding, welcomed their second daughter on October 12, named Marlowe Vivian. Marlowe Polson joins big sister Harper, who will turn three on Boxing Day this year.

John is the director of Swimfan, and Hide and Seek, which became #1 at the box office in the United States. He is best known as the founder of Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival. In 2007, Tropfest partnered with the Tribeca Film Festival to present Tropfest@Tribeca at Battery Park in New York City.

Amanda is an American casting director who also works as a yoga instructor and is an animal rights activist; she and John are ardent proponents of home birthing. They were married in 2004 and have been based in New York for several years now.

(Photo from zimbio.com)