Actress Tammin Sursok, and her husband Sean McEwen, welcomed their first child on October 8 and have named their daughter Phoenix Emmanuel. Phoenix Sursok-McEwen was born around 9.30 pm, and weighed 4.4 kg (just under 10 lb).

Tammin is originally from South Africa, and moved to Sydney while still a very young child. She began her acting career in 2000 on Home and Away as rebellious teen Dani Sutherland, a role for which she won a Logie for Best New Female Talent the following year. In 2002 she was named Junior Youth Ambassador for New South Wales, and in 2003 received the Australian Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society and Acting. After leaving the show she brought out an album, which was successful in Australia. In 2006 she relocated to Los Angeles to further her career, became a regular cast member on soap opera The Young and the Restless, and later had a recurring role on Hannah Montana. Since 2010 she has played Jenna Marshall on the teen drama Pretty Little Liars.

Sean is an American actor, writer, director and producer; his film Happy’s Last Wish has won multiple awards and been shown at numerous film festivals. He and Tammin were married in Florence in 2011.

(Photo of Tammin and Sean’s wedding from Woman’s Day)