Mindy Kaling Welcomes Daughter Katherine

"I'd like to be the fun mom, I know I'm gonna be the dorky mom," she said earlier this year

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E! News has learned exclusively that actress Mindy Kaling welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Katherine Kaling, on Dec. 15.

In July, E! News learned that Kaling was pregnant with her first child and that it was "an unexpected surprise." She broke her silence about her pregnancy the following month, saying on NBC's "Today" show that she is "really excited" to become a mom.

"I'd like to be the fun mom, I know I'm gonna be the dorky mom," she added. "So if I can be kind of fun too, I think that would be nice."

Kaling, 38, who is notoriously private, has not revealed the identity of her baby's father. She is not publicly linked to anyone romantically.

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"My professional life is the only thing that I feel I have a lot of control over--romantic stuff is a little bit more mysterious," she told American Way magazine in an interview published in September.

Also that month, Kaling's "Mindy Project" co-stars spilled the beans about the sex of her child. The actress confirmed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in October that she was expecting a girl.

"I am not waiting," the actress told DeGeneres. "I wanted to know way early."

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