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His uncle Rico and older brother Kip might not be too preoccupied with their mundane lives to notice, but at The Hollywood Gossip, well, this stuff is our mundane life.

Jon Heder, who rose to fame as the title character in Napoleon Dynamite, was proud to welcome his first child, with wife Kirsten this week.

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The baby girl, Evan Jane Heder, is "safe and sound and healthy," says a rep for Heder, who did not reveal the baby's date of birth.

In March, at the Los Angeles premiere of Heder's comedy Blades of Glory, where he stars alongside Will Ferrell, told reporters that his wife, who was with him at the event, was due any second.

They announced last fall that they were expecting.

Heder, 29, met Kirsten when they were students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They announced in September that they were expecting their first child.

Jon Heder, who is from Salem, Ore., burst onto the scene playing the lovable oddball Napoleon Dynamite in the 2004 film. He also starred in Just Like Heaven, Bench Warmers and School for Scoundrels.

Congrats from all of us to John and Kirsten, who bears a resemblance to another new celebrity mom, Tobey Maguire's fiancee Jennifer Meyer.

Speaking of which, it's rare you see a celebrity baby born to married parents these days. There are just so many knocked up fiancees like Salma Hayek!

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Among the Napoleon Dynamite quotes that could apply here would be:

Boy on Bus: "What are you gonna do today Napoleon?"
Napoleon Dynamite: "Whatever I feel like I wanna do! God!"

Apparently that means impregnating his wife! Jon Heder, the goofy kid who turned in such a dynamic performance as the title character in Napoleon Dynamite, is expecting a child with his wife, Kristen.

Heder, 28, who will star in the upcoming School for Scoundrels, alluded to the good news during a Hollywood Foreign Press news conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on Thursday, and People has confirmed it.

Hailing from Salem, Ore., Heder burst onto the scene as the memorable Napoleon in the low-budget 2004 film, for which he was reportedly paid $1,000. It became a smash hit with over $50 million grossed.

He has since starred in Just Like Heaven and Bench Warmers. Heder met Kirsten when they were both students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. While this baby announcement won't garner the attention of Sutton Pierce Federline, we are still thrilled.

Congrats! Hopefully Kip, Uncle Rico and Pedro are groomsmen!

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