'Shark's' Jeri Ryan Expecting a Girl


Seven of Nine will be adding a female being to her collective.

"Shark" actress Jeri Ryan and her husband, French chef Christophe Eme, have revealed that the baby they're expecting in March is a girl, reports People.

"We are thrilled," the actress tells the celebrity magazine.. "We're so excited, we're just beside ourselves."

So far, the pregnancy has been going well, and the couple is research baby names.

"We're looking for a French name," she says. "It's hard. We want a French name that sounds good to an American ear, and vice versa. It's not easy, but we definitely want to give her a French name."

Ryan, 39, and Eme wed this past June in France at a castle in Eme's hometown outside Angers in the Loire Valley.

The couple met through a friend's introduction at at charity event in 2003. Eme is the head chef of the West Hollywood restaurant Ortolan, where he's partners with Ryan.

The couple's restaurant appeared in an episode of the legal drama "Boston Legal." Ryan was also seen in the "Iron Chef America" audience when Eme competed on the show. Her other TV credits include "Boston Public," "Two and a Half Men" and "The O.C."

Ryan has a child, 12-year-old Alex, with ex-husband Jack Ryan, who dropped out of 2004's senatorial race in Illinois when details of their divorce proceedings were made public. In the records, Jeri Ryan alleges that her ex coerced her to attend sex clubs in three different cities.

Ryan is best known for playing former Borg Seven of Nine on "Star Trek: Voyager." She currently stars as Los Angeles District Attorney Jessica Devlin opposite James Woods in the CBS legal drama "Shark."

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