Danielle Brooks is a mom!
The Orange Is the New Black alum, 30, gave birth to her first child — a daughter — with her boyfriend on Saturday, Nov. 16. Brooks announced the happy news on Monday, sharing a sweet black-and-white photo of her baby girl resting on her chest. She did not give the baby’s name.
“She’s perfect,” the new mom captioned an Instagram photo of her baby girl on Monday, November 18, with celebrity pals offering their congratulations on the post.
The actress had previously announced her pregnancy on July 2, revealing a positive Clearblue digital pregnancy test in her Instagram photo. Also, on her Instagram Story, Brooks shared a similar image and wrote, “When one chapter ends, another begins” — seemingly referring to OITNB’s seventh and final season, which dropped July 26 on Netflix.
In a previous interview with PEOPLE, the OINTB star shared that since she learned that she was pregnant, she has been excited as well as nervous. She also discussed how she intends to raise her baby girl with her partner.
“I’m excited to teach her how to be a woman in this world without worrying about judgment and give her the freedom to be the person that she wants to be,” Brooks told PEOPLE. “Then getting to see that person come to life and grow and change their opinions. I’m excited to see this little human!”
Brooks is fairly private regarding her personal life but she has shared a few photographs of a mystery beau on her Instagram account, including one posted on Valentine’s Day that saw the couple waiting to take a few friendly laps around a go-kart track together.
Months ahead of her due date, Brooks was the guest of honor at a sweet bee-themed baby shower, featuring plenty of yellow décor and the actress showing off her baby bump in a long-sleeved floral gown.
“When your mommy and her best friend plan a surprise baby shower for you! I’m a Happy Mother- to- 🐝,” the star captioned her photograph.
Besides playing Taystee on Orange Is the New Black, the new mom has also appeared in Girls, The Angry Birds Movie and The Color Purple, which earned her a Tony Award nomination in 2016.